Category: Ireland

Adventures in Dublin

My first week in Dublin has been quite an adventure! I have never traveled to Ireland or this area of Europe before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Our apartment is located in South Dublin, right next to the famous Guinness Storehouse. Dublin is honestly very similar to Philadelphia. Both cities are very historic ...

Objectivity When Learning About Conflict

It’s super easy to fall into the trap of bias especially when surrounded by those who feel similarly to you. Nonetheless, it is immensely vital when learning about conflict to consider both sides of view and to be objective. It is very difficult to completely eradicate your bias because much of it goes unnoticed, however ...

Saving Money in an Expensive Country

Travel is not cheap and I’m almost positive that just about everyone can agree with that statement. It may seem daunting but don’t fret because anyone can be financially responsible and can also have fun. When studying in a group, it is inevitable that you will be studying amongst those of very different economic backgrounds. ...

The Beauty in Learning about Tragedy

Placing beauty and tragedy in the same headline is an obvious oxymoron. However, the true intensities of conflicts within communities abroad often go unnoticed. Yes, of course the media has its own portrayals, but seeing (especially on TV) is definitely not believing. Believing is walking the streets of Derry and Belfast, standing on one side ...

The trials and tribulations of being a first time traveler

The Dublin + Amman trip is my first time in Europe and the Middle East and only my second time out of the country because I went to Canada when I was 12. However, since I was so young it feels like I have truly never been out of the country and everything is very ...

Leaving (*gasp*) Before The Quarter is Over..

If you’re like me and have decided to go on a study abroad trip that begins before the quarter and finals are over, do not fret! (That means you Dublin + Amman students!) IT. IS. POSSIBLE. Unfortunately due to the timeline of outside travel organizations, sometimes they do not accommodate for the unique-nature of the ...

Farewell to Dublin…But Hello to London

Looking back on Dublin, I can confidently say that I fell in love with Ireland. The people in Ireland were so friendly and welcoming, and I felt like I was able to develop relationships with the FIE staff and our DBS instructors. I have only been in London for a few days but I already ...