Program Overview

The goal of the Arts and Sciences program is to introduce you to the breadth and depth of Irish culture while enhancing your academic studies through integrated study at Dublin City University. This program offers a core course in Irish culture and society followed by opportunities to study in a variety of disciplines. The program location, combined with the host institution’s expertise, also permits you to intern in a field related to your academic studies.

All students must take the CIEE core course, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, and four additional electives at DCU, one of which may be an internship. Note that the internship is subject to approval of Study Abroad Programs at the University of Oregon, availability of internship, and suitability of the candidate. All Service-Learning Track participants enroll in the Community Partnership: Theory and Engagement course with service integrated, the Independent Research and Capstone Project, History and Culture of Modern Ireland, and two Dublin City University courses. 

Many DCU courses are not continuously assessed and have a final exam which takes place in January. Unless you are able to stay for exams, potentially into late January, you will have more limited course options in the fall semester. You will be given complete course information at the time of acceptance which indicates the courses with continuous assessment. If you take a non-continuous assessment course and you need to stay until late January, the cost of housing in a dormitory on or near the DCU campus will be covered. Students living in a homestay need to leave at the official end of the CIEE program, but can then move to the dorm.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Arts and Sciences in Dublin.

Additional requirements

Junior standing or above is required for internship consideration. College-level course in social science research methods for the Service-Learning Track.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Semester 201910/15/2018Late JanuaryMid-May
Fall Semester20194/1/2019Mid-SeptemberMid-December
Academic Year2019-204/1/2019Mid-SeptemberMid-May
Spring Semester 202010/1/2019Late JanuaryMid-May

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