Leaving Dublin for the last time was a bittersweet moment.
As I prepared to board the first of four planes that would eventually get me home to Australia, I felt a pang of sadness that surprised me. Looking at Dublin Airport fade away from my window seat, I was reminded of the first time I arrived here for my exchange at Trinity College Dublin, nine months ago, and what a different person I was then.
Exchange has definitely changed me for the better. In nine months, I experienced some of the best times of my life, but with the highs also came the lows. Here I want to share with you the challenges that come with living abroad, and what I learnt in my time away.