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Jessica Kisluk

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10 Places in Ireland I’d Love To Return To

Nov 18, 2021 10:34:00 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

CAPA alumna Jessica Kisluk studied abroad in Dublin in fall 2018 and left with the best impressions of the country. She lists her top 10 favorite places she found rewarding to visit and takes us down memory lane.

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Posted in: London, England, Diversity Abroad

Study Abroad in Dublin: Griffith College Campus Tour

Feb 17, 2019 3:53:00 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this vlog post, CAPA Vlogger Jessica Kisluk takes us on a tour of the Griffith College Campus in Dublin, where students on our Dublin Program live and take their classes! 

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, dublin-vlog

How to Grocery Shop & Cook at Home While  Abroad in Dublin

Feb 12, 2019 3:37:28 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

As most study abroad veterans will tell you, one of the biggest ways to save money while abroad (and in life) is to buy food at the grocery store and cook it at home. Not sure how to get started? Watch CAPA Dublin student Jessica Kisluk's guide to grocery shopping in Dublin. She shares tips about bringing your own bags and how to deal with more perishable food in Ireland.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, dublin-vlog

An Overview of Irish Photography Classes I took at Griffith College

Jan 4, 2019 9:47:00 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

Whether you're looking to boost your knowledge in photography and visual studies or take a chance and study something new, get a look at what these classes abroad have to offer. In her final post, Jessica shares her experience taking Irish Photography classes in Dublin. Anticipate gallery and museum visits, guest lectures by professionals, and hands-on learning! 

This past semester I took three classes to complete my graphic design minor back at SUNY Oswego. These classes were Sociology of the Media, Ways of Seeing, and Visual Methodologies. I’m so thankful I took these classes because it gave me such a new perspective as a broadcasting major on the media in Ireland and in Europe, but I also learned so much about Irish photography.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

An Internship with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland

Dec 28, 2018 10:37:56 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

This was an internship that almost did not happen, but Jessica's glad she changed her mind. In this week's post, she talks about interning at the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland and what she did to achieve her professional goals there. She also gives us some insight about the Global Internship Workshop she took alongside her internship and how that prepared her for the Irish working culture and future career endeavors.

Over the course of this past semester, I held an internship with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. This internship encompassed a lot of tasks, and I have gained numerous valuable skills that will hopefully help me to secure a job in the future. When I first applied for the CAPA program, I debated not doing an internship, but now I am so grateful that I did. My internship title was project manager, and I had various responsibilities. Some of the main things I organized were speed networking and screening events, podcasts, and many other office responsibilities. We sent an Irish director to LA and I was in charge of the itinerary and meetings. I also helped to produce a podcast with screen directors in collaboration with RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad

Home for the Holidays - Wrapping up a Fall Semester Abroad

Dec 21, 2018 4:05:27 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this week's post, Jessica arrives home for the holidays and looks back on her fall semester in Dublin. While goodbyes were aplenty, she shares how she and her friends captured the essence of the city that they've called home for the last few months by doing their favorite activities and traversing their usual spaces one last time.

The last week consisted of many goodbyes. I completed all my exams by Tuesday and on Thursday, and we had one last Christmas dinner with our CAPA program and the advisors at a restaurant right around the corner from Griffith College’s campus. I said one last thank you to the whole group, our advisors, and wished everyone good luck in their futures. It was crazy that these past few months flew by.

Friday was my last day at my internship and I said goodbye to my supervisor. Afterwards, a few of my friends went out for dinner for the last time at Nando’s. If you don’t know, Nando’s is famous for its Portuguese-style chicken dishes with loads of sauces to choose from. It became a thing for us to go out to Nando’s together a lot, so we had to do it for our last night together in Dublin.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

10 Things I'll Miss From Studying Abroad in Dublin

Dec 14, 2018 1:13:00 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

In one of her final posts, Jessica lists the 10 things she's come to love in Dublin and will miss as she returns home from studying abroad. From tasty treats to favorite landmarks, check out to see what makes all of these special and memorable in Dublin!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

5 Travel Tips for Students to Make the Most Out of Their Time Abroad

Nov 9, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this week's post, Jessica shares 5 practical travel tips for you to add to your list—from booking flights to trying new food—so that you can make the most of your adventures abroad! 

This past week was assignment week, which means we do not have classes so we can work on our major semester assignments. Luckily, I got most of my work done ahead of time so I’m headed out to Paris, Amsterdam, and London.

Traveling throughout Europe from Dublin can be cheap, if you do it right. There are a few things I’ve learned and found helpful in order to plan trips.

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

Highlights from an Educational Excursion to Edinburgh

Oct 26, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this week's vlog, Jessica Kisluk gives us a virtual tour of some of the best sights to see, tours to take, and treats to eat on a weekend visit to Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

Kissing the Blarney Stone

Oct 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this week's post, Jessica and her friends plan their own excursion up to Cork, Ireland, where they tour the English market, tour the Blarney Castle and grounds, and kiss the Blarney Stone! 

Unfortunately, I did not document my kissing of the Blarney Stone because I was so squeamish about germs at first and decided to just do it in the spur of the moment, but hey, I still have a story to tell.

The day started out at 6:30am – the time our bus left Dublin. My friends and I took the GoBus, and it only cost 20 euros round trip. After 3 hours, we were in Cork with the whole day to explore. We started exploring the city at the English Market and ate breakfast upstairs. There was so much fresh food that looked delicious along with so many other things to buy. We then had the decision to either take a tour of the city or visit the Blarney Castle. Out of the 7 of us, Blarney Castle won, and we set out to figure out the Cork bus system to Blarney.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture


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