Seven strangers chose to live in a house together and go to school together…sounds a little like the MTV Reality TV show, The Real World, doesn’t it? Well, welcome to the beginning of my adventure at the living in Dublin and pursuing my MBA at the Smurfit Business School at the University College of Dublin.
When the opportunity arose for international MBA students to live in a previously-run Bed in Breakfast 5 minutes from the Smurfit School, I thought no-way is that going to be me. Not only would I be in school with these people and studying with them non-stop, but I would choose to live with them…no thanks. Then the risk-loving, opportunity-seeking side of me took over and thought, when else would I have the opportunity to go to school in a foreign country and live with people from all over the world? So, I said ok – sign me up.
The Blackrock Lodge is the name of the B&B and it’s quite a cute house. There is plenty of room to study, eat, relax, and escape if need be. I haven’t moved in yet, but once I do, I’ll post some pictures. Here is one of the exterior of the house.
Who knows what will happen when we all actually move in, start the program, and try to all get along, but I think it’s going to be wonderful and something that will just continue to enhance my life experiences.