My study abroad experience was hands down the best experience of my life. The combination of travel, academia, and professional development is what every potential study abroad applicant should seek. We studied in Dublin, Ireland for just under two weeks yet it felt like an entire semester. Although I knew nobody on this trip when I stepped off the plane, I knew everybody by the time we returned home. We had the amazing opportunity to visit historic sites throughout Ireland including Trinity College, The City of Belfast, and the ancient monastic site of Glendalough. My only regret is that I did not journey on a study abroad venture sooner than now. I thank the College of Staten Island and the entire The City University of New York for making this experience possible.