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…

A New Chapter

Now that I have moved in to a new apartment back in Pittsburgh, it truly feels like a new chapter of my life has begun, especially since its been almost two weeks since being in Dublin. Not only that, but as my senior year approaches at Pitt, it is hard not to take time to…

Live in the Moment

You may be thinking to yourself, “Wow, that monument in the cover photo looks like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and not like anything in Dublin!” And, if you’re thinking this, you would be right! After my program ended, I spent four days in Paris visiting family and experiencing French culture. It was refreshing…

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…

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…

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…