Taking stock of a #Study #Abroad experience to reflect on the past towards a brighter future

This month has been hectic to say the least, as final exams has had everyone on edge and the temperamental weather has not helped much either. But believe it or not, it is the best time to step back, calm down, and be grateful. I think sometimes we forget how fortunate we actually are, and we get caught up and stressed out in our own little world. During this time, ...

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Spring forth and…..be happy!

As March came to a close with the worm moon, which is the first full moon to occur after the spring equinox, I can confidently say that better weather is ahead of us here in Ireland…. Hopefully, honestly you never know here.   Also starting April 12th, restrictions are slowly starting to be lifted which is great news honestly. The March blues were starting to get to me, but after much time ...

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Change starts within

It's strange how time passes, it had the ability to pass really fast but also very slow. It's March now, St. Patrick's day in fact. A very important day here in Ireland, unfortunately we happen to be in lockdown for the second St. Patrick's day in a row. I could tell you to look on the bright side, but what would that really do? The world will not be the ...

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Hello February, when new traditions meet old ones

As we move into February, we start the second semester here at Maynooth which can feel a bit hectic. Of course, everything is online, but it can get a bit confusing with tutorials and such. Anyways, in the United States it’s black history month which ironically is the shortest month of the year, although I still find ways to celebrate it here in Ireland. I myself is what you call ...

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Christmas 2020 in Ireland

Christmas time in Dublin is defiantly hectic, and even during the weekday the small streets of Dublin seem to still be packed. This year I’ll be spending the holiday season in Ireland just like I have the past year. My partner and I made the wise decision to go into town during the week instead of the weekend as to avoid the crowd. The game plan was to get a ...

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Coming to Maynooth

In all honesty, if you would have asked me at the beginning of 2019 what Maynooth was I would just look at you funny. It wasn’t something that I had fully thought out, but I just decided to take a chance. I always thought I did not have anything to lose by applying. The reason I ended up picking Maynooth was honestly the campus. After researching about DCU and Trinity, ...

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