Culture Shock

Posted By: MorganODonnell
Posted On: September 7th, 2019
Attending: Griffith College

I left America 17 days ago, but the fact that I am thousands of miles from my family and friends has yet to hit me, because getting used to the new culture has been a whirlwind. There are a lot of things I still need to get used to.

First of all, most people are nice here. Like strangers will carry on a conversation with you while you’re in line at the grocery store. This is odd to me, because if this were to happen in Boston, Massachusetts, it’s considered weird and almost creepy. Avoiding all contact is just part of the culture of Boston.  Another thing I need to get used to is the driving, I have almost been hit walking across the street every day in Tallaght, because I keep looking the wrong way first. Also, driving or parking anywhere on the sidewalk is illegal in Boston. This was a surprise because I almost got hit by a taxi on my first day in Belfast along with another Victory Scholar when walking on the side walk.

This whole thing has been a wild ride so far, but I can’t wait to do some more exploring of the amazing city of Dublin!

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