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Summer Internships in Dublin

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10/ 10

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    10

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    10

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Global Experience summer internship

This past summer I interned abroad in Dublin Ireland. I had an amazing experience and I would recommend going though global experiences. They were not only helpful but they truly care about each an every intern making sure that they are having the best experience possible. They check up on you twice throughout the summer that I interned. They even took us on weekend adventures throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. You also get an advisor who you can always go to. The housing was great with maid service every single day! They teach you your strengths and help guid you to your perfect internship. I love this program and couldn't have asked for a better internship.

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10/ 10

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    10

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    10

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    10

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Dublin internship

I really enjoyed my Dublin internship. the program coordinators are friendly and helpful. accommodation was very central to work placement. i met many interesting people and gained many more valuable skills. i would recommend this program to anyone interested.

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10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    9

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    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Ireland: The Hidden Gem of Europe

If it wasn’t for Global Experiences, I would never have had the two of the most life-changing and fulfilling months of my life. This summer was my first time going abroad and I couldn’t have asked for a more charming city to live in or a better equipped team to help me prepare and transition into another culture. Due to the Global Experiences team, I felt fully disclosed and prepared before my arrival to Dublin and while there, felt nothing but support and encouragement.

Global Experiences really made it easy to adjust to life abroad. The staff in Dublin showed us around the city, offered countless dining recommendations, and even took us to get Irish SIM cards the first day. Their efficiency in dealing with the logistics of living abroad helped to alleviate many of my nerves and fears of being across the ocean for the first time. Additionally, the scheduled events throughout the program were always enjoyable and helped all of us in the program get to know each other and the city of Dublin even better. It was evident that Global Experiences wanted every intern to have the best experience possible, and that they did everything in their power to ensure that this happened.

I was first interested in this program after learning about the guaranteed internship, and I was not disappointed as I was placed at an incredible office. My goal for this summer was to learn as much as I possibly could and I can confidently say that I have learned more than I ever thought possible. My boss was so generous and kind and immediately put me to work in the office. I gained invaluable experience as I was entrusted with producing payslips, preparing and filing tax returns with the Office of Revenue Commissioners, and with producing, analyzing, and auditing full company accounts for both Umbrella and Limited Companies. Due to this internship, I am returning to America with a greater understanding of Irish tax and accounting, and with a better understanding of who I am as a businesswoman and person.

Ultimately, eight weeks flew by too quickly; yet, I know that the memories and friends that I have made will last a lifetime. Words cannot even express how grateful I am for Global Experiences for making my first abroad experience so memorable as I could not have asked for a better summer.

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10/ 10

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    10

  • Program Administration

    9

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    9

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    10

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Discovering Dublin

Interning in Dublin allowed me to gain not only valuable work experience, but enjoy of a colorful and caring culture of Ireland itself. Working as a marketing intern at the Irish Whiskey Museum was unforgettable. From the energetic and friendly tour guides to the supportive and inspiring staff. Dublin welcomed me as one of its own as I explored, stayed, and lived. Apart from the fantastic internship placement, working on the famous Grafton Street allowed me to discover Dublin in a whole new light. Music, shopping, and fabulous shopping surround countless blocks in this walk-able city. I could easily find myself relaxing in one of the many parks and then visiting a lively pub on the same street. On the weekends it was easy to travel to farther parts of Ireland and enjoy the breathtaking scenery over the many hills and castle tops. Discover Dublin and Ireland at your own risk. A place this great is hardest to leave.

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10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

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    10

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    10

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    10

How Living on the Emerald Isle Changed my Life

This has been one of the most life-changing summers of my life. Because of this program, I've been able to live in a fresh, new city all summer, make some of the most amazing friends, and work for a company that care about me and is passionate about propelling my career forward. Dublin has been nothing but sweet to me throughout this experience. Whether it be eating lunch in St. Patrick's Park, Hopping on the DART to one of the many beautiful hiking spots along the coast, traveling to different events throughout the city for work, or simply hanging out with friends at a pub, this program has provided nothing short of life-changing experiences.

