The Dublin Diary: The Luckiest Summer

11 weeks later I am back home in New York and getting ready for my next semester at Pitt.  The experiences I had while abroad were unbelievable and once in a lifetime.  I didn’t realize just how much spending a few months in a different country would impact me, but now that I am home…

Last Week.

Last week was a busy one! I went to boatyard music festival and then traveled to the west of Ireland to Galway. Getting to see the smaller countryside on a side tour, it is time for me to give my overall views of how the Irish people function, as I am now a definitive expert…

One More Week!

With one more week to go, I’ll give you my current attitudes and beliefs toward travel (as mandated by my internship class). When looking for a place to spend a few months abroad in, Ireland (to be completely honest) was not even on the list. I originally wanted to study abroad, taking classes in Amsterdam,…

Denial, Denial, Denial

I will not accept the fact that I am going home in four days. I just won’t allow it. I know that I should be reminiscing on my time spent in Dublin, but I honestly do not think that a teary, eons-long post about how much this experience has meant to me (hint, hint: it’s…

Thats a Wrap!

I can’t believe its my last week in Dublin. The time just went by so quickly. As excited as I am to return home and reunite with friends and family, I know I will greatly miss my time in this city. I wish I could just combine the life I have at home with my…

Approaching the End

It is crazy to think I am going into my last week of work. I will only be in Ireland for 6 more days. I still don’t think this has hit me yet. Everything here has become so second nature that I don’t think about what bus I have to take, my favorite gelato place,…

Traveling while Traveling

July was a crazy month. I spent every weekend traveling outside of Dublin, which honestly was a little exhausting after awhile. After spending most of June in the city, I was ready to branch out into the vast unknown, but working around workdays is difficult at times. Since I’ve been in college, I haven’t really…

Heading into the Last Week

What cultural differences affected your interactions with the citizens of the country? How did people in the country handle issues such as conflict, time management, encountering “foreigners”? What is their basic value system? What are the major differences in living, economic and political conditions for the average citizen in your internship country? More specifically, how…

The Dublin Diary: Food for Thought

A week from today, I will be on an airplane heading back to New York and my summer abroad will somehow have ended.  To say the least, I am not ready to leave Ireland, but I know I’ll be back.  I have learned so much, met some amazing people, and ate some amazing food.  …