Day 7: No Moher Parties In Dublin (Feat. Kanye West)

What an unbelievable day! Today was our first of two group excursions, where we went to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Despite waking up extremely early and having to drive 3 hours across the country, literally, the view we got today was once in a lifetime. We got blessed with amazing weather of sun and…

Day 6: Food for Thought

We had another busy day in Dublin filled with class and site visits. We started the day at Griffith College where we learned more about Bord Bia and the people we would be meeting on the site visit. After a quick lunch, we made our way down to Bord Bia. After getting caught in a…

Day 5: So I can’t talk about my parents?

After a very long night (emphasis on the long), we had a learning day. We spent the whole day at Griffith College learning about TalentHub which aims to connect the best people with the best positions in Dublin. We met with Ellie Doyle, who is the founder of TalentHub and she discussed the her tips…

Day 4: Wait a minute, who are you?

It’s been another crazy day in Ireland. After waking up bright and early, I slept-walked my way over to breakfast and was forced to not eat an omelette for breakfast (First world problems, I know). After eating breakfast (another side not: ate white pudding, it’s very underwhelming), we made our way¬† to Croke Park, the…

Day 3: Remembering the Googliness

Well today was long and I’m not sure if I can walk because my feet hurt so much but it was quite an exciting day. We started the day off bright and early only a few hours after I had just wasted my night watching the Penguins lose… (still not ready to talk about it)….

Day 2: Cultural Controversy

On our historical tour of Ireland today, our tour guide Sylvie discussed many events throughout Ireland’s history. She related history through buildings and other architecture but she also mentioned that there were moments throughout Ireland’s history that she was embarrassed to talk about. Today as I look into and reflect on the United States’ history…

Day 1: Ireland

My first day of Ireland has been full of jetlag and excitement at the same time. After only sleeping 2 hours, we got right on the road. One of the first things I noticed was how open they are about their political views. When driving into Dublin there were many signs voicing their support for…

Off to Dublin!

Hey everyone! My name is Connor Valenta and I am a Sophomore Finance major in the College of Business Administration. A few things about me. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and have always thought of Pitt as my second home, having gone to Pitt football and basketball games since I was 5 years…

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…