An adventure cut short

The World of Trinity

Isabel Griffith-Gorgati, Princeton University, USA

This Hilary Term saw nearly all visiting students have their time in Dublin abruptly cut short by the novel coronavirus in March. I booked a flight home on March 14th and was back home in Boston on March 15th, safe and healthy and still trying to process this unexpected goodbye.

Self-isolation has prompted me to reflect a lot on my two months in Dublin, especially the level of freedom that I felt on study abroad. Like many others, I went from the period of the most freedom I’ve had in my life to the period of the least freedom I’ve ever felt. I thought I’d reflect on some of my favorite memories from my brief time in Ireland this spring, for which I am so grateful.

The first, of course, is attending classes on Trinity’s campus! The architecture is beautiful, and as soon as…

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Shopping Local: How to Avoid Becoming a Permanent Tourist

The World of Trinity

Kelly Knickerbocker – Colgate University, Hamilton,New York

Moving to a different country and attending a new university for the semester has been one of the best experiences in my life, but also one of the most challenging. Coming into this semester, I had very few expectations, but I did know one thing: I didn’t just want to be a tourist, I wanted to make Dublin (and Ireland) my home. Many of my friends who studied abroad previously expressed to me that one of their biggest regrets was that, while they had fun traveling around different European cities, they didn’t spend enough time trying to make their host city their new home. Having never been to Ireland, I wasn’t too sure about how I would make this happen, but I was determined to find out.

The first step towards making Dublin my home, that I can pinpoint, was made during…

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Ireland’s First Technological University – TU Dublin

  "From the very first day of 2019 this innovative and dynamic technological sector will be characterised by a smaller number of institutions, but with a greater variety of scale and scope." - Dr Joseph Ryan CEO of the Technological Higher Education Association On January 1st 2019, Dublin Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown Institute of Technology and... Continue Reading →

“Dublinisms” and other things you may encounter during your stay

The World of Trinity

By Catt Kim

I’ve been asked some variation of the question “How’s Dublin?!” dozens of times in the month that I’ve been here. From small talk with strangers at bars to friends from home curious to hear, I’ve been getting by with “It’s good! Dublin is really small but I’m having a really nice time and I like it a lot.” That’s nowhere near the full story, of course, but come on, it’s a loaded question! Being in a new place is complicated and confusing and exciting and amazing in varying degrees.

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My experience in the UL Buddy Programme

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Buddy

The International Education Division launched the UL International Buddy Programme with the purpose to promote the integration of new international students and students already attending UL. The programme pair each international student to a Buddy – a volunteer student – so that new students can have someone to help them during their stay in Ireland and in UL.

So, for those of you who are planning to study in UL or those of you who are already packing your bags to come to Ireland, you should know that you won’t be all by yourself when you arrive here.

The programme works like this, once the international office knows you are coming, they send your email contact to your assigned buddy so he can introduce himself and know a little bit more about you. This email exchange helps you answering doubts or questions you may have prior to your arrival. For…

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~ 15 Under €15 ~

Study Ireland - Stories & Tips from International Students

Jena Araojo is a Study Abroad Student at the University of Limerick for the Spring semester, Jena is fitting as much as she can into her time in Ireland and here are her top tips on things to do on a budget. 

As the saying goes, college students are always ballin’ on a budget. From my time here in Ireland, I have found 15 of the best tourist attractions, good eats, castles, and trad music spots to visit across the country and all under €15. So start budgeting now and make sure to visit some of these places while you are here.

Tourist Attractions

Cliffs of Moher – €6

Location: County Clare

  • Did you actually visit Ireland if you didn’t see the Cliffs of Moher? If you’re studying abroad or simply vacationing in Ireland, the Cliffs are truly a must see and with an entrance fee of only €6…

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