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Dates:
05/26/2014 - 06/23/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/30/2014
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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06/23/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 05/15/2014
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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07/21/2014 - 08/17/2014
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Extended to: 06/15/2014
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Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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05/26/2015 - 06/23/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2015
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3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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06/23/2015 - 07/21/2015
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04/01/2015
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2.75 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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04/01/2015
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2.75 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Spend your summer in the home of Shaw, Swift, Joyce, Lewis and Yates, writing your own story of international discovery.

Through coursework, cultural activities, and excursions, CIEE summer study abroad in Ireland introduces you to the breadth and depth of Irish culture to offer you an unforgettable international experience.

In Dublin you will:

  • Gain an in-depth look at Irish culture through coursework and cultural excursions
  • Live at Dublin City University, with its compact high-tech campus, University clubs, sports facilities, and close proximity to the center of Dublin
  • Participate in one, two or three four-week sessions
  • Join CIEE and partake in cultural activities, such as visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites; day trips to Dublin Castle, the Hill of Tara, and Newgrange; and a field trip to western Ireland (Session I) and Northern Ireland (Session II)
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Travel with friends to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical thinking skills.

Expand your global perspective. Choose to spend your intercultural weekend in one of these European cities:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • London, England
  • Paris, France

Coursework

Enroll in courses taught by dedicated CIEE staff on a number of interesting and pertinent topics. Examine the complex relationship between the British and Irish in the Shaping of Modern Ireland; discuss issues of national identity, religion, and immigration in Irish Culture in Society; and explore the question of Tourism Development in a country that welcomes seven million visitors per year.

Excursions

study abroad in Ireland

The academic study abroad program is supplemented with excursions and cultural activities. Visit sites of historical interest in Dublin and its environs, such as Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, and Newgrange.

Extended overnight excursions include the west of Ireland to explore Irish history and culture; and Northern Ireland, where you’ll explore and attempt to unravel the complex relationship between two communities of separate identities and allegiances.

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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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Summer 2014 Session I (4 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
06/23/2014
$3,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,348
Housing
$1,100
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
$575
International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$525

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

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Summer 2014 Session II (4 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
06/23/2014
07/21/2014
$3,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,348
Housing
$1,100
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
$575
International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$525

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

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Summer 2014 Session III (4 wks)
Extended to: 06/15/2014
07/21/2014
08/17/2014
$3,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,348
Housing
$1,100
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
$575
International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$525

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

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Summer 2015 Session I (4 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
06/23/2015

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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Summer 2015 Session II (4 wks)
04/01/2015
06/23/2015
07/21/2015

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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Summer 2015 Session III (4 wks)
04/01/2015
07/21/2015
08/17/2015

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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Summer 2014 Session I, II (8 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
07/21/2014
$6,930

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,328
Housing
$2,200
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
$1,150
International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,050

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

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Summer 2014 Session II, III (8 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
06/23/2014
08/17/2014
$6,930

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,328
Housing
$2,200
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
$1,150
International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,050

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

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Summer 2015 Session I, II (8 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
07/21/2015

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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Summer 2015 Session II, III (8 wks)
04/01/2015
06/23/2015
08/17/2015

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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Summer 2014 Session I, II, III (12 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
08/17/2014
$10,010

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,308
Housing
$3,300
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
$1,725
International Airfare *
$1,100
Local Transportation
$360
Books & Supplies
$225
Personal expenses
$1,575

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

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Summer 2015 Session I, II, III (12 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
08/17/2015

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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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All students take the required course in each session.

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About the City

About The City

An ancient city, Dublin is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing European capitals. With a young and vibrant population of over on million, it has enjoyed considerable economic growth during the last decade. Dublin may be a city on the move; however, 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.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Don Niall

Don Niall is a native of Dublin with considerable experience in revealing Ireland , both North and South, to U.S. students from various colleges and universities throughout America. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Masters of Philosophy (Ethnic and Racial Studies) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He has extensive teaching experience in international tourism, anthropology, sociology, and politics. His academic interests include the construction of Irish identity, multiculturalism, and the geography of ethnic citizenship in Ireland; this latter area being the subject of his PhD research. Over time he has worked and travelled extensively in Europe, The Middle East, and Australasia.

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For some years now it has been my privilege to welcome American students to my native city and indeed to Ireland. As many of you know, Dublin is an ancient city founded by the Vikings over a thousand years ago. Today, it is a vibrant European capital with a truly international flavor. Although it has a population in excess of one million people, the city maintains its friendly and compact atmosphere. Visiting students quickly become familiar with its narrow streets that feature a myriad of cafés, shops, and famous Dublin pubs. The birthplace of James Joyce, the city has a strong literary and theatrical heritage, which continues to this day with a thriving community of artists, musicians, and writers. Galleries, museums, and places of historical interest create a genuine bohemian atmosphere, which allows talent to flourish.