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn more about their field, themselves, and the world around them. This program provides what I would consider a once-in-a lifetime experience. Dublin is such a vibrant city, filled with live-music, culture, and tons of passionate people. The landscape is filled with historic castles, mountains, and lush green fields. This is definitely a summer I won't soon forget. And best of all, It's an experience that has helped me grow both as a professional and an individual. I'm so happy to have gone on this trip and hope many other students get to experience this wonderful city like I was able to. Thanks Global Experience, for a wonderful summer and an experience of a lifetime.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    10

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    10

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    10

Truly life changing!

The summer I spent in Dublin through Global Experiences can really only be described as life changing. Not only did I get to live in an incredible city for two months, but I have made friends all over the world that I'm sure I'll have for the rest of my life. The experience that we shared together really helped us with out future goals and plans, and I can't wait to get the chance to go back to Ireland some day (hopefully) soon!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    8

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    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

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    10

My unforgettable summer in Dublin

I was incredibly nervous going to Dublin. It was my first time abroad for an extended amount of time and my first work experience in my field. What helped ease my mind, however, was knowing how well prepared the Global Experience team was for my arrival. From the pre-departure webinar about everything we needed to know for our arrival to meetings discussing our internship experiences, to fun events where we were able to meet other interns, Global Experiences was helpful and prepared every step of the way. Knowing they were there made me able to fearlessly jump into my internship and try and figure things out on my own in a foreign country.

My personal experience was beyond phenomenal. My placement with the Interior Design company was perfect for me, offering a lot of hands on experience with every aspect of the design process. I also grew close to all of my roommates and have stayed in touch with them since. Both the professional and social aspects were exactly what I needed, and I have Global Experiences to thank. Each person I worked with through Global Experiences really cared about who I was and wanted to help me have the most enriching and fulfilling experience. They were amazing! I highly recommend doing an internship abroad because it made me more confident in my career choice and more confident as an individual. This experience truly changed me for the better.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

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    10

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    10

A better experience then I could have imagined

Global Experiences has been extremely helpful and amazing from the start. The way in which their program sets you with an advisor along the way to finding your internship is extremely personable. Everyone in GE has gotten to know me on an individual level and has been so helpful to finding me an internship that was fitting towards my needs. I am leaving Dublin with life long friends and can absolutely thank our advisor, Brian, for setting me up with the perfect roommates. As far as my location, Dublin, I have fell in love with this city and country as a whole. Living in Dublin you get to experience the atmosphere and culture of a city while also being just minutes away from the beautiful country of Ireland. This experience has left me in awe day after day, thank you GE!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

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Summer internship with Global Experiences

I had very low expectations for the internship and the placement. I was kinda scared to work for a real company and I didn't know much about Ireland. The entire experience blew my mind. My placement was beyond perfect. I learned a lot about my self and how I function as a working professional. I fell in love with Ireland. The country is beautiful with such a rich cultural and genuinely incredible people. I learned a lot about myself being on my own in a new country and truly believe I've grown up a lot because of this experience. My roommates were out of this world and Peter and Hayley were incredible. They were so helpful and took a lot of time to make sure we were making the most out of our time in Ireland. If I could do the last two months again I would do it over and over. This was an incredible two months and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

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    10

  • Living Situation

    9

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    10

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    10

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    10

Unforgettable experience

This summer was hands down one of the best of my life. The people of Dublin are absolutely amazing and always entertaining. Starting early on everyone was so inclusive at work and made me feel like I was part of the family. Ireland has a beautiful and unique culture unlike any other. Dublin allows you insight into city life while also being minutes from rolling green hills and pastures. The friends I've made here through Global Experiences are some that make leaving this summer one of the hardest things I will have to do. GE went above and beyond not only with our internship assignments, but they took the time to know our personalities and roommate match us almost flawlessly. They planned numerous events and road trips for us to go on as well as allowing us independence to figure out the ins-and-outs city as young adults. I wouldn't change a single minute of my time here in Dublin and I know that I would not have been able to create this experience on my own.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

