Study Abroad in Dublin: Griffith College Campus Tour

Feb 17, 2019 3:53:00 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

In this vlog post, CAPA Vlogger Jessica Kisluk takes us on a tour of the Griffith College Campus in Dublin, where students on our Dublin Program live and take their classes! 

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, dublin-vlog

Experiencing the Community and Pride in Irish Sports Culture

Feb 16, 2019 10:02:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

In this week's post, Emma visits Dublin sporting landmark, Croke Park, and learns about the wonderful world of Gaelic Football. As part of her efforts to find her place in the local culture and get situated in the city, she takes in the sense of community displayed in this beloved sport. Without also staying too far removed from American sports, she shares how she kept up with the Super Bowl!

My geographic coordinates have changed. Who knew this newly adopted latitude and longitude would inspire a new habitude and attitude about life? While I am loving the opportunity to meet a diverse array of people from around the world, and discovering the enchanting nooks and crannies of every alleyway, I am still trying to find my footing and adjust to my life abroad (literally and figuratively—the cobblestones are quite slippery here!). Like many things, a sense of belonging is something we never fully appreciate until it is lost.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

How to Grocery Shop & Cook at Home While  Abroad in Dublin

Feb 12, 2019 3:37:28 PM / by Jessica Kisluk

As most study abroad veterans will tell you, one of the biggest ways to save money while abroad (and in life) is to buy food at the grocery store and cook it at home. Not sure how to get started? Watch CAPA Dublin student Jessica Kisluk's guide to grocery shopping in Dublin. She shares tips about bringing your own bags and how to deal with more perishable food in Ireland.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, dublin-vlog

The Ultimate Day Trip From Dublin for A Student on a Budget

Jan 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by CAPA Study Abroad Ambassadors

In this post, Molly talks about her favorite bus trip that she took while studying abroad in Dublin!

Towards the end of the semester, with my budget growing thin, I realized that I had a weekend free with no plans! My friend and I began looking at short day trips that were relatively easy to get to on a bus or the trains. In our search, we came across one of the bus tour companies that operate around Ireland. They have tours that go to most of the major sites on the island and their tours range from half-day trips to trips that last a few days!

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Local Culture

From Indecision to Ireland: Why I Chose to Study Abroad in Dublin

Jan 30, 2019 11:49:00 AM / by Emma Aulenback

Where in the world should you go? In her first post, Emma walks us through her study abroad dilemmas and how she eventually selected a city and program that aligned with her degree and interests. She's thrilled about making her way to Dublin and shares how her family, friends, and advisors, as well as a four-leaf clover, nudged her toward her decision!  

Where we’re going, we don’t need luck!

In the soundtrack to my life, “Should I Stay or Should I Go” sums up my fall semester perfectly, as my journey to study abroad was no walk in the park! No, no, no, not one bit! Indeed, I was very lost in the park with no compass to make clear which path I should take and no map to answer my burning question: “Where should I study abroad?!"

I was searching all over the globe for a program that would satisfy my academic requirements, financial needs, and personal desires! I met with several advisors, made spreadsheets, and had weekly conference calls with friends and family to poll opinions. For most of the semester, I had several applications started in various different programs.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

10 Pieces of Advice for those Studying Abroad in Dublin

Jan 12, 2019 9:29:00 AM / by Casey Rhode

In her final post, Casey shares key pieces of advice that will help you through your study abroad journey in Dublin. Whatever you do, make sure you have all you need to prepare for the time of your year (and life) in this global city! Take it from a student who has spent a semester abroad in Dublin: plan ahead, enjoy the moments, and become a local in your city.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Why Study Abroad

Meet Emma Aulenback: Official CAPA Dublin Blogger Spring 2019

Jan 4, 2019 4:29:00 PM / by Emma Aulenback

Meet Emma Aulenback, an official CAPA blogger in Dublin for Spring 2019:

University: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Major: Sociology
Study abroad location: Dublin, Ireland
Internship or volunteer placement: N/A

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland

An Overview of Irish Photography Classes I took at Griffith College

Jan 4, 2019 9:47:00 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

Whether you're looking to boost your knowledge in photography and visual studies or take a chance and study something new, get a look at what these classes abroad have to offer. In her final post, Jessica shares her experience taking Irish Photography classes in Dublin. Anticipate gallery and museum visits, guest lectures by professionals, and hands-on learning! 

This past semester I took three classes to complete my graphic design minor back at SUNY Oswego. These classes were Sociology of the Media, Ways of Seeing, and Visual Methodologies. I’m so thankful I took these classes because it gave me such a new perspective as a broadcasting major on the media in Ireland and in Europe, but I also learned so much about Irish photography.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, International Education

A Successful Project to Wrap Up My Marketing Internship in Dublin

Jan 3, 2019 9:41:00 AM / by Casey Rhode

In this week's post, Casey tells us about how she ended her marketing internship with Griffith College's Alumni and Career Office in Dublin. She played a big part in planning and executing the very first Alumni Breakfast event for Griffith College. It was a success and one to be remembered! See how Casey diligently contributed to this project while coordinating with various professionals.

Thanks to CAPA, I was able to do an internship while studying in Dublin. My internship was with the Alumni and Careers Office at Griffith College, where I studied. I worked directly with Suzanna Doyle, who takes on the alumni office all on her own, with occasional help from the marketing team whom we shared an office with. The biggest project I had to work on this semester was the first ever Alumni Breakfast event.

This breakfast was a great way to network and reconnect with fellow Griffith alum, while also hearing from some speakers and giving out spot prizes. This event took a lot of time to plan, and I don’t think Suzanna and I could have done it without each other. What was great about my internship was that I didn’t feel like an intern; I felt like I had an important voice that was being listened to and valued. I was able to bounce ideas off of Suzanna and vice versa.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad

An Internship with the Screen Directors Guild of Dublin

Dec 28, 2018 10:37:56 AM / by Jessica Kisluk

This was an internship that almost did not happened, but Jessica's glad she changed her mind. In this week's post, she talks about interning at the Screen Directors Guild of Dublin and what she did to achieve her professional goals there. She also gives us some insight about the Global Internship Workshop she took alongside her internship and how that prepared her for the Irish working culture and future career endeavors.

Over the course of this past semester, I held an internship with the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. This internship encompassed a lot of tasks, and I have gained numerous valuable skills that will hopefully help me to secure a job in the future. When I first applied for the CAPA program, I debated not doing an internship, but now I am so grateful that I did. My internship title was project manager, and I had various responsibilities. Some of the main things I organized were speed networking and screening events, podcasts, and many other office responsibilities. We sent an Irish director to LA and I was in charge of the itinerary and meetings. I also helped to produce a podcast with screen directors in collaboration with RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad


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