Learning Abroad Center
church and shops on Dublin streets

Study Abroad in Dublin

Europe
LAC Program

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

Program Details

Location
Location
Dublin, Ireland
Term
Term
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session
Housing
Housing
Apartment
Languages Taught In
Languages Taught In
English

Program Eligibility

Student Type
Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Student Year
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
GPA
GPA
Dependent on track choice

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Program Locations

Dublin City University

If you choose the University track, your classes will be located here.

Latitude
53.385100
Longitude
-6.256800
Gaiety School of Acting

If you choose the Study Center track, you will partner with this school, and have some of your classes here.

Latitude
53.345000
Longitude
-6.265600
Kilmainham Gaol

An old prison that is now turned into a museum. It is where many of the prisoners from the 1916 uprising were incarcerated and executed.

Latitude
53.341900
Longitude
-6.309800
Dublin Castle

Dating back to 1204, this historic site now houses museums and a cafe

Latitude
53.342900
Longitude
-6.267400
Abbey Theatre

Also known as the National Theatre of Ireland, was founded by WB Yeats and first opened in 1904.

Latitude
53.348500
Longitude
-6.257400
Grafton Street

A walking street with many shops, and there are usually street performers or musicians.

Latitude
53.338100
Longitude
-6.256100
St Patrick's Cathedral

The largest and tallest church in Ireland, founded in 1191.

Latitude
53.339500
Longitude
-6.271500
Galway

A town in Western Ireland that all students will visit on a study tour

Latitude
53.270900
Longitude
-9.062600
Belfast

The capital of Northern Ireland, that all students will visit on a study tour

Latitude
54.597300
Longitude
-5.930100
Newgrange

Neolithic monuments, built around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonegenge and the Egyptian Pyramids

Latitude
53.694700
Longitude
-6.475500
Giant's Causeway

40,000 hexagonal basalt columns jutting out of the ocean as a result of a volcanic eruption

Latitude
55.240800
Longitude
-6.511600
Wicklow Mountains

A national park just outside of Dublin with lakes, forests, and hiking trails

Latitude
53.081800
Longitude
-6.393900
James Joyce Tower

A museum containing James Joyce memorabilia. Joyce stayed in this tower in 1904, and it is where his novel Ulysses begins.

Latitude
53.288700
Longitude
-6.113600
Croke Park

A Gaelic Athletic Association park, and Ireland's largest stadium where football and hurling are played, among other things. It was also the site of Bloody Sunday in 1920.

Latitude
53.360700
Longitude
-6.251200

About

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 age 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.

Program Model

Study Abroad Center
University Study

Housing & Meals

Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in Dublin. Apartments vary by track and school (Study Center and DCU). 

Students on the Study Center track will live in shared student apartments in central Dublin with other program participants. Students attending DCU will live in on-campus apartments with other students attending DCU. These are often other international students either from the US or other places around the world. 

Apartments will house up to six students and include shared bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included, but each apartment has a full kitchen as well as numerous pubs and cafés within a short walk.

Excursions

Students can also take advantage of CEACAPA’s co-curricular program, My Global City, which is a rich and varied calendar of events, lectures, walking tours, and reflective sessions. All of the My Global City events relate to CEACAPA’s student learning and development outcomes: Globalization, Urban Environments, Social Dynamics, Diversity, and Professional and Personal Development. My Global City events empower students to analyze and explore Dublin in a manner that is relevant to their studies and personal interests.

Learning Outcomes

Students having participated in the Study Abroad in Dublin program will:

  • Meaningfully engage with the local community
  • Understand how Irish history and culture affect contemporary society
  • Develop a more complex understanding of Ireland through visits to various geographic regions throughout the country
  • Increase independence and self-reliance by navigating the local university, an internship, research project, or a practicum

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.

Program Structure

Program Level
Upper-division coursework
Courseload

12–18 credits for fall or spring semester, 6 credits in the summer 

Coursework

The semester program offers an option of three different tracks, while the summer program offers one track.

Fall & Spring Semester Tracks

Study Center

Take classes alongside other study abroad students in areas such as creative arts, business, and history. The courses will be taught by local professors, and will be designed for students studying abroad. Course descriptions and syllabi can be found on the Full Course List page

  • Offered fall, spring, or summer
  • 2.5 minimum GPA requirement (2.8 minimum GPA for internships)
  • Participating in an internship is an option.

