Category Archives: Travels in Europe

Sláinte!

Given that this is my last blog post as a Mitchell, it seems essential to do a bit of reflecting. It has truly been quite an incredible year. I’ve couch-surfed with 21 people around the globe, visited 14 new countries, … Continue reading

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Leaving

The first month I arrived in Ireland, two friends and I boarded a bus from Galway City to Gort with the three train tickets we had mistakenly purchased (fortunately, the bus driver was very kind – or perhaps merely indifferent). … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on an Incredible Year!

It’s hard to believe that this wonderful year is already coming to an end! Without a doubt, this has been the most incredible year of my life – I’ve had opportunities to study alongside leading global scholars in the field … Continue reading

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Perspective in Conflict Studies

Recently, I visited Cambridge University to help me decide whether to pursue a PhD there or attend law school in the United States next year. On the train there from London King’s Cross, I read a book, Between Ourselves: Exploring … Continue reading

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A Basic Guide to Irish Idioms

Last week I was reminded in a rather humorous way of the differences between the Irish and American dialects of English. I was in Lahinch in Co. Clare and needed a way of getting back to Galway, so I posted … Continue reading

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Center Stage

Throughout Ireland and Europe, the first thing I’m usually asked after stating that I’m American is “what do you think about Donald Trump?” I didn’t think much of it at first, but over time I spotted a trend: I was … Continue reading

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What is a heroine?

In my course in Conflict Transformation & Social Justice at Queen’s University, Belfast, and in all of my travels around Europe, I am focusing, broadly, on women. I am consciously examining everything that I read and see through a gendered … Continue reading

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One Little Journal

Before I started my Mitchell year in Ireland, I had the incredible opportunity to spend three months wandering around Europe and India. With a backpack and a fledgling sense of independence, I embarked on my little journey to experience a … Continue reading

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