Ellie LaFountain

As a Media and Communications major at Ursinus College, Ellie LaFountain (she/her/hers) is looking forward to using her intercultural communication skills to fully immerse herself in the Irish culture. She will be spending the fall semester studying and interning in Dublin, and is excited to gain real world experience and connections in new and different environments. As a collegiate gymnast, Ellie is determined to find a balance between work and play while studying abroad!

Recent Posts

How Studying Abroad Impacted my Career

Dec 2, 2020 9:58:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

CAPA alum Ellie LaFountain studied and interned abroad in Dublin, Ireland in fall 2019. Today, she’s back to give us an update on what she’s been up to since graduating from Ursinus College, and she shares how her experience in Dublin helped her get to where she is now.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, CAPA Alumni

How a Semester Abroad Taught Me to Embrace Change

Jan 9, 2020 9:12:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

In Dublin blogger Ellie’s final CAPA World blog, she reflects on her time abroad, the personal growth she experienced while in Ireland, and the transition back to the US.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

What I Learned from the Not-So-Glamorous Side of Study Abroad

Dec 15, 2019 9:24:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

In this week's blog from Dublin blogger Ellie, she discusses some of the topics that do not come up as much in conversations about studying abroad, including culture shock and other frustrations. These experiences can be great opportunities for learning and growth, even if they do not always seem that way in the moment.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

When Family Comes to Visit During a Semester In Dublin

Nov 28, 2019 9:14:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Planning to have your family and friends visit while you're abroad? Dublin blogger Ellie shares some insight into how to balance classes, an internship, and spending time with your visitors. Check out her blog post to find out more about the sights she explored around Ireland during her visit with her family!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

How to Keep a Balanced and Cost-Effective Diet While Abroad

Nov 18, 2019 9:37:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Studying abroad in a different country means you will have to form new routines, including finding new grocery stores, but don't panic! Check out the blog post below where Ellie shares helpful insight into how she stays healthy and in control of her food budget while keeping up with her vegetarian diet in Dublin.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Food Abroad

Why You Will Not Regret Interning Abroad in Dublin

Nov 12, 2019 9:22:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Considering doing an internship abroad? Find out what Ellie is learning while interning at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and the benefits of participating in an international internship in Dublin!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad

The 'Study" Abroad Experience: CAPA Dublin Classes

Oct 24, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

Curious about what your classes might be like abroad? Ursinus college student Ellie shares her favorite classes at Griffith College in Dublin and the differences she has noticed between classes in the US and abroad.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

What to Expect from Your Home Away from Home in Dublin

Oct 6, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

As you prepare to go abroad, you'll likely have a lot of questions such as: "What might my housing situation look like?" In this blog, Ellie provides an inside look at her Dublin apartment, from the roommate matching process to the included furnishings and kitchen appliances.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Here’s What It’s Like to Attend Ireland's Gaelic Football 'Superbowl'!

Sep 23, 2019 8:27:42 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

The CAPA Dublin Fall 2019 students were lucky enough to arrive in time to partake in an important national event - the Gaelic Football Championships! In this blog, Ellie talks about her experience touring Dublin' s Croke Park during a CAPA My Global City event, and how that inspired her and her fellow students to go all-in and immerse themselves in the Irish sports culture!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

How I Made the Decision to Spend a Semester Abroad as a Student Athlete

Sep 9, 2019 11:25:00 AM / by Ellie LaFountain

To study abroad or not to study abroad? This was a question that Ellie, a gymnast at Ursinus College, mulled over for years. In her very first post of many for our blog this semester, she shares how she triumphed over her obstacles and eventually made the important decision regarding her future. Ellie's journey starts!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad


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