Christmas lights, happy moments and way too much food

DECEMBER! Definitely one of my favourite months of the year. A month filled with loads of happiness, thankfulness, food, presents, drinks and parties. Yes, why can’t it be December at least twice a year J? The first excitement of December was getting tickets to the Christmas Carol Service in the College Chapel (or actually my colleague Pauline got them, but she took me with her). The Church itself is absolutely stunning! ...

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A Great Time During the Christmas Holidays in Dublin

For Christmas this year, I am very excited because this is my first Christmas abroad. To tell the truth, Christmas is not a traditional festival in China, so it is just like a shopping day for most of people. When I was a child, I wondered what Christmas was like abroad. This holiday, my wish has come true. Yesterday I came to the Dublin to feel the Christmas atmosphere. In Ireland, ...

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Be curious, go travel!

Two months have passed since I came to Ireland and actually I am used to the study and living environment here and I like them. As an international student, I’m curious about almost everything in my new life here. So, for the first blog, I will share my trip to Galway. I have to say this trip was one of the most magical trips in my life. If you want to ...

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Welcoming Snow…

Here comes my second blog! A lot of things happened since the last time I wrote, all of them amazing to my delight. I was supposed to be uploading this blog by last week, but since I was busy experiencing all of them amazing experiences I am late on my blog. However, this delay resulted into one more novel experience- snowfall! All the weather apps showed the Orange warning for ...

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Incredible India to Incredible Ireland…

Namaste! I am Nikita Sarawagi from India, pursuing my Masters in Data Science and Analytics at Maynooth University. It's been two months away from home and it’s the beginning of a whole different era in my century as a human. To be honest, I was slightly panicked about my new life in another country since this is my first time away from home alone. But all these worries disappeared on ...

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31 days in Ireland

At the moment I am writing this, I really start to realize how fast the days have flown by here. It only feels like yesterday that I put my feet on Irish ground for the first time. Arriving in Dublin was overwhelming and seeing the city took my breath away. Did I ever saw such a sweet and charming capital city? I don’t think so. The buildings were phenomenal, the ...

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How time flies…

Time flies by quickly, my first academic year is going to end, when I look back, there are really many cherished memories to last a lifetime. Here in Maynooth University, I not only make loads of good friends, but also get prestigious academic achievements, all of those will become invaluable treasure for my whole lives. In this semester I had the honour to attend Education in Ireland International Student Ambassador Awards ...

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Chasing the Highlands

  Having learned so much about the ancient Celtic tradition in my old Irish classes here on campus, I couldn't wait to get a chance to explore Scotland and see how much of it had remained there, as well. Thankfully, my chance finally came, and my friend Nathalie and I left for a four day weekend, spanning across Glasgow, Inverness, and Edinburgh. Leaving to catch our airport hopper at three am wasn’t ...

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Five Reasons to Study Abroad at Maynooth University

Location Maynooth is a cute town that is only 15 miles from Dublin City Centre. Buses and trains run directly from Maynooth to Dublin, so you have easy access to everything Dublin has to offer in less than 45 minutes. As Ireland’s only college town, Maynooth has shops, pubs, cafes, parks, and everything else a student needs. Studying abroad at Maynooth University gives you the best of both worlds, in which ...

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