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Arts & Celtic Studies

Classes here are very different from the classes I’ve taken in the States. I can only speak for the business courses at UCD, but everything is organized around a very different system. My classes meet once a week and for two hours each.

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Arts and Celtic Studies

Dia duit! Or ‘god to you,’ as the literal Irish translation goes.  As part of my cultural experience here in Dublin, Ireland, I have picked up a few words of conversational Irish – free souvenirs you may say. When asked what ‘thank you’ is in my Irish for beginners course, an American student enthusiastically blurted out ‘Cheers!

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Science

Science student Jessica posts about her trips to the UCD 3D Printing Expo and the Dublin Science Gallery in this episode of her #JessTakesonEurope vlog. 

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Business

Something That I Am Not Prepared For: I’M GOING TO ASIA! I was offered a place on the first ever UCD team to compete in the Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur this October. The team is made up of 12 International students from countries all over including the USA, Poland, Sweden, Nigeria, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, and Denmark. I feel so lucky to be getting this opportunity to travel abroad playing my favorite sport

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MA Archaeology

When we toured the archaeology department at UCD, we were shown the experimental facilities that were both indoor and outdoor. In the lab, they were testing isotopes and outside they were putting archaeological theory into practice by recreating a dwelling from Irish history the way people would have in the past. This was amazing to me! After four years of academic theory with archaeology, here were people testing those theories. Archaeology wasn't this thing I dreamed about; it became a physical object that could be touched, talked about, and understood.

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Arts and Celtic Studies

My name is Cassandra Tooley, and I made this blog to chronicle my year abroad in Ireland. I am a student at the University College Dublin (UCD), currently working on a masters degree in International Political Economy. I will be blogging about my adventures in Dublin, Ireland, and Europe for the next twelve months.

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