Profiles

Evelyn Bing

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Evelyn Bing

UCD 2010, ILR 2012, Recipient of the Clete Daniel Memorial Medal - My semester in Dublin was, by all accounts, unusually snowy. The average December snowfall in Dublin totals about 3 inches. By Christmas of 2010, there were about 10.5 inches of snow piled up in Casement Aerodrome, 10 miles outside of Dublin.

Nancy Blanks

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Nancy Blanks
The ILR/UCD Study Abroad Program is incredibly enriching for students of both ILR and life in general. Academically, studying labor relations in Ireland meant that I was able to observe the labor relations system of the European Union on a first hand basis with people who have experienced its impact, including my professors and fellow students.

Gregory Crawford

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Gregory Crawford
UCD Fall 2012; Recipient of the Clete Daniel Memorial Medal - I decided to go to Ireland because I wanted both a great educational experience and I wanted to travel throughout the country. I went out a month early with a backpack and my fiddle and I played for tips (busked) all across the country, staying in hostels. I’ve had quite a few amazing experiences doing that; top among which was my visit to the Aran Islands.

Lauren Neal

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Lauren Neal
UCD Fall 2012 - Participating in the ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin Program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. After I got used to the time difference, stores closing at different hours, drinking terrible coffee, and the unreliable Dublin Bus schedules, I began to thoroughly enjoy my time.

Ethan Moore

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Ethan Moore
UCD 2011, ILR 2013 - Throughout my time at Cornell, I have heard many people say that college students should study abroad at some point during their undergraduate careers. Before participating in the ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin Program, I was largely indifferent to the whole idea and believed that I would not have any regrets if I passed on studying abroad.

Laurel Leyden

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Laurel Leyden at the Cliffs of Moher
UCD Fall 2012 - Coming into ILR as a transfer, I was not expecting to have the opportunity to study abroad. I was worried that I would not have enough credits or would be too far behind to take a whole semester away from Cornell. However, the UCD Semester in Dublin Program not only gave me the international experience that I was looking for, but the classes also coincided with what I was studying in ILR.

Alex Gonzales

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Alex Gonzales at the Cliffs of Moher
UCD Fall 2012 - As a senior, studying abroad for a semester did not seem like a realistic option if I wanted to graduate on time and in good standing. However, I could not have been more wrong. Studying abroad through the ILR-UCD program in Ireland was one of the best decisions I made during my four years at Cornell and I would strongly encourage that all ILR students look into participating in it during their college career.

Jennifer O'Brien

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Jennifer O'Brien

UCD Fall 2012 - I have always wanted to study abroad and Ireland has always seemed to be the place for me (my last name is O’Brien and the only way I could be more Irish is being from Ireland)! However, being a transfer, I was not sure whether I would be able to study abroad at all. However, with the classes taken during the ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin transferring over as direct ILR credit, I was able to have one of the most amazing experiences of my life!

Bridget Bugliari

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Bridget Bugliari
UCD Fall 2012 - Coming into ILR as a sophomore transfer, I didn’t think that I would have the ability to study abroad and receive ILR credit. Shortly into my first year at Cornell, I learned about the ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin program and I knew I had to apply. I applied as soon as I could and I never regretted my decision to study in Dublin the fall of my junior year. My time spent studying at UCD was one of the best experiences of my college career.