Tag Archives: Ireland

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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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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In the Name of Love

On September 14th, I sat at my computer nervously eying the clock as my blood pressure steadily increased. I was awaiting the exact moment for tickets to U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 at 3 Arena in Dublin to go … Continue reading

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You’re Never to Old to Play in the Mud

The best way to experience another culture, is to jump right in! This is what I did this past weekend, mud and all! I awoke on Saturday morning to 20 mile per hour winds and pouring down rain. As any … Continue reading

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“To be surrounded by peers is one thing. To have companionship is another.”

Arriving at UCD for study abroad, I was quite torn. Part of me wanted to jump in and get involved in campus life, joining clubs and going to events. However, the other half of me had reservations. Did I want … Continue reading

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How(th) to Have a Fantastic Irish Day

“It’s not about the number of breaths you take, but about the number of moments that take your breath away.” –Hitch I’d certainly say that I had quite a few of those moments on Thursday, October 8th, day #43 in … Continue reading

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Running to New Horizons

Dublin County is comprised of 921 km2 (355.6 miles2 for those of us that are still adjusting to the metric system!) with 23 postal zones and countless roads. (I attempted to research just how many streets are in the county but … Continue reading

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The Road Leading Up to My Departure for the Emerald Isle

Scrubs. Check. Stethoscope. Check. Umbrella. Check. Favorite poster. Check. Toothbrush. Check. Teddy bear. Check. There sure are a lot of miscellaneous items that I am stuffing into my suitcase as I prepare for my new journey to Dublin, Ireland. However, … Continue reading

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High Tea and Guinness: Pre-Edinburgh Travels

Today is September 16, almost a month into the semester at Georgetown, but it’s only my second day of classes at the University of Edinburgh. The past two and a half weeks have been so full of traveling, meeting new … Continue reading

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