Business students visit Dublin as part of Global Learning Experience program

Students and faculty from the Williamson College of Business visited Airbnb during their Global Learning Experience trip to Dublin, Ireland.

Students and faculty from the Williamson College of Business visited Airbnb during their Global Learning Experience trip to Dublin, Ireland.

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

The program in Dublin introduced YSU students to Eurozone entrepreneurs, 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; Storyful.com – 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.

For more information about the next Global Learning Experience offered by Williamson College of Business, contact William Vendemia, wgvendemia@ysu.edu, or call at 330-941-1830.