Before leaving I have heard everyone saying “studying abroad changes you,” which was surprising and after some time while here it hit me that maybe something has changed. I have tried very hard to improve my writing and my public speaking, after a month here I can officially cross that off my list. I can also cross Ireland off my bucket list, but I’m going to need to come back. I’ve learned a lot about the culture and about the people here. I have been brought to tears over their stories and anger because of the divide that is found here. I have thoroughly felt every emotion being here for a month. But, overall Joy because of having great friends and new people around.