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…

Presentations: A Necessary Evil

Though I have made improvements over the course of my college career, public speaking and giving presentations has always been extremely difficult for me. I am a naturally reserved person, so when I have to speak in front of a group of people I always get very nervous, even if I am comfortable around the…

I’m Sorry this is Late

Ireland, it’s been real. Though I have not left yet, I am heartbroken every day just thinking about it. I want to find every reason in the world to spend more time here this summer. I have never fallen in love with a place so quickly and so fully as I have during this trip. At…

I love Ireland, and Ireland loves me

This is a bittersweet blog post, and the last one that I will be making about the Plus 3 Ireland program.  It all went so fast but boy, what an incredible experience.  I have grown so much as a person and a professional in such a short time.  If I could do it again, I’m…

Onward and Upward (14)

As predicted, our two weeks in Dublin flew by, and I am sad to be writing what will be the final addition to the blog. Thanks to my loyal readers, including Bradley Miner, Liz Adams, and my mom. I think keeping this blog was a valuable way to document the experience instead of just taking…

That’s a Wrap

After spending two weeks in Ireland, there are many valuable lessons and takeaways that I gained from the trip, both personally and professionally. Ireland was different than I expected it to be in some aspects, but in others it far surpassed my expectations. Most notably, the country’s commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness really stood…

Lá Déag: Day Fourteen – It’s not Goodbye, It’s see you later

Pitt Study Abroad Plus3 Transfer program was an amazing experience professionally and personally. Professionally I was able to become a more confident businesswoman. Being able to tour the companies helped me gain insight into international companies and how to engage in their different work styles. Learning about Ireland’s impact globally was new to me and…

Final Reflection

Its been two days since I returned from Ireland. I had a fantastic time meeting new people, making new friends and experiencing a new country. I always knew I wanted to study abroad but my experience completely exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed many things from the trip including experiencing how business is done in Ireland….

Recap – 2 Weeks on Plus 3 Ireland

Being away from home can be funny at times. On one hand, it feels like months ago that I was dragging my bags up 2 flights of stairs into my apartment in Dublin. On the other hand, I can’t believe that two weeks have gone by. Today is my last day of solo traveling since…

The Art of Presenting

I have had two internships, along with this study abroad program, and in all three of these, I have had to give a presentation of some kind to my colleagues and bosses/supervisors.  Being able to get up in front of a crowd and present is not only an opportunity to show what you know, but…

How much is a ticket back to Ireland?

Well, here it is my last blog post from Plus3 Ireland. To say that the last two weeks flew by would be a drastic understatement. I am beyond grateful to have had to opportunity to come on this trip and have the experiences and meet the people that I did. Everything from Pearse Lyons Distillery…

All Good Things Must Come to an End

The 2 weeks that we spent in Ireland felt extremely short, but were absolutely packed with information, lessons, and experiences. My one biggest takeaway from the trip was, “I’m not quite as smart as I think I am.” Now, all though this may seem self-deprecating, it is actually quite a positive. For starters, there are…

Irish I was still in Dublin

Reflecting back on these past two weeks, I just can’t believe how fast it all went.  We visited large tech companies like Google and Amazon and we also compared their business strategies to small local companies such as Pearse Lyons Distillery.  We had the opportunity to go on some astonishing day excursions like the Cliffs…

Peace out Ireland

This trip was way better than I could have hoped for.  I never could have imaged the wealth of knowledge I could have gained from this trip.  Culturally I learned so much about the Irish people and their businesses.  I learned how much about how they care about relationships and really getting to know a…

Irish I never got on the plane to leave

Hello everyone, this is my last post for the trip. I can honestly say I have never been so sad about leaving a place. There are not enough words to describe how much fun I had on this trip learning new things everyday and continuously meeting new people. I was able to learn the similarities…

Goodbye Blog

Wow where do I even start. I feel like it is a cliche for people to say that study abroad changed their life, but for me it really did.  There were so many aspects I was able to pull from and grow from on this trip.  I most definitely grew as both a person and…

Would It Have Kilt You To Come With Me to Scotland?

Our two weeks in Ireland are over, and the majority of the group left for the States. I am staying and continuing my overseas education by exploring Edinburgh, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Yesterday, I got a firsthand look at Aer Lingus’ customer service branch and the stress of working in the operations sector of an…

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…