Cultural competence all around

This past weekend, I’ve come back from adventuring around more of Ireland. Although I’ve been here for nearly two months, the country’s landscape and even Dublin city is still just as amazing as on the first day. One thing I can’t get over is the greenery. There is an insane amount of greenery basically everywhere…

Ireland in the rear view mirror

My two months in Ireland were spent not only doing the duties involved in my internship, but also experiencing the culture and lifestyle of a different country. I spent 6 hours of each workday doing statistical analyses and expanding my professional skills. After I was let off from work, I would randomly walk around the…

67 days and many memories later

As my last week closes out, I can’t believe that I’ve been in Ireland for 9 weeks already. Time really flew and it doesn’t feel like that much time has passed since I first got off the plane and landed in Dublin airport. Just when I’d gotten used to and started fitting into the city,…

7.7 Billion Definitions of Success

Hello again! I am two weeks out from having to come back home and I honestly wish I didn’t have to. I wouldn’t mind being here for a little longer and enjoying the people and culture a little more. However, given that I only have two weeks left to enjoy this beautiful city and the…

A look around Ireland and within myself

As always, pictures never do a place justice and that was exactly the case with the Cliffs of Moher. The beauty of such a scenic place was absolutely stunning and is definitely something everyone should see when visiting Ireland. On the way to the cliffs, our tour guide was telling a story about a young…

At the halfway point

It doesn’t feel like I’ve been in Dublin for four weeks already. I’ve seen so much in the month I’ve been here, but still have so much left to experience in the five weeks that are left in my program. This past week was more of trying new bakeries and taking random turns around the…

Diaries of a Foodie

This past week was mainly more of walking around the city and lots of food and music. The highlights for the week were traditional Irish music, a local farmer’s market, afternoon tea, and starting new classes at the Dublin Business School. One thing I have always loved and will continue to love is live music….

Getting used to the working life

This past week being the first week of work, I have mainly been getting used to the new schedule I’m on and learning the systems used by the organization. There hasn’t been much of having to prioritize work since I haven’t been given a large amount yet. However, once I am giving several things to…

One week down with not enough to go

Having already spent one week in Dublin, I can say that I absolutely love the city. I’ve done so much in the one week I’ve been here including having visited Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s cathedral, Wicklow mountains, Glendalough, and so much more. It’s been a busy week of acquainting myself with my home for the…