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  • Health & Safety

    8

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    8

8 week summer 2016 internship in Dublin, Ireland

I began working with Global Experiences in October of 2015 to become a part of their 2016 summer internship program in Dublin, Ireland. The resources that Global Experiences has to make sure that you get the most out of an internship are excellent. Their staff was extremely helpful about answering any questions I had, and I really appreciated their advice on crafting my resume and cover letter. The webinars that are also available to watch and participate in before you travel abroad are great. For my internship I was placed in the National Museum of Ireland Decorative Arts and History branch in the registration department. I helped to make sure that every object in the museum's collection had a location number and was entered in our online database. I worked at the museum Monday thru Friday from 10:00-4:00 and had the weekends off. With this schedule I experienced the real working environment of the museum and yet had time to explore Dublin and Ireland.
In addition to securing my internship, Global Experiences also planned excursions for us so we would be able to experience the sights and culture of Ireland. These excursions included day trips to Belfast and the Cliffs of Moher, a cooking night, and a musical pub crawl. With providing housing, excursions, and great staff support while I was in Dublin, Global Experiences provided the whole package. One of the best parts about doing this internship was that there was also flexibility. The excursions are not mandatory, so if you want to plan a weekend in London you can do that. I know several of the interns in my program traveled on their own or in groups. They went to places like Scotland, London, Venice, Budapest, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. Your internship is your first priority, but if you have the free time you can fill up that time anyway you want to.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my internship experience and would do it all again in a heartbeat. I worked with some amazing people who I hope to stay in contact with for a long time to come. If you are planning on doing an internship abroad I would say go for it. However, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare. You will still need to take care of yourself while you are abroad in terms of making sure you have food to eat and transportation funds. Along with being prepared also be ready to adapt. Plan A is not going to work out every time so having a willingness to go to plan B or plan C is essential. Look at it as an adventure. It will be unforgettable and you won't regret it.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Thank You GE!!

I came across Global Experiences about a year ago when I was searching the internet for my next big adventure. At first, I wasn't sure if it was for me because I didn't know exactly what I would be doing and the price seemed a little high, but after talking for a while with a couple of their program consultants I decided to go for it. I worked hard and paid off the program cost all by myself (yes, it can be done!) and left for Dublin in June. Leading up to the program start date GE provided us with a lot of support, career development, and pre-departure webinars. Before and during my trip, I never felt like I was left without help.....I just needed to ask! As for Dublin and my internship placement--I loved it all! Dublin is a wonderful city and the Irish people are some of the nicest you will meet. I chose UCD as my housing option rather than Griffith College; it is further from city centre, but the facilities are a little nicer in my opinion and the program fee actually includes a LEAP Card which makes getting around Dublin super easy. My internship placement was at a community resource centre located in the city centre where I helped coordinate a youth summer program and even got the chance to work with the other groups and clubs within the centre. It was a perfect fit for me and gave me more clarity in the direction I'd like to head with my career. In addition to all of this, the program fee included some great day trips around Ireland and a couple of nice social events all with the other GE participants. One reason I really liked Global Experiences was because I had a great support network but it gave me a lot more independence than other study abroad programs I've participated in. How the program works for you really has a lot to do with keeping an open mind and making the most of your experience. I'd suggest being as involved as you can (ask questions if you have them) and don't be afraid to explore on your own, travel the country, and meet all sorts of new people. Interning through GE was the best thing I have done for myself and I'm so thankful for the people that worked with me throughout the process! I fell in love with Ireland, made so many friends, and plan to go back someday...soon =) I would highly recommend GE and the Dublin program to anyone. Worth every single penny!!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

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    10

A Life-Changing Summer in Ireland

This summer I interned at a youth center that focuses on at-risk youth in the Ballyfermot area of Dublin. Coming into this internship I was really excited for the opportunity to work with young people in a different country who were used to a different lifestyle than myself. With that said, I was also really nervous because this kind of work was outside of my comfort zone. I found myself to be very successful at establishing relationships with the young people that I worked with throughout the summer. This not only brought me joy, but it also seemed to make them happy too. This made my working relationship with them much easier and more successful in the long run.

What I should also mention is that coming into this summer I was at a loss for what I want to do for the rest of my life. I've bounced from one idea to the next for the past three years I've been in college. This experience with Global Experiences and my internship has shown me exactly what my strengths are and how I can use them in the workplace. Plus, I now know that my heart lies in working with children at whatever age they may be and with whatever needs they may have.

