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Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

June 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Dates: Sep 17 – Dec 15, 2018 (13 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 21 – May 19, 2019 (17 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

June 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Write your next chapter in Dublin, where literary traditions include legends like Joyce, Swift, and Yeats. Whether your studies pull you toward business, engineering, history, journalism, or Irish studies, you’ll have plenty of choices with direct enrollment at lively Dublin City University. Beyond academics, you’ll find thousands of years of culture and heritage around every corner of this high-spirited city.  

Unique Experiences

  • Travel to Northern Ireland

    to see how differences between Protestants/British and Nationalist/Irish communities impact daily life.

  • Study

    on a high-tech campus with easy access to downtown Dublin.

  • Zoom in

    on Ireland’s rich heritage with orientation activities and a special CIEE course.

  • acres of public green space

    3,700
  • treasured books in Old Library’s Long Room

    200K
  • pubs

    1K+

Location & Culture

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With a young, vibrant population of more than one million people, Dublin is a city on the move and an emerging high-tech European hub. Still, the charm and  culture of old Dublin shine through, and the echoes of literary giants like Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett remain. Since the late 1990s, a multicultural Dublin has emerged with immigration from around the world. Today, the city is a dynamic, lively multicultural space between the jewel green landscape and the Irish Sea. 

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know Dublin with guided visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites.
  • See traditional Irish culture at its best in Ireland’s medieval city of Kilkenny.
  • Travel back centuries in time at Ireland’s National Heritage Park in Co. Wexford. See how the ancient and medieval Irish lived in this re-creation of life through the ages.
  • Engage in campus life by joining a campus society or club – from drama to travel, there’s something for everyone.
  • Take advantage of the University’s state-of-the-art swimming complex.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Gain practical experience teaching, working with teens, or pitching in at an organization like North Dublin Cooperative, Fighting Words, or the Writers Museum.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Campus apartments. Students share dorms on the Dublin City University campus, where residences house 1,000 undergraduate students on three campuses. Each student has a private room with bathroom. There are five individual rooms per dorm with a shared common area.

  • MEALS

    Students are responsible for all meals. There are dining facilities and a small grocery store on campus, and a shopping mall is adjacent to the university.

Dublin, Ireland

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    Dublin

  • B

    DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

    A 20- to 30-minute bus ride from downtown Dublin.

  • C

    Getting Around

    Students walk or use easily accessed public transportation.

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What you need to know

The program details

Established in 2005, this program is designed for students who want challenging courses in their majors while living in and learning about Ireland.

Dublin City University (DCU) was established in the early 1980s and hosts 16,000 students. Its multidisciplinary programs stimulate entrepreneurial awareness and activity through strong links with Dublin-based and international businesses.

A 20- to 30-minute bus ride from downtown, the 85-acre campus has central green areas, cafés, a theater, a sports center, and library. The modern campus buzzes with 100-plus clubs and societies, an active student union, an overflowing student social events calendar, and a social center in the heart of campus.

Classes are held on the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s, and All Hallow’s campuses where the CIEE Site offices are located. 

DCU courses are taught by faculty from Dublin City University. CIEE classes are taught by CIEE adjunct lecturers.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. DCU courses are open to CIEE, Irish, and other international students.

  • GRADING

    Professors give numerical grades, which are converted to U.S. letter grades. Assessment is based on overall performance, including essays, coursework, and final exams or papers. In many courses, students are graded on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, and oral presentations.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The Irish educational system requires students to take greater responsibility for learning in a less-structured environment than in the U.S. Students are provided with a syllabus and a broad reading list, but are not told what to read for each class, and are expected to show initiative regarding research and critical analysis. Courses – called “modules” in Ireland – are academically challenging, dynamic, and involve daily reading and homework assignments. Attendance is mandatory. Classes combine lectures, group seminars, and practical work. A tutorial system ensures academic support for all students.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year: 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours
  • Contact hours for CIEE courses: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course.
  • Contact hours at DCU: 30; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise noted.

