Another installment of life at University College Cork!
Arriving to Cork, Ireland almost two weeks before the start of semester gave me plenty of time to tour the UCC campus. On my first walk about the grounds—and every time since—I was captivated. My flatmate expressed the same excitement after he toured the grounds.
“Everything is so old,” Austin said. Then his girlfriend chimed in with a comment, the likes of which I’ve heard—and made—a lot over these past weeks.
“I feel like we’re going to school at Hogwarts!” she said over steaming tea. Sami was quick to abandon the skinny vanilla lattes of her Minnesota home and dive head first into the tea-culture here. “We should all take Defense Against the Dark Arts, or Muggle Studies,” she said, sipping.
Now, as I am wont to do, along with that excitement came the strong and impossible-to-ignore need to plan out my entire semester’s schedule. I think a lot of students who spend a semester…
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