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Studying Abroad next semester: London or Dublin? Help!

Ok so I'm in university now. And next year I am considering going abroad to Europe to study for a semester. I have narrowed it down to two countries: England and Ireland (the accents make me weak). Of course I'll be opting to study at their respective capitals. I would love to experience Londo and because it is such a big city it would have more ethnic minorities (which is what I am) and would therefore make for a more comfortable living for me. It would just be strange being the fifth non-white person in a city, wouldn't you think? That's kinda my prob with Ireland. A few of my friends who are Irish and have been to Dublin say that it is pretty homogenous in that there aren't that many non-white peoples. I don't have a problem with that per se but I'm just not familiar with the cultural and social perspective of the Irish regarding foreigners. And btw, I saw the movie Cowboys and Angels which is set in Ireland and there are A LOT OF HOT IRISH MEN!!! Some of 'em better be gay because I plan on having a lot sex while I'm away. Anyway, if anyone here is Irish or can shed some light on what happens in good ol' Dublin reply and help me out.

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if you go to Dublin or London it is quite easy to visit both of the cities there are alot of cheap flights. London is definetely bigger and more cosmopolitian but I must say.... I have visited Dublin a couple of times and the men are but my fathers parents are Irish so I sort of feel at home there.
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shap Dublin is pretty cosmopolitian these days althou not as much so as London. The universities have def got alot more foreign students so u def won't be alone, and Irish people r def sexier than english guys have u seen me

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there are a lot of foreign ppl studying in Dublin and its a great city to party! come to Dublin!

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I love the IRISH!!!! They are like my new favorite obssession!!!!

righteous, i have not seen you so you will have to PM me a picture!!!

Maybe you guys can talk more about it? If y'all don't mind. Like what are some of the things to do? How's the shopping? Things of that sort!
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come to london

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i say London!
and you can change to Dublin any time i supppose, or jus visit Dublin as a trip

i'd like to study aboard sometime in the future also... jus an excuse to go to Europe

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any reasons why london is particularly better than dublin?
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any reasons why london is particularly better than dublin?
More exciting, more multicultural and more things to do. Plus I prefer the architecture. But Dublin is okay.

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All I have heard about london is that its really boring. i have heard much better things about dublin.




















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I'm an American and studied in London er about 1 1/2 yrs ago.. I felt it was a good place, liked the pace, liked the people most of the time, it was great seeing all the beautiful architecture just going to a store or to class etc (all of which we lack at home) - loved the atmosphere..

and just as a side note - i had no problems being with my g/f (in public that is) besides one little humerous comment - so didnt get the looks or stares that id get at home either..

..but what can i say - i never been to Ireland.. but from what my classmates told me it was a bit boring and limited.. but who knows - im sure you'll have great fun whichever you choose

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Its November, if you were studying abroad next semester, wouldn't you already have your plans set in stone by now???

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My completely biased opinion..... London.
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Dublin is definetly more friendlier than London like alot of big cities London can be a bit unfriendly at times but for a gay man there is a huge gay scene and alot of good bars and clubs but even though the scene in Dublin is smaller I found it to be very friendly and it is quite easy to strike up a conversation with people.

Also wouldn't worry you won't be the only ethnic minority person in Dublin.
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