JWU Student Blogs

Dublin, Ireland: An Unparalleled Experience

Samantha Riley’s Irish adventure takes an academic turn with visits to the Royal Irish Academy, the National Library of Ireland and the National Archives of Ireland. 

Topics: Study Abroad

Term Break: Time to Reconnect with Family & Pets

Bianca Giron cherishes time with her cat during term breaks. Sure, she also misses her parents and her community, but sometimes pet love is as fierce as familial love.

Topics: Campus Life

Irish Adventure Leads to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher

World-class traveler Samantha Riley takes readers on another rollicking Irish adventure, this time to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. Don't forget an umbrella, it's another soggy day in Galway.

Topics: Study Abroad

A Letter to Moms of College Students

Being away from home can be a mind-boggling time for college students and their families. JWU Providence student and blogger Emily Mochak is thankful for a mother that supports her ever-changing college experience. 

Topics: jwu providence Campus Life

Galway Girl: Delighting in Ireland’s Rich History & Dramatic Weather

The bedarkened sky, filled with churlish heather clouds, has begun parting like the Red Sea, revealing the source as an enigmatic disc of light. The beaming rays land gracefully within the vicinity of the apartment’s upper bay window, showering all inside in happiness.

Topics: Study Abroad

Freshmen Year: A Tizzy of Exhilaration & Uncertainty

 I remember when I realized I’d be spending the next four years here,

I was excited but also filled with fear.

I unpacked in my dorm and introduced myself to new faces,

Explored the campus and discovered new places.

Topics: jwupvd Campus Life

The Emerald Isle: A Weekend in Cork & a Blarney Stone Kiss

2/5/16 Samantha Riley’s travel abroad journey in Ireland lands her in Cork and Blarney Castle. Along the way, she pops into a proper English market, smooches with the Blarney Stone and thinks about her studies.

Topics: Study Abroad

From Cold to (Surprisingly) Warm: My travel to JWU Denver

Now I’ll be the first to admit, I have hated cold weather my entire life. Sledding, skiing, snowboarding, shoveling – all activities I have never enjoyed. So needless to say a few eyebrows were raised at my expense when I told my friends and family I was transferring to JWU in Denver, Colorado for spring term.

Topics: jwu providence jwudenver Admissions