Ireland Onsite Staff

Meet your Site Director, Karina Byrne!

Karina was born in Ireland where she lived until she was 16, when her family relocated to New York. She finished high school in New York and continued on to college where she completed her undergraduate degree. She subsequently returned to Ireland to pursue a master’s degree.

Having experienced education in different countries herself, a career in study abroad really appealed to her, and prior to joining CIS Abroad, she spent several years working with international students in Ireland. In that role, Karina was in charge of student orientations, cultural programming, general onsite logistics and student support services.

She is excited to once again have the opportunity to introduce students and interns to Ireland, its culture and history, and its beauty. Having been a visiting student herself, she knows she can relate to many of the experiences students have as they settle in to life abroad, and she is looking forward to helping all our participants have a wonderful time in Ireland!