Dublin is a student-oriented city with a student population of over seventy thousand, many of whom are international students from all over the world. I look forward to showing you my Dublin and my Ireland.

— Don Niall, Resident Director

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Martin Humphreys

Resident Coordinator Martin Humphreys is a graduate of University College Dublin and holds a Masters 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 share apartments in an on-campus student residence. In the residence, students have their own room and small bathroom with a shared living, kitchen, and dining area. There are three to six individual rooms to each shared area. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. There are dining facilities and a small grocery store on campus.

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Orientations

Orientations

The orientation program will familiarize you with the country, culture, and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Dublin. At the end of orientation, you should be familiar with your new surroundings, be settled into your accommodations, and have a strong support network. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. You will have Internet access in your room in addition to free wireless conections on campus. There are also several on-campus computer labs for your use.

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Culture

Culture

study abroad in Ireland

The academic program is supplemented with excursions and cultural activities. An integral part of the summer study abroad program—and thus, mandatory—excursions include day trips to Ireland’s national museums, as well as to sites of historical interest in Dublin and its environs such as Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, Trim Castle, the Hill of Tara, and Newgrange. Tours of the city are also highlighted.

In addition, there is one major field trip per session encompassing four days and three nights. Each trip reflects areas of note in Irish history. During Session I, students travel to the west of Ireland to explore Irish history and culture. The Irish Famine is the dominant theme, although the trip also focuses on culture, music, and the Irish language. During Session II, students visit Northern Ireland, spending the majority of their time in the cities of Belfast and Derry. This field trip examines the divide in Ireland that continues to exist today, and attempts to unravel the complex relationship between those in Northern Ireland with separate identities and allegiances.

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Academics

Academics

The three four-week sessions focus on the history and culture of modern Ireland.

Academic Culture

The courses include daily lectures, readings, films, and frequent outings in the city. Each session includes a field trip linked to the coursework.

CIEE courses are taught on the DCU campus by the CIEE resident director, but are not part of the DCU curriculum.

Nature of Classes

CIEE courses are with other CIEE study abroad students only.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

Grading System

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

Language of Instruction

English

Faculty

Courses are overseen by the CIEE resident director and include lectures by educators associated with several Irish institutions of higher education.

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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 Courses

Session I

BUSI 3001 IRSU

Sustainable Tourism in Ireland: An Analysis of Responsible Tourism Development
With up to seven million visitors per year, tourism is a vital part of Ireland’s economy and has significant impacts of the socio-cultural and ecological environments of the country. With international tourism flows expected to reach 1.6 billion a year by 2020, tourism growth in Ireland is expected to continue and increase. Tourism is one of the most effective ways of redistributing wealth, by moving money into local economies from other parts of the country and overseas. Ecotourism can place a greater focus on the conservation of natural resources through the recognition of their importance to visitor experiences and their economic value to the local community. Tourism development encourages a positive sense of community and national identity, and can reinforce distinctive traditions and customs that come under threat from the globalization of culture. Recognizing the economic and socio-cultural benefits of tourism, and being equally aware of the negative impacts of mass tourism, Ireland has embraced and developed tourism products that are “clean and green” and developed an international reputation in the development of heritage, rural, cultural, and ecological tourism. Using a variety of learning including seminars, sites visits, field trips, and industry presentations, these courses examines the success and innovative nature of Irish tourism since its inception.

Session II

EIRE 3002 IRSU/HIST 3001 IRSU

The Shaping of Modern Ireland
This course examines the complex relationship between Britain and Ireland, including the rebellions and eventual “union” of Britain and Ireland. It would be impossible to understand Irish history without studying the colonial conflict between the British and the “Native” Irish. The 19th century is central to Irish history, it chronicles the history of Ireland in the 1840s—the decade in which The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mor) occurs. The causal factors of the famine are analyzed, including the reliance of the “Native” Irish on the potato crop. The failure of the crop in the period from 1845–1849 and the consequences of that failure are also examined in terms of the economic, socio/cultural, and political landscape of the period.

Session III

EIRE 3003 IRSU/HIST 3002 IRSU

Irish Culture and Society
This course is an introduction to the Irish Republic in the 20th and 21st centuries, providing an analysis that encompasses the landscape of Ireland, post independence to date and including poverty, immigration, religion, and the political divide between the north and south of Ireland. The purpose of this course is to enable students to gain a critical understanding of the foundations of modern Ireland in terms of politics, society, and culture. Emphasis is placed on four key themes of Irish life: emigration/immigration, religion and its decline, socioeconomic inequality, and national identity. The primary objective is to provide students a clearer understanding of the influences that have shaped and formed a dominant sociocultural system in today’s Ireland.

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GAIN Student Funding for Study Abroad with CIEE CIEE Alumni 20 Percent Discount
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