By Céline Brandstötter,
Visiting Student Blogger
It seems like I just arrived in Trinity College but it has already been 3 months since my adventure here started. I had never been to Dublin or Ireland before so I didn’t know what to expect. I just got on the aeroplane and hoped for the best. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.
One of the first things you’ll experience at Trinity is Fresher’s Week. Even if you are only staying for one semester, definitely join one or two societies! It is great fun and it’s the fastest and easiest way to make friends. It definitely contributes to your full Trinity College experience. You’ll meet new people right off the bat at the stand of the society that you are joining. Usually, society meetings start happening one or two weeks after fresher’s week.
Personally, I joined the snow sports society and the food and drinks society. Also, don’t forget to check the Trinity Ents and SU Facebook pages to find the best parties of fresher’s week!
Going abroad is about trying new things and expanding your horizons. Trinity is exactly the place for that. The university organises so many different activities and lectures, so try to go to as many as you can. While I was here, the prime minister of Scotland came to talk for example. If you come in the winter semester, don’t miss out on the Christmas tree lighting. It’s absolutely magical!
The Trinity experience isn’t only within the walls of the college. It extends beyond that. Take some of your newfound friends and go places in and out of Dublin. Experience Ireland to the fullest. Popular places to go include Howth and the Cliffs of Moher.
The international society organises trips in and outside of Dublin, so definitely join them if you want to explore Dublin and beyond to the fullest. My favourite place was Fairview on Bull Island. A gorgeous view on a sunny but cold beach is great to spend the afternoon and it’s only a bus ride away.
With this final blog post, I don’t say goodbye but see you soon to Trinity College and Dublin.
It’s been a blast and I’m sure that soon enough, I’ll be standing on Front Square again looking up at the Campanile.