Q: What program/what city are you participating in and what are you studying?
A: I’m at Trinity College Dublin with IFSA-Butler! I got here a couple weeks early to do the early Semester Start Up Program, which was a class all about Irish culture and history. I’m currently taking a few Irish and British history classes, forensic psychology and Greek and Roman mythology.

The college’s Counseling Center launched a 24-hour hotline in late October to make around-the-clock mental health service accessible to students.

Before the 24-hour hotline, students could access the Counseling Center for urgent care service, regular appointments and case management on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During all other hours, students needed to contact the on-call administrator or the college’s police to reach the emergency on-call counselor.

Stephanie Turnullo ’15 is writing an interdisciplinary senior thesis that compares attitudes towards the welfare state in Spain, Sweden and the United States. Her advisers are Professor of Sociology Ronald Lembo, Assistant Professor of Sociology Hannah Holleman and Associate Professor of Economics Jessica Reyes. The disciplines included in the thesis are sociology, Spanish and economics.

Q: What is your thesis about?
A: It is a comparative analysis of attitudes towards the welfare state in Spain, Sweden and the U.S.