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Program Overview

Program Overview

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 on a high-tech campus, fun cultural activities around the city, and excursions to beautiful locations, you’ll get an in-depth look at Irish culture, learn how the city developed after being founded by Vikings, and perhaps pick up a few Dublinese phrases along the way.

Study in Dublin and 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, close proximity to the center of Dublin
  • Join CIEE and partake in cultural activities, such as visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites; day trips to Dublin Castle, and a field trip to Northern Ireland
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-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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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Excursions

Visit sites of historical interest in Dublin and its environs, such as the National Museum, Dublin Castle, and Viking Dublin. Extended overnight excursions include the west of Ireland to explore Irish history and culture.

Coursework

You’ll take the course, Irish Culture,Society and Identity, taught by dedicated CIEE staff and discuss issues of national identity, religion, and immigration.

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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.

  • 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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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
January 2017 (3 wks)
11/15/2016
01/02/2017
01/20/2017
$2,950

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 **
$1,453
Housing
$1,150
Insurance
$47

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$600
International Airfare *
$1,000
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$600

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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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours and 45 contact hours
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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

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

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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 one 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, Yeats, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Martin Humphreys

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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Meriah Nunn

Resident Coordinator

Meriah Nunn is originally from Vermont, where she earned her B.S. in Professional Writing at Champlain College. She is a graduate of the University College Dublin, with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Her own experience studying abroad in Dublin led to a love of the culture and city, with a passion for helping students broaden their studies and experiences through travel.

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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. 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 share twin room and small bathroom with a shared living, kitchen, and dining area. There are four students 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, academic program, and 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 connections on campus.

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Culture

Culture

Excursions and cultural activities are an integral and mandatory part of the study abroad program. Excursions include daytrips to Ireland’s national museums, as well as to sites of historical interest in Dublin and its environs suchas the National Musuem, Dublin Castle, and many of the Viking and Norman sites in the city. In addition, 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.

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Academics

Academics

The program focusses on the history and culture of modern Ireland.

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.

Nature of Classes

CIEE courses are with other CIEE students only.

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 Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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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 Study Center Syllabi

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

SOCI 3002 IREL

Irish Culture, Society and Identity
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. Culture and the arts in Ireland are emphasized. 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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