By Troy Stiles, ISA Marketing Communications Manager
If you’re from the United States, chances are that you’ve got family ancestry from someplace other than the United States. While I have ancestry from a couple places in Europe, Ireland is the country that I identify with most. Discovering family ancestry is awesome and many students decide where they want to study abroad because of their family roots.
My Irish experience started actually a few weeks before my trip with a random phone call to an unknown Irish relative.
“Hello,” said the person on the other end of the phone.
“Hi, you don’t know me, but my grandpa is your cousin. I got your phone number from an aunt of mine…”
Not a real confident way to start a conversation, but after a few minutes and a few conversations with a few distant Irish relatives I’d never known about, I was offered…
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