Zachary Dankert ’21 – IES Dublin, Ireland

Hello all, my name is Zach Dankert and I am so excited to be sharing my abroad experience as a student blogger!  I’m from Cicero, IN, and am a junior majoring in Creative Writing and Biology. 

I’m thrilled, blessed, and honestly a bit jittery to say I will be part of the IES Dublin Writer’s Program this spring. Through its music, stories and magic, Ireland has been close to my heart for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait to immerse myself in a new city and country, center myself in the Irish creative reservoir, and (if the fates align) pump out some great poetry! 

While on campus, I help lead Green Hope, intern for Hope Advocates for Sustainability, and work for the Anchor. When I find myself with free time, there’s nothing I love more than to read and write (as you could probably assume). Thank you for joining me in this amazing experience, I hope you enjoy it!