Ireland - Dublin

Dublin as the capital city of Ireland has it all on the river Liffey. With a population of over 1.3 million in the urban area, there is something for everyone. It is a big city full of art, culture, and history.  Ireland's capital is edgy, sophisticated and fast growing, all while maintaining its quirky, historic charm. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick's Cathedral. City parks include landscaped St Stephen's Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. Dublin is a great place to study and complete an internship all in one semester.  

Explore complete Ireland - Dublin Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.

Academics

There is not a CSB/SJU faculty who accompanies this study abroad program. On this program, you study and complete an internship all in one semester with a partnership with Foundation for International Education (FIE) and Dublin Business School (DBS). On this program, you are required to take Irish Life & Culture and International Internship courses that are taught by FIE faculty with other US students. Students will also direct enroll in two other courses available at DBS in Business, Communication, and Social Sciences studying students along side other US, Irish, and international students.  The academic structure at DBS is quite different than CSB/SJU with many more lecture based classes. Evaluation is most often based on one or two assessments, instead of assessments throughout the semester.

Courses:

  • SA 375C - Irish Life and Culture (4 cr) (HM/HE) 
  • Global Engagement (GL) designation will be offered through a 1 cr. course taught virtually 
  • SA 397 - International Internship (4 cr) (IC,/EL; EX) - All internship placements are arranged by FIE. 
  • SA 370 - Dublin Pending Courses (8 cr) - Students choose a Course Stream to best align with timings for the internship. Below are past offerings:
    1. Spring 2019 Course  Streams
    2. Spring 2020 Course Streams
    3. Fall 2021 Course Streams - Coming Soon

For course descriptions, refer to the CSBSJU-Global Portal.

Internships

All students on this program will complete an internship placement with a small to mid-sized company in Dublin, which is a pre-professional, field-based experience coupled with an academic course. The internship will occur for at least 2 days a week for 11 weeks of the program.  Possible internship placement areas include: Accountancy & Finance, Communications, Business, Economics, History & Cultural Organizations, Media, Justice Organizations, PR & Marketing, Sports, and Travel & Tourism. Through FIE's internship placements, you have the opportunity to build professional skills, increase industry knowledge and experience working in a different culture and in a major global city.

Accommodations

Participants on the Dublin program will live in furnished flats (apartments) or residential style housing. In the flat, there are single sex bedrooms, but the kitchen and living rooms areas are shared by Johnnies and Bennies or other US visiting students. Also residing in the same building, are other US or International students. Meals are not included in the program fee, but students have access to shared furnished kitchen facilities in their flats or student residence. All housing options will be about a 20-30 minute walk to campus and located in the heart of the city.

Students have use of the campus computer lab, library, and the student recreation area. Wireless Internet access is available in all buildings.

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB/SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying CSB/SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Program Fee. Find Program Fee information on theCSBSJU Global Portal.  

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with program costs, but must be searched out well in advance.   

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