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Extended to: 05/15/2014
Credit:
15 - 16 semester / 22.5 - 24 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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11/01/2013
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Eligibility:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Home to Shaw, Swift, Joyce, Lewis, and Yeats – what better place to write your own story of discovery than Ireland? In the vibrant European capital of Dublin, you’ll explore the breadth and depth of Irish culture while enhancing your academic studies through integrated study at Dublin City University. Through coursework, internship opportunities, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions, CIEE study abroad in Dublin offers you an immersive and unforgettable international experience.

Study abroad in Dublin and you’ll:

  • Choose from a wide range of courses from business, international relations, communications, service-learning, and a for-credit internship
  • Study on a high-tech campus in Dublin with easy access to the center of town
  • Interact with local and international students in a shared on-campus apartment, and by volunteering and joining student societies and clubs
  • Take an in-depth look at Irish culture through the core course, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, and the orientation program
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Whether you’re interested in business or engineering, history, journalism, or Irish studies, you’ll have access to a full curriculum through direct enrollment at Dublin City University. If you’re interested in engaging with the local community, don’t miss the specialized Service-Learning Track featuring an Independent Research and Capstone Project, a course in theory and engagement, and placements with community-based organizations.

Excursions

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Classroom material will come to life during numerous excursions to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites in and around Dublin. You’ll travel to beautiful and fascinating places like Achill Island, Connemara, and Galway in the West of Ireland, and journey to Northern Ireland to tour Derry and Belfast.

Cultural Activities

Available to all CIEE students at Dublin City University are a number of societies and clubs catering to every interest. A sampling includes music, adventure appreciation, drama, and dance. You can join various student societies which promote travel and other group activities. The Global Links Tandem Society partners local students with visiting students. You'll also have the opportunity to join various athletic clubs and use the university’s state-of-the-art swimming complex. The compact campus lends itself to a community-oriented environment.

Practical Experience

Get hands-on work experience with a local organization or company. You might work for the North Dublin Cooperative, the Writers Museum, Special Olympics Ireland, the Disability Federation of Ireland, or another important organization. Or try your hand at volunteering. You might assist in the development of community service among middle and high school students through the Localise Community Service Learning Program, or engage in teaching and education work for the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee. No matter what you do, you’ll make a difference in your host community.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Fall 2014 (13 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
09/15/2014
12/13/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,848
Housing
$3,600
Insurance
$102

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses **
$2,750

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of ?1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

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Spring 2014 (17 wks)
11/01/2013
02/03/2014
05/31/2014
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,458
Housing
$3,600
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees ***
$390

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** a 300 Euro onsite registration fee is covered by CIEE for Spring and AYP participants

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,250
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses **
$2,750

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of ?1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

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Spring 2015
11/01/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
Extended to: 05/15/2014
09/15/2014
TBA
$33,900

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$25,908
Housing
$7,200
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees ***
$390

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** a 300 Euro onsite registration fee is covered by CIEE for Spring and AYP participants

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$4,500
International Airfare *
$1,050
Local Transportation
$800
Books & Supplies
$500
Personal expenses **
$5,500
Expenses during break ***
$1,500

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Irish immigration regulations require all students to open a bank account with a minimum of ?1,000 (Euros) in order to file registration. After registering with the immigration authorities, students have ready access to these funds to pay their living/personal expenses. More details will be provided to students with their acceptance materials.

*** academic year students are responsible for housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Service-Learning Track: college-level course in social science research methods
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 15–16 semester/22.5–24 quarter hours, and 30–31 semester/45–46.5 quarter hours for the academic year.

Course contact hours and recommended credit for all DCU courses are 30 contact hours and 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All study abroad students must take the CIEE core course, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, and four additional electives at Dublin City University, one of which may be an internship. Note that the internship is subject to approval of the student’s sending school, availability of internship, and suitability of the candidate. All Service-Learning Track participants enroll in the Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement course with integrated service, Independent Research and Capstone Project, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, and two Dublin City University courses.

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About the City

About The City

Fiddle music carries through charming cobblestone streets. The stone Record Tower of Dublin Castle recalls the need for defense against the Normans in the 13th century. A staff member at Trinity College turns the pages of a 1,200-year-old manuscript to prevent light damage from ruining a single page. Dublin is an ancient city that today is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing European capitals. With a young and vibrant population of over one million, it has enjoyed considerable economic growth in the last decade. While Dublin may be a city on the move, the charm, culture, and heritage of old Dublin is still apparent everywhere. It is perhaps the most literary city in the world with associations that include Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett. Outside the city, unbelievably green landscapes end in sandy beaches.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Martin Humphreys

