Three Things from Ireland

There are three things from my time abroad that I hope to always remember with clarity: the friendships I developed, the colors of Dublin, and the spectacular adventures. Through the totality of my experience, I believe I enhanced my communication skills, gained greater awareness of cultural differences, and expanded my sense of independence and resiliency…

Unexpected of Ireland

I came into this trip without very many expectations, open to all experiences I might encounter. That being said, there have been several things unexpected. Some of those unexpected things are minor, like having my own room or needing to press a button to walk out a door. I expected to meet people and make…

An Open Letter of Thanks

To all of my friends and family, Thank You. I am studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland this summer, and it is with your help that I am able to. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to spend a month learning and exploring in such a beautiful and culturally rich city. This opportunity certainly comes…

Before Dublin

Hi! My name is Kerry and I am beyond excited to go to Dublin this summer through the International Internship Program. I am a psychology major, and currently I am finishing up my junior year at the University of Pittsburgh. I love learning about people and have always had a desire to help others in…

In Dublin

Hi! I am Elizabeth McKay, a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, where I study Marketing and Psychology. I am an active member in Pitt’s chapter of the American Marketing Association–VP of Community Service for the 2018-2019 school year–and the marketing intern for Heartland Restaurant Group. My undergraduate career will be wrapping up next spring…

Looking Back at Dublin!

It has been two weeks since I finished my time studying in Ireland, and I have had a lot of time to look back at my trip and take in everything that I was able to experience. My program was 4 weeks long. When I signed up for it in December, I remember thinking that…

What a Country!

Hi! I am nearing the end of my unbelievable study abroad experience and have so much to share. It has been 3 weeks since I last posted, and since then, I have experienced so much of Ireland. I have been working very hard in my two classes while also balancing a great amount of fun…

First Irish Week Under my Belt!

Hi! After being here for 6 full days, I feel that I owe a recap of all the unbelievable things I have already done. I will take you down a timeline of this past week highlighting important details of it! I arrived here on Monday at 6am after a long 12 hours of traveling. While…

Before I Go

Hi! My name is Connor Doran and I am lucky enough to have been selected to participate in the Pitt in Dublin program this summer. I was born in Princeton, New Jersey and grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania. I love playing and watching all types of sports, hanging out with my friends and Fraternity brothers,…