I Dreamt an Irish Dream

Well, I’ve been home for a little less than 24 hours from my journey through Ireland. My initial feelings last night, when I finally made it back to Pittsburgh, were simply “at least we made it”. The journey home went about as smoothly as our journey to Ireland, full of delays. American Airlines is not…

IDA notes

Yesterday we attended a meeting with Mr. Bowe a representative of IDA Ireland a semi-state organization responsible for attracting and assisting Direct Foreign Investment. These are my key takeaways Corporate tax rate of 12.5% The impact of Brexit is yet to be determinable but could potentially have sort term adverse effects on the Irish economy….

Hidden in Plain Sight

im·pos·tor syn·drome NOUN imposter syndrome (noun) the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills. “people suffering from impostor syndrome may be at increased risk of anxiety” Over the last two days I’ve heard this term used by three different…

The Doctor Is In

Yesterday was another busy day filled with sunshine, site visits, and “steps”. We took a walking tour of The Docklands along the River Liffey, which is like night and day to the rest of the city. As the financial and technological center in Dublin everything is ultra modern, shiny, and brand spanking new, with the…

Walkabout Part 2

Today is in the books and I am wiped out. After I posted this morning we headed down to Hawrth to explore the village around the bay. It was another lovely little town, albeit a little touristy. We were scheduled to stay in the area for about 2 hours and then to head back to…

Gimme Moher, Moher, Moher

Between yesterday and today we have gotten to put on our tourist hats, opposed to our business suits. I know nobody wants “to look like a tourist”, but when you are in a new country sometimes you just need to do some touristy attractions. The bulk of yesterday was shaped around a bus trip to…

Class, Eating, Eaton, and Getting Lost in Dublin

First, and most importantly, the sun came out yesterday! Another busy day in Ireland, first, we headed off to a lovely little café that’s been handling our breakfast needs while we’ve been here. Next it was off to visit our hosts at Griffith College, a small university by U.S. Standards about 3000 students. It was…

From Dublin, With Love

We’ve been in Dublin for about 36 hours now so, first impressions of Ireland? Honestly, it reminds me of Pittsburgh. More or less. Today I’m just going to run through some of my general observation over the last day and a half. First, weather; It’s cold and rainy, just like Pittsburgh. Except, turn it up…

Enterprise Ireland: Jet Lag and Jargon.

The travel gods have smiled upon us and we finally arrived in Dublin! After a mostly sleepless overnight flight, a trip though customs, and an hour long bus trip in to the city, we finally were able to check in to our home for the next 10ish days. Needless to say we were all wiped…

The Charlotte Experience: Do Not Disturb!

Initially, I was going to title my post something along the lines of “Breaking out of Charlotte”, but truth be told; I’m not sure that I want to! Though being stranded in North Carolina certainly wasn’t on top of my “goals list” for this trip, it has surprised me just how quickly this city has…

The Charlotte Experience: A Tale of Two Companies

Friday, May 6th the plus3 Ireland crew gathered for dinner as we prepared for our departure for Dublin. As we reviewed the itinerary for the next two weeks Liz Adams, our Advisor/Chaperone/Instructor/Mom for the next few weeks, warned us to keep flexible because of the inevitability of something not going to plan and having to…

Dreams to Reality, A Journey to Ireland

Dia Dhaoibh! My name is Keith Lundberg, I’m a Non-traditional Student at Pitt Business, currently pursuing an Accounting Degree and a Certificate in Business Analytics. When I graduate in December 2020, I plan to sit for the CPA exams and enter the realm of Public Accounting, with dreams of eventually practicing on an international level….

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…