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Dia Dhuit!

If you’re not exactly sure what I just said or what language I’m even speaking, have no fear, if you were to join the Irish Life Experience, you would have all these answers and so much more!

My name is Melanie Vecchia-Spooner and I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Ireland this past summer with the ILE program. Being from Danbury, a small city in Connecticut, I had never truly gotten out of the tri-state area, but I had always dreamed of going to the place where many of the ancestors had hailed from, and the ILE helped to achieve just that.

From that first nervewracking day at JFK to our final hours on the Emerald Isle, I felt at home with everyone I was lucky enough to travel with, from the ILE teachers, to the counslers, to Sista Taryn herself-they made me feel at home 3,000 miles away from Danbury.

I will never forget the first time I gazed upon the Cliffs of Moher or struggled to bike up the hills on the Aran Islands. Every single experience I had in Ireland with the ILE is something I will cherish forever.

I will continue to bother my parents until they send me off with a one-way ticket this time to Ireland, for it has become like a second home to me which I will never again want to leave. If you have any questions about this amazing program, or even just want to talk about our mutual love for Ireland, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Reviewed 09/16/13