From Strangers To Friends

I can’t believe I just finished my last week in Dublin. Landing in Dublin, struggling to find a taxi, and rushing to make the campus tour feels like yesterday but somehow also a million years ago. I think it’ll take me some time to really comprehend how much I grew both personally and professionally during…

A moment to breathe…

A few days at home and I feel like I have finally had the moment to breathe that I needed to appropriately process the experience I have had abroad. Before starting this program, I set a goal to do a study abroad program that would allow me to be independent abroad and gain a better…

The Smell of Success

My time in Dublin has sadly came to a close. I tried taking in every last moment from the smells to the sounds of the city. I wanted to remember every little thing. Getting to stay in Dublin for two months was an amazing experience that helped define what it really means to succeed. Is…

A Successful Last Week

My last week in Ireland was brought with many final bouts of adventure. In this last week I have really tried to soak in every last moment I had and make memories with the people I care about. Over the weekend I made a quick trip to Berlin to visit a friend for his 21st…

Hard Work Pays Off

As I am sitting here back home in rural Lancaster, Pennsylvania writing this final blog post for my study abroad experience, I cannot help but reflect on my time in Dublin, Ireland, wondering whether or not it was within my definition of a ‘success’. While sipping on my coffee and looking out over my backyard…

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…

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…