Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie Rukavina. I am currently a junior enrolled at Saint Vincent College, where I am majoring in Early Childhood Education (Grades Pre-K-4). This summer I am heading to Dublin, Ireland for an internship I received at a Montessori School right in the heart of the city. I would like to thank the Saint Vincent study abroad program, particularly Sara Hart, (woot woot!) for helping me to set this all in motion.
Studying abroad has always been a huge dream of mine, and I can't even believe that I am making this dream a reality! My departure date is May 15th, which is coming up very quick... 7 days away to be exact! (I have had a countdown for months now.. :)) I will be sad to say goodbye to all of my friends and family in a few days, but I will only be gone for 2 months, so it won't be too hard. Also, I'm going to be there with 3 of my friends that also attend Saint Vincent College: Maria Jarvis, Nubia Williams, and Morgan Zider. So this will be comforting because we will all be in the same boat (maybe even literally!). While I'm over there, I plan on traveling as much as I can with my friends. We plan on going to London and Paris, and of course traveling all over Ireland.
Anyways, I just finished up finals and am packing up all of my things to head home. In the next few days I will, again, be packing up a lot of my things, but in suitcases...This time, I will be traveling to an entirely different country! I am flying out of Pittsburgh on the 15th, and will be boarding another plane in Philadelphia, then on to Ireland. I will be in the air for 17 hours, so I need to make sure my carry-ons are stuffed with entertaining things! I can't wait to leave and I look forward to blogging and sharing my future experiences with anyone that is following along! :)