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Catherine Sutherland
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Hello everyone, I suppose that this will probably my last post, where has the time gone? I hope that writing this will give me some closure for the amazing year. It's actually kind of funny how similar first and last moments are. When you go for a walk, you observe... Continue reading
Hi everyone, So I'm going to talk about tedious topic of stereotypes. They're funny, they're offensive, they're accurate, they're annoying, the list goes on and on. This is something you will, I promise, come across. I'll go over the Irish stereotypes and whether or not they are true based on... Continue reading
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Hey everyone, Sorry it has been so very long. I've been really sick with strep/tonsillitis/the flu, and had to go to the doctor. Now, onto the topic, the Irish school system. Talking about the Irish school system that you are getting yourself into is something I simply have to touch... Continue reading
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! This may be one of the most exciting components of the abroad experience if your stay resides in Ireland, or at least a day you are looking forward to for what seems like ages. I am absolutely shocked that the day has come and gone, I... Continue reading
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Something I really looked for when reading all the blogs before I came over were pictures. They are interesting to see and show how the students are doing and what they are doing, which of course I wanted to know. So here is a collection of some images throughout my... Continue reading
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Hey everyone, So in this I will cover Thanksgiving and Christmas! Such an exciting time for anyone and especially so for exchange students, but then again, this is also a very sensitive and difficult period. I had the time of my life over the holidays and even though there were... Continue reading
Throughout your experience here, you will meet so many people. So many individuals that make imprints on your heart and it is wonderful to know that people from around the world can come together in one place as friends. That is what I love about culture, we can embrace and... Continue reading
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Hey everyone, I hope you all are well, so I have hit the three month mark! I though I would make a really useful post on things I have noticed and little tips and tricks. So here we go... So the outlets have these little switches where you can turn... Continue reading
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This is something I have been asking myself recently, what is really important? Naturally, one is compelled to say family and friends. Now that is a simple answer, but it is the most true, the most genuine, and the most important. Always remember that, and through this experience, it will... Continue reading
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So much happens so fast, it is crazy! My time here is absolutely amazing, really, it is. I am at such a good place, it feels like a lovely dream. At this stage, you will be able to grasp the dynamics of Irish culture, mainly because you have had a... Continue reading
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When you come to a completely different country, you are bound to change as a person. Maybe you will learn a thing or two about yourself, or maybe you realize what you are capable of. The entire experience is really eye opening to see the kind of person that you... Continue reading
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I can't believe I have been here for over a month! Literally, unbelievable. Some much happens so fast, it is like a wonderful whirlwind of activity. School has been in session, I'm meeting new people/making new bonds, I'm settling in, I'm travelling around, and the list goes on. It is... Continue reading
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The first three weeks of the abroad experience is a complete whirlwind of events, activities, and emotions! I have learned so much about the culture, so fast; I can already feel myself changing. In a way, it all feels like a surreal dream, that soon enough I'm going to wake... Continue reading
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