So here are the basics, although I expect the majority of my readers will already be aware of them. My name is Allen, and I am a 19 year old, full-time student studying Economics (with minors in both Sociology and Accounting) at Maryville College in Tennessee. I am currently at the University of Ulster-Jordanstown, where I will be spending a year as an exchange student with the Irish-American Scholars program. (UU-J is located around 7 miles North of Belfast in the town of Newtownabbey http://www.ulster.ac.uk/ ). This blog will be both of my general life here in UU and whatever other European adventures I can get myself into.