Author Archives: Aidan Quinlan

On travel

This weekend we had a 4 day weekend in celebration of a Hungarian National holiday. I stayed here in Budapest to see the festivities and study for midterms. I was the only one who did that. Everyone else in the group of people I talk to regularly went travelling abroad.   What I wanted to … Continue reading »

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On Resentment

This is a subject near and dear to my heart that I’ve known this whole time I should make a blog post about. Now I’m in a very specific situation, I know that, but I want to let any other people who might fall into this situation know that they’re not alone. I’m getting through … Continue reading »

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Apparently America Didn’t Invent Hate???

I was very lucky to have come to Hungary this fall. Elections are next spring, so I get to watch the build up to the politics, but I don’t actually have to be here for the worst of it. My culture classes are talking a good bit about it and I feel like it’s important … Continue reading »

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Celebrating Japanese Media in Hungary: MonoCon

I wanted to make this post because I think it’s important to note that not every part of your life abroad has to revolve around being abroad. You can still have all your same hobbies and do the same things, but with some awesome new people. I’ve found myself a group of people I play … Continue reading »

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Apartment Life!

Between school and trying to carve out a social group and the GRE (which I did really well on despite getting lost and then told to leave the testing center, so yay!), I haven’t really known what I should blog about. There’s so much going on and at the same time, not a lot. My … Continue reading »

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Post Soviet Politics

So I’m taking a class on Hungarian Culture this semester and today we had our lecture on the various ethnic groups in Hungary and how everyone got here. Sweet lord, I’m convinced an American Culture class would be a joke at this point. One student made a comment about how identity politics work in the … Continue reading »

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Some background info

I’ve already been here almost a month since I took an intensive language course before school started. Let me tell you, if you’re studying abroad not for language or in a place that speaks English, do this. It was 2 weeks, $350, and is the only reason I can buy groceries like an adult here. … Continue reading »

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Welcome!

Szia! My name’s Aidan, I’m a senior math major. I’m studying in Budapest because it gives me so many opportunities in math and in general that I wouldn’t have anywhere else. I’ve already started learning and meeting people. Definitely looking forward to this semester.

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