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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2009|06:35 pm]
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I'm an American Junior at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.. and like a few of my friends have been coming and telling me they regret not studying abroad whether its a semester, summer session or a year.

So I'm really reallly looking into the year of 2010 as to what semester I'll study abroad in. Am really excited that TCD has excellent programmes, and they have some classes there that aren't offered at my home university.

I'm just wondering if i go to Michael(sp?) Term, as i am not guarenteed accomdations right? I'm solely on financial aid (need based loans, and grants). So then if I'm not guarenteed accomdations where should i start looking/researching if I don't get any?

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advanced entry? [Jul. 4th, 2008|12:19 pm]
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I was wondering if anyone could share any experiences/advice about advanced entry into TCD?  I recieved an offer for the first year of phil. & poli. sci., but had to turn it down due to the ridiculous discrepancy betweent the euro and the US dollar.  This said, since TCD was my absolute first choice, I've been looking for ways to transfer into tcd from my current uni at which I am starting this fall.  Have any of you transferred in from another third level school?- and if so from which year to which? (ideally I'd like to end my first year of uni in the states and pick up the second at tcd- if this doesn't work then end second year here and pick up with third)- anyway- worst case senario is going for junior year abroad..  any advice is welcome! (also- if anyone has any info on scholarships/grants for intl. undergrad students??)

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ehhh [Jan. 8th, 2008|10:23 pm]
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[music |Radiohead]

Hi, I have a few questions, not sure if they have been answered, but here it goes.

I'm an American junior and I'm thinking of applying for the fall of 2009, going for the full four years (if i can scrimp and save). And I've looked around websites and I've come to the conclusion that AP exams are important, yes? What is the lowest mark allowed on AP exams? I've taken one with a 5, and I'm in the process of 3 more AP classes right now and will take 3 next year as well. I take SATS later this year and what would you feel to be the lowest score as well for this exam? SAT subject tests are also important?

I like many also have a cumulative 3.7 gpa as of now and it seems reasonable from what I have read. Is it decent?

And furthermore, are extracurriculars of no value to the TCD? No personal statement?

Is there a possibility of getting in?

Any other advice would be most appreciated and/or your thoughts on the school or city.
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(no subject) [Dec. 19th, 2007|05:42 pm]
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Hello! I am applying to attend TCD as an international student for next year. I'm wondering how competitive the program is. How hard is it to get into? I have decent grades (3.79 cumulative gpa) but i'm not sure what it takes to get in. Should i also apply to other programs just in case? I haven't even sent in my application yet and i'm already nervous. For the other international students here (especially those from the U.S) what were your experiences with the application process?

Any help or advice you can give me would be much appreciated.

[*edit*] i totally forgot to mention that i'm going to be studying abroad there for a year. I know there is a big difference between four year students earning their degree at trinity and study abroad students who are only there for a short amount of time.
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(no subject) [Oct. 24th, 2007|10:20 am]
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I'm going to be at TCD from January till June as a study abroad student. I'm just now learning that housing in Trinity Hall is for the full year only, and since Trinity officials haven't been much help with explaining any of it, I was wondering if anyone here might have some suggestions.

I've been looking into living at Griffith College, but I know next to nothing about the school, their housing, etc. Is it a worthwhile endeavor?

Thanks very much!
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Accomodation [Aug. 20th, 2007|10:41 pm]
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Dear all!
I’m an exchange student from Moscow State University (Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Religious Studies). I’m going to spend a trimester (Michaelmas Term) at the School of Religions and Theology. And there is an urgent problem I’m puzzled over: where is it possible to find the cheapest accomodation in Dublin? Actually my resources are quite modest. Is it possible to find somebody to share a room with? Should I, alternatively, look for a youth hostel?
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Dublin wide assassination tournament - two main €400 prizes. [May. 14th, 2007|07:35 pm]
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[mood |excitedexcited]

Hey folks, thought some of you might be interested in this.


It's a three week long water gun assassination tournament, roughly 150 players (max). At the outset each player is given a 'mark card' containing the details needed to track down their target along with a photo of their intended victim.

If a player manages to kill their mark by shooting them with a water pistol they inherit their victims card and go after the next target.

But remember, the entire time you're hunting your victim, someone out there is hunting you..

Entries must be in by 04/05, game starts around mid-June, more info and entry forms at the Assassination Dublin 2007 website above.
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Nothing relevant [Mar. 30th, 2007|07:24 pm]
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...Just starting to go batty waiting to hear whether or not I made it into the program I applied to. ...this waiting thing sucks.
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(no subject) [Jan. 5th, 2007|12:45 pm]
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I live in Finland and sent my application to cao last month, Trinity as my first choice (and second and third, come to that). Now i'm getting really worried, cause i still haven't got the initial acknowledgement card back! I didn't know where else to ask, so can you help me? What should i do? I already e-mailed cao, but i haven't got an answer yet.. I'm really worried that my dream of studying at trinity will not come true because of this.. Though i'm not nearly sure of getting in anyhow!
English isn't my native language, have you heard if people from outside the english-speaking world had difficulties studying in english? And do the teachers have weird accents? xD 'cause you can imagine understanding the irish accent can be tricky at times, if you've only studied english at school..
Is the trinity hall as nice as it looks? are the flats as freezing cold as i imagine them to be? that's almost my biggest fear about moving abroad, that i won't get used to houses colder than those we have here..
I guess this is all for now, but if at some point i do get the acknowledgement, i might be here more in the spring, with a lot more questions.
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Great Googly Moogly. [Sep. 22nd, 2006|01:11 am]
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I only seem to do things like this when I'm terrified and intimidated out of my head.

Hiya! Name's Marg. I skittered through a few posts but saw nothing (entirely) relevant to what I'm up to. I'm 23. American. Graduated from The College of Saint Benedict's in December of 2005 with a degree in English. And... looking at postgraduate programs.

My final semester of my undergrad was spent in London. And while the classes themselves were kind of throw-away easy-A courses... it was actually living in another country that proved the most challenging. And I know Grad school won't be a walk in the park. But I'm all about a challenge. So, why not find a postgraduate program...abroad. This is where you fine people and this fine university come into play.

It's a long, probably boring story as to how I'm even here... but to make it as short as possible... while exploring the Literature programs...I came across the program for M.Phil. in Popular Literature. I nerd out everytime I talk about it. So hell, I thought, why not apply?

What's going to help me, and what's going to hurt me?

I've never taken the GRE--do I need to?
My finishing accumulative GPA was around a 3.36 (or thereabouts).
I earned my degree in English (as I mentioned) with a minor in History.

The extra outside-of-university stuff includes working for various bookstores...for the last five years.
I've taken a year off between graduation (which technically says Spring of '06 though I finished in December of '05) and... wanting to go back

And... really... the biggest chunk here... there's pieces of the application that just confuse the holy hell out of me. I'll deal with those later. I'm not above sending an e-mail off to someone for help. ^_^; I just feel foolish presently, so I haven't. And besides, I'd like to have it all plotted out on what I still have questions on before I do anything of the sort.

I don't really feel compelled to ask if it's even possible for me to get in. I know there's been people from my college in the past who have. So that's not an impossibility. I'm just feeling rattled. Any help and/or support would be so very, very cool.
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