Student apartments for the Champlain Abroad Dublin group.
It’s been about a month now since I arrived at my student apartment from the Dublin International Airport and, yes, it’s also been a month since I have left the familiarity of the US for the first time. While there are some brands and chains here that I recognize from home, like Burger King, Special K, and even Starbucks and their pumpkin spice lattés, there are many new things that I have never seen before. Spar, Tesco, and Lidl have become frequent stops for grocery shopping and the green crosses of pharmacies can be seen on most main streets. Café Sol is perfect for a quick bite for lunch and Penney’s is the best place for affordable clothes.
But, of course, I have learned more in the past month than where to do my shopping for the semester.
My study abroad semester in Dublin has been going along swimmingly thus far. I’m having a blast, seeing tons of wonderful places all around Ireland with plans to see more of Europe super soon. I can already tell my time here is going to go by way faster than I’m currently willing to accept.
On Sunday a group of Champlain Abroad Dublin students hopped on a bus and traveled outside of Dublin City to the foot of Montepelier Hill. Ciaran, our Head Resident and Activities Coordinator, led the short hike to the peak and the infamous Hellfire Club, an abandoned hunting lodge said to have been host to wild parties […]
This past weekend was jam-packed with exciting activities! My mother and my older sister came to visit all the way from Boston/New York City! Despite the snowstorms and chaos in the airports on Thursday night they were able to make their flights and got here just a couple of hours after they had planned. I was very excited […]
Dublin is so many things. When we ask students at the end of a semester what their favorite thing about their study abroad home was, we always get an array of answers. Dublin is a multicultural capital city with a town feel that has something to offer for everyone. Check this video out, the mere […]