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Hey guys, I was offered an opportunity to study in either Ireland, Australia, Greece, or Costa Rica. Have any of you ever visited any of those places? If so, which one would you suggest?
If it wasn't for a whole semester I'd definitely consider it, but it's a little too far away for my first college semester. I'm looking more into either Ireland or Greece right now. Still waiting on Michigan and Cornell to get back to me though, so this will all be null and void if I get into either of those.
Australia. I would say Greece, buttttt they are still in an economic upheaval. Australian women are hot too.
I'd only have a month of summer with my friends before I left though, it's from August 1st-December 1st if I choose Australia.
I guess Ireland, even though its cold as f there all year.
I wouldn't go to Greece right now... I mean I am sure you will be fine, but some things are closed because of riots and shit.
Yeah I doubt my family would let be go to Greece with its current state. I really don't mind cold weather, but I really know nothing about Ireland. I'd love if Belgium or Denmark were options, but I'm pretty limited in the grand scheme of things.
Emerald Isle. There is a lot of great history there and awesome things to see and tour
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That's what I'm leaning towards right now. Just read the drinking age is 18, does anyone know how strict that is?
How old are you? Bars/stores are very lenient and clubs are pretty strict depending on how high profile they are, unless you're a good looking female.
Costs rica. Australia is full of gays. Costa Rican girls love American dudes.
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What he said. Also depends on where your at. Dublin is the most strict obviously, but if you're out in the country it's almost non-existent. I have family in Ireland and have been a couple times. It's really nice. Weather can kind of suck at times, but have always had a good time. Personally I'd pick Australia on your list because I've always wanted to go, but if your leaning towards Ireland it's a good choice.
@WillieMuffcramp I can't go to Costa Rica, the age minimum requirement is 18 and I don't meet that.
@Canadianhorn I'll be staying in Dublin if I do choose to go to Northeastern. I was wondering because when I went to Europe before it didn't matter how old I was for anything.
Please don't let a shorter summer impact your decision. You'll have a few more summers after this one. How many chances are you going to have to study abroad in Australia?
Ten years from now, are you going to look back and think "Man, I wish I hadn't gone to Australia. That extra two weeks of summer would've been way better." ?
I'll have other chances to study abroad with the schools I'm looking at, this is just a unique offer because it's for the first semester of my freshman year and I'm considering it if I don't get into Michigan or Cornell.
Beer is great in Ireland (Guinness) and Australia, so either of those. Greece is a mess right now.
If distance away is a factor....Ireland is your choice. Cost of living may be better in Ireland too.
Thanks for all the input by the way! Definitely not an easy decision.
It really just depends on where you go. If your going to the popular night clubs you might have a hard time. The bars are more lenient. If you look over 18, they're more lenient. Also being with locals helps, so make sure to make some friends.
I can grow pretty good facial hair so that might help.
I guess you never saw the thread about the most searched porn terms by country
Most of South America's top porn search was for gay porn. I believe Costa Rica was apart of that.
Costa Rica is good for a vacation, but I would NOT want to "study" there. Place feels 3rd world ish.
All those countries are so different in appeal it honestly depends on your motives. If you are single and want to have a great time i would choose costa rica if your white or austrailia if your black. Thats not meant to be derragatory, im white and when we pulled into australia my black friends were pulling gorgeous blonde aussie girls with the snap of their fingers but in costa rica i outplayed the competition. Either way enjoy your time.
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