Dublin, Ireland

January Irish Studies

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Information for term January Irish Studies

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2017 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2018 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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In the city Shaw, Swift, Joyce, Lewis and Yeats called home, write your own story of international discovery during CIEE’s January Irish Studies program. Through challenging coursework, fun cultural activities, and excursions to beautiful locations, you’ll get an in-depth look at Irish culture, learn how the city developed, and perhaps pick up a few Dublinese phrases along the way.

The Take-Aways

  • LIVE AT DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

    a compact high-tech campus with central green areas, cafés, a theater and sports center, all within close proximity to the center of Dublin.

  • VISIT LOCATIONS OF CULTURAL INTEREST

    such as the National Museum, Dublin Castle, and many Viking and Norman sites in the city.

  • DISCUSS ISSUES OF NATIONAL IDENTITY

    religion, and immigration with dedicated CIEE staff.

  • acres of public green space

    3,700
  • students at DCU

    16K
  • seats at Croke Park, the third largest sports stadium in Europe

    82.3K

Location & Culture

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the youthful city of Dublin, with an estimated 50% of its citizens younger than 25.
  • Partake in cultural activities, such as visits to medieval castles, cathedrals, galleries, and a field trip to Northern Ireland.
  • Sample food from around the  globe – in restaurant and market form – in this city that embraces diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Take a walking tour along the cobblestone alleys of Trinity College, founded in 1592 and one of seven ancient colleges in the UK.  

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Study abroad students share apartments in an on-campus student residence at DCU. Students share a twin room and small bathroom with a shared living, kitchen, and dining area. There are four students to each shared area.

  • MEALS

    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.

Dublin, Ireland

Where You'll Study

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    DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY (DCU)

    DCU isa 20 to 30 minute bus ride from downtown Dublin. Public transportation is easily accessible.

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What you need to know

The program details

You’ll take Irish Culture, Society and Identity, taught by dedicated CIEE staff. The program focuses on the history and culture of modern Ireland. Excursions and cultural activities are an integral and mandatory part of the study abroad program.

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

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are with other CIEE students only.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The course includes daily lectures, readings, films, and frequent outings in the city, as well as a field trip linked to the coursework. CIEE courses are taught on the DCU campus by the CIEE academic staff, but are not part of the DCU curriculum.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours Contact hours: 45

All students take the required course, Irish Culture, Society and Identity.

 

January 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.

January Irish Studies

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

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

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals are not included  
  • 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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Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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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

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.