Irish It Wasn’t Over!

Well, here we are. It’s our last night in Dublin, and between trying to pack and get everything together for our early departure tomorrow, I’m reflecting on these past two weeks and everything that I have learned. Even though it didn’t start off the way we thought, the experiences I’ve had on this trip are…

Investing in Ireland?

I can’t believe that our time in Dublin is coming to an end! These past two weeks have flown by, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that this trip has given me. Yesterday, after our final group presentations on the various organizations we’ve visited on this trip, Raymond Bowe from IDA Ireland…

All in a Workday

We had another busy morning! Today we went to the Workday European headquarters. After a brief presentation on what Workday does and what the company is like, a panel of three employees (who all happen to be Griffith College alumni) came to chat with us about their college experiences and how they got involved with…

Exploring the Docklands

Hey hey! Today we took a tour of the Docklands- the old docks that are now the technological and financial hub of Dublin. Facebook, LinkedIn, PWC, Citi… these are just a few of the global companies who have their European headquarters in Dublin. Google also has an HQ there, and we were fortunate enough to…

Howth Did We Get Here?

On our off day, we took a trip to the quaint little harbor town of Howth. Talk about blue skies, chilly winds, and good seafood! After strolling around the outdoor market for a bit, we made our way to Crabby Jo’s restaurant (try their delicious prawn tacos!) and explored the docks. It was the perfect…

Moher Updates

Yesterday was my favorite day so far! We spent the morning on a bus driving through the lush green countryside. I loved getting out of the city and experiencing new parts of the country. It was really cool to be driving down the highway and see an old castle or medieval ruins on the side…

Another Day, Another Blog

Hello hello! Today was busy. We started out with breakfast at the Chorus Cafe and from there walked to Griffith College for the first time. The weather was stunning– warm, bright, and sunny (a major change from the dreary, rainy days we’ve experienced so far). I really enjoyed walking through the Dublin neighborhoods on our…

Rain, Rain, Go Away… First Impressions of Dublin

We’ve been in Dublin for about two days now, and let me tell you, it does not disappoint! From the cobblestone streets to quaint, quiet neighborhoods to the overcast weather, this city is slowly carving out a special place in my heart. My first impressions of the city… well, the weather is all over the…

We made it!

Well, I finally made it to Dublin! After another two hour delay and an eight hour flight, we landed in Dublin and wasted no time getting right to work. After stopping at our apartments for an hour to put our stuff away and freshen up after such a long flight, we headed to Chorus Cafe…

Breaking Out of Charlotte

Our little detour here in Charlotte has presented us with a lot of team building opportunities, one of which was an escape room. Yesterday we went to Breakout in order to get to know each other a bit more and practice our teamwork skills. My team consisted of Lacey, Chad, Carlye and Torrey, in addition…

Making a Pitt-stop in Charlotte

If everything had gone according to plan, I’d be on a walking tour of Dublin right now, seeing historic castles and churches and taking in the emerald landscape. Instead, I am sitting in a Starbucks in Charlotte, NC, drinking coffee and reflecting on the hot mess that’s been the past two days. A bit of…

I’m Ready for You, Ireland!

Hello there! My name is Madeleine McElligott, but feel free to call me Maddie. I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Marketing with a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I’m so excited to spend two weeks in Ireland and share my experience with you through these blogs. Let’s kick off my…

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…