Slán Ireland – A Successful 4th Study Abroad Program!

14 days went by so fast! Two weeks ago, I was in the airport waiting for the airplane to Ireland and now I am waiting for the airplane to go home. Yes, it was indeed a wonderful experience, both in an academic/professional and personal point of view. I am glad I had the opportunity to…

Presenting about an Irish company in Ireland!

Yesterday was our last class at Griffith College as well as my group presentation about Bord Bia Irish Food Board. The presentation was based on our site visit and what we learned from the lectures and tour given by the employees. We did some research about Bord Bia to include an overview of the company…

Dublin in 3 years!

Today we had our last guest speaker. I can’t believe that we officially finalized all of our company visits and lectures. The presentation was about IDA Ireland, a semi-state government body with non-commercial functions. It has been working since 1970 to attract foreign investment into Ireland from all over the world. IDA only works with…

Visit to a non-profit and state agency: FoodCloud and Enterprise Ireland

Yesterday we had our last two site visits of the program, and they were both very different companies with different goals and industries. I liked that we went to a non-profit and public organization on the same day because I was able to compare both companies regarding their structure, size and services provided to customers….

It’s Always Day 1 in Amazon

On Monday, we had a site visit in one of the leading companies on technology: Amazon. It was one of my favorite site visits because I learned so much about Amazon that I didn’t know before. Also, I felt that the employees and company were very welcoming after opening their office two months ago. I…

Adventure at Cliffs of Moher!

If you ever want to spend a peaceful time, I highly recommend visiting the Cliffs of Moher. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in my life. The weather was a key factor because the clear skies and sun created a magical place that not many visitors have seen in their previous…

Adapting into Ireland’s Environment by Using my Strengths

What a beautiful day! We have been really blessed with the warm weather and no rain since we arrived last Sunday. It was a perfect day to walk around the city and observe the people, buildings and lifestyle here in Dublin. In class, we talked about cross-culture communication and how it differs between the US…

Irish National Identity from a tourist’s point of view

It’s been four days since we arrived in Dublin, and it’s starting to get colder and rainy. Irish people like to talk about the weather, so I am starting to do the same in my blogs! Today’s site visit was a wonderful experience. We went to visit the largest stadium in Europe, Croke Park. The…

Irish Company and US Multinational in Ireland

We had our first two site visits today! It didn’t rain which was very helpful for our walking tour around the tech hub of Dublin. I really enjoyed our walking tour because we learned about the educational system, technology, urbanization and innovation in Dublin from the last fifty years. The tour guide showed us pictures…

Orientation at Griffith College Dublin

After a long day of travelling, we finally arrived in Dublin! The weather was so much better than expected, with a clear sky and beautiful sunshine. Even the program coordinator and resident director kept saying that this was the first warm weekend in spring season. Over lunch, I learned something new from Irish culture. In…

Céad míle fáilte in Dublin!

Hi everyone! My name is Angie Natalia Sandoval Casas and welcome to my 4th Pitt abroad experience in Dublin, Ireland! I am a rising senior majoring in Accounting, with a double minor in Korean and Economics and a double certificate in Business Analytics and International Business from the College of Business Administration. I am from…

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…