Study abroad at Griffith College Dublin
Ellza Hines found her perfect study abroad destination at Griffith College Dublin. Hear about how she fell in love with the Emerald Isle and how choosing to study abroad is one of the best decisions she’s made in her academic life…
I first fell in love with Ireland in 2011 right after I graduated high school and now here I am, three years later, studying here at Griffith College Dublin for three months. When I finally made the decision to stop waiting around and apply to study abroad, I knew Ireland was exactly where I wanted to be. As fate would have it, I found my programme provider one day set up outside of my home institute’s cafeteria, and I took one of their booklets to look at later. I chose Griffith College Dublin because they happened to have a business programme so I was more likely to stay on track with the courses I need to graduate. It was a win-win and I knew that this is where I would be going.
The whole process felt like a dream, I was still going to school in Ohio, going about my daily life and, at night I making sure my application was moving along to make the change and finally study abroad. It never really set in that I was going to Ireland until I was waiting in the airport to board my flight to Dublin. It was scary and exciting all the the same time. Studying abroad is something that I’ve wanted since I was a little girl. Which might be a strange aspiration, but if you knew my family, you’d completely understand!
I’ve been in Ireland for a few months now, and I don’t regret a single thing. I’ve travelled to a few others countries since I’ve been here and nothing makes me happier than knowing that Dublin is my home base and that I have finally gotten to experience this. Griffith College is perfectly located so I don’t feel overwhelmed with the city and just close enough so I can see the Wicklow mountains from my window and exploring the other towns and part of Ireland is my personal favourite. I know for me that Ireland will always be a place I return to, it may not be for everyone but it was tailor-made for me.