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Cheers !

Cheers !

      It is the beginning of March, however I already have the feeling that my year here is finished. I cannot believe how fast the year passed. I realize how the time flies and that I still want to do so many things while I’m here. I feel like I almost arrived and that I already have to leave.

This experience abroad enriched more than I even thought it would. I am so happy that I made this choice, and if I had to redo it, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Mostly, this Erasmus in Dublin allowed me to deeply discover a new culture. I believe that 9 months is the minimum if you want to pretend to know a country and a different culture from yours. I feel very grateful that I spent this year abroad with the Erasmus program, which is very advantageous.

For the first time in my life, I am independent and I truly love it. Among other things, this exchange in Dublin allowed me to grow and to be much more responsible. Even if I miss my mom’s cooking and the comfort I have in Paris, I am really happy to be responsible and to take care of my own. I believe that the best way to learn how to do it is too simply do it.

Obviously, this year allowed me to improve my English skills. I will definitely do whatever I can to improve it even more and to pursue in this direction. The easiest way to learn English is to be in an English – speaking country and to try as hard as possible to spend time with local people. Also, I feel that I have learned much of English in terms of vocabulary thanks to my year at ITB. Indeed, all the projects, essays and exams we have done made me improve my written skills.

I’m going to miss so many things from Ireland when I’ll be back in France but hopefully I will come back. For instance, I am going to miss the politeness and sympathy of Irish people. Indeed, wherever you go, to a store, a pub or in the bus, Irish people call you with cute names such as: Honey, love, sweetie or darling. At first it is surprising because you don’t know them at all. But I got used to it really quickly and I absolutely love it.

Finally, since I still have two months to spend here, I will definitely do new things and discover new places, cities and so on. One of my challenges toward the end of my year in Dublin is to learn a bit of Gaelic. As I explained it above, it is really complicated and so different from Latin languages but I’m sure I can do it. 

 

Go raibh mile maith agat à Thank you very much

Feicfidh mé thu à See you soon

Mé Grà Éire à I love Ireland !!!!!!!

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Clara Thomas

Clara Thomas

One lucky girl in Dublin