Senior management student Logan Lueck has always dreamed of going abroad. “I have been looking for a way to do so since I've been old enough to have a job,” he said. His opportunity finally came with a study abroad trip to Ireland through UNC Asheville’s Department of Management and Accountancy—the perfect experience for Lueck, whose management studies focus on global business.
“The most exciting part of the trip was when we arrived the first day and had a walking tour around Dublin. We were given the history of city and an overview of business in Ireland, which was fascinating,” Lueck said. “The experience of walking into a culture that, on the surface, seems similar to yours but actually has a radically different history, political landscape, and social outlook was humbling.”
Lueck and his classmates, along with faculty members Dennis Cole and Jim Canavan, spent much of their study abroad trip visiting cultural or historic sites, engaging with speakers, and observing the complexities of the Irish economy. Students toured companies and organizations such as Guinness, the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland, an eco-business, a high-tech company, and a media outlet. The group also took an overnight trip to Belfast to explore the Belfast Murals that depict the region's past and present political and religious divisions.
Published July 6th, 2017.