Though history and tech may seem like opposites in many ways, Dublin is a place where they come together and thrive. Can we count the number of tech giants with offices in this innovative city? Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple, Twitter, Airbnb, Paypal, eBay, Amazon…the list could go on and on. And that doesn’t even touch on the booming tech start-up scene. But the old Dublin is still a huge draw to the city, with stunning Georgian architecture (those colorful doors!), Gothic cathedrals, ancient castles, and ruined monastic settlements that hold so many stories. History still touches the city in other ways too, where music and literature especially have always been strong traditions.
Beyond these things, there is a thriving youth culture and vibrant nightlife, a population that’s growing more diverse, serene places to connect with nature (including the coast), and a food culture that’s exploded in recent years. The locals are some of the friendliest people we’ve met, and you’ll have the opportunity to intern and study alongside them. If you’re itching for adventure beyond Dublin’s streets, the rest of the country and the rest of Europe are also very accessible.