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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
  • Restrictions: Skidmore applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Features: Academic Program, Internship Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment
Departmental Approval: English Language Requirement: No
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Non-Skidmore Student: No
Program Description:

Dublin bannerStudy Abroad in Dublin

Live and study in the heart of Dublin. Participate in an internship, research project, or practicum to engage with the local community.
 

Academics

  • Program type: Study abroad center and university study
  • Level: Upper-division course work 
  • Terms: Fall semester, spring semester
  • Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA; freshmen and above
  • Courseload: 13–18 credits per semester
 

About This Program

The Study Abroad in Dublin program offers courses that deepen your understanding of the complexities of Irish culture. Through courses, an internship, or a directed study, you will connect with the city and the culture in a very tangible way.

There are several tracks on this program. Students on all tracks take the core course, Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future. This course is front-loaded and gives context to the Irish culture through thematic topics such as religion, politics, education, language, economics, sports, and literature. The core course involves study tours around Dublin and Ireland to bring the course content to life.

TRACKS

Study Center

Take courses in performance, playwriting, storytelling, and Irish literature and film. These courses are taught by local professors but are designed for students studying abroad. The performance course is taught at the Gaiety School of Acting.

University

This track allows you to enroll in one of two local universities, Dublin City University (DCU) or University College Dublin (UCD), and choose from their wide variety of courses. Notable subjects at DCU are education and kinesiology. Notable subjects at UCD are business and biological sciences.

Hybrid

Take two classes at one of the universities and the rest of your credits through the Study Center option.

Housing

Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in central Dublin. Apartments house 2–4 students and include shared bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included, but each apartment has a full kitchen. There are also numerous pubs and cafés within a short walk.

Excursions 

Cultural excursions around Dublin and Ireland are included in the program fee. In Dublin, this could include a night at the theatre, a visit to the Book of Kells, or an outing to a sporting event. There are two main excursions outside of Dublin: one to western Ireland and one to Northern Ireland.

About the Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant. 

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Study Abroad in Dublin

There are several tracks on this program. Students on all tracks will take the core course, Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future. This course will be front-loaded and will give context to the Irish culture through thematic topics such as religion, politics, education, diversity, economics, sports, literature, etc. The core course will involve study tours around Dublin and Ireland to bring the course content to life.

Tracks:

Study Center
Take classes at the Gaeity School of Acting with options such as Playwriting, Storytelling, Performance, and Irish Literature & Film. The courses will be taught by Irish professors, and will be designed for students studying abroad. Course descriptions and syllabi can be found on the Full Course List page. Participating in an internship is also an option.

University
This track will allow students to enroll directly at Dublin City University (DCU), and choose from their wide variety of courses. Notable subjects include Education, Kinesiology and Business. You can search for classes offered on the DCU website. Participating in an internship is also an option.
A few notes when looking for classes at DCU:
  • Classes are called modules at DCU
  • DCU's credits are called ECTS, and they will transfer back as half as many credits. So if you find a module that is 10 ECTS, it will transfer back as 5 credits at the UofM.
  • Fall semester students: DCU's final exams take place in January, so you will need to look for modules that are graded as 100% Continuous Assessment, instead of having an exam. That way you will be able to finish the semester before you come home for the winter break.
  • Because you will take the core course, we recommend taking 20-25 ECTS at DCU. 
  • If you plan to do an internship, you should take 15-20 ECTS at DCU

About Study Abroad in Dublin

Once a Viking settlement, and with most of its architecture dating to the 18th Century, Dublin is a city rich with history and culture. It is celebrated for its world-famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures. Now, Dublin is known as one of Europe's most youthful cities, with more than 40% of its population under the age of 30. The mix of rich traditions and youthful energy comes alive through music, theatre, and sports.

The Study Abroad in Dublin program offers courses that deepen your understanding of the complexities of Irish culture. Through courses, an internship, or a directed study, you will connect with the city and the culture in a very tangible way.

Housing & Meals

Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in central Dublin. Students will find out their housing location and roommates about 2 weeks prior to departure.
Apartments will house 2 to 4 students, which include shared bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included, but each apartment has a full kitchen. There are also numerous pubs and cafes within a short walk from the residence.

Excursions

Cultural excursions around Dublin and Ireland will be included in the program fee. In Dublin, this could include a night at the theatre, a visit to the Book of Kells, an outing to a sporting event, etc.

There will be two main excursions outside of Dublin: one to Western Ireland and one to Northern Ireland. The visit to Western Ireland will give you a sense of life in the country and could include places like Galway, County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. The visit to Belfast in Northern Ireland will help to explain The Troubles, a conflict that lasted until 1998, and still has impacts on the community today.
 

Faculty & Staff

The on-site staff provide housing, program classrooms and study areas. They also arrange on-site orientation and program excursions, as well as social and cultural events.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.