I’m Sorry this is Late

Ireland, it’s been real. Though I have not left yet, I am heartbroken every day¬†just thinking about it. I want to find every reason in the world to spend more time here this summer. I have never fallen in love with a place so quickly and so fully as I have during this trip. At…

Presenting… This Blog Post

It is a bittersweet day here in Ireland as many people departed for home. I am very happy to say I am spending tonight in Cork and enjoying some time here in Ireland with my family. However, I’m not sure anything can ever compare to the time I spent in Dublin with the Plus3 Transfer…

Irish This Wasn’t Over

It’s a sad day here in Dublin as our trip is coming to a close. This experience has been the absolute best time of my life. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to have been able to travel to this beautiful country and meet the smartest, funniest, and the most incredible group of people….

Peep the Sheep

Yesterday I got to spend another day traveling the countryside and visiting the Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny. As I have said before, these days in the country are my absolute favorite because you really get the sense that you are in another country. Ireland has such a strong, collective culture, and being in the country…

Enterprise: We’ll Pick You Up

Today was a crazy day full of busses, walking, and two different site visits. Our second visit of the day was Enterprise Ireland, which is NOT the same as Enterprise car rental companies (lol). In all seriousness though, Enterprise Ireland was a very interesting company. It seems very similar to Bord Bia in a sense…

Non-Disclosure Agreements

Hello, hello everyone! We are back and blogging again. Yesterday, we visited an Amazon office here in Ireland. To my surprise, the presentations were largely based on AWS (Amazon Web Services). I was definitely looking forward to hearing more about Amazon Prime, Alexa, and other services like their music and videos. We did get to…

Loving Ireland More and Moher

Why hello there! Here in Ireland, today was the most amazing experience of my life. We traveled on a bus through beautiful countryside on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. Having seen several photos, I knew they were going to be so pretty and breathtaking to see. After getting there, though, I realized this…

Ireland Inc(redible)

Back at the site visits here in Ireland today! We went to Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) today, and it was very different than what I was expecting. We talked about what it could be like compared to companies in the US, and what I came to expect was that it was like the FDA….

The Best Balconies are at StayCity

During day 5, we had a speaker from Talent Hub come in to talk to us about resumes and how to better prepare ourselves for internships and jobs. She gave a lot of information about the importance of making personal connections and being a person people want to hire. She showed a video of a…

Gaelic Football’s Newest Champ

Best day in Dublin so far! We took a trip to Croke Park, Ireland’s National Stadium. Our tour was so informative and fun, and the tour guide was kind, funny, and a joy to be around. I never knew how much Irish sports played a role in how the Irish redeveloped and restored their culture….

Whiskey for Breakfast

Hello hello!! Day three here in Ireland was another beautiful and active day. We got to do three incredibly¬†informative visits at Pearse Lyons, The Docklands tour with Darren, and lastly a visit with Google! I really enjoyed the Docklands tour. It is crazy to me that Dublin has had so much development in just a…

Beautiful Walking Tour and History Reflection

Today in Dublin, we took a wonderful walking tour all around the city and got to learn so much about Irish history from our tour guide, Dr. Sylvia Kleinman. She was not shy about sharing different events and aspects of Irish history that made her feel very uncomfortable and even a bit ashamed of the…

Day 1: Exhaustion

Day 1 was hard to get through! I have been so tired since we arrived. However, getting to meet some of the locals tonight made me super excited for these next two weeks! The people we got to meet tonight were some of the most polite people I have ever met. I was not expecting…

Dia Dhuit Ireland!

Hello everyone! I am Madison Blackwell, and I am currently finishing my junior year at the University of Pittsburgh. In the College of Business Administration, I am majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management and considering a third major in Business Information Systems. Also, within my sorority, Delta Delta Delta, I hold the position of…

Meet Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018!

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 during the trip. The main academic portion of the Plus3 Transfer program features visits to…