Shock Waves: The (Reverse) Culture Shock Experience

Reverse culture shock: “The shock suffered by some people when they return home after a [period of time] overseas. This can result in unexpected difficulty in readjusting to the culture and values of the home country, now that the previously familiar has become unfamiliar.” (definition by investopedia.com) Culture shock resides on a spectrum of adjustment to new experiences or, … More Shock Waves: The (Reverse) Culture Shock Experience

Meet the Family!

My parents and grandmother used my semester abroad as an excuse to book their own trip to Ireland. After a week on the Wild Atlantic Way, they headed over to Cork for 5 days of quality time with me including stops in Waterford, Blarney, Midleton, Cobh, and Dublin! WATERFORD, CO. WATERFORD On a nice Irish … More Meet the Family!

Freshman Again

The first two weeks of the semester have come and gone but I’m still in a daze. Attending university at a new school in a new country with a different education system can be quite the adjustment and I’m still trying to get the hand of it. I’m used to courses meeting two or three … More Freshman Again

Tastes of Ireland

During my first two weeks here in Ireland, there’s no denying I’ve been eating out WAY too much for my wallet. However, most of what I have eaten has been absolutely delicious! Ireland has gained some notice for big time foodies so I thought I’d share some of my promised images of what I’ve been … More Tastes of Ireland