Reflections of the Liffey

It seems like a lifetime has passed in the ten days since I left Ireland. For the first few days, nothing felt particularly different. I waited patiently for reality to sink in and it finally did about seven days after my transatlantic crossing. I was scrolling through the hundreds of photographs accrued during my stint…

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Heading Home…

Having survived finals week in a completely different testing system, my study abroad experience has come to an end. The past three months in Ireland have been unimaginably fantastic! I have learned so much, met plenty of intriguing people and successfully immersed myself in the Irish way of life. There are so many things I…

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Wandering Around the Island

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Mary Ritter Beard I’m so happy to call this gorgeous island my home right now. Ireland is a nature appreciator’s wonderland. So far, I have visited all four of Ireland’s coasts…

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Ireland is good craic!!

It is currently week 5 of my study abroad in Ireland and everything is going absolutely splendidly! From the beautiful scenery that surrounds me to the good-nature of the Irish, I have fallen in love with this country. Now that it has been a little over a month since I’ve been here, a great many things…

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Pre-Departure to Maynooth

Hello! Welcome to the first installment of my blog through which I hope to share the scintillating adventures and cultural collisions I encounter during my study abroad experience in Ireland. In only three days, I leave the U.S. for my longest stint abroad ever. I am excited for this opportunity as studying abroad for a semester has…

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