Home Stretch

Posted By: MackenzieRule
Posted On: April 29th, 2018
Attending: Trinity College Dublin

All year I’ve been told that the time I spend in Ireland is going to fly by, and here I am with only a month left wondering where the time went. This year was the absolute best year of my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything. There were definitely days where I missed home, but there was never a moment when I felt I wanted to be home instead of where I was. Of all the cities I’ve been to, I’d have to say Dublin is probably my favorite, and I am lucky enough to have spent a year living right in the heart of it.

As soon as you walk outside Trinity gate, there is so much happening all within a short walking distance. With street performers on Grafton Street, musicians near O’Connell bridge, a pub or coffee shop every 5 steps you take, a gorgeous walk through St. Stephen’s Green park, tons of clothing shops, you can never be bored! On top of that, people are so much friendlier than other main cities I’ve been to, and I think that’s what I’m going to miss the most.

I just now have one short month left in my favorite place, and I am making the most of everyday ¬†and taking it all in as much as I can until I go back to America. Even though the time flew by, I still feel like I can call Dublin home now, and I can’t wait to return in the future. Back in America I live in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, with not much going on around, and everything being a driving distance away. Although there are perks to living in a quiet area, I am definitely going to miss having everything I need in a short walking distance.

As excited as I am to go home to see all my friends and family, I’m twice as sad to leave all the friendships I’ve made here. It truly has been the best year of my life, and I would recommend this program to everyone. Even if you aren’t a basketball player or golfer, I recommend just studying abroad or working abroad for one year in a different country. I promise you won’t regret it!

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