Cheers, Dublin

Just before I left for this international internship program, I couldn’t picture how I would be feeling by the end of the program. I truly had no idea what to anticipate. When you are entering a new environment (be it a new country or a new workplace) and you have no idea what your setting…

Opening Up at the Close

One of the things that doesn’t get old about studying abroad is the recurring realizations that I am in a different country experiencing things that I’ve never before experienced. I think this is a common occurrence with the other students on this internship program with me; there will be moments in the middle of exploring…

Road to Galway

Greeting from Heuston Station! I am currently writing this blog post while waiting to catch a train from Dublin to Galway. It’s so weird to think that I’ve officially reached the last section of my internship and time abroad. I’ve now shifted into the mindset of thinking about “lasts” – what are the last things…

Running Up That Hill (Dublin Edition)

One thing I’ve been realizing as I approach the last few weeks of this internship program is that there is still so much I haven’t done, seen, and experienced here in Ireland. This isn’t to say that I haven’t been doing enough; what I’ve realized is that even if I lived here in Dublin for…

Learning what I didn’t know I didn’t know

Now that I’ve officially been in Dublin for a full month, I really feel like I can look back at the beginning of the program and see how much I’ve developed, in both a professional and a personal sense. Over the past couple of days, I’ve had some Zoom meetings for the clubs and organizations…

Flexibility and Finding the Right Words

Now that I’ve reached the halfway point of my International Internship experience, it’s really interesting to look back on everything I’ve done. It’s even more interesting to think about everything else that will happen in these final four weeks. Considering how much has happened and how many new things I’ve experienced in these past four…

Book Launches and Benchmarks

I know I’ve said it before in a previous post, but I can’t believe that it’s already (and only) Week 3 of my intern abroad experience. This week is a pretty exciting one in the world of books and publishing, because this week (and specifically June 16th) is the celebration of Bloomsday and the centennial…

Questions? Just Ask

Even though this work week was a four-day week instead of a five-day week in Ireland, it definitely felt like a full week. I’m enjoying my internship so far, but as with any change, it takes some time to adjust to a new schedule. It has also been interesting to notice how much happens during…

Inside Airports and Industries in Dublin

To start this post with a quick update about how the program is going so far: the first week here in Dublin has felt like an entire three weeks already and like the blink of an eye. It’s hard to believe that exactly a week ago, I was waiting for my plane at JFK Airport….