Hello, Dublin!

Hi everyone! My name is Catherine Ladson (she/her) and I am beyond thrilled to be traveling to Dublin, Ireland tomorrow evening. I have just completed my sophomore year at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am majoring in Marketing at the College of Business Administration, as well as pursuing certificates in Leadership & Ethics and…

A Summer in Dublin

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren Gallagher and I am a rising junior in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. I am from Chicago, IL, and I have loved exploring Pittsburgh the last few years but I knew studying abroad was something I had to cross off my list. In my…

Information Science, Impostor Syndrome, & Ireland

Hey everyone! My name is Tegan Lapp and I am a rising senior studying Information Science with a minor in Political Science (with a focus on Comparative Politics). I have been at Pitt since my freshman year; however, I was originally enrolled in the Dietrich School with an undecided field of study until I transferred…

Observations from the Hospital

One week down, seven more to go! The first four days have been an incredible learning experience, both in regards to adjusting to the language as well as to the work environment of the hospital. To briefly describe my position, I am mainly at the hospital in an observational capacity. This makes sense, as unlike…

Departing to Dublin

Hello! My name is Sydney Kelley, and I am a rising Junior at Pitt studying Economics and Political Science in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences. I’m also pursuing a minor in history and a certificate in Global Health, with aspirations to attend law school after graduation. I’m passionate about politics and civic engagement,…

Getting Adjusted

Hello from Madrid! My first week here has been a wild ride, filled with new foods, culture, and experiences. I’ve been keeping a journal detailing my daily escapades, so that I can go back and relive this incredible trip long after it is over. However, relaying every detail here would be a little excessive, so…

Ready for Takeoff!

¡Hola! My name is Kathryn Altman, and I am a rising senior in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. I am working towards a major in Psychology, as well as minors in Spanish and Neuroscience, and will be pursuing the Bachelor’s of Philosophy distinction through the University Honors College in the fall as well….

A Final Reflection

It has now been two weeks since I finished my internship with the Irish Academy of Public Relations. Since finishing, I have had time to reflect on my experience. There is a lot I can say – but I am most of all thankful. Participating in the International Internship Program was such a unique experience…

Communication Challenges

Last week I finished my internship with the Irish Academy of Public Relations! To say the time flew by would be and understatement. I remember having my first interview with my supervisor like it was yesterday! In my last couple weeks, not much was new. I filmed two testimonial videos that are going to be…