Goodbye Ireland :(

Sadly, I am not in Ireland anymore. Looking back, I want to tell you what I will remember from this trip in 5 years. Obviously, I have so many pictures that I can look back on, but pictures won’t do those memories justice. There are beautiful places we have visited that can only be seen…

Should I Invest in Ireland?

Sadly, today is our last day. Being able to explore Dublin has been amazing and I am so lucky to have had the chance to study abroad here! Yesterday, we got to hear from Raymond Bowe, a longtime employee of IDA Ireland. He has worked there for 30 years so he was able to give…

Everything Happens for a Reason!

Yesterday we toured the Google European headquarters and today we visited Workday! They are both technology companies and the tours were both really fascinating. Imposter syndrome is synonymous to self-doubt in the business world. It is feeling like you’re not good enough for a certain job, or something else that you achieved but felt that…

Discovery of the Docklands

This afternoon we met with Dr. Darren Kelley; he took us on a tour of the Docklands in Dublin. He gave us a background about his life in Dublin and how things have changed substantially over time. Something interesting that he said was, “when America sneezes, Ireland gets the flu,” indicating that anything America does…

Little Village of Howth

Today we took a trip to Howth, Ireland. Howth is an Irish village east of Dublin. When we got there, we stopped at a little market to shop and then got lunch at a really delicious seafood restaurant. After lunch, we walked to the pier and saw some amazing sites! It was such a beautiful…

Moher Adventures in Ireland

Yesterday was a really amazing day. We explored the Cliffs of Moher and the city of Galway. I have seen the Cliffs of Moher on people’s social media and have always wondered what it looked like in real life. It is beautiful. Now I understand why people always post about it! Obviously, we are tourists…

“Eaton” up All the Knowledge!

Today we explored Griffith College and had our first class in Ireland! After class, we went to Eaton for a site visit. I did not know much about Eaton when going into the site visit, but I got to know a lot about it from the speakers. This site visit was unlike any of the…

Irish It Would Stop Raining!

Hello! Today was our first full day in Ireland and we had a really packed day, first going to Food Cloud for a site visit and then going to Croke Park for a tour around the stadium. Both were really awesome experiences that I enjoyed! Arriving only yesterday, we obviously have not been able to see…

First Day in Dublin (finally!)

We finally made it to Ireland! We landed around nine in the morning and then went right to our apartments. Although it was raining and cold, and I only got roughly two hours of sleep, that was not stopping us from enjoying our first day in Dublin after losing three days from the cancelled flight….

Trying to “Breakout” of Charlotte

Last night we took a trip to Breakout; it was my first time doing an escape room. Our theme was “mystery mansion” and we had to work together to uncover the mansion’s secrets in only an hour. My group consisted of Maddie, Carlye, Chad, Torrey, and I. It was a really awesome team building activity…

Study “Abroad”

Hello again! Unfortunately, I am not writing from Dublin but from Charlotte. Our flight got cancelled and we are here until tomorrow. At first, we were all bummed and were trying to be as positive as we could be knowing that we would not be in Dublin for a few days. We were thrown into…

The Dublin Experience

Hi everyone! My name is Lacey Stalter and I am a sophomore in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Accounting and Human Resources Management with a minor in Economics. I am not sure which subject I will pursue after college, but I am leaning towards Accounting. I chose…

Meet Plus3 Ireland 2019!

Welcome to the Ireland Plus3 Transfer Study Abroad Program! During their two week program in Dublin, Ireland, students will explore globalization through the technology and innovation industries. Plus3 Transfer participants will have the chance to be immersed in Irish culture through the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…