Honestly, it would be an understatement to say that I had a good summer in Ireland. This two month internship and cultural immersion has changed my life for the better. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to live and work here this summer!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

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    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Internship Placement

    10

Dublin Summer 2015

I interned with a non-profit organization called the Africa Centre in Ireland this summer. Overall my experience was extremely positive. I got lucky with my flatmates and with my placement. I have been able to learn so much about myself in a professional but also personal way. I can safely say that if I had decided to stay in America and intern there I would not have had the same experience. I feel like this summer has given me a whole different type of experience and I am thankful for that. Global Experiences made the process of transitioning over to being abroad really simple. They were always available to answer any questions and give any advice.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Summer in Dublin

I went to Dublin for a marketing internship the summer of 2013 for three months. This experience is definitely the most notable life event for me so far where I just grew so much personally and professionally. My internship placement was exactly what I was looking for, it helped me develop a greater understanding of the marketing and advertising industries. I also had the chance to speak with people from all over the world and work with other interns from many different countries. The support from Global Experiences was on point from start to finish. Every question, concern or general confusion was alway answered and extremely helpful. My roommates were great, although we were there for the internship, we found time to travel around and explore. The friends I made then are still my closest friends today. An awesome experience all around.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Law Internship in Dublin

Global Experiences (GE) really provided a fantastic experience, specifically for me, in the legal field. I actually found them because I didn't love my internship in summer 2016 working at my State's Attorney. I wasn't getting any real experience and mostly did paperwork and made copies. This past summer, 2017, I interned in Dublin with a highly respected criminal law firm. I got to attend court every day, sometimes stood in court and even saw a national tribunal. The reason for this I soon learned is that in Ireland they don't attend post-graduate law school, so as an incoming junior in the U.S. I got to do much more. From start to finish GE provided with the help I needed, but really the connection to a great law firm is what made my experience so exceptional and probably unique to GE, as my colleagues had a GE intern the previous summer. The social events as well were held at extremely nice locations and the excursions really helped a lot of us bond. I was nervous about making friends, but the friends I made I was so sad to leave and genuinely would like to see again. There were even kids from my own university that I didn't know before who I'm now good friends with.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Interning Abroad, A Life-Altering Experience

I am a strong proponent of the phrase "you never know until you go." Interning abroad allows this phrase to ring true to the highest extent, and Global Experiences is a tremendous help in making it all possible. Global Experiences gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in a brand new culture, live as an independent adult and commute in a city, and make friends and memories that will last a lifetime. Through my administrative theatre internship in Dublin, Ireland, I learned more than I could have ever hoped and made connections that I will keep throughout my professional career. I was also able to attend photoshoots, press events, rehearsals for a brand new dance theatre piece, fundraising parties, and so on... I had the time of my life! Words cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity.

You should absolutely take the opportunity to intern abroad with the help of Global Experiences. The advisors at GE are kind and passionate about sharing the culture of a foreign city. You will be in wonderful hands!! You truly never know until you go, and I would absolutely recommend taking the plunge and going abroad. Your experience will absolutely change your life.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Not just a summer filled with beer

My experience this summer has been absolutely incredible. Dublin is a wonderful city full of tons of things to do. I honestly wish I could stay a bit longer because there's so much more I would've liked to have done (that just means I'll have to come back). I've also made some amazing friends this summer that I've learned so much from and I will always cherish, and they have made my time here so much more incredible. As far as my internship goes, I've made great connections and learned a lot about an industry that I was very unfamiliar with, which is great! Cheers!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Design Internship in Dublin

I had a very positive experience in Dublin facilitated by Global Experiences. Overall I was satisfied with my placement with my employer and the experience will serve my portfolio and resume well in my career. Living in Dublin was very easy and the accommodations at Griffith College were definitely adequate. I would recommend this experience to my friends/peers.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Left My Heart In Ireland

