I thought the most interesting site visit we went on was the one to the Guiness Enterprise Center, an office building and organization that works on empowering startups. Touring the building and meeting start-up founders was fascinating, specifically the animation company that is producing a children’s show in Irish. My professional takeaway is a newfound interest in startups and founding my own business one day.
I really enjoyed exploring Dublin and other areas around Ireland. Our set schedule really only dealt with our academic events, so for meals and free time we were all on our own. We found many new restaurants that we liked and explored different cuisines, and we even went hiking in Glendalough National Park. My personal development from this experience is a want to be more spontaneous when traveling and to explore even more countries around Europe and the world.