Final Takeaway

I’ve said it a million times now, but I’ll say it again, Ireland was amazing! I can’t Believe we lucked out with such great weather and barely any rain. Every day was a new adventure filled with lots of laughs and good company. Not to mention the food was great and there was so much…

Presentations

Presentations are a part of life which, unfortunately, we cannot avoid. This is especially true in Pitt Business, because as everyone knows, the professors love to force you to do group projects which usually results in some sort of presentation. Group projects/presentations aren’t completely terrible if you have a good group who is willing to…

Future Ireland

As this amazing trip wraps up, I am already thinking about the next chance I will have to return— possibly bringing my family with me. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the country and learning about Ireland’s deep-rooted history. Dublin has rapidly changed in recent years, and will continue to evolve as more years pass and people…

Dublin is Awesome but Expensive

As we have found on this trip, Ireland is extremely successful at bringing people into its country. Whether it is for tourism, visiting family, or business, the stay is just as enjoyable. The people, food, and scenery are like nothing I have experienced in all of my travels. On any corner, I can find someone…

Food Cloud/Enterprise Ireland

Yesterday we visited Enterprise Ireland and Food Cloud, which reminded me a lot about our visit to Bord Bia. All three companies had some relation to the food and agriculture industry, and sometimes complimented one another. Personally, I found Food Cloud just as fascinating as Bord Bia, however I only truly enjoyed one presenter from…

Amazon

When we first walked into Amazon, I saw a striking resemblance to the setup of Google. Lots of comfy chairs, colors, and a relaxed atmosphere. I got nervous that this visit was going to be as casual as Google, and they would ask us if we have any questions in the first 30 seconds. Thankfully,…

Saturday: The Cliffs

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. At first glance, the immensity of it all took my breath away. This is the Ireland that I had envisioned prior to this trip. I pictured rolling hills, sheep, small cottages, and narrow, winding roads. I have loved Dublin so…

Friday Blog Post

It is hard to believe we’ve been here a week already, which means our trip is halfway over with! In one week I think I have developed a broad understanding of the culture, people, and landscape of Ireland. I have had the opportunity to talk to many different locals and gain insight on what it’s…

Blog 4: National Identity

Today we did our third site visit to Croke Park– which was my favorite one so far! The people were very enthusiastic about teaching us about the cultural significance of sports in Ireland. In the last few days Irish national identity has been a common theme we have mentioned quite a few times. I have…

Blog 3: What A Day!

Todays schedule was packed with insightful and educational experiences. We started the day at the Pearse Lyons distillery and learned about Dr. Lyons interesting heritage, then continued with visiting Google, one of the trendiest office spaces I have ever seen. The ideas and goals of the two companies were completely different and it was fascinating…

Blog 2

Today we learned a lot from our tour guide, Sylvie, especially about 18th Century history! Overall, it was great to see more of Ireland and talking about some of the uncomfortable issues Ireland has faced. One thing I find particularly embarrassing in U.S. history is the Christopher Columbus controversy. As you all know, Columbus most…

Blog 1: First Impressions

Ireland is great so far! The people, food, and city are wonderful, and I look forward to exploring (and blogging) for the next 13 days. Something that has surprised me is how many pro/anti abortion posters are hanging up around the city. It will be interesting to see how older and younger generations feel about…

Introduction

Hi Everyone! My name is Leila Sosic, and I am from Bradford, PA. I am a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management, BIS, and HR in the College of Business Administration at Pitt. I come from a family who loves Pitt– my mom is the director of study abroad at Pitt-Bradford, and both of my…