Amilyn Johnson in Maynooth, Ireland

The McKendree University Experience Abroad

About December 5, 2012

Student:  Amilyn Johnson
Dates:  Jan. 21-May 23
Location:  National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Amilyn is a sophomore Elementary Education major at McKendree University from Belleville, IL.  She will be studying abroad at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, Ireland.  Amilyn will be on campus in Ireland’s only university town and very close to Dublin.  She has chosen an ideal location for immersing herself into Irish culture.  Amilyn has always been fascinated by Ireland and is fulfilling a lifelong desire by studying abroad there.  A music minor, she is excited to experience first-hand the music and culture of Ireland.  She is also looking forward to gaining a better understanding of how the education system functions in Ireland as compared to the United States.  The experiences she hopes to have abroad will be great assets for her career as an educator.  Amilyn loves to travel and has plans to visit as much of Europe as possible while she’s abroad.  “Learning about other countries’ cultures is very important to me.  Study abroad is a great opportunity for me to get and learn about places that I have only heard and read about, and I am so grateful that I have this opportunity.”


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