Blog: Ferguson ’17 to Explore the Culture of Ireland Through a Sociological Perspective in Year Abroad

NAME Elena Ferguson ’17

HOMETOWN: Nashville, Tennessee

AREAS OF STUDY Sociology major with Africana Studies concentration

WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University College Cork in Ireland

WHY SHE CHOSE IRELAND “I thought that it would be interesting to learn about the Irish culture from a sociological standpoint. Cork is the perfect destination to do so, combining a small city, a diverse population, and beautiful landscapes.”

WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Interacting with Irish locals, exploring new places, and gaining a greater sense of identity and independence.”

WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “One of the main tenets of Jesuit education that is emphasized at Holy Cross is the need for reflection. Blogging will allow me to reflect on my study abroad journey as it unfolds and will provide a comprehensive record of my experience, for myself and my family and friends.”

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