Sure, a city can look amazing on Google or Trip Advisor… but we all know those pictures are edited to perfection; a sometimes unrealistic perfection. It’s hard to really gauge how a city is without being there, so I took a bunch of short, un-edited video clips to help show how Dublin, Ireland really is.  Oh, and let me tell you… it’s pretty sweet. Christopher Y. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Dublin, Ireland. He is currently a Junior studying Strategic Communications at Liberty University.

“So… why did you choose Ireland?” This is a question I’ve gotten multiple times from friends and family back in the U.S.  They just couldn’t imagine that I’d want to go somewhere cold during the Winter season. However, coming to Dublin, Ireland was a non-question for me and here’s why: I knew I wanted to study abroad, but the options were tight because my major (Strategic Communications, Social Media) is so specific. After looking around, CEA Dublin seemed like a perfect fit. If you have read any of…

Ireland has a rich history of music and it has had a great impact on the culture, but where does that leave music now? In my video I discuss why Dublin, Ireland has great potential to be a flourishing music scene, but is in a very interesting position. Christopher Y. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in Dublin, Ireland. He is currently a Junior studying Strategic Communications at Liberty University.

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Walking around Dublin, Galway or really any part of the Emerald Isle, you’re bound to hear the phrase that sounds like, “what’s the crack?” in a charming Irish accent. Yes, that is indeed what they are saying, but contrary to the American’s phonetic ear, the phrase is actually, “what’s the craic?” Everyone seems to be having or looking for the craic, this simply means they want a good time or are sincerely wondering what the goings on are in their group of friends. Craic is regional slang to…

Deciding to Intern and Study Abroad came late to me in my college career. Once realizing I was about to graduate a semester early, I found an opportunity through CEA to intern abroad and gain global internship experience. This is pretty atypical at my school, to leave the country for a semester in your Senior year to intern in a place you’ve never even visited. But, I love my placement in Ireland, and I stand by my decision to intern abroad during my last year of college. Here’s…

Dublin can be described as a small big city. Within a few weeks, it’s very easy to find your way around. No one really uses street names for directions, you find your way based on landmarks. Whenever you’re lost, you look for the large needle, named the Spire, to find your bearings. Walking and public transportation is the main way to get around, and here’s a typical day for me walking, traveling, and having a great time in Dublin! Cali F. is the Fall 2017 MOJO Photographer in…

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Let me start by saying that Dublin, Ireland is NOT what you’d expect… at all. I expected Dublin City to be like stereotypical Ireland; magical, foggy, and filled with sheep. I couldn’t have been more incorrect. Here are my 5 reasons why I’m obsessed with Dublin. 1. It is The Capitol of Technology Everyone is here. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Paypal, Yahoo, and more all have their European headquarters in Dublin. Because of this, the city is always changing and extremely advanced. 2. The History is Deep While…

Like many people in Dublin, I enjoy going out for a pint every now and then or attending a live music session at one of the local pubs. But when it all boils down to it, I’m really much more of a tea person. So the other day, when a gentleman I met was telling me about the many different pub crawls operating in the city, I thought to myself, “Why not make a coffee shop crawl?” And that’s exactly what I did! This past week I headed…

A Crash Course in Joyce Okay, I’ll admit it. Before coming to Ireland I had only vaguely heard of James Joyce, and even then, if you’d asked me what he’d done or why he was famous, I couldn’t have answered. Now boy, did that change when I got to Dublin! From the minute I got off the plane, every tour guide and every professor I bumped into hurried to tell me all about James Joyce and where he lived and grew up and all the iconic Joycean sights…