A group of students in Ireland

Ireland: STEM Manufacturing and Research in the Gateway of the EU

  1. Program Details

    Explore charming and historic cities such as Dublin and Limerick, while visiting Irish Universities popular with STEM students.

    Applications are processed by the Learning Abroad Center.

    Location Dublin, Galway, & Limerick, Ireland
    Term May Session
    Housing Apartment, Hostel
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor College of Science & Engineering

    Program Eligibility

    GPA No Requirement
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Freshmen
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. About Ireland: STEM Manufacturing and Research in the Gateway of the EU

    This program is an incredible opportunity for CSE first-year students to go abroad with faculty and staff. Make friends, see the world, gain new experiences, and earn credit. Visit companies, universities and research centers in Ireland—a center of manufacturing and research for global companies. Using the STEM industry—biomedical devices, information technology, and pharmaceuticals— as a case study, students will see how companies access the EU market while leveraging the unique aspects of Ireland. Students will investigate how Ireland’s specific history, culture and economy have led the country to embrace the STEM industry. 

    Housing & Meals

    Students will stay in shared apartments and guest house rooms. Some meals will be provided, and this will be discussed during orientation.

    Program Dates

    May 15-May 24, 2020


    Receive credit for CSE 1002

    Program Leader

    Victoria Interrante


    The group will visit established companies, start-up companies, and historical and cultural sites. Students will also experience charming and historic cities like Dublin, Galway, and Limerick, while visiting Irish universities popular with STEM students interested in spending a semester abroad.

    Program Fee

    The program fee generally includes tuition and registration fees, orientation and international health insurance. It may also include airfare, housing, excursions and some or all meals. Check with the program leader for the exact program fee and what is included.

    More Information

    Please contact cseabroad@umn.edu with questions. The CSE International Programs team also has drop-in advising Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 PM in Lind Hall 115.

  3. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term Spring Break 2020
    Program Name Ireland: STEM Manufacturing and Research in the Gateway of the EU
    Track Name Ireland: STEM Manufacturing and Research in the Gateway of the EU
    Country Ireland


    University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.


    When you submit your online application, you will be assigned an application checklist that includes:

    • First Step session
    • University of Minnesota Student Release and Waiver Form

    Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist.

    Next Steps

    1. You will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
    2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit the Student Release and Waiver Form.
    3. Your application is not considered complete until the form has been received and you have completed the First Step module. Your completed application will be forwarded to the program leader in the sponsoring college/department for review.
    4. The program leader will notify the Learning Abroad Center of acceptance decisions. If accepted, you will be notified via email and assigned a confirmation checklist, which includes:
      • Health Information Form
      • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
      • Online Health & Safety Orientation
    5. Login to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
    6. Once you submit all items, your participation will be confirmed and your student account will be billed for the program deposit.
    7. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application and submit a Cancel Request. You must also notify your program leader of your cancellation.