Author Archives: Shauna Rust | University College Dublin

Building a life, but stuck in Fahrenheit

“So, you live here then?” As I handed my Irish residency permit card to the immigration officer at Dublin Airport, I was struck by this simple question. While I still stand out with my American accent, I am reminded by … Continue reading

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Sláinte: Cheers to the Future of Health Reform

I had set my sights on studying in Ireland to see firsthand how another country took on major health reform, hoping it might provide a powerful example for the American health system. Just a year before I arrived, Ireland’s parliament … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Diaries

Growing up in North Carolina, one of my biggest fears was riding a bicycle. While relatively straightforward to most, biking terrified me and I didn’t properly learn to ride a bike until I was almost 14 years old. My family … Continue reading

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