Acting Resident Director

Martin Humphreys is a graduate of University College Dublin and holds a master’s degree in psychology. He has extensive teaching experience and has taught in a variety of environments with traditional and non-traditional students. He also has experience in student support and academic mentoring. This experience extends into the international educational field working with U.S. study abroad students. He has also taught English in South Korea. Martin is originally from Kildare and has an interest in Irish history and culture both in terms of personal and academic research.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Established in the early 1980s, Dublin City University (DCU) has approximately 10,000 students. DCU offers its students multi-disciplinary programs, creating an environment that stimulates entrepreneurial awareness and activity through strong links with local and international businesses. The 85-acre campus compares to a traditional U.S. campus with central green areas, cafés, theater, a sports center, and library. DCU is a 20- to 30-minute bus ride from downtown Dublin. Public transportation is easily accessible.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Study abroad students live in a shared apartment in a campus residence. The on-campus student residences house 1,000 undergraduate students. Students have their own private room and bathroom with a shared living, kitchen, and dining area. There are three to five individual rooms to each shared area. Students in on-campus apartments are responsible for all meals, which are not included in the program fee. There are dining facilities and a small grocery store on campus. A major shopping mall is located adjacent to the university.

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Orientations

Orientations

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You'll begin your study abroad experience in Dublin even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

The goal of the mandatory on-site orientation program is to familiarize you with the country, culture, and academic program, and to provide practical information about living in Dublin. You will also be introduced to the academic requirements of the university and shown how to make the best use of campus facilities and services. By the end of orientation, you'll be familiar with your new surroundings, settled into your accommodations, and have a strong support network. Ongoing support is provided on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. The on-campus student residences have Internet access in student rooms via an Ethernet connection. There are also several on-campus computer labs and the DCU campus is wireless.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

The academic study abroad program is supplemented with excursions and cultural activities such as visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites. CIEE offers day and weekend trips in, around, and outside of Dublin, such as visits to the Connemara, the west of Ireland, and Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland.

The trip to Northern Ireland is an exploration of sectarianism – the relationship between Protestants/British and Nationalist/Irish communities and how this chasm influences everyday life. You'll have a chance to see Catholic and Protestant residential areas and meet with political parties when possible. Visits to The Titanic Quarter and the Northern Ireland Parliament Buildings are also included.

University Life

study abroad in Dublin

Available to all CIEE students at Dublin City University are a number of societies and clubs catering to every interest. A sampling includes music, adventure appreciation, drama, and dance. You can join various student societies that promote travel and other group activities, and have the opportunity to join athletic clubs and use the University’s state-of-the-art swimming complex. The compact campus lends itself to a community-oriented environment. The Global Links Tandem Society partners local students with visiting students.

Immersion

Engagement with the local culture is a priority at CIEE Study Centers around the world. CIEE participants make the most of their program through CIEE-guided excursions, field study and internship programs, volunteering, conversation exchanges, and special events. The opportunities vary depending on location.

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Academics

Academics

The Arts and Sciences study abroad program at the CIEE Study Center in Dublin is designed for students who are interested in taking courses in their major while also studying about and living in Ireland, and includes an internship option. The program at Dublin City University (DCU) opened in fall 2005. It’s an exciting, modern campus, buzzing with life. With over 100 clubs and societies, a very active student union, a student social events calendar overflowing with activities, and a student social center located in the heart of campus, DCU is a great place to study abroad. It is located close to the Dublin city center, which is steeped in history and is renowned for its rich social and cultural life.

Service-Learning

Students interested in engaging the local community through service in that community have the opportunity to enroll in the Service-Learning Track. Participants enroll in the Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement course with integrated service, Independent Research and Capstone Project, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, and two Dublin City University courses. Service-learning placements are available in a range of community-based organizations.

The Service-Learning Track provides a framework for students to fulfill their educational and personal goals while bridging relationships in the communities in which their learning takes place. Through the track’s courses, content is analyzed in terms of how it relates to the community.

Students can design and implement a research project that fulfills the service-learning core principles of engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination. In addition, students have the opportunity to give back to local communities where service is performed, thus allowing those communities to share in the results of the student’s learning.

Internship

With the permission of the sending institution, study abroad students may take a for-credit internship. This is dependent on the demand for limited places, availability in the field in which the student requires an internship, and suitability of the candidate. CIEE places students in a wide range of internships in various volunteer and public service organizations There is an increasing emphasis on placing interns in volunteer and non-governmental organizations. These are professionally oriented placements in which the student spends a part-time apprenticeship learning and contributing to the operation of a company or organization. The student is evaluated through an oral presentation, meetings with their supervisor, a journal, and other written assignments.

Academic Culture

At Dublin City University (DCU), study abroad students are fully integrated with both Irish and other international students. Learning takes place through a coherent blend of lectures, group seminars, and practical work. Courses, called “modules” at DCU, are generally offered at the equivalent of three U.S. credits each. The tutorial system ensures academic support for all students, and regular student feedback helps to monitor quality. The Irish educational system requires students take greater responsibility for their own learning and use their initiative in an academic environment less structured than that commonly found in the U.S. Students are provided with a syllabus and a broad reading list, but are not told what books to read for each class. Students are expected to show initiative in terms of research and critical analysis.

