Cat Gloria is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Journalism major at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.
In this week's post, Cat discusses why being afraid of terrorism shouldn't stop you from studying abroad.
Studying abroad can seem scary enough, why let terrorism add to the fear?
Terrorism is nothing new. The history of terrorism dates all the way back to 1 AD with a group in Judea who assassinated anyone in collaboration with Roman rule and it has been present ever since. The main tactic of terrorism is in the word itself: to spread terror. Some say it has succeeded in doing so, but as a study abroad student it’s important to disprove that notion.
Modern terrorist acts can happen at any time and in any city, that’s the reality of it. People have no way of knowing when it’s going to happen so there’s two courses of action that we can take; to either live in our bedrooms, or explore and try not to think of the threat.