Hello my friends. My name is Connor McLaughlin. I am pursuing a study abroad program for a variety of reasons including gaining a global perspective, to learn about new industries, to see new things and to have fun. The plus3 program is a great opportunity because I can go abroad while still completing an internship this summer. My course load is packed so it’s tough for me to do whole semester abroad. I want to use this opportunity to learn about the innovative tech industry and understand how those businesses operate. I want to learn new things, see new things, and explore the city of Dublin. Also Ireland is a relatively safe place to go abroad. Looking forward to a great trip!