Days in Dublin! UA in Ireland Part 2
Jul06

Days in Dublin! UA in Ireland Part 2

In my last post I chronicled the events and mentalities that led me to arrive at the Dublin Airport the morning of June 15th. The moment the wheels landed, a new world was ready to be seen and experienced. The signs even had instructions in Gaelic as well as English. After a short wait to get through customs, we explained as a group our intent to study in the country and were happily given permission to enter the beautiful country of...

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How I Came to Be in Ireland
Jul01

How I Came to Be in Ireland

Up to this point in my life as a second year college student, I had never left the United States and had only been on an airplane once. I am not normally the adventurous type, and therefore, my decision to decide to leave for Ireland was borderline out of character though it was one of the best decisions I have ever made if the past two weeks are any indication. What drove me to go in the first place was a flyer that advertised a film...

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Le Monde
Jun20

Le Monde

Getting to tour Le Monde was definitely a highlight of my stay in France. The night before we went, I was definitely feeling the pressure since this industry visit was geared towards my interests. I never really speak up in group settings since I over think a lot and don’t want to sound stupid in a group, but I knew that everyone in our group was counting on me to be the most engaged and ask the most questions. I researched the...

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Versailles(ce) Versailles(ce)!
Jun15

Versailles(ce) Versailles(ce)!

The day trip to Versailles was definitely something that I will never forget. The train ride was relatively short and my roommate and I got met some really nice couple from New Jersey and New York who were visiting Paris as well. We talked with them the whole way there and they told us some great spots to tour that aren’t crowded with tourists that we would definitely take into consideration. After the 45 minute train ride, we...

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Lovin Dublin: The Repeal of the 8th Amendment in Ireland
Jun06

Lovin Dublin: The Repeal of the 8th Amendment in Ireland

If you are unaware of the current events in Ireland right now (don’t worry, you’re not alone!), but it would definitely be worth your time to google the 8th amendment. In 1892, the 8th amendment was added to the Irish constitution, which illegalized abortion. And 2 Fridays ago, the country had a vote to repeal it, which passed. This is a giant feat for the country of Ireland, as women finally feel their voices have been...

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Finally got to see the Eiffel Tower in person!
Jun03

Finally got to see the Eiffel Tower in person!

The Eiffel Tower was even more overwhelming than I thought it would be. Many people I knew that had been to Paris before had told me that it was under whelming and small, but boy, they were wrong. I think this was the day that I finally realized that I was in Paris, France. I anticipated this event all day. During class, I “under-dressed” so I could freshen up once I got home. I wanted my photos in front of the Effiel...

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