Goodbye to my new Home away from Home!

I can’t believe my time in Ireland has come to an end! Although it had ended shortly, I am forever grateful for my experience the past two months in this beautiful country. During this time, I was able see the many areas of Ireland and created memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I…

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Music and Trips Around The Emerald Isle

Hello everyone! Here to update you on my adventures here in Ireland! Hard to believe I have been here for a little over a month, and have loved every second of it. Since the last time I checked in I have stepped out of the city life here in Dublin and visited some of the…

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Hello Dublin!

Hi everyone, my name is Kirstin Doogan, I am a Junior studying Advertising with a concentration in Art Direction! This semester I am studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland and attending Dublin City University. Today marks a week of being here and I already love everything about this place. Everyone here is so welcoming and makes…

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Te Veo Pronto, Costa Rica

I am currently at the San José airport waiting for my flight home. As I made my way to the airport this morning, watching the mountains float past the car window for the final time, I couldn’t feel more of two emotions at once. The melancholy feeling of leaving something great behind, but also the…

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Mó Dū Tips and Tricks

If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably interested in Shanghai and thinking of coming here. Well, you’ll be super prepared after reading this blog entry, because I will be giving you all the secret tips and tricks that will make your life easier in Shanghai.

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Ahoy, Me Hearties! We be Castin’ off to Hastings

As you could figure out by the title, in this adventure we dive deep into one of United Kingdom’s hidden gems, Pirate Day! If you haven’t heard of the Old English town of Hastings, I have a bit of history for you (before we get into the swashbuckling adventure). Hastings is one of the UK’s…

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SA to PA

It has been almost two weeks since I returned home from South Africa. I am now focused on what the future has in store for me, what I am going to do with the rest of the summer and worrying about the upcoming semester. When I think back on the trip, it is hard to…

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Magical City (Mó Dū)

In Shanghai, you can get off at any train station, walk around for a few minutes, and see an amazing view. The Chinese nickname for Shanghai is “Mó Dū,” which literally translates to “magical city.” My housemates and I would sometime make plans to go to an attraction in Shanghai, ends up getting off at…

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My Top Favorite 100% Free Places in London

Hey everyone! We’ve finally made it to the great city of London. Before we plan budget trips across Europe it is important that we give ourselves enough time to explore one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is dubbed the city of luxuries 2000 years in the making. Old time American writer,…

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My Favorite Bubblegum

No, I am not going write about my favorite type of bubblegum in this post. Instead I am going to tell you my favorite Bubblegum songs. Bubblegum is a variety of disco native to South Africa. During the 70s and 80s, funk and disco from the U.S. was able to spread its influence across the…

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Cheers, Dublin!

It’s hard to believe that I am back home in Philly writing my final blog post. Wasn’t it just yesterday I was sitting at the airport getting ready to take off?! As I sit and reflect on the last 4 months of my life, I am in awe at how much my experiences abroad have…

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