Global Learning Experience Takes Students to Ireland

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Students and faculty from the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University traveled to Dublin, Ireland, during spring break this month as part of the business school’s Global Learning Experience program.

The program in Dublin introduced YSU students to Eurozone entrepreneurs and international businesses, and explored the resources available to startups within the global market.

The trip included meetings with Ireland-based entrepreneurs and startups and visits to international businesses and government development agencies, in addition to several other education sessions. Tours of well-known landmarks in and around Dublin were also part of the trip.

Participating firms and education sessions included Airbnb, which is located in the “Silicon Valley” of Dublin – Challenges and Opportunities of Starting up in Ireland; – the world’s first social news agency and subsidiary of News Corp. – Ireland as the Tech Hub of Europe; Wright Bus Belfast, the manufacturer of the famed “Double-Decker” bus – Discovering Manufacturing Trends of Tomorrow; along with Teeling Whiskey – Family Businesses and Keys to Success; along with Target McConnells, an international advertising and creative agency – Promoting Products and Global Competition.

Pictured: Students and faculty from Youngstwon State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration visited Airbnb during their trip to Ireland.

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