Hidden gems of Northside Dublin: Top spots for interns

The great River Liffey is more than a geographical split between the north and south of Dublin. The contentious divide has long represented a cultural distinction between the Northside and Southside of Ireland’s friendliest city. Northside Dublin is less popular with visitors but offers an array of hidden gems that are well worth a visit. […]

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Roselie Kelly posted in: Culture, Dublin
Doing your internship in Dublin? Check out these free weekly events!

Doing your internship in Dublin? The city offers a unique blend of traits: history, untouched nature, buzzing city-life, charming locals and sometimes, high costs. Regrettably, being a young international intern usually means a mind full of prosperous adventures, and a wallet full of unfortunate vacancy. Fortunately, Dublin is a city filled with free events every day, […]

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Kate Rau posted in: Culture, Dublin
How to Pack for Interning Abroad

You’ve made the decision to build your resume, advance your education and real world experience, and focus on language learning and intercultural experiences. You’ve searched for, applied to, and selected an internship. Your housing is arranged and you bought your plane tickets. You are prepared. Except, a few days before you leave, you start packing […]

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How To Stay Safe While Interning Abroad

Interning, volunteering, and studying abroad comes with opportunities for personal, professional, and academic growth all while experiencing new cultures, languages, and having the time of your life. Traveling to a new country and settling down there (even if it’s just for a few months) is a thrilling experience. But it is also one that must […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture, Intern Advice
Connect-123’s Summer Photo Contest

Over the coming weeks, we’re excited to welcome our participants to Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai! While there is an infinite amount to learn, see, and do when you first arrive, we want our C-123 Photo Competition to help encourage you to document the lifelong memories you’ll be making. Here’s how it works: We’ll […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture, What We're Up To
How to Pack for Interning Abroad

You’ve made the decision to build your resume, advance your education and real world experience, and focus on language learning and intercultural experiences. You’ve searched for, applied to, and selected an internship. Your housing is arranged and you bought your plane tickets. You are prepared. Except, a few days before you leave, you start packing […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Career Development, Culture
Adventure, You Say? Connect-123 Has That!

Our five internship and volunteer destinations may be major international cities: Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, and Shanghai, but that does not mean it’s all concrete and skyscrapers for our interns! These locations are extremely diverse, both culturally and geographically. And while there is adventure awaiting just outside the city limits, did you know […]

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10 Ways Interning Abroad Ruins Your Life

Did you know that this year, Connect-123 turned 10 years old? To celebrate this, we ran an alumni contest, published “Top 10” blog posts, and have a few more surprises up our sleeve to close out this celebratory year. Something we have learned over our ten years working with interns, students, and young professionals is […]

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Sarah Dilworth posted in: Culture
Food in Buenos Aires: Where experience is just as important as taste

Buenos Aires Sustainable Development Intern and Michigan State University junior, Alexandra Stano, shares her love of food and culture with us in today’s intern blog post.   I would definitely consider myself a foodie. I especially love cooking and eating foods from other countries because it is a way to experience different traditions and cultures. […]

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cape Town

In the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, where mountains meet the sea, and rows of vineyards stretch across valleys and hills, the possibilities are endless. When coming to the Mother City, locals will undoubtedly suggest an endless amount of popular tourist attractions that you simply must visit. But here are 10 interesting facts […]

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Carla Steenkamp posted in: Cape Town, Culture