Home, but not for long

Leaving Ireland to come back to the States was very hard. I was excited to see my family, but I really miss all the people and places I left behind. A medical emergency at home made this Christmas break very hard, but at least everything turned out alright in the end. It’s been great having…

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I’m currently holed up in my room, writing yet another essay. I’ve been writing nonstop since last Monday, and the end is barely in sight. After a semester of relatively light coursework, it seems that all of a sudden I’m buried in work. Essays for all of my classes are due this week, and I…

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Friends and Family

The past two or so weeks have been especially grand (to use an Irish expression) since I’ve been able to see my family and some of my Rollins friends. First, I flew to London to see my best friends who are studying abroad there. It was so great seeing them, and it felt like we…

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Ciao Italia

I’m back in Ireland after two weeks in Italy, and it somehow seems to have gotten even colder while I was away. Italy was wonderful, and it was so great to be able to wear shorts after three months of pants! I had been to Italy a few years ago, and I knew that I…

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It’s already been a month??

A week ago I officially hit the one-month mark here in Ireland. The time is flying by unbelievably fast, and I’m dreading for it to be over. I’ve been trying to explore as much of Ireland as I can on the weekends, but I’m looking forward to taking some international trips too. About a week…

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I’ve only just completed my first full week at Maynooth and already so much has happened. Freshers Week as they call it over here was a whirlwind of meeting new people and going to parties. But even after being here for two weeks, I still have jet lag! This made it so hard to stay…

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Week One: Down

After a really rough arrival¬†involving a rude customs agent, being threatened with deportation, and getting lost multiple times, I finally arrived in Ireland. Not a very auspicious first day. But, I decided to make the best of it, and luckily I already knew two girls from Rollins who were also going to Maynooth. The bus…

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