These Students Landed in Europe in the Middle of Brexit and a Global Pandemic – and Came Away the Better For It

• from Karina Hathaway

by  via News@Northeastern


"Jones and Caputo landed in Europe square in the midst of Brexit and a global respiratory disease. Restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have meant no in-person classes at University College Dublin, where learning occurs mostly via recorded lectures and virtual classes. Labs, where the hands-on experience is important, are still in-person.

Jones and Caputo understand that this is the way it is for now, and do not regret their overseas experience.

'It has made me more culturally aware in the sense that even though I haven’t had much experience with Irish people, I have picked up on their behaviors and the things they say and do, which I find interesting,' says Jones."