Ireland Update

Three weeks ago today, I was just leaving Minnesota to start my adventure in Ireland. And what an adventure it has been! I’ve met some great people, seen some marvelous landscapes, and spent too much money (mostly on food…).
Of course, I miss home and everything that encompasses! But I’m not here to waste time away, so FaceTime, Google Hangouts, iMessage, and all other social media will have to do.
The weather here is as expected: cloudy, rainy, windy. However, the couple days that we have gone out on trips, Mother Nature has been on our side and gave us some of that wonderful sun! In any case, I’m just glad that I wasn’t in MN for the snow they’ve been getting…
We’ve had two weeks of classes now, and I’m content with my schedule. I’m planning a future post that explains the Irish education system, but I’ll include the titles of my classes now:
Psychology, Media, & Creativity
Digital Media Skills (with a computer lab)
Analysing (they spell things differently here) Advertising
Cross-Cultural Communications
A Core History Course (that all CIEE students must take)
Living & Learning in Ireland (an optional seminar with our pretty sweet resident coordinator!)
Right now, I’m working on narrowing down the other countries that I want to visit. Being so close to the rest of Europe is very convenient, yet it gives me the false hope that I have the time (and money) to see all of it. Unfortunately, this is not the case, so I’ll have to pick a few of my top choices. Decisions, decisions…
I’ll finish with a rundown of highlights of the trip thus far. It’s been a whirlwind of new people, places, and experiences, but these are the ones that have stuck out:
A plethora of pubs with new friends
Adventuring to the city centre either by myself or with others
A visit to Causey Farm where we saw animals, made bread, and learned Irish dances/music
A beautiful bus ride across country to visit the Cliffs of Moher
A wonderful trip down the east coast with light rails, hiking, lots of photos, food, and fun
I’m keeping no promises to regularly blogging because I want this to be something that I want to do, not a necessity. With that being said, I love keeping you all up to date, and I have some posts that I intend on writing.

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