Why did you decide to study abroad with AIFS at the University of Limerick?
Angela: I knew I wanted to study abroad in Ireland from the beginning. So I just had to narrow it down to where. I chose AIFS because in reading through the packet I liked the idea of having a group there that would meet and travel together. I loved that AIFS handled the housing too. (I had too many horror stories of people having issues with housing). AIFS also allowed the option of including the plane ticket which, although I didn't use, it was nice to know what day others would be arriving.
What made your study abroad experience unique and special?
Angela: The People. Everyone's experience is going to be different, but the people you meet is what makes it special. The landscape was also amazing. I live in Oklahoma, a landscape that consists of plains and more plains. It was so nice to see a change in scenery. Here [in Oklahoma], public transportation is kind of non existent, so it was nice to be able to just hop on a bus and be at a castle, in another city, or just along the countryside whenever I wanted.
How has this experience impacted your future?
Angela: After spending a semester abroad, I can now see myself living abroad after graduation. My limits have expanded immensely. On a more personal level I am now much more open to new things. I also find myself immensely less judgmental. Studying abroad definitely changed me, but it changed me in a good way.