Stint Ireland Programs
If you've graduated from college and you have a burning desire to travel and live abroad, a working holiday is an experience that will take you out of your comfort zone,
A creative and cosmopolitan city, Dublin is seeing a resurgence in entrepreneurialism in the wake of the recession. As a result, there are lots of opportunities in marketing,...
With such a rich and varied environment, Dublin has a strong interest in its environment and natural resources. Types of internships include policy related and field-based...
Settling into life at a new university can be stressful: trying to navigate campus, finding the right people and getting to grips with the culture. It can be even more stressful...
Stint Ireland Reviews
My Gap Year in Dublin
Submitted by Caroline - Rockville, MD | July 12, 2018
I just returned home from my gap year in Dublin and I'm already missing it! Initially I was nervous about moving to a new city without knowing anyone, but Stint always helped me feel comfortable. From picking me up at the airport to providing initial housing, Stint really lays the foundation for you to settle in and build a life abroad. The housing is expensive so I do recommend finding your own place when possible, but it's very nice to have something lined up for you at first. The program is also a great way to meet those that are in the exact same boat as you. Stint hosts a bunch of events throughout the year so that you can explore Ireland while making lifelong friends. My favourite has to be the day trip to Kilkenny when four of us took a hurling lesson followed by the Smithwick's brewery tour. I'll always look back at my time in Dublin with such fond memories, and I can't thank Stint enough for helping me take the leap!
Dual program in Dublin
Submitted by Claire - National University Ireland, Galway | July 02, 2018
The Dual Program that combined internship experience within my gap year abroad was once of the best and most beneficial experiences of my life so far. Having recently graduated from college, I knew I wanted to live abroad and do some exploring, both geographically and internally. However, I also wanted to make sure I was still using skills and being apart of activities that still helped me work toward my career goals. The Dual Program gave me the best of both situations. For the first three months of my gap year, I interned with a local nonprofit in Dublin as an event coordinator. I helped plan and manage their largest fundraiser of the year and learned about the kind of resources the organization provided for the local community. This internship allowed me to be introduced to Dublin in a unique way while also providing me with work experience that was relatable to what I hope to do later in life. After my internship, I worked for a temp agency and traveled throughout Ireland and Europe. I go to live and work like I normally would but with the excitement of doing it in another country. Because I was working while abroad, I could fund my travels to other countries. The Dual Program allowed me to have that exciting and independent year abroad while also allowing me gain tangible work experience that helped me stay on track towards my education and career goals. I was able to achieve so many great things because of the support Stint gave me through every step of the process. They helped me not only with my preparation for and transition to living in Dublin but with connecting me with my internship and providing me with resources related to housing, working, recreational actives, and travel. It's a program and organization that you can only benefit from being apart of.
Program: Dual Program in Dublin
Irish Gap Year of a Lifetime
Submitted by Linnea - Winter Park, CO United States | January 31, 2018
After spending 1 year on a working holiday visa in Ireland, I can't express my excitement enough!
Stint Ireland provided me with friends, housing, and resources to make my year abroad the experience of a lifetime. The price is not cheap, so save up for unforeseen circumstances and cost of living, but it is so worth it. That said, I highly recommend finding your own housing (more affordable) as soon as you find your footing. This will allow you more money for travel and to experience Dublin life as a local.
I have made friends that I will have forever, who I met through Stint, and traveled all over the world. I would not trade this experience for the world and I cannot recommend this experience enough!
1 Year living abroad
Submitted by Khaki Bowman - Houston United States | January 22, 2018
Without the support and guidance from the team at Stint Ireland, my gap year would have been a completely different experience. They make the process of applying very smooth. They also make your big move as easy and convenient as possible.
Living in Stint housing for 5 months I was able to connect with people who also had moved to a foreign country by themselves. The connections and friendships I made are forever and I am unconditionally grateful Stint brought us together. The weekly/monthly get togethers and trips also allow you to reach out and meet new people as well as get to experience new places all over Dublin and Ireland.
I would recommend Stint to anyone who is considering moving to Ireland, wether that be on a gap year or for an internship. The program is amazing!!
Submitted by Alexandra - - | December 11, 2017
Ireland may be one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and I got to work there! With the great support, and cozy housing provided by Stint I was prepared for living and working in Dublin.
Stint provided me with an opportunity to challenge myself by gaining vital experience at an animation distribution company while also learning to navigate a new country. I am proud to say I was able to successfully traverse the sometimes confusing streets of Dublin with ease by the end of my stay.
I value my experience with both Stint and the animation company and would highly recommend an internship abroad program.
Program: Film & Animation Internships