Students choose from two CIEE courses and a range of direct enrollment courses at Dublin City University (DCU), equivalent to a total of 15-18 U.S. credits per semester. Students usually take five courses per semester.

Please note: The DCU fall semester runs from the middle of September to the middle of December; spring runs from late January to late May. CIEE fall students must take DCU courses that are graded through continuous assessment to complete the semester in mid-December, because finals aren’t held until January. Unless students can stay for exams (we’ll cover your housing costs), this limits your course options in the fall semester. CIEE provides complete course information when students are accepted to the program. Spring students have access to examination based classes and where applicable will see examinations in May.

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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

FALL 2018 COURSES

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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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

Dublin City University Sample Course List

Below is a list of DCU sample courses from which CIEE students may choose. Please note this list is subject to change. Within the areas below, students have course options (courses are called “modules” in Ireland). Availability is based on course schedule, subject level, limitations of resources, and all choices are dependent on approval from the sending university.

Students can only select courses from their discipline (called “stream” at DCU) and may not mix disciplines. Students will receive all relevant course information upon acceptance into the program. The disciplines are the following:

Business
Humanities
Education
Engineering and Computing
Science and Health

Fall 2018  Sample Course List

Psychology of Individual Difference & Diversity
Developmental Psychology & Individual Differences
Curriculum Development
Introduction to Social Studies
Media Writing & Expression
Press and Public Relation New Enterprise Development Project
Psychology in Organisations
New Enterprise Development Project
Modern Europe, 1830-1945
A History of Northern Ireland, 1912-1998
Intro to Modern European Political Thought
The Irish Political System
International Security and Conflict
European Union Law
Identity and Belonging
World Religions
Globalization
High-Technology Entrepreneurship
Marketing Management & Planning
Business Information Systems
Operations Management
Integrated Sport & Exercise Physiology

Spring 2018 Courses

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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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

Dublin City University Sample Course List
Below is a list of DCU sample courses from which CIEE students may choose. Please note this list is subject to change. Within the areas below, students have course options (courses are called “modules” in Ireland). Availability is based on course schedule, subject level, limitations of resources, and all choices are dependent on approval from the sending university.

Students can only select courses from their discipline (called “stream” at DCU) and may not mix disciplines. Students will receive all relevant course information upon acceptance into the program. The disciplines are the following:

Business
Humanities
Education
Engineering and Computing
Science and Health

Spring 2018 Sample Course List
Ethics of Journalism
Introduction to Marketing
Irish Writing
Creating Childhood
Genetics & Health
Political Geography: Spaces of Memory
Assessing Early Leaning and Development
Introduction to European Integration
The Universe
Citizenship, Diversity, and Inclusion
French Fantasy Literature
Comparing Perceptions of Otherness
Lifespan Development
Climate Change: Causes and Consequences
Irish Women in the Long Nineteen Century
Medieval Archaeology
International Trade and Business
Visual Arts and Music Education
Psychology in Organizations
Employee Relations Procedures
Talent Management
Financial Theory
Separation Techniques
International Finance
Cell Biology
Organic Chemistry 

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Irish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 13 weeks Jun 1, 2018 Sep 17, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
$16,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,963 **

Housing = $3,420

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,250

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $2,750 ††

Other = $390 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $7,090

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††† Onsite visa fee

Spring 2019 17 weeks Nov 15, 2018 Jan 21, 2019* May 19, 2019*
$17,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $13,563 **

Housing = $3,420

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,250

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $250

Personal expenses = $2,750

Other = $390

Total Estimated Costs = $7,090

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Academic year 2018-2019 17 weeks Jun 1, 2018 Sep 17, 2018 TBD
$32,585
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $25,278 **

Housing = $6,840

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $32,585

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $4,500

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $800

Books & Supplies = $500

Personal expenses = $5,500 ††

Other = $780 †††

Expenses during break = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $14,930

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††† Onsite visa fee

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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    START AN APPLICATION
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact an Advisor

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