Saturday, August 31, 2013

One Last Goodbye

Today is literally the day I leave my study abroad trip in London and Dublin. It was one of the best experiences in my life, and I don’t regret anything. I’m glad I signed up for this opportunity. One question most people asked is would I live in the cities I’ve been to? I would love to live in Dublin, Ireland at one point of my life to work. In my studies I was able to understand the Irish economy, and I realized the major American brands have their headquarters in Ireland. The reason for that is because they have the lowest corporation tax out of the other European countries. But some companies like Facebook and Google found ways to not even pay any tax at all. When comparing London and Dublin, they are two different cities that honestly cannot be compared. London is 10 times bigger than Dublin. Both cities have their interesting and quaint things that make them different and appealing. This experience definitely broaden my view about working abroad because I have a better idea how each culture is. One day I will be back for either work or a vacation.
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The picture is a collection of all the post cards from every city I visited this summer. The pictures I took are always a great memory, but after packing and going through things the collage of post cards are nice to look at. I kept saying to myself, “wow I can’t believe I went there and saw this place.” But 10 weeks abroad was a nice change, but I think I’m ready to go back to reality.

1 comment:

  1. As a junior currently on co-op trying to figure out which study abroad program to apply to has been hard, but your post has been very inspiring. I was hesitant to apply to a 10 week program because I wasn't sure how much free time I would have to travel around Europe, but from the look of all your postcards it seemed like that wasn't a problem at all. I was also thinking about asking my co-op if it would be possible to intern in their UK or Paris showroom while I was abroad so I could learn more about international merchandising and after reading your post I think I definitely will follow up with that. It seems like you had an awesome experience and it makes me even more excited for my own!