We Lived in Ambiguity!

After spending two whole weeks in Ireland and completing my first study abroad experience, I have learned many valuable lessons that I will be able to takeaway from this trip that apply to both my personal and professional life. Ireland’s natural beauty has far surpassed my expectations and I’m excited to come back and show…

Plus3 years

I’ve learned so much about Irish history, culture and It’s people on this trip despite it’s brevity. We see all the time how our own cities and towns have changed and progressed with the advancement of technology and Ireland isn’t far behind with this trend with their new multinational additions. If I were to come…

Irish imports

After spending over a week in Ireland I come to understand what the attraction to this country is. We’ve discussed ad naseum why multinationals are interested in Ireland but not so much when it comes to imports of people, tourists, and travelers. It is a popular tourism destination and despite it’s size it ranks highly…

Ireland Day 10

Yesterday was another busy day, Plus3 Ireland traveled to two companies FoodCloud and Enterprise Ireland to get information on the how non-profits and state agencies get on in Ireland. Both companies would multinational but on two very different scales. Both work if effort to to better ‘Ireland Inc’ with interesting initiatives that give back in…

Amazon Adventure

This week’s line up was nothing short of spectacular. To kick it off, we headed to the headquarters of the multifaceted tech giant, Amazon! Upon arrival, we were informed that absolutely no pictures were allowed and served with NDA’s by the very sweet ladies at the reception desk. Immediately I knew that Amazon meant business…

Moher Viewz

The Cliffs of Moher exceeded all of my expectations which may have been steeper than the walk up to the site. Our day started with a 3 hour voyage out of Dublin and into County Clare. It was impossible to become bored on our way there as the views out the window were so serene….

Ireland’s Incorporated Pride

Today Plus 3 Ireland ventured over to Bord Bia to discuss recruiting and the company’s mission with the company’s industry talent manager, Tom Tully. Board Bia is considered both a public and private firm and they work to ensure the food of the Irish food market is up to par in terms of quality. The…

Blog-a-day 5

On the fifth day in Ireland, we moseyed over to Griffith College after breakfast for a lecture from guest lecturer, Ellie Doyle, who advised us on how to market and articulate experiences on our resumes and into interviews. She emphasized how new age employers are prioritizing soft skills over competencies when recruiting for new staff…

A Bunch of Croke

Day Four Done! Today’s visit was to one of the largest venues in all of Europe, Croke Park. We learned about the in’s and out’s of the two national sports of Gaelic football and hurling. There’s a sort of innocence and deep sense of national pride that the Irish have when it comes to sports….

Plus3 and Whiskey

Another jam-packed day for Plus3 Ireland! Our day began with our routine breakfast at 8:30 this morning at our favorite spot-Chorus Cafe. We then took a walk through The Liberties to go to our first site visit at Pearse Lyon Whiskey Distillery. From there, we headed to a spot for lunch and coffee to meet…

Dublin’s Dubious Disposition

Today Plus3 Ireland took a historical tour in the heart of Dublin, and I realized how little I’ve learned and  know about Irish history. Despite our tour guide Sylvie’s extensive knowledge and lecture she conventiently glossed over an interesting and seemingly scandalous public notice. The notice (see the cover photo) hinted at a cover up…

DUBLIN DAY ONE

After a lengthy and tiresome journey through two airports and two time zones, we finally arrived in Dublin this morning at 9am. We began our day with a much needed lunch at the Chorus Cafe to rest and fuel up for our local neighborhood walking tour and orientation at Trinity College. We discussed the cultural…

Dublin Bound!

Hello! My name is Nyra Benjamin I’m currently a sophomore double majoring in Mandarin Chinese and Finance here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am so excited to return to Europe and complete my first of many study abroad experiences in Dublin, Ireland! As a child of two immigrants, I grew up listening to my…

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…