12 People You Meet While Living Abroad

The American Studying Abroad This person never seems to study for their classes. And they drink a lot because they’re usually underage back home. Your International Flatmate(s) This person (or in my case people) are difficult to live with because of the language barrier, but somehow you make it work. You love them.   The […]

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Even More Stuff That I Miss From Ireland

Of all the things I miss about Dublin, I think the architecture and parks are the two that surprises me most. Walking around my hometown, we don’t have any of the Georgian Doors that are painted different colors. All over the city, you will find the doors to Georgian buildings painted different hues of red, yellow, […]

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Am I Afraid to Travel?

Often, I am asked, “Are you not afraid to just show up in a city by yourself?” “Don’t you worry about terrorist groups?” “Aren’t you scared of what could happen?” “You could get drugged!” “How do you do it?!” My answer to those questions is usually the same. I chuckle and put on my brave […]

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The Power of Scent

So the strangest/best thing happened last night. It was late. I’d been out with friends catching up, got home, talked to my parents, and finally around 11.30pm, I made my way to my room. I finally broke down and decided to put sheets on my bed. Yes, I had been sleeping only on a mattress […]

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Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – The Struggle

For the next two days, I will be talking about one of the many difficulties in the repatriate process. Being in your home country during a cultural celebration in your host country.  For me, the most difficult cultural celebration occurred yesterday, St. Patrick’s Day. My heart yearned to be no where on earth except in […]

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Another Thing Living Abroad Taught Me

Living abroad taught me how to be alone. I’m writing this from my phone as I sit alone in Subway. Before moving to Ireland, I don’t think I would have been able to just go to a restaurant, order food, and sit down by myself. I would have ordered the food and taken it back […]

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The Irish Version of Myself

Moving to Ireland created a version of myself that can only be described as the Irish version of myself. Irish Morgan is loud, free, and doesn’t have a care in the world. She walks to work because she doesn’t have a car. She drinks in the middle of the day because there is no one […]

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#SorryILivedInEurope

Sometimes I’ll do strange things or say strange things or try to drive on the left side of the road. When these things happen, my only response is to say, “Sorry, I lived in Europe.” My friends, and specifically Jessica, have taken to automatically adding the hashtag part to the beginning of my inevitable apology. […]

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A Traveler’s Thank You Note

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I would write a thank you note from the perspective of a traveler to the things that make these experiences possible. Dear Mom and Dad, Technology, Reader, and God, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being so awesome. You are all awesome for very different […]

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19 Habits I Brought Back From Ireland

1: Saying things like “Brilliant!” and “Grand!” and “Thanks a million!” and “Cheers!” They just slip out and people look at me like I’m crazy 2: Writing my dates like this: 20/11/14 Literally have had to rip up checks and re-sign documents because of this 3: Cadbury Caramel It’s the best chocolate on the earth. Try […]

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