Dublin, Ireland

Arts + Sciences (Dublin City University)

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Information for term Arts + Sciences (Dublin City University)

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 14 – Dec 13, 2020 (13 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 19 – May 22, 2020 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Immerse yourself in Irish university life by enrolling in courses at CIEE’s partner school - Dublin City University (DCU) – Ireland’s “University of Enterprise” for its focus on research and innovation. DCU is located just outside the city of Dublin and hosts five colleges: Science & Health, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering & Computing, DCU Business School, and DCU Institute of Education. Students can also select from CIEE elective courses taught by adjunct lecturers at CIEE Dublin, located on DCU’s All Hallows campus. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to make your understanding of Ireland complete – and unforgettable.

Unique Experiences

  • EXPLORE ICONIC SITES

    like Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, Henrietta Street, and Guinness Brewery,

  • STUDY AT DCU

    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. 

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know Dublin with cultural activities such as guided walking tours, visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites.
  • See more of Ireland with day trips that bring your coursework to life. Excursions could include visits to the Wicklow mountains of Glendalough, the medieval town of Kilkenny, or immersion into the farm life of rural Ireland.
  • 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.

Volunteer opportunities

CIEE Dublin works with a variety of charities and NGOs and will assist students who are interested in volunteer opportunities. In the past students have volunteered with organizations such as Age Action, Fighting Words, National Council for the Blind Ireland, Picturehouse Photography, and Dogs Aid Animal Sanctuary.

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Student Dorms: Students share dorms on the Dublin City University campus. The dormitory building has shared common areas, a kitchen and dining area. Each student has a private room with an individual bathroom.

  • 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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    DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

    Located on the northside of the city, DCU is a 30-minute bus ride to Dublin city centre.

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    CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL

    Visit this beautiful and historic landmark.

  • C

    SAINT STEPHEN'S GREEN

    One of Dublin's many parks.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

This program is designed for students who want challenging courses in their major, while living in and learning about Ireland. Students take courses at both Dublin City University (DCU) and CIEE Dublin.

Dublin City University (DCU) was established in the early 1980s and hosts 16,000 students, more than 20% of whom are international. Its multidisciplinary programs stimulate entrepreneurial awareness and activity through strong links with Dublin-based and international businesses. DCU features a modern campus located on 80+ acres just north of the city with central green areas, cafés, a theater, library, bookstore, banking facilities and an active student union. Classes are held on the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s and All Hallows campuses and taught by DCU faculty.

CIEE Dublin is located on DCU’s All Hallows campus. CIEE courses are taught by 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.

Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses:  3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • Dublin City University courses: typically 3-5 U.S. semester/4.5-7.5 quarter credits; 30-60 contact  hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students can take CIEE elective courses as well as courses at Dublin City University (DCU). Registration in DCU courses will be finalized on-site.

These are possible course combinations students may consider:

  • 3 DCU courses and 2 CIEE courses, OR
  • 4 DCU courses and one CIEE course, OR
  • 5 DCU courses

Course Notes

  • Not all DCU courses (known as ‘modules’ in Ireland) are available to study abroad students. Course registration is finalized on-site. Class timetables are only available on arrival, during orientation week, however the Irish academic system allows for flexibility in final registration window for international students.
  • You can only choose DCU courses from one discipline (called “stream” in Ireland). You may not mix disciplines/“streams”.

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.

Courses

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HOST INSTITUTION COURSES

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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 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 Organizations
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 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

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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 & Fees

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Dates & 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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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.

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Spring 2020 18 weeks Nov 1, 2019 Jan 19, 2020 May 22, 2020
$17,950
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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 = $14,063 **

Housing = $3,420

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,950

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 $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

Fall 2020 13 weeks May 1, 2020 Sep 14, 2020* Dec 13, 2020*
$17,950
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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 = $14,063 **

Housing = $3,420

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,950

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

*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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