Kayla Kieszek spent six weeks studying abroad in the rolling green hills of Ireland, focusing on the nation's rich history. While there, Kayla was introduced to the culture, people, and country through courses at the National University of Ireland at Galway. As a political science student, Kayla gained insight into the culture and history of Ireland through in depth studies with native professors and experts. Her experience allowed her to study with Irish students, providing Kayla the opportunity to engage in local customs, culinary experiences, and language immersion. While abroad, Kayla was introduced to the Irish Gaelic language, which she practiced in everyday life in the city of Galway. She also experienced Ireland through excursions to Connemara, Dingle, Aran Islands, and Blarney, where she was introduced to Irish archeology and history. Upon returning to the United States, Kayla has continued to pursue her interest of international affairs and politics by participating in events such as the Pittsburgh Irish Fest.
CEE Title: Student Travel and Global Thinking