Mental health is a subject that is highly taboo in America. There is little to no discussion on the topic which creates a culturally accepted climate of ignorance surrounding the issue. This post is a means of showing the impact mental illness had on my time studying abroad.
San Diego has many qualities for which it is renowned globally. The weather is perfect year round, though the resulting drought is less than enjoyable. Our beaches are wide and welcoming. The range of indoor and outdoor activities is enticing for all age groups. The laid-back attitude of the natives makes visitors feel at home.
After a grueling 15 hours of flights as well as a four-hour layover, nothing sounds more appealing than settling in for a long night of sleep at your accommodations. While studying abroad, the five star hotel experience is not exactly guaranteed; however, you’ll take next to anything at that point. This is exactly how my classmates and I felt as we slumped off the bus outside of our hostel when we arrived in Dublin.