By: Karianne Johnsen
Just a short drive from Causeway coast, known as one of the most scenic coastlines in Europe, sits the University of Ulster – Coleraine in Northern Ireland. During the spring of 2013, Blair Gabalis, a graduating Integrated Language Arts student at Kent State University, spent a semester studying abroad at the university as an exchange student through the school’s study abroad program. When she wasn’t in class or embarking on fun adventures across the beautiful countryside, Gabalis spent her time making memories with her new Irish friends. As one would expect when visiting an unfamiliar country, it took a while to catch on to the Irish slang and humor.