<p>Hello! My name is Izzy (they/them) and I’m a senior studying anthropology at Indiana University. Within anthropology, I’m particularly interested in storytelling, intersectionality, and modern concepts of gender. I am studying overseas as a part of the IES Dublin- Irish Studies program in the Fall of 2021. I’m excited to share my adventures and discoveries during my time in Dublin. In my free time, I enjoy listening to alternative music, reading the same 4 books over and over again, and attempting to learn random languages before getting distracted after a few weeks.</p>
Blogs by Isabel Fernandez
Dublin's Essentials from a Student
My favorite restaurants, study spots, parks, and museums; things to write home about.
Dublin's Proud Street Art
Leap, Co. Cork; Finding Little Homes
On a short getaway from Dublin to Cork, I found stronger friendships, creative inspiration, and a new little home in the beloved green hills of Irish ballads.
Joining the City of Writers
One of my goals in traveling to Dublin was to make some sort of progress on creative work. I can’t overstate how much I would recommend writing as a daily...
How To Do Galway in 2 Hours (I’m Kidding, Don’t)
So I did Galway in two hours, which is to say, I didn’t really do Galway at all. Rule Number One of studying abroad: be adaptable and go with the flow...
Haunted Hills: Dublin’s HellFire Club
Just on the outer edge of the city, is the stone shell of the Dublin Hellfire Club. While the old club is notorious for hauntings and devil worship, the hikes...
Dublin Kitchen Crash Course: Making a Home
I came to Dublin prepared to be confused by the Irish ways of life. I was not prepared to be blindsided by my own stove top. Here’s my Dublin kitchen crash...
Pandemic Travel and Thematically Appropriate Airplane Playlists
My experience traveling with Covid restrictions was pretty painless. The same cannot be said of the food found in the Chicago airport.
Dublin Odyssey: An Anxious Prelude
I’m hopelessly excited to leave for Dublin soon but I can’t deny the slow creep of anxiety that’s settled into my chest. Anxious is my default setting so this...