The English don’t get Halloween. While it’s the second spendiest holiday in America after Christmas — in 2014 Americans spent six billion dollars on pumpkin spiced latte and plastic spiders — in England it is still regarded with suspicion.
Ireland welcomes foreign students who want to study English. The student visa gives us permission to work for 20 hours per week and we must have €3,000 in our bank account and have health insurance. Dublin is a great city. But as soon as I got here the dream was less than perfect.