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Ireland: Dublin Programs (IES)

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The Institute for International Education of Students offers a variety of programs in Dublin that cover several distinct disciplines:

Dublin Irish Studies

The Irish Studies program focuses on Irish culture through courses in the humanities and social sciences that explore themes of tradition, change, and identity in modern Ireland. Writing and literature courses tap into the rich artistic history of Ireland, and students may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning placement to complement classroom learning. Moreover, field trips introduce students to other regions of the country to help them make the most out of their study abroad experience.

Period: Fall or Spring semester.
4.5 credits.
Program advisor: Professor Chad Simpson

Writer's Program

The celebrated lines of W.B. Yeats, the creation of James Joyce's "universal city" in Ulysses, the stage of the Abbey Theatre, the blogs of The Irish Times-writers in Ireland have used words and images to inspire, inform, persuade, and entertain their readers for centuries. The Dublin Writers program offers courses to help students discover and explore their voice and hone their craft, whether they approach writing as a future vocation or as a creative outlet. From short story writing and the graphic novel to digital communication and writing for the screen, courses cover a wide variety of styles and genres. Students choose from a range of writing-related courses, Irish studies courses, or an internship or service learning placemen.

Period: Fall or Spring semester.
4.5 credits.
Program advisor: Professor Chad Simpson.

Trinity College, Dublin (Direct Enroll)

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) offers a wide variety of challenging courses and appeals primarily to those students who are ready for the challenge of adapting to an entirely new academic culture that requires significant independent work. As a 400-year-old university, TCD has a long history of high academic quality and scholarship. It is Ireland's oldest and one of its finest higher education institutions. TCD also houses the 7th-Century Book of Kells, a masterful example of an illuminated manuscript, in its own climate controlled archive in the university's old library, which is open to the public during the day. Enrolling directly in an Irish institution through IES Abroad provides students with a chance to sample the local academic culture while still benefiting from the support of IES Abroad staff and housing. Min GPA: 3.3.

Period: Fall and Spring semesters.
4.5 credits.  
Program advisor: Professor Chad Simpson

Dublin City University (Direct Enroll)

Dublin City University (DCU) offers a wide variety of challenging courses in a number of disciplines. Founded in 1980, DCU has made its mark as a leader in Ireland's educational system. Ireland's Sunday Times named DCU University of the Year for 2010. It hosts approximately 10,000 students and boasts a number of research centers which collaborate with domestic and international universities. The Helix, Ireland's largest art center, is based on campus. DCU's main objective is to provide a lively educational and social environment while encouraging a holistic approach to student development. Enrolling directly in an Irish institution through IES Abroad provides students with a chance to sample the local academic culture while still benefiting from the support of IES Abroad staff and housing.

Period: Fall and Spring semesters.
4.5 credits.
Program advisor: Professor Chad Simpson

Dublin Direct Enrollment - Gaiety School of Acting

The Gaiety Theatre program offers students a conservatory experience in the setting of a major professional theatre.  The Gaiety is one of Dublin's oldest professional theaters and one of Europe's highly regarded theaters.  Students studying at the Gaiety work with contemporary theatre professionals.  The students have an intimate relationship to the actors and directors in the professional company - professional teachers and mentors whom they then see in performance. Acting students will experience accelerated progress in their acquisition of theory and craft.

Program Advisor: Prof. Liz Carlin-Metz

Learn more about the IES Dublin programs here.

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