My Journey from Gaza to my Trinity College Dream

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Salem S. Gharbia arrived in Dublin a little over two weeks ago. He travelled to Trinity College from Gaza to take up his place as a PhD student in Environmental Engineering. Salem wrote us a guest blog to tell us about his journey to Trinity, his first impressions of Dublin, and the place he’s left behind.

Before slipping into your deep dreams, stop! Wake up! It is unbelievable to be a Palestinian citizen from Gaza starting in one of the leading and most prestigious Universities in the world. Because I am from Gaza, my dreams should have been broken by the siege. Standing in Gaza, it takes a big imagination to dream of studying in Trinity College. This September my dream has come true: I start an Environmental Engineering PhD in Trinity College Dublin.


To be from Gaza, what does that mean? Let me shout loudly from my deep wounds…

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