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Rebecca Sohn Trinity College, Ireland


Rebecca Sohn


Trinity College, Ireland


Hi, I'm Rebecca, an English major and music minor at Skidmore College. I love reading, writing, science, and hiking, and am both an Irish step dancer and an Irish fiddler. This semester, I will be studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Trinity has produced some of the English language's most prolific writers, so I am thrilled to be able to study English here. I will also be exploring Dublin's traditional music scene, from traditional Irish concerts and music sessions in local pubs to Trinity College's Traditional Music Society. On my blog, you might find anything from videos of Irish music to photographs of mountain views to descriptions of my classes, whether they be on Jonathan Swift or earth science. You'll also find out how I manage to navigate a new city despite having no sense of direction, if I can keep up my enthusiasm through the Dublin rains, and if I learn something about literature, music, science, and most importantly, life.


Rebecca Sohn February 21, 2018

Living in Rathmines Square, it’s amazing how many things are within walking distance. If I want to get groceries, I walk across the street to Aldi. If I want to order takeaway (or take-out), I have several options for that as well. Bars, restaurants,… More

(Not) Alone

Rebecca Sohn February 4, 2018

I have a strange relationship with being alone. Growing up with a twin sister, I was never truly on my own. At the same time, I have always been introverted, and spending time by myself is not only something I enjoy but something I couldn't get by without… More

The Girl from America

Rebecca Sohn January 21, 2018

“Hey, girl from America, why don’t you sing a song?” I was at Grace’s in Rathmines, an Irish pub that felt like a time warp to me. With its dimly lit interior, no website, and a Facebook page that hadn’t been updated in years, Grace’s was the kind of… More

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Rebecca Sohn January 7, 2018

It’s my fifth day in Dublin, but it feels like it has been much longer. At the same time, I’m still very much adjusting to life here. Maybe that’s because so much has been crammed into the past few days. From the hours of orientation at the Arcadia Dublin… More

Flights, Fiddles, and Final Preparation

Rebecca Sohn January 2, 2018

In about three and a half hours (as of writing this sentence), I will load my luggage into my family’s car. We will drive for an hour through freezing, snowy Massachusetts from my home town of Chelmsford to Boston Logan International Airport. After some… More