August 25, 2011
Send Me To Ireland! ...Please?
You may have heard (because I think I've told everybody in the world by now) that I'm going to University of Limerick, Ireland in the spring! I'll be studying multiculturalism, gender, and Irish politics and society - the interplay between religion and politics is one of my favorite research topics, so I'm really excited to get to study the Good Friday agreement, while also taking the really unique classes Limerick has on theories and practices of multiculturalism (which seems particularly relevant after this summer, for a lot of reasons.) This is also going to be my first time traveling outside of the United States, and I hope to see lots of exciting things in the UK and maybe even elsewhere in Europe!
While I got a scholarship that covers some of the program costs, it'll still be more than I can afford, and I'd like to get out of school with as few loans as possible, so I'm asking anyone who's willing and able to help me make up the difference. If I can get about $2,500 I won't have to take out a loan, but really, any amount I end up with helps! You can donate at SmartyPig. The trip is sure to provide endless inspiration for blogging and I promise frequent updates!
Thanks so much!