Hi! In case you haven’t heard: I moved to Ireland! At the beginning of September I moved to Dublin because I am doing a one year master’s program in Disability Studies which lasts through next summer.
I have always wanted to study abroad and was supposed to while in college, but my plans got cancelled (twice) due to the pandemic. Third time’s the charm!!! I have been having such a fun time so far, even though it was overwhelming at first learning to navigate a new country in a wheelchair.
My classes are really interesting- this term I’m taking classes on disability policy, comparing healthcare systems across the world, and another class on various topics related to disability (including universal design, which has been my favorite lecture so far)!! (Sitting Pretty & Being Heumann are not on my reading list for my classes, but it absolutely would be if I was designing the course). Last week in my class I immediately raised my hand when the lecturer asked if anyone knew who Judy Heumann was and I got to tell my classmates all about her
I’m excited for the rest of this year and know it will be one I look back on fondly!! I am excited to travel around Europe while I am here!! (Let me know your favorite spots!)
Make sure you’re following me on Instagram @rosieroaming for the most frequent updates, although I plan on posting on here as well!