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Program Overview

Program Overview

Given the world renowned landscape in Ireland and its relationship to tourism, a debate has emerged about the use of renewable sources of energy that affect the environment. Conversely, sustainable solutions are required to provide electricity, water, and waste disposal to the country. In this new short-term program, you will examine the engineering aspects of creating and executing renewable and sustainable projects. Whether your interest is in sustainable energy or electrical engineering, studying abroad in Dublin gives motivated students like you a chance to experience one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world while pursuing your degree.

Study abroad in Dublin and you’ll:

  • Understand the real world costs, both financial and in terms of the wider community, of renewable sources of energy
  • Visit wind-farms, hydro-electrical facilities, and energy laboratories with guides providing expertise on the building, maintenance, and operation of these facilities
  • Gain insight into the issue of energy in Ireland, its impact on the community, and an overview of Ireland historically and in a contemporary context
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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/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    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

The country and people of Ireland come to life during numerous excursions. You will visit sites of engineering marvels and historical interest in Dublin, such as Windfarms, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, and Viking Dublin. You’ll also attend interactive events with local Irish students, and visit internationally renowned Irish businesses and engineering works.

Coursework

Examine the engineering aspects of creating and executing renewable systems while learning about Ireland and the impact of technology on local society with fellow CIEE students. Choose from a variety of sustainable energy-specific courses such as Sustainability and Renewable Energy in Ireland, Energy Policy and the Environment: Green Energy versus a Green Land, and Engineering, Ecology, Social Responsibility and Society.

Cultural Immersion

The domestic overnight trips support the learning goals of the courses and could include a trip to the West of Ireland to examine wind farms and mechanical engineering themes of construction and maintenance, as well as planning permission, ecological considerations and local community issues and considered. Students might visit a waste water plant to explore the engineering and biological aspects of water management, as well as the need for such facilities in tourist locations due to population increases and preservation concerns. Or, students might go to Belfast, where they will embark on an examination of the contemporary political, social, and economic divisions in Northern Ireland. Students might meet local groups with regard to social issues around ecology, environment and the role of industry and engineering in Northern Ireland. It will provide a contrast to the contemporary politics in Dublin on these issues.

Local site visits are designed to further program goals and could include a visit to Hydro-electric plant, wind farms and sustainable energy companies. Students might also visit the Energy and Design laboratory in DCU, which facilitates fundamental and applied research in energy engineering, with a particular emphasis on the design, modelling, and analysis of sustainable energy systems and installations, and the design of energy efficient devices.

Other

Travel with fellow CIEE students to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Activities will be organized throughout the program to showcase Dublin’s history and culture. As part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experience is an ideal way to expand your global perspective and sharpen your cultural awareness in destinations such as Paris, Madrid, and Amsterdam.

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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
Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/01/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017
$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 **
$2,033
Housing
$1,350
Insurance
$167

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 *
$1,200
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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Summer Session I and II 2017 (8 wks)
04/01/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017
$6,850

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 **
$3,683
Housing
$2,700
Insurance
$167

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
$1,200
International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,200

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 Sessions I, II and III 2017 (12 wks)
04/01/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017
$9,850

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 **
$5,333
Housing
$4,050
Insurance
$167

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
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$360
Books & Supplies
$225
Personal expenses
$1,200

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 Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$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 **
$2,033
Housing
$1,350
Insurance
$167

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 *
$1,200
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

More Information
Summer Session II and III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$6,850

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 **
$3,683
Housing
$2,700
Insurance
$167

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
$1,200
International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,200

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

More Information
Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$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 **
$2,033
Housing
$1,350
Insurance
$167

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 *
$1,200
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 per session. Students may participate in one, two, or three sessions.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students enroll in one course per session and may participate in one, two, or three sessions.

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About the City

About The City

Fiddle music carries through charming cobblestone streets. The stone Record Tower of Dublin Castle recalls the need for defense against the Normans in the 13th century. A staff member at Trinity College turns the pages of a 1,200-year-old manuscript to prevent light damage from ruining a single page. Dublin is an ancient city that today 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 in the last decade. While Dublin may be a city on the move, 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. Outside the city, unbelievably green landscapes end in sandy beaches.

Due to Ireland’s location and size, renewable energy has become an effective alternative resource. In Ireland, 15% of electricity comes from renewable sources with a target of 40% by 2020. Given the world renowned landscape in Ireland and its relationship to tourism, a debate has emerged about the use of renewable sources of energy that affect the environment. Conversely, sustainable solutions are required to provide electricity, water and waste disposal to the country.

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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

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young university situated on an 85-acre campus three miles north of the River Liffey in the city center, and just a 15-minute drive from Dublin airport. With the city just a 20-30 minute bus ride away, students at DCU have the best of both worlds: the social and cultural benefits of city life with the security and vibrancy of a contemporary university campus.

DCU was initially set up to fulfill the national requirement for a highly trained workforce with skills in the areas of business, science and electronics, computer technology, communications and languages, and act as an agent for change in its local community. The first students came through the door in 1980. The university is now recognized nationally and internationally as a center of academic excellence.

Host Institution

Dublin City University (DCU)

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Students will share apartments in an on-campus student residence. In the residence, you will have your 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 is designed to familiarize you with the country, culture, and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Dublin. 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 apartments, and free wireless connections on campus.

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Academics

Academics

This program examines the engineering aspects of creating and executing renewable, sustainable and recycling projects. It also looks at the real world costs both financial and in terms of the wider community. Program courses will be delivered by local university staff in the engineering faculty with expertise in the areas of renewable energy and sustainability. The program will include site visits to wind-farms, hydro-electrical facilities, and energy laboratories with guides providing expertise on the building, maintenance and operation of these facilities. Students will also gain an insight into the issue of energy in Ireland, its impact on the community, and an overview of Ireland historically and in a contemporary context.

Academic Culture

The course includes daily homework assignments, readings, required attendance at lectures, and frequent outings in the city, as well as field trips 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 for CIEE students only, and are taught in English. Classes typically meet Monday through Friday. The course includes several field trips and local activities. The resident director works closely with each student to make sure students understand their schedule. Students are expected to complete all homework and take exams when scheduled.

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.

Session I
Sustainability and Renewable Energy in Ireland

Session II
Energy Policy and the Environment: Green Energy versus a Green Land

Session III
Engineering, Energy, Social Responsibility, and Society

Course Descriptions

ENVI 3003 IREL
Sustainability and Renewable Energy in Ireland

This course will introduce the students to the development and use of the sustainable industry in Ireland. Within this framework, classes and field trips will examine the types of renewable energy considered most effective and the mechanical, electrical and ecological aspects of planning, building, and maintaining a renewable energy network. There will also be technical classes on the conversion of this energy and its connection to the national grid. Students will engage in classroom-based learning as well guest lectures and site visits to windfarms and hydroelectric facilities.

ENVI 3001 IREL
Energy Policy and the Environment: Green Energy versus a Green Land

This course will examine the need for growth of alternative energies and the effects of such technology on the landscape, the environment, and local ecologies. The areas of government strategy, legislative frameworks, and engineering will all be examined to provide context for current developments in the energy field. In particular, tourism policy will bring into focus the economic impact of energy industries – particularly windfarm expansion and development – from both a planning perspective and from the positions of local objectors. There will be guest lectures on government policy and by environmental agencies. Site visits include windfarms, tourist, and agricultural locations in order to provide contrasting perspectives.

ENVI 3002 IREL
Engineering, Ecology, Social Responsibility, and Society

This course will give an overview of the micro and macro perspectives on energy sustainability and ecology in Ireland. Ireland has developed a local and national strategy for energy conservation, ecology policy, and recycling, as well as a controversial water conservation strategy. The course will examine the policy of government in terms of environment and ecology. Policy and legislation issues will also be considered in a European context. Students will consider the development of Ireland in the context of international, national, and local policy. There will be an examination of the impact of this policy on the ecological activity of individuals and communities.

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