Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition.


Bearcats on the Road

Stephanie Rukavina

Recent Posts

Pass the Baguettes, Please!

Posted by Stephanie Rukavina on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

So the weeks are flying by.. I currently only have less than two weeks left here in the gorgeous country of Ireland! But first, let me go back and talk about my last two weeks..

Read More

Topics: study abroad, internship, France, Stephanie Rukavina

One month down, one month to go!

Posted by Stephanie Rukavina on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

So the title really says it all.. I'm already one full month into my two month experience of Ireland and my feelings couldn't possibly be more mixed at this point. I just had to watch my good friends, Nubia and Maria, leave Ireland and head back to the states this past Saturday and it was an emotional wreck for us all! They only decided to stay for a month in Ireland, and they were regretting it as they left. They wished that they could stay here longer, and I almost wished that they cold take me home with them.. I was sad to see them go! Now that they are gone and I'm adjusting to their absence, however, I realize just how much more I have to see in Ireland and Europe in general. I am so glad I chose the two month program!

Read More

Topics: study abroad, internship, London, Stephanie Rukavina, Ireland

My first two weeks in Dublin!

Posted by Stephanie Rukavina on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 11:20 AM
Read More

Topics: study abroad, Stephanie Rukavina, Ireland

Studying Abroad.. In Dublin, Ireland!

Posted by Stephanie Rukavina on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

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.

Read More

Topics: study abroad, Stephanie Rukavina, Ireland

About this Blog

In Bearcats on the Road, students chronicle their lives while studying abroad or completing internships away from campus.

Michael Orange


How can you study abroad?

Study abroad learn how


Join the Community

Subscribe to this Blog

Schedule a Visit

Request Information

Apply Now to become a bearcat

Latest Posts


Paige Casario

Paige Casario is a junior International Business major with minors in Spanish and Operational Excellence. She is studying Business and Spanish and living with a host family in Sevilla, Spain, for the spring semester. She is very excited for this opportunity and experience and can't wait to venture all over Spain and Europe.

Nicole Reitz

Hi! My name is Nicole Reitz and I’m a junior psychology major at SVC. This spring, I’m studying at Edge Hill University in England.

Gianna Boburka

Hi! My name is Gianna Boburka. I am an international business major with minors in operational excellence and entrepreneurship. I will be studying abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece, this summer for five weeks. In addition to taking two classes abroad, I will be exploring many different sites around Greece.

Theresa Thimons








Theresa Thimons is a sophomore majoring in mathematics. She is the proud little sister to nine siblings and aunt to seventeen nieces and nephews. Theresa believes that each encounter she has with another human is an opportunity to better understand the heart of Jesus, as every person is the result of God’s love. In whatever career path she ends up taking, she looks forward to solving problems and hopefully inspiring more people to explore the world of fun that is found in math.

Sam Geer







My name is Sam Geer. I’m from Murrysville, Pennsylvania, and I’m a junior at Saint Vincent. I’m getting my major in Environmental Science and minoring in Public Administration. I’m a work study at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve and am a member of the Benedictine Leadership Studies Program. This summer, I'll be traveling to Bhutan in the Himalayas of Central Asia, home of the bearcat, where I’ll be studying environmental sustainability and Bhutanese culture. 

Gabrielle Kohl












Hi! Im Gabrielle Kohl, an avid reader who loves to travel around the world! I love to experience new culture, literature, people and food. I aim to make a positive impact in the lives of people with whom I interact in order to make the world a happier place.

Nicole Berry











Hi! My name is Nicole Berry and I am currently a junior studying communication and psychology. I also am minoring in children studies. I am a commuter and currently live in Delmont, PA. I am hoping to graduate in May 2017 and go on to graduate school for my Masters in Social Work and Juris Doctorate.

Anastasia Jaeger








Anastasia Jaeger is a junior English education major with a minor in German and a minor in peace and justice. She has always dreamed of being able to travel around the world and is thankful that Saint Vincent College has these opportunities available to students. When she is not at college, she is likely working her part-time job at a local bakery. In the future, she hopes to travel more and do humanitarian work or teach high school students English.