Confirmed: one acceptance to a study abroad program in Ireland for a certain college senior this upcoming fall semester. Despite all the ups and downs of the application process, the long-awaited acceptance letter is finally here. Well, actually, we only discovered it Sunday evening after all the Father’s Day festivities, but it had shown up in her college email box last Friday night. We missed a whole weekend of celebrating the news. We’ll have to take a rain check on that one.
The destination for our daughter’s studies will be University College Cork, where she will focus on courses reflecting her anthropology major, as well as a class for her political science minor. The best part of her course selections this fall is an early-starting class in archaeology which will offer hands-on opportunities in site visits to a number of current digs throughout Ireland.
While the advance notice arrived via email, it will be followed by official letter through the mail. Included will be the details on arrival procedures and semester calendar. We will be quite busy with travel and housing arrangements in the next few days—first, to get our college student set with the necessary details, and then, to follow with our own travel plans.
We do, after all, plan on visiting this particular student sometime during her semester in Ireland—well, visiting her and a few other significant spots in Ireland. At last, we can begin planning that itinerary in earnest!