Plus3 Transfer: Ireland

This program is for Pitt Business transfer students only (Sophomore, Junior, and Senior). If you transferred into the business school during your college career after your year, you are eligible for this program.
The Plus3 Transfer: Ireland program is the perfect opportunity for Pitt Business transfer students to participate on a program similar to the first-year only Plus3 Program. This two-week, three-credit experience allows transfer students within Pitt Business to travel to Dublin and get a glimpse of globalization through industry-specific company tours, Q&A sessions with executives, and academic lectures that provide cultural and political perspective.
In 2020 students will explore globalization through the Technology and Innovation industries in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Company visits may include: Google, Facebook, Paypal, Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay, PopCap Games, Populis, LinkedIn, AOL, Twitter, and Airbnb.
  • Cultural activities may include: a walking tour about the history of Dublin, visits to the Temple Bar Farmer’s Market, Dublin Flea Market, Dublin Castle, Croke Park Stadium Tour, the Cliffs of Moher, and an excursion to Kilkenny and the Wicklow Mountains.
  • Locations will include: Dublin, Kilkenny and the Wicklow Mountains.

 
Student Blogs + More Information
Want to learn more?  Check out the Pitt Plus3 Ireland Blog for past participant experiences.

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a city rich in vibrant culture and history. Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it has become Ireland's principal city.  The city resides on the banks of the river Liffey and is home to one of the youngest populations in Europe.  It is full of rich cultural and artistic heritage. A top-30 global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Dublin will give you the unique opportunity to explore a bustling city with a strong economic drive. While in Dublin, students will be able to access facilities and engage in classroom lectures at Griffith College, a private Irish college. 

Where You'll Live

Students will be housed in shared, furnished apartments within the city of Dublin. Wireless internet included. Each apartment has a kitchen and shared bathroom.

What You'll Study

You will receive three acacdemic-credits for Plus3. For College of Buiness Administration students, Plus3 fulfills one of the two foreign culture requirements and a social sciences requirement. 

Plus 3 Academics
Plus3 is a 3-part program that occurs during the spring term with international travel the first two-weeks in May.

  • Pre-Departure Orientations and Workshops – Three to five cohort meetings with your faculty leader and program assistant in the spring term will help to prepare you for your time abroad.
  • Field Study – Company visits, guest lectures lectures, and a reflection blog comprise the academic portion of your two weeks in-country.
  • Post-Program Project – You will complete a project (details determined by the faculty member) that acts as a summary for your experience. 

 

Plus 3 Program in Ireland (BUSSPP0043)
Experiential Learning Description

"Overall this trip has been an amazing experience that has both humbled me and challenged my perspectives. There is no way I could have learned what I did from the classroom.” - Joseph McHugh, Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018
"As I enter into an internship that will have me traveling from location to location with short notice, I will need to be able to work flexibly and without a strict plan. Plus3 emphasized this as a vital skill to have as a professional, and I believe each student on Plus3 Ireland came back to Pittsburgh a little more adaptable." - Lauren DeSantis, Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018
 
"Coming to Ireland really forced me to accept other ways of thinking, other ways of doing business, and most importantly, other ways of educating.” - Kyle Guinness, Plus3 Transfer Ireland 2018

Faculty Member: Elizabeth (Liz) Adams
Liz is the Pitt Business Director of Academic Advising, and is proud to have been a member of Pitt Business for over 20 years. Her portfolio of responsibilities includes serving as the Director of Pitt Business Advising, working with the business living/learning community in Bruce Hall, teaching the first year and transfer orientation courses, and advising business honors students. Liz served as program assistant three times on the Plus3 Germany trip for first-year business and engineering students, and has also travelled to France and Denmark. This is Liz’s third trip to Dublin with Pitt Business students. Liz is originally from the Washington, D.C. area, and she still remembers visiting Pitt as a high school senior for the first time with her family – and loving it! Prior to her current position, Liz worked in venture capital and banking, eventually returning to Pitt to study political economy. 
 
Program Assistant: Program Assistant information coming soon!
 

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts

Rick Moslen

Hola! I’m Rick, and I’m an International Programs Manager at Pitt Business. I have managed study abroad programming and advised & taught international students for almost seven years. My interest in all things international began as an undergrad and since then I’ve explored over 25 countries and have experienced things like presenting on a panel at a music festival in Spain, studying traditional dance music in Peru, getting chased by monkeys in Malaysia (not recommended), hiking to the top of Table Mountain in South Africa, and much more. In my free time I’m a musician and a DJ, a freelance writer, and a proud dog dad. Fun fact: I love turbulence on planes (it’s like getting rocked to sleep).

I’m excited to work with students to plan life-changing international experiences! Feel free to contact me at rickmoslen@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-5476.

 

Your In-Country Contacts

Elizabeth (Liz) Adams

Liz is the Pitt Business Director of Academic Advising, and is proud to have been a member of Pitt Business for over 20 years. Her portfolio of responsibilities includes serving as the Director of Pitt Business Advising, working with the business living/learning community in Bruce Hall, teaching the first year and transfer orientation courses, and advising business honors students. Liz served as program assistant three times on the Plus3 Germany trip for first-year business and engineering students, and has also travelled to France and Denmark. This is Liz’s third trip to Dublin with Pitt Business students. Liz is originally from the Washington, D.C. area, and she still remembers visiting Pitt as a high school senior for the first time with her family – and loving it! Prior to her current position, Liz worked in venture capital and banking, eventually returning to Pitt to study political economy. 

Items Billed by Pitt

Program Fee & Tuition $4,800 $5,000
Study Abroad Fee $300 $300
Total Billed by Pitt $5,100 $5,300

Estimated Additional Out-of-Pocket Costs

Additional Spending Money ~$300-$500

 

What's Included
  • Lodging for orientation in Pittsburgh and time abroad
  • Tuition for three credits
  • Round-trip international airfare*
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions
  • Most meals
  • Visa (where applicable)
  • International Health Insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Fee ($300)
  • Additional spending money (~$300-$500)**

*Students who choose a return destination other than Pittsburgh will be charged the flight fee difference.
**Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.
 

Scholarships
Pitt Business students may also apply for additonal scholarships through the Pitt Business International Scholarships here, as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarship is the same as the program application deadline. 

When You'll Go

Depart for Host Country: May 2*
Depart from Host Country: May 16
*You must be in Pittsburgh for the program orientation on May 1. 
 

What Else You Need to Know

Passports
If you don't have a passport or need to renew yours, get started right away. Applications will not be accepted without a passport that is valid at least six months past the program end date.

  • You can apply at the Allegheny County of Dept. of Court Records
    City County Building
    414 Grant Street
    Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4pm, Wednesdays until 7pm. 
    Application: www.us-passport-service-guide.com
  • ​​​Check out our helpful Passport Guide for more information.