CIEE students can enroll at DCU for the fall, spring, or academic year. The fall semester runs from the middle of September to the middle of December and the spring semester runs from late January to late May. In general, fall semester CIEE students must take DCU courses which are graded through continuous assessment in order to complete the semester in mid-December.

Many DCU courses are not continuously assessed and have a final exam which takes place in January. Unless students are able to stay for exams, potentially into late January, they will have more limited course options in the fall semester. Students are given complete course information that indicates the courses with continuous assessment at the time of acceptance. If you take a non-continuous assessment course and need to stay until late January, the cost of your housing in a dormitory on or near the DCU campus is covered. Students living in a homestay need to leave at the official end of the CIEE program, but can then move to the dorm.

Nature of Classes

CIEE courses are with other CIEE study abroad students only. DCU courses are shared with Irish, CIEE, and other international students.

Grading System

Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers.

Language of Instruction

English

Faculty

All courses are taught by faculty from Dublin City University.

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Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Required CIEE Core Course

EIRE 3001 IREL

History and Culture of Modern Ireland
The course is divided into two interconnected sections. The first deals with the political and cultural milieu within which the independence movement emerged. This section also deals with the Northern Ireland conflict from 1968 to the present day. The second examines the social and cultural aspects of contemporary Irish society. Emphasis is placed on four key themes of Irish life—emigration/immigration, religion and its decline, socio-economic inequality, and immigration and marginal groups. Students are encouraged to develop skills pertaining to independent research and critical analysis, which help them in their mainstream electives. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Electives

CLST 3001 IREL

Seminar on Living and Learning in Dublin
The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Dublin is designed to improve students' intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Irish people are different from, and similar to, themselves and others. The course offers opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Ireland. Contact hours: 25. Recommended credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

INSH 3001 IREL

Internship
Students may undertake an internship for credit while in Dublin with advance written permission of their home institution. This is dependent on the demand for limited places, the availability of the field in which the student requires an internship, and the suitability of the candidate. CIEE places students in a wide range of internships in various organizations in the voluntary sector and public service. These are professionally- oriented placements in which students spend a part-time apprenticeship learning and contributing to the operation of a company or organization. They are evaluated at the end of the semester by an on-site faculty supervisor, based on the on-site evaluation, an oral presentation, meetings with the supervisor, the student’s journal, and other written assignments. Internships are not confirmed until after the orientation program and may have limited availability. Total hours: 135. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

CIEE Service-Learning Courses

CMBL 3001 IREL

Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement
The theoretical portion of this course offers an introduction to different schools of thought regarding leadership in community service. The practical portion of the course provides students the opportunity to work with a community-based organization in an already-existing program or project that the community organization offers in areas of health, education, development, business, and community organization. Combined together, this course offers the students an opportunity to act and reflect about the realities and challenges of community service, and to participate alongside the principle social agents in a community environment. Contact hours: 15 hours (class), 90 hours (service). Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

INDE 3001 IREL

Independent Research and Capstone Project
This course is designed to challenge students to bridge and draw upon knowledge they have obtained through coursework and practical experiences as community advocates into a relevant action-based project. While the Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement course places students in existing community-based initiatives for a meaningful service experience, this course requires students to develop, in coordination with the community, a new project or a new extension of an existing project that is complementary to the student’s service practicum. The Independent Research and Capstone Project requires students to complete an independent research paper that informs the development of a capstone project based on demonstrated community-identified need. Students design and complete a full project proposal and complete the project by the end of the semester. The goals of this course are not only to demonstrate and apply what has been learned throughout the program, but also to reflect on the learning and collaborate with the organization where service was performed. In this way, the project becomes symbolic of the benefits for the constituents – the student, program, service organization, and ultimately communities. The community diagnostic, data collection, and the final project itself is fully integrated into the service experience. CIEE is committed to ensuring that the final product itself would be left as a legacy and/or resource to our community partners, which helps foster a collaborative project history. All the work completed in this course is designed to support the service-learning core principles of engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination. Contact hours: 30 hours (class), 120 hours service). Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.

Dublin City University Subject Areas
Below is a list of DCU subject areas from which CIEE students may choose in addition to the required core course and internship. Please note this list is subject to change. Within the areas below students have course options (modules). Availability is based on course schedule, level of subject, limitations of resources, and all choices are dependent on approval from the sending university.
Business
Communications
Computer Science
Cultural Studies
Economics
Education
Engineering
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Government
Geography
Health Sciences
History
International Relations
Irish Studies
Journalism
Languages
Law/Legal Studies
Mathematics
Politics
Science

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