Scholarships and Studying Abroad in Ireland with Morgan Kistler

Morgan Kistler at The University of Limerick

"In the back of my mind I was little nervous because I had never traveled by myself before but it ended up being one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to me" — Morgan Kistler 🦘

Morgan Kistler goes to The University of South Dakota, but not this semester. No no, this semester Morgan is at The University of Limerick in Ireland and after talking with her for the podcast it sounds like she is having a blast.

Morgan is doing her program with a company called World Endeavors and she was actually fortunate enough to obtain a scholarship in the process. One stipulation of the scholarship is that she posts Vlogs about her trip on her Facebook page which can be found here. I watched a few of the videos and I think Morgan is doing a great job with them.

Morgan's quote to live by: "Life, a beautiful mess, it is, we are." — Unknown 

SHOW NOTES 

  • Morgan's preparation for her trip [2:23]
  • Going by herself [5:48]
  • How living abroad has changed Morgan's view of the world [6:46]
  • What it's like going to school in Ireland [8:30]
  • Morgan's living situation [10:33]
  • Trips with The International Society Club [12:14]
  • Diversity of the students on Morgan's trip [13:46]
  • Morgan's take on Irish society and the bus system [14:33]
  • Morgan's advice for students thinking about studying abroad [17:15]
  • Rasher Rolls [18:13]
  • P Schedule and Video Shout [19:30]

Efficiency Abroad [Infographic]


Setting Up A Clinical Rotation in Australia With Jerrica Huber

Jerrica Huber studying abroad in Australia

"I really got to explore myself and another culture and it opened up a lot of opportunities for me." — Jerrica Huber 🦘

Jerrica Huber is our first study abroad student on the show who is in the medical field. She was actually the first student to at University of South Dakota to set up a clinical rotation, but make no mistake, she gave herself plenty of time to explore Australia as we learn in the interview. Jerrica explained the culture she was immersed in as good as anyone I've talked to, and she also taught me a thing or two about life down under.

This interview is perfect if you're thinking about Australia or are involved in the medical field.

Jerrica eventually sent this quote, which is quite profound.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes"Marcel Proust

 

 

SHOW NOTES

  • Setting up a clinical rotation abroad [1:59]
  • Getting there early and staying late [5:30]
  • Finances and planning the trip [8:24]
  • Justifying the cost and applying for jobs [10:23]
  • Central air in Australia (I did not know this) [11:55]
  • Doubts Jerrica had before leaving [14:20]
  • Setting up an AirBnB as a place to live [16:00]
  • Staying in hostels [19:12]
  • Jerrica's advice for someone who is thinking about studying abroad [22:01]
  • Epic travel stories [24:54]
  • Australian accents [28:00]
  • Poking around Australia and the culture [31:35]
  • Seafood down under [38:21]
  • Roadtrippers [44:05]

3 Study Abroad Hacks with Jerrica Huber [Infographic]

How Jerrica set up a clinical rotation in Australia