Quick Info

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Maymester, Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business
  • : May 4 - May 18, 2019
  • : Summer 2019: $5,300 In-State / $5,500 Out-of-State
  • : December 9, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Business Students Only

Academics

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. 

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-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.

While in Dublin, students will be able to access facilities and engage in classroom lectures at Griffith College, a private Irish college. 

Experiential Learning

"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

Want to learn more?  Check out the Pitt Plus3 Blog for past participant experiences: 

Plus3 Transfer: Ireland blogs

 

    On-Site Faculty And Staff

    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. 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 my 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: Chris Reye

    Chris is the Assistant Director of Career Development in Pitt Business, and has been part of the Pitt community for almost 5 years. Chris’s responsibilities include serving as the main contact for all corporate relations in Pitt Business, working with students to develop individual career plans, and overseeing programs such as the Pitt Business Alumni Treks to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. In 2017, he served as program assistant for the Global Service Learning program to Trinidad & Tobago with students from Alpha Kappa Psi. Chris is originally from the Cleveland area (don’t hold that against him!) and landed in Pittsburgh after living in Columbus, Charlotte, and Boone, NC. Pitt and Pittsburgh are now home and he is very excited to continue helping student go To The World.

     

     

    Housing

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

    Pricing And Dates


    In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
    $5,300 $5,500
    Depart for Dublin Depart from Dublin
    May 4, 2018* May 18, 2018

    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. 

    For additional scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the ‘Programs’ tab at the top of this page!

     

    * You must be in Pittsburgh for the program orientation on May 3, 2018 by 3pm.

     

     

     

    Inclusions & Exclusions

    As a part of your Plus3 fee, the following are included in the program:

    • Lodging and one dinner while in Pittsburgh for orientation
    • Lodging while in Dublin
    • Tuition for three credits
    • Round-trip international airfare*
    • In-country transportation
    • Excursions
    • Some meals
    • Arrival reception and farewell ceremony
    • International Health Insurance

    *Students who choose a return destination other than Pittsburgh will be charged the flight fee difference.

    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)

    Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our budgeting page for more information.

    Special Information

    • 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.

     

    • This program involves a lot of walking, so bring some sneakers!

    Ready to get started on your application?  

    Program Staff

    Bradley Miner

    Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

    Kia Ora! I'm Brad, a Pittsburgh transplant who discovered a passion for international education during my own study abroad experiences here at Pitt. My time abroad took me on back-to-back semester programs to Costa Rica and New Zealand. I’ve also had the good fortune to travel throughout Canada, Fiji, Panama, Nicaragua, Spain, and Switzerland. Now, as the International Programs Coordinator for Pitt Business, I get to help others have their own memorable experiences abroad! Outside of the office you can find me snapping photos around the city, exploring the outdoors, and planning future adventures both near and far. Get in touch with me to chat about study abroad at bradminer@pitt.edu or 412-383-7136.