All the physical and mental prep you need for your adventure!

Things to consider

Pre-Arrival importants!

Before you set foot on our little green isle we recommend addressing any issues you may encounter with your bank, phone company, credit/debit cards and medication before you leave home. It’s all about maximizing your time so use our handy pre-arrival checklist to ensure you don’t waste any time upon arrival and don’t get stuck without access to funds or network.

The Stint team will provide you with a Leap Card (transport) and Sim Card (phone) upon arrival but it is your responsibility to put credit on them when needed.

Pre-Arrival Checklist


We know how stressful finding flights can be. What’s the easiest route? how can I save money? What kind of baggage allowance am I permitted?

We have teamed up with Student Universe to offer a helpful portal which can be used to find great deals on flights. Go check it out:

Find Me Flights


It is important to have an idea about the cost of living in Dublin whilst it is also recommended to have a budget plan prepared before your arrival- this will help to keep you on track and ensure you are making the most of your time here in Ireland.

We recommend taking a look at our Budgeting in Dublin and Living Expenses guides to get a better understanding of how much everyday things will approximately cost and how to keep track of expenses.

Check out our Stint Starter Guide to Dublin for advice on good places to shop and eat. We also know how important travel is so once you arrive in Dublin we will provide you with a variety of discount for various tours and trips.

Living Expenses  Budgeting in Dublin Stint Starter Guide

Mental Preparation

Whether this is your first trip away from home or if you are a seasoned traveler, mental prep for life in a new city is advised. Check out our Life in Dublin section to discover more about both Dublin and Ireland. It is also important that you know what we here at Stint can and can’t help with throughout your time in Ireland:

What we can help with:

  • Internship prep.
  • Settling into Dublin life.
  • Best brunch in the city.
  • Anything housing related (Stint houses).
  • Suggest cool places to see, travel and visit.
  • Where to get good coffee.
  • Locating a medical professional.
  • Travel and Sim cards.
  • 24/7 Personal support.
  • Planning social events and weekend trips.

What we can’t help with:

  • The weather.
  • Getting stuck behind livestock or tractors whilst using country roads!
  • The weather.
  • Medical diagnosis (but we can point you in the direction of someone who can!).
  • The fact that you won’t want to leave.
  • The weather.

What to Pack

Packing should be swift and fun, not filled with panic and we definitely don’t want you arriving your kitchen sink! Our what to pack tips (see below) will help alleviate any panic by offering advice on what you may need, not need and what will be provided within a Stint house.

What you need: 

  • Variety of clothes for cold and warm weather (Irish weather is unpredictable)
  • Work attire (ensure to check with your internship supervisor what kind of clothes are suitable for work)
  • Good walking/running trainers (whether its walking the city or hiking the green hills, these will come in handy)
  • A rain jacket
  • Small sized umbrella
  • An electronic currency adapter (explained a little more here)
  • EU travel adapter
  • A set of towels (1 body and 1 face/hair)

If you have anymore questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

 What you won’t need:

  • Bed linen and pillows (Supplied in Stint houses)
  • Pots, pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, cups (Supplied in Stint houses)
  • City maps/information 
  • Washing powder (Supplied in Stint houses)
  • Water bottle (Stint will hook you up on arrival)
  • Hairdryer (Supplied in Stint houses)

Don’t over pack on clothes; all our Stint houses come with clothes washing/drying facilities so you can easily wash and dry clothes.

Don’t over pack on toiletries; all our Stint houses are within walking distance to supermarkets so you can purchase any essentials on day or day after you arrive. We will even show you where the supermarket is.