A Look Back

Partaking in the University of Pittsburgh’s Summer 2022 International Internship Program has been and honor and a privilege I will remember for the rest of my life, and am so grateful to have been allowed such an opportunity. For 8 weeks I was a marketing intern for Intrepid Spirits, a spirits company that manages many…

Farewell, Dublin!

My last week in Dublin has brought many different waves of emotions. Part of me is thrilled to be reunited with family and a sense of general familiarity, but the rest of me will miss everything that living in Dublin has blessed me with. This final week my friends and I took the time to…

My body to New York, My heart to Dublin, My soul to Ireland

I entered this international internship program with several goals for my personal and professional development. Reflecting on my experience, I can not think of a single goal that was neglected. Numerous aspects of my international experience have shaped me to become a better individual, student, and employee. I am forever grateful for this opportunity and…

Looking Back

My international experience was something that doesn’t feel real but I know has had a profound effect on myself professionally and personally. When I look back on it now, it feels as though it didn’t happen and it was quick but while it was happening it was long and made up of great memories I…

Saying Goodbye to Dublin

This final week was very bittersweet. Part of me feels as though it is time to go home, relax before school starts and finally see my family and friends but another big part will miss this city and the people I met here so much. I tried to balance having fun and soaking up the…

Where Did All the Time Go?

I cannot believe I am about to enter my last week of my internship! Eight entire weeks at this company have resulted in long days, but incredibly fast weeks. Although very excited to be finishing up so I can travel with my family and head back home to Philly, I am saddened by the thought…

Swimming in Ireland!

I am just now realizing that my time in Dublin is coming to an end which is a very sad reality. This week I tried to make the most of my time with my friends and the city, trying new places and exploring more. During work this week we got to make a very fun…

Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Global Competency and Expectations Oh, this week has been bittersweet. Realizing how much time has flown by is insane. It feels like a week ago, I was taking pictures of a rainbow as I landed on this beautiful island, but here I am now. Typing my last blog while in this country with all of…

Talking With Your Hands

Reflecting on Communication Differences When I first was researching study abroad programs, I thought eight weeks was a lengthy timeframe, but I underestimated how quickly the time would fly by. As I started my last week of work, several coworkers already tried to persuade me to stay. Even some of the guests at my placement,…