Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Hi! My name is Madeleine LaPlante-Dube and I am a Creative Writing and Journalism double major at Miami University in Ohio. I will be spending the entirety of my upcoming Junior year in Ireland at the beautiful Trinity College Dublin. I am totally obsessed with discovering new indie musicians and have my own radio show at Miami, I love food but can’t cook for the life of me, and I am fascinated by adventure. Going to school in Ireland is something I’ve wanted to do since 8th grade.
So many amazing things have happened in the past few months, and still one of my favorite Irish trips was the trek to Northern Ireland that I made with my Arcadia program. The three-day extravaganza was marked by an exploration of and lecture on the… More
Out of all of the things I’ve done on this continent, my favorite memories so far have come from sitting in Trinity FM’s uncomfortably small common room at the top of House 6. It’s about as big as a decently-sized walk-in closet and on its walls are scribbled… More
The whole school system in Ireland is incredibly different from the one we’re all so familiar with in the United States. Here, students go through Primary and Secondary school. The former is like our elementary school and half of middle school, and the… More
Being Spontaneous and Being Smart Are Both Equally As Romantic As it turns out, traveling takes some planning. I guess you can’t just snap your fingers and be anywhere you want. The best thing about being abroad is the ability to be like, “This weekend… More
It’s your 21st birthday. It’s also the day that you’re about to leave your family for a year to live and learn in Ireland. You’ve been preparing for weeks – okay, days, but the packing still took a while – and you do the routine: console your crying mother… More