Conversations on Studying Abroad

Hayley Ni Bhriain

Hayley Ni Bhriain is the Senior Program Coordinator in our CAPA Dublin Center. From orientation week to the farewell dinner, Hayley works with our students every step of the way during their time in Dublin.

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CAPA’s Internship Site Supervisor Awards

Nov 19, 2020 9:51:00 AM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

Part of having a great internship experience is having a strong supervisor who's able to guide and coach a student's professional development. CAPA has launched an initiative called the ‘Internship Excellence Awards’ to recognize these wonderful supervisors and internship sites. Hear from nine CAPA students on their global professional journey and what they've learned along the way.

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Posted in: Internships Abroad

Mock Interviews: A Key Feature of CAPA's Global Internship Course

Oct 26, 2020 10:15:00 AM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

Want a deeper look at how mock interviews work as part of your study abroad and internship program? Let Hayley Ni Bhriain, CAPA Dublin’s Senior Program Coordinator, take you through each step of the process and shed some light into how this experience will be beneficial as you prepare to interview for future internships, jobs, and graduate school opportunities.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad, Remote Internships

From CAPA Students to Alumni: What 7 Students Gained from Studying Abroad

Oct 13, 2020 10:02:00 AM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

CAPA Dublin’s Senior Program Coordinator Hayley Ni Bhriain connected with Dublin and London alumni to find out more about their study abroad journey from students to alumni. Read more about their experiences and how studying abroad helped prepare them for life after graduation.

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10 Awesome Places to Instagram in Dublin

Oct 2, 2019 4:56:14 PM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

Instagram addict? If you're studying abroad in Dublin, take note; here are 10 of our favorite places to take snap away in this CAPA global city!

1. DOORS OF DUBLIN. The famous brightly-painted doors can be seen all over Dublin, and have become such a difining characteristic of the city. However you frame them with your lens, they’ll certainly add a splash of colour to your Instagram palette. #NoFilterNeeded!
3 related hashtags: #dublindoors, #doorsofdublin #doors #doorsofinstagram

Photos via sosoyorkwillkoikeirish_architecturethedoorsofdublin (clockwise from top left)

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Posted in: Travel, Dublin, Ireland

CAPA Cares: Students & Staff Do A Beach Clean in Dublin

Sep 30, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

Hayley Ni Bhriain, our Senior Program Coordinator in Dublin, and 4 of our Fall 2019 CAPA students spent last Saturday volunteering at a beach cleanup just outside the city! Read more about how they got involved and how they felt about the experience overall:

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

A CAPA Chat: Blending In Nicely with Ireland

May 18, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain

CAPA_Brandon Mooney_Dublin

Brandon is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Political Science major at Clark University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Brandon chats with Hayley Ni Bhriain from CAPA Dublin on his semester and internship abroad in Dublin, as well as his impressions of Ireland and its friendly people.


This week's post is an opportunity for the tables to be turned and have a local ask me about my time so far in this charming city of Dublin. Hayley Ni Bhriain, Senior Program Coordinator at CAPA Dublin, has kindly agreed to interview and chat with me about my thoughts and impressions of the city, country, and my study abroad program.

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2018_From Brandon Mooney - St. Stephen's Green on a Sunny Day

HAYLEY NI BHRIAIN: Why did you choose to study abroad in Ireland? Why did you choose CAPA specifically?
BRANDON MOONEY: I chose to study abroad in Ireland because I had some family from here, so I was really interested in that part of my family history. I had also spoken to some students at my home university who had been to Ireland on this program and they spoke about how friendly and welcoming the people and environment was. They also said that Ireland was a European country but was also distinct and by itself. I chose the CAPA program because it was the only one available for Ireland, but I spoke to a lot of CAPA representatives before I chose the program and they were very on top of things and receptive to my needs, so I felt secure in my choice.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Personal Learning, Dublin Interviews

A CAPA Chat: The Dublin Difference

Dec 5, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Hayley Ni Bhriain


Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth is interviewed by CAPA Dublin's Hayley Ni Bhriain on her semester in Ireland and the Dublin difference.


As we approach the first week of December, it is difficult to believe how fast the time has flown. This week I decided to pop into the CAPA Dublin office and chat with Senior Program Director, Hayley Ni Bhriain about my time and experiences in Dublin!

CAPAStudyAbroad_Fall2017_Dublin_From Elizabeth Leahy - With CAPA Dublin's Hayley Ni Bhriain.jpeg

Hayley Ni Bhriain: Why did you choose to study abroad in Ireland?
Elizabeth Leahy: I chose to study abroad in Ireland for an assortment of reasons! I had actually been to Ireland once in 2010 with my local Gaelic Football team. I played with a local club outside of Hartford, Connecticut. We stayed for 10 days hopping between counties and we only stayed in Dublin for 2 ½ hours to watch a football game. I’ve always wanted to come back and when looking at studying abroad, I knew I wanted to study for a semester in Europe.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Interviews, Dublin Interviews, Why Study Abroad


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