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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!

Now, let me rewind a bit and talk about my past two weeks. The first week of June led me into many nights out and fun with my roommates, as well as a trip to London, England! This place was gorgeous and I never wanted to leave.. It has always been my biggest dream to visit London, so this trip really proved to me that dreams can come true! :) I went with Morgan Zider and we did multiple tours and got to see many of the gorgeous buildings London has become famous for. I'll let the pictures do the talking there!

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios

Me at Leavesden Studios, home of the official Harry Potter Studio (I'm a huge Harry Potter fan!)

Buckingham Palace

 Buckingham Palace!

Parliament and Big Ben

This picture always amazes me because it looks so fake. <3

Touching the Top of Big Ben

I'm touching the tip of Big Ben! :)

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Morgan and I saying our goodbyes <3

The second week of June was a strange one indeed, because it was Nubia, Maria, and the rest of our housemates' last week in Ireland. This week was filled with adventures including all of us, enjoying each other's presence and the night life of Ireland before everyone headed off in different directions. Then, just this past Saturday, Morgan and I had the opportunity to visit Galway, one of the small fishing towns in Ireland. I fell in love with Galway immediately. And I finally got to purchase the claddagh ring I had always wanted, from the original claddagh ring shop! Once again, I will let the pictures do the talking because my words can't express the beauty of this place.

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Lastly, my internship is going very well. I am learning new things about the Montessori way of teaching and my students each and every day. They are all so bright and intelligent, and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with them every day. I cannot wait to get back into my classroom in the states and put what I've learned here into practice! I'll talk to you again soon! <3

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

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