Plus3: Ireland

This program is open to all Pitt Business sophomores, juniors, and transfer seniors. If you are a sophomore or junior and were unable to participate in Plus3, you are eligible for this program. If you transferred into the business school during your college career after your year, you are eligible for this program. 
The Plus3: Ireland program is the perfect opportunity for continuing Pitt Business students to participate on a program similar to the first-year only Plus3 Program. This two-week, three-credit experience allows transfer and continuing students within Pitt Business to travel to Dublin and get a glimpse of globalization and technology through industry-specific company tours, Q&A sessions with executives, and academic lectures that provide cultural and political perspective.

  • Past company visits have included: 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: 

Students will receive three academic-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)

This program provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts and tools acquired in BUSSPP 0020 abroad. Students work in teams on research projects, and business environment and practices abroad are compared to those in the U.S. The program abroad includes company visits, lectures, and cultural excursions during a two-week study period in Ireland under the guidance of a faculty member.

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: Professor Meade Johnson

Meade is a professor in marketing and executive in residence at Pitt Business. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in communications. She has held account management positions at several advertising agencies in Pittsburgh including: Marstellar, MARC Advertising, Blattner Brunner, and GBL Advertising. Meade has worked on a broad range of client businesses including consumer, business-to-business, and retail, providing such services as project management, marketing communications plan development, and strategic planning. In addition, she has a proven track record of leadership and has spearheaded the delivery of creative, media, and research services by agency teams to meet the needs of a variety of clients. Her client experience includes Dick’s Sporting Goods, Philips Respironics, Pittsburgh Public Schools, UPMC, PPG, and The New York Philharmonic. Meade is currently working as a marketing consultant and is a past president of the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Board.

 

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts: 

Rick Moslen

I’m Rick, and I’m an International Programs Manager at Pitt Business. I have managed international programming, advised & taught international students, and helped others strengthen their cultural competancies for over seven years. My international interests began as an undergrad, and since then I’ve explored over 26 countries and have experienced everything from presenting on a panel at a music festival in Spain, to studying traditional dance music in Peru, to getting chased by monkeys in Malaysia (not recommended), to hiking to the top of Table Mountain in South Africa. Fun fact: I love turbulence on planes (it’s like getting rocked to sleep).

Feel free to contact me at rickmoslen@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-5476.

 

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Anthony Gomez

¡Hola a todxs! I am an International Programs Manager for Pitt Business and a Western PA native. As an undergraduate students, I had my first experience abroad when my college choir toured the southern region of Spain, and I’ve been hooked ever since. One year after that, I spent a semester at la Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain; which are among the best months of my life. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Westminster College and a master’s degree in Higher Education from Penn State (I know, I know). I’m looking forward to helping undergraduate students pursue global education opportunities to further develop their personal, academic, and professional goals.

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Professor Meade Johnson

Meade is a professor in marketing and executive in residence at Pitt Business. She graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in communications. She has held account management positions at several advertising agencies in Pittsburgh including: Marstellar, MARC Advertising, Blattner Brunner, and GBL Advertising. Meade has worked on a broad range of client businesses including consumer, business-to-business, and retail, providing such services as project management, marketing communications plan development, and strategic planning. In addition, she has a proven track record of leadership and has spearheaded the delivery of creative, media, and research services by agency teams to meet the needs of a variety of clients. Her client experience includes Dick’s Sporting Goods, Philips Respironics, Pittsburgh Public Schools, UPMC, PPG, and The New York Philharmonic. Meade is currently working as a marketing consultant and is a past president of the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Board.

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Items Billed by Pitt

Program Fee & Tuition $5,000 $5,200
Study Abroad Fee $300 $300
Total Billed by Pitt $5,300 $5,500

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: 

 
 

What Else You Need to Know: 

Application Requirements

  • First year, first semester students enroleld full-time in Pitt Business 
  • Students must complete 24 credits earned at Pitt before the program start date 
  • Students must have a clean judicial record
  • Minimum of a 2.75 GPA at the end of the first semester

Passports

Students must have applied for a passport or already hold a valid passport by the application deadline. A valid passport means that it will not expire within 6 months after the program (by November 20). If a student has a new or renewal passport processing, they must upload documentation that they've expedited that process and are waiting for a new passport to arrive.

 

Students can apply at the Allegheny County of Dept. of Court Records or at your local post office (check your post office's website for more details).

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.

 

Disciplinary Record

  • One or more disciplinary violations on a student's record will trigger an additional review.  
  • Students with any drugs and alcohol-related violations will not be eligible to participate in Plus3. 
  • Students under active disciplinary sanction at the time of application and/or during the program are not eligible to study abroad.