I had such an amazing and almost indescribable time in Dublin, I dream of the day I can return. I met incredible people, some of whom are now my closest friends. Not only am I friends with other interns in the program, but the people I worked with were amazing and so dear to me. I was lucky enough to have a 20 minute walking commute each day which I absolutely loved. It is the most beautiful place I have ever lived to date and I miss waking up there each day. The camaraderie between the interns in Lad Lane was spectacular and each of us miss the "dorm-like" style. Although it comes with its inevitable issues, those of us that got along really loved being so close to one another and seeing each other every day. I definitely loved the day trips that were planned around the country. Travelling anywhere and everywhere you can is essential to making the most of your trip. At least it was for me.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Wonderful Experience Interning In Ireland

When I realized that my schedule during school wouldn't allow me to do a study aboard for a semester, I found Global Experiences. Through the program I was able to accomplish my dream of living aboard while simultaneously improving my resume with work experience. My time in Ireland was incredible. I loved the country, the other interns who lived with me in Dublin and my internship. I worked in a very small company and I worked directly with the company owner to help them re-brand their image.

The best part of the program was the independence it allowed me. I was able to travel around Ireland and Europe during my free time. It was a very real demonstration of what it's like to live on your own in the 'real world' post college. At times it was frustrating and challenging but all in all my experience was truly memorable.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

A Summer To Remember

I had always wanted to travel to Ireland growing up. I have never thought that an opportunity would arise for me to have an internship in Dublin. It is the summer that I will never forget! I was able to meet people and gain valuable knowledge that will always be with me. My internship was with a small boutique hotel in Dublin. The people I worked with during that summer not only taught me about working in a hotel, but they also taught me to enjoy every moment. They made my experience at work so much fun! The program helped me realize that Hospitality was what I really wanted to do. There are so many people in the Global Experience group that I will always remember and will always stay in touch with. The internship and friends that I made in Dublin are something that will always be with me!

I would recommend going to Cafe Java in Blackrock which is one of the last stops on the bus route. It was a small little place and such great coffee. There is a place called The Hairy Lemon that had pretty good stew! I would also recommend trying a few places off St. Georges and Grafton Streets.

There were many different types of food in Dublin but there were many places that served "irish" type dishes.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    5

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Ireland Is Amazing And My Internship Complimented My Experience.

Ireland is where my family heritage lies. I've always wanted to go and interact with the people and see the breathtaking countryside. None of it disappointed. The people of Ireland are truly kind-hearted and generous and the land is something I often think back to fondly. My internship was not the exact placement I'd hoped for. I wanted something geared more towards fine art, but ending up at a wedding and portrait photographer ended up helping me get a part-time job back in the states. So, while I didn't get to be as creative as I'd hoped my boss was very kind and the environment was respectful and educational. I made the best of my situation and used free time at work to educate myself further on photo editing programs. I never had a "bad day" at work. After my relaxing day of work I would have plenty of free time to experience Dublin. My boss was also very understanding of the few days I was late when I got on the wrong bus as well as a couple days I took off when I got a little sick. All in all I enjoyed my program and would definitely do it again if I could.

Our living situation was the last of its kind. We were placed outside of the city and though we were close to a handy grocery store the bus ride into town was a daily task that could've been avoided. Now housing is placed downtown so there should be no more problems.

My school ended up not accepting the credits of my internship, but to my understanding that was mistake of my school and not the program.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

For The Mature Professional, This Is A Great Internship Program.

Interning abroad through Global Experiences was the best summer of my life, period. Better yet, the work experience on my resume was the main reason I got a job after college.

The GE program is a far cry from the normal American study abroad bubble, and that's what makes it so amazing. I got just enough support to feel informed and comfortable before I went, but I was able to get the 'real Ireland' when I was there. Yes it was challenging at times because they don't hold your hand, but in hindsight it was the best possible way to live abroad. My internship was amazing, and I made some incredible friends while there. My summer in Ireland was an intro to the real world, and it was the differentiating factor on my resume on the job hunt. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Dublin internship

I spend my summer in Dublin interning for the Age Action Fundraising team. I was hesitant at first to accept an internship abroad because I had never been overseas but I am beyond happy that I took the chance. Not only did I get hands on experience in my field but I was able to meet some incredible people from around the world. The Global Experiences team matched me perfectly with my employer which enabled me to learn from professionals and gain insight into event management. I will never forget the memories that I made nor the strangers that quickly became close friends. This experience is not cheap but my placement, housing, and involvement made it all worth it in the end.