Study Abroad Stories: Dublin Edition With Amanda Hackney

Amanda Hackney in Dublin

Amanda Hackney in Dublin“I don’t think there’s any experience as eye opening and rewarding.” Amanda Hackney

Amanda Hackney studied abroad in Dublin and in this interview we’re going to find out exactly why. As you will see in the show notes, Amanda’s trip did not get off to a very good start. She actually missed a connecting flight at the start of her trip and as if that weren’t enough, she lost her luggage, too.

She bounced back in spades, though, and we hear exactly how in the interview. During her trip (which she took during a spring semester) she got to explore Europe and make lifelong friends in the process. Now I know this sounds like cliché study abroad rhetoric that you see posted on flyers all over your campus the signs, but it is so true, just listen!

Amanda might not know this, but I found her by typing “studying abroad in Dublin” in Google and a post from her time there was the number one hit…an impressive feet. If you’re thinking about Dublin, Ireland, or Europe in general you should definitely tune in and listen to someone who’s done it all before.

Quote Amanda wishes to impart on the eager young minds of tomorrow:

“Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t want to trade places with” Darren Hardy 

SHOW NOTES

  • Deciding on Dublin and IES Abroad [1:43]
  • Going to school in Dublin [4:22]
  • Staying in an extended stay hotel (with maids) [5:00]
  • Getting psyched for the trip [6:39]
  • Missing her connecting flight at the beginning of her trip [8:30]
  • Exploring the rest of Europe [10:35]
  • Fish n’ chips in Ireland and delicious Italian food [12:07]
  • Amanda’s advice for for students thinking about studying abroad [12:52]
  • Ireland For Dummies (Interesting fact: the first For Dummies book was created in 1991) [13:56]

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Published: November 2, 2018