The Latest from Ireland

Jan 21 9:45am

A Love Letter to Dublin

by Caroline

I miss you already!

Jan 19 1:30pm

The Beauty of the Day Trip

by Morgan

When you’re spending months at a time in a new country, it would be ridiculous not to travel. When I pictured studying abroad a few months ago, I imagined jetting off to a new country every weekend. I pictured spending Valentine’s Day in Paris, relaxing in Rome during midwinter break, and taking the trip to London that I’ve been dreaming of since I was little. Being in Dublin for two weeks, however, has helped to shift my perspective.

Jan 11 5:29pm

Making the Most of It: My Advice from My First Week in Dublin

by Morgan

Despite the fact that I hate math, I seem to process things in numbers. At my home college, I have a poster in my room that I use to count down the days until our next break. While I didn’t bring that poster to Ireland, I’ve found myself using the same tactic in order to cope with the drastic change that moving and orientation brought. I put every little thing into numbers.

Jan 3 1:10am

How to Cope with Leaving

by Morgan

Every morning, a countdown app on my phone alerts me as to how many days I have until I leave for Dublin. Woohoo! Only 100 more days! 75. 50... At the time of writing this post, I’m down to one week. Every morning when I see this notification, I’m not sure how to feel. I feel a pulling in my stomach as if I’m nervous, but also a giddy feeling as if I’m excited.

Dec 31 1:08am

Prioritizing Mental Health Before a Trip Across the World

by April

Over the past few months, I've lost count of how many times I've heard the inevitable question: "So how are you going to handle this when you're studying abroad?"

My first response, always: "That's a great question."

My second: "I have no idea."