Well, here I am, back in Cork! And this time I'll come home with a Master's in Human Osteoarchaeology!
But I'm getting a little ahead of myself.
Mom and I touched down in Ireland about 3 and a half weeks ago and life has been a bit of a whirlwind since then. Everything from moving into a new house to traveling to starting my programme. Not to mention meeting new people and going to social events. Busy busy busy.
First thing first, this is my house!
It's in a great location. About 5 minutes to the main UCC campus, about 10 minutes to the Archaeology department, about 15 minutes to the city centre. My room is the window to the right of the front door in this picture (ground floor). I live with 7 other people (2 girls and 5 boys) and so far everyone is great. Becky and Kyle live on the top floor and they are the people that I've had the most contact with so far. Both of them are in their final year of undergrad. Becky is at Crawford College of Art and Design and Kyle is studying Microbiology at UCC. Two (maybe 3) of the other boys are Electrical Engineering majors at UCC and Kim (the other girl) is studying Recreation and Leisure at UCC. The last guy...well, in all honesty I haven't met him. I've heard that his name is Mark, but that's as far as my knowledge goes. He never seems to be home.
And here is my room:
It isn't very extensively decorated yet, but hopefully it will get better soon :)
Well, I believe that I'll be ending this post here because it's getting a bit late and I am going on an international postgrad student trip to Kinsale tomorrow.
I will work on keeping this fairly up to date, but I can't make any promises since it looks like my program is going to be very time consuming. Before coursework takes over my life I'll try to get posts together for the places that Mom and I visited: Youghal, Macroom, Galway, Donegal, Derry, Belfast, Waterford, and, of course, Cork!