For a small country, this area of rolling hills, lakes and low mountains in the north-east of Ireland packs a lot of punch. While you are building your skills and resume on a study abroad program here, you can live out your Game of Thrones fantasies in the emerald-green landscape of Northern Ireland.
Explore one of the finest coastal walks in Ireland, the 33-mile long Causeway Coast path, which takes you past several must-see landmarks like the unique landscape feature of The Giant’s Causeway and the 250-year-old Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge. Stop off at country pubs along the way and indulge in a few pints of Guinness.
Take a break from class to trace your ancestry at the Ulster American Folk Park, which tells the story of Irish emigration; or get a bird’s-eye view of Derry, the only remaining intact walled city in Ireland, from the top of its walled ramparts. Whether you’re snug in a pub, or feeling the sea breeze on a cliff path, Northern Ireland will weave its enchantment on you.