Dublin City University

This track will allow students to enroll directly at Dublin City University (DCU), a university located north of the city center, and spread out between a few smaller campuses. Notable subjects include Journalism, Education, and Kinesiology. You can search for classes offered on the DCU website

A few notes about this track:

  • Offered fall and spring; no summer option
  • 3.0 minimum GPA requirement
  • DCU Grade & Credit Conversion Chart
  • Because of commute time and class schedules, internships are not an option for students on this track.
  • 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. Many DCU classes are 5 ECTS, so those will transfer back as 2.5 UofM credits.
  • Students are required to take 12.5 US credits, which is 25 credits at DCU
  • Any courses that transfer back to the UofM as less than 3 credits that students are intending to use for a Liberal Education requirement will require a Partial Credit Waiver from their college/department. Students are only allowed a limited number partial credit waivers for LE requirements in their time at the UofM. Check with your academic advisor if you have questions about using a partial credit waiver for Dublin courses
  • 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.

University College Dublin

Students interested in the UCD track for Fall 2024 and beyond, visit the University Study in Ireland: University College Dublin program webpage.

University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland's largest university and is located south of the city center, and provides a traditional campus experience. You can search for classes offered on the UCD website

  • Offered fall and spring; no summer option
  • 3.0 minimum GPA requirement
  • UCD Grade & Credit Conversion Chart
  • Because of commute time and class schedules, internships are not an option for students on this track.
  • When looking at courses, a "Programme" is a major or department, and a "Module" is a course
  • UCD's credits are called ECTS, and they will transfer back as half as many credits. So if you find a module that is 5 ECTS, it will transfer back as 2.5 credits at the UofM
  • Students are required to take 12.5 US credits, which is 25 credits at UCD
  • Any courses that transfer back to the UofM as less than 3 credits that students are intending to use for a Liberal Education requirement will require a Partial Credit Waiver from their college/department. Students are only allowed a limited number partial credit waivers for LE requirements in their time at the UofM. Check with your academic advisor if you have questions about using a partial credit waiver for Dublin courses.
  • Courses in Psychology & English are limited to students who have declared those majors prior to going abroad.
  • Science students can participate in the Science Study Abroad Research Module which is eligible for the I-UROP scholarship.

Summer

The summer session does not have multiple track options. All students will take classes alongside other study abroad students in areas such as Irish culture, business, and history. The courses will be taught by local 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.

Full Course List

The Playwright in Practice: Writing for the Stage in 21st Century Ireland

Course ID
DBLN 3010W
Terms
  • Spring
3
Credits

Study traditional and modern playwriting, from concept to production, and from classical form to new site-specific work. Topics might include narrative structure and the rise of the monologue, issue driven work, the role of workshopping, etc.

Syllabus for The Playwright in Practice: Writing for the Stage in 21st Century Ireland

Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Literature
  • Writing Intensive
UofM Equivalent
For UofM Theatre BA students, this course will count as the upper level writing intensive within the major course, or cover one upper level major elective. It can act as a prerequisite when TH 3115 Introduction to Playwriting is needed.

Storytelling: Writing Irish Cultural Narratives

Course ID
DBLN 3011
Terms
  • Spring
3
Credits

What does it mean to tell a story? Does it matter why or how someone tells a story? Storytelling is an Irish oral tradition that dates back to Celtic mythology, but is also important to modern day Ireland. This course will examine how storytelling brings Ireland to life, and how Dublin and Ireland are represented in stories. How can you use a building, a street, a painting, or a performance to construct a story that can be shared with others, and that creates a narrative that resonates with the specific time and history of that place? The course will look at the tradition of the short story in Irish writing, and also the development of the Irish novel. Students will also think about their own stories, and how they can be told.

Syllabus for Storytelling: Writing Irish Cultural Narratives

Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Literature
UofM Equivalent
For UofM Theatre BA students, this course will count as an upper level performance elective.

Performance in Irish Context

Course ID
DBLN 3013
Terms
  • Spring
3
Credits

Students will study and actively participate in the art of performance, focusing on Irish writers like Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, Martin McDonough and more. Actor training, and so this course, is physical, emotional and intellectual. The work will include vocal training and expression, dynamic conditioning of the instrument of the body, and textual analysis. In addition the course will help actors unlock the specific voices of Irish playwrights. Students will work on scenes and monologues as well as their own improvisations.

This will be an acting class, and will require one previous fundamentals of acting or performance class at your home institution, or permission by the instructor.

Syllabus for Performance in Irish Context

Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Arts/Humanities
UofM Equivalent
For UofM Theatre BA, course waives one credit of TH3370 & counts as one upper level performance elective. It can act as a prerequisite when TH 3330 or TH 3321 is needed.

Irish Literature & Film

Course ID
DBLN 3015
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
3
Credits

This course will focus on the contemporary writing in drama, film, and poetry, and will follow the legacy from Yeats to Marina Carr. Irish cinema will be explored from silent films in the early 20th century, to recent Oscar nominations for Irish made films. The course will also examine the interconnection of literature and film, with a focus on turning fiction into film.

