4 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Arrived in Dublin

Learning from an American student’s experience studying in Ireland!

ISA Study Abroad Student Blog

Kyra Bacon is a student at the University of Florida and an ISA Featured Blogger. She studied abroad with ISA in Dublin, Ireland.

1. The Weather is Hot-and-Cold, Literally

Being from Florida, I’ve always known only three types of weather. Hot, hotter and just-stay-indoors kind of heat. Ireland definitely has a strange summer, which actually feels more like winter to me. However, just as there are rare days here where I have to break out my thermal coats, there’s also just as many days where I feel like I might as well be in Florida.

In a span of one day, I could go from polar socks and a thick scarf to a thin t-shirt and a very stuffed bag. Layers are really important here, so you better bring a bag that you can fit your jacket, overcoat, scarf and potentially even pack a pair of shorts too…

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