FOOD will bring us together
In either an undergrad or a postgrad class in America, I obviously find myself surrounded by a mostly American crowd. There were occasionally some international students, specifically a few athletes, but these international students had to weave themselves into the American people surrounding them and immerse themselves in the new culture. Now, I am that international student. But in this case, I am surrounded by mostly other international students as well. Not only am I learning the Irish culture here, but I am learning about the German, British, Chinese, Indian, Canadian, along with many more, cultures from my classmates. And what better way to bond with people from other countries than talking about FOOD. Right.. Who doesn’t love talking about that?!
Well anyway, I found myself sitting at a place called “The Pav,” which is short for the Pavilion, Trinity’s on campus bar (weird right?!). We had a class night out there to get to know each other. I was talking to a girl from Germany and another one from The Netherlands. We found ourselves talking for an hour about cheese, chocolate, chips, anything yummy- you name it, we talked about it- and how they differ in our home countries from here. It’s so interesting to here stories and thoughts from people who are also new here but coming from a completely different place! It was also fun finding two more girls who are equally as obsessed with food as I am and who I can go out to dinner with to eat our hearts out 😀