Author Archives: Sarah Griffin

Assimilating. Sort of.

One phenomenon I’ve noticed this semester is that Americans tend to gravitate towards each other while abroad. Something about being alone in a new country I suppose. I myself have often been guilty of mainly hanging around with Americans I … Continue reading

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“Yeah, sure, it’ll be grand.”

Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592, and four weeks into teaching term I am convinced that its bureaucracy and administrative technology are relics of that century. From registering for modules (or what we in the U.S. call courses) on … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Ireland

Green. Music. Guinness. Castles. 1916. Language. GAA Sports. Peace Walls. Every culture has its stereotypes and symbols, and Ireland of course is no exception. The first things that come to mind when most Americans think of Ireland are typically green … Continue reading

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A Preface

It’s the middle of August, and I am ready to go back to Georgetown. In my absentminded daydreams, I draw up packing lists, plan out my dorm room decorations, reminisce about warm September days in Washington – watching the leaves … Continue reading

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