Amazing and memorable • Alice

There’s a lot to say about the two weeks I’ve spent in Dublin, but first off I must describe it as amazing and memorable.

Even though at first the relationship between my host family and my roomie and I was a bit cold, we had been getting along better as the days passed. People here are fantastic: open, kind and polite.

Starting from our work placements: our tutors Alex and Jamie have always been happy to help us when needed, and it looked like I’ve been knowing them for ages, since I felt free to talk about everything, from joking to discussing serious topic.

Also, landscapes here are breathtaking; the opportunity we had to go around exploring the surroundings really gets me. I’ve really enjoyed every single trip we went to and, discovering Irish culture- completely unknown to me- and improving my English.

In conclusion, I’m deeply glad I chose this experience.

Alice

Never to be forgotten • Eleonora

During my stay in Dublin, I did a lot of things that I’ll never forget.
 At first I was scared to death because I did not know what to expect, but little did I know that I would have found myself in a wonderful country that has beautiful people. 

The family who hosted me was composed of a couple and their three children. Each one of them was really nice and lovely. 
My stay was not the usual one, during which you go to college and learn a couple of things: I actually had the pleasure to work with MLI and once again, every single person I met was friendly, funny, responsible and was able to create a relaxed atmosphere that made me feel comfortable.

I worked hard and this made me learn a lot of new things, but at the same time I had fun and I enjoyed everything I did.
 These people made me love this country and its culture.
I thought I would not like the Irish cuisine but I was wrong because I tried a couple of typical foods and they tasted good.
I think Ireland is an awesome country and I believe that its people should be proud of everything they have, from food and traditions to architecture and natural beauties.
I want to thank every single people I met for everything they made me discover. I already miss them.

With this being said, I can say that I absolutely loved to live here for two weeks and that I will come back, definitely. 
What I was taught during these weeks is to have the strength to always fight for my dreams, no matter what people say.

Eleonora

I fell in love with the people • Giovanna

As soon as I stepped out of the airplane I fell in love with the people here, they are friendly and don’t think twice about giving you information or directions. The first day I was excited to see every bit of Dublin and even though i have been here for more than a week I still am, even about stupid things like some graffiti that I haven’t seen or the little narrow streets. The thing that i liked most is temple bar, a little part of the city where everything is unique and i always feel like I’m in a movie where there is always a song playing in the background and a 90’s atmosphere.

I am not ready to leave this place, the big yellow buses, all the brick houses, the pink and blue doors, the Starbucks in every corner and all the statues around the city. I love every single place here. I also enjoyed waking up at six thirty and coming home tired after a long day of walking around the city. I loved my host mom, Joan ,a lovely lady who always cooked for us and gave us all the privacy and freedom we needed. I will miss the trips to Tesco at 6.30 pm just to buy sweets and chocolate and the weekends that had long days and even longer nights. I’ll miss working at the different offices and searching all the information about the most important things to see, giving our opinion and experiencing it as a work, of course, but also as a pleasure, because getting to discover the city under different points of view is like a privilege.

The thing I’ll miss most is looking at the skylight and seeing the spire that looks almost like a star, which always burns bright in the sky of Dublin.

This trip has been amazing and I love Ireland ,Dublin, Irish people and their culture and i really hope to come back here in a few years and remember all the things we did.
I’ve never been abroad before this two weeks and this is a good start, so things can only get better, but Ireland will have a special place in my heart, as my first trip.

Giovanna🌹