Syllabus for Irish Literature & Film

Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Literature

International Marketing

Course ID
DBLN 3016
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
3
Credits

This International Marketing course will help you develop an understanding of the scope and challenges of marketing in the international context. The course examines how the global dimensions technology, research, capital investment and production impact marketing, distribution and communication net-works. The breadth of this course will provide insights into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing. Globalization has led to increasing interdependence. ‘Connecting the dots’ has thus become essential to the survival and success of businesses, even those not operating in the international arena. By examining these linkages, the students will gain an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in these global markets. The local Dublin instructor will present further regional insights into the key issues surrounding marketing from an international perspective.

Syllabus for International Marketing

UofM Equivalent
This course is approved for a MKTG elective, and an IB foundations requirement in CSOM.

International Economics

Course ID
DBLN 3017
Terms
  • Fall
3
Credits

The International Economics course provides an understanding of the key economic issues in the global business environment. The course provides an understanding of how global businesses are impacted by real world developments in economics, politics and finance. The business environment is dynamic in nature. The course coverage is therefore updated periodically to include current real world evidence as well as recent academic and empirical findings. The five broad topics covered in the course are: Globalization, Country Differences, Cross-Border Trade & Investment, the Global Monetary System, and Competing in a Global Market Place.

Syllabus for International Economics

UofM Equivalent
This course is approved to meet the FINA 4621 requirement, and an IB Foundations requirement in CSOM.

Analyzing & Exploring the Global City

Course ID
DBLN 3018
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
3
Credits

Cities around the world are striving to be “global.” This interdisciplinary course focuses on the physical, socio-economic, political, and cultural development of Dublin through space and time. Before students explore the city, chronologically they will examine ancient Ireland’s globality in terms of its educational and religious influences, particularly on mainland Europe. Then, starting from the 10th Century, students will retrace the Viking city through to the city’s current form that is characterised by urban sprawl, multiculturalism, and its connection to Europe and the global economy. Much of the first half of the course will explore the creation of the colonial city (Georgian Dublin) and, following independence from Britain, the creation of the postcolonial city. Each of these phases in the city’s morphology can be witnessed/read through an examination of the city’s architecture, nomenclature, museums, art, and in relation to the post-colonial city, oral histories, which requires an interdisciplinary toolkit for city exploration and analysis. 

The second section of the course will explore the policies that fostered the rapid speed at which Dublin grew from being a sparsely populated, non-industrial and disconnected urban space in the 1970s to a post-industrial/post-modern relatively highly populated dense plural space in the 1990s. Students will investigate the relationship between these policies and the devastating recession of the 2000s. Students will also explore the result of these rapid physical and socio-economic and cultural changes in terms of gentrification, immigration, and the complicated and contested nature of inner city residents’ notions of place, space, and identity. Students will also explore the creation of new multiethnic spaces and the city’s rebranding as a literary-cultural space (tourist Dublin). Finally, students will investigate the processes that occur in most global cities, which contribute to the creation of invisible spaces and subcultures that are found on the physical and cultural margins.

 

Syllabus for Analyzing & Exploring the Global City

Language Taught In
  • English

Ethics in the Media

Course ID
DBLN 3019
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
3
Credits

This course will address the principal ethical issues facing journalism, advertising, entertainment media, and online content. It will examine the moral obligations of the producers as well as the responsibilities borne by consumers. The course will provide an overview of the applicable ethical principles and philosophies then apply these to present day cases in the media through case studies. Finally, students will learn to critically engage with the content in order to analyze for themselves the ethical issues that are present in the production and consumption of the media on an individual and societal level. 

Syllabus for Ethics in the Media

UofM Equivalent
This course is approved to meet an IB Depths requirement in CSOM.

International Business

Course ID
DBLN 3021
Terms
  • Spring
  • Summer
3
Credits

This course aims to develop American students’ understanding of business environments in an international context, with a specific focus on Ireland and the European Union. Students will study the political, economic and ethical contexts for policy and business operations as well as the cultural context of doing business within international/global contexts. Students will compare and contrast this new understanding with their existing knowledge of business policy and practice within America. In this case, as a result of taking this course, which includes site visits to international companies in Dublin and or guest speakers, students will be better placed to have the broad perspectives required of successful managers working in an increasingly globalized world and workforce. This includes an understanding of the challenges and adaptations required to succeed in host countries and regions with differing cultural, political, legal and economic systems. 

Syllabus for International Business

Language Taught In
  • English
UofM Equivalent
This course is approved to fulfill the IB Depths requirement in CSOM for IB minors only. It does not fulfill any requirements for IB co-majors.

Global Internship: Dublin

Course ID
DBLN 3375
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
3 or 6 Credits

This course explores the world of work in Ireland and how students respond to the challenges that they can expect to encounter while interning in Dublin. More information on internships can be found here.

Syllabus for Global Internship: Dublin—3 credits
Syllabus for Global Internship: Dublin—6 credits


UofM Equivalent
For UofM Theatre BA students, this course count as Creative Collaboration (TH4380) or upper division major elective.

Global Identity

Course ID
OLPD 3332
Terms
  • Online (all terms)
1
Credit

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your international experience and apply what you've learned upon your return.  Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you articulate your newly acquired skills for future professional opportunities, and differentiating you from your peers.

This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. There are several sections offered including: Honors, College of Liberal Arts, and Leadership Minor focused versions of the course. Here is a link to additional Global Identity Course Information for details on how to request registration, deadlines and grade basis.

 

Syllabus for Global Identity

Language Taught In
  • English
Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Global Perspectives

Internships

Students on the study center track of this program have the option to participate in a credit-bearing internship experience. Due to the commute time and class schedules, internships are not an option for students on the DCU and UCD tracks. Internship placements are available in a variety of fields. All students find out their internship placement approximately two weeks prior to departure. Students are required to submit additional application materials in order to apply for the internship. These materials can be found under the Apply tab. 

Internship Eligibility Requirements

  • Second-semester sophomore, junior, or senior status
  • 2.8 minimum GPA

Academic Credit

Students can choose to participate in a 3 or 6 UMN credit internship experience.

  • 3 UMN credit internship: students will work 20 hours per week at their internship site and enroll in the Global Internship Program course for 3 UMN credits (30 contact hours).
  • 6 UMN credit internship: students will work 20 hours per week at their internship site and enroll in the Global Internship Program course for 6 UMN credits (45 contact hours). Students will have additional projects, assignments and activities that make up the additional contact and work hours spent on the course, but the time spent at the internship site is the same per week as the 3 UMN credit internship.
    • Students who enroll in the 6 UMN credit internship are eligible to take a minimum of 12 UMN credits. (Effective Spring 2024, students will be allowed to take 12 credits regardless of whether they're taking a 6-credit internship, a 3-credit internship or not enrolling in the internship course.)

Applying for an Internship

Within the CAPA application, students will indicate that they would like to participate in an internship. Students will provide CAPA with the required application materials and give them their top three areas of interest for potential placements. Students are encouraged to speak to CAPA directly or work with their academic advisers to determine their three choices. CAPA uses this information to find a placement. Students are informed of their placement two weeks prior to departure.

Internship Placements

See sample internship placements and information about the internship process. Past internships have been in the fields listed below, but this is not a complete list. If you do not see the field you are interested in, inquire at the Learning Abroad Center about the possibility of doing an internship in that field.

  • Accounting, Business, or Economics
  • Advertising, Marketing, or Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Art, Film, or Photography
  • Communications
  • Counseling
  • Creative Arts
  • Music, Dance, or Theater
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion
  • Health
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • Psychology 
  • Social Work

Program Dates

Submit the online application and complete the assigned application checklist according to the appropriate deadline:

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person, program-specific session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.

Term AbroadOrientation Date/Time
Summer 2024TBD

Fall 2024

Application Open Date: Dec 1, 2023
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

ScheduleDate
DCU Track** 
Depart from the USAugust 30, 2024
Arrive in DublinAugust 31, 2024
Depart DublinDecember 22, 2024
 
Study Center Track 
Depart from the USSeptember 4, 2024
Arrive in DublinSeptember 5, 2024
Depart DublinDecember 14, 2024

**Dates are tentative

Summer 2024

Application Open Date: Aug 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2024

ScheduleDate
Start dateMay 16
End dateJun 29

Spring 2024

Application Open Date: May 1, 2023
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2023

ScheduleDate
DCU Track 
Depart from the USJanuary 8, 2024
Arrive in DublinJanuary 9, 2024
Depart from DublinMay 5, 2024
UCD Track 
Depart from the USJanuary 15, 2024
Arrive in DublinJanuary 16, 2024
Depart from DublinMay 19, 2024
Study Center & Theatre Track 
Depart from the USJanuary 10, 2024
Arrive in DublinJanuary 11, 2024
Depart from DublinApril 20, 2024

Fees

University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

Summer 2024

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined. Note the average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.

Billing & Payments

Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

You can apply for additional scholarships and funding opportunities through CAPA, in addition to the University of Minnesota. Check eligibility requirements and deadline dates for all CAPA scholarships and financing options.

Bridging Loan

Bridging Loan, a no-interest/no-fees loan that funds the upfront deposit and flights costs, is available for this program for eligible students.

Cancellation Policy

Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling.

Summer 2024

Study Abroad in Dublin: Study Center

Summer 2024

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $6,700
International health insurance $104
Housing and/or mealsRent and utilities. No meals included. $1,911
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $9,115
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $9,115

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program siteRoundtrip airfare to and from Dublin $1,800
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $0
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $1,950
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $50
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily meals ($150 per week) $900
Essential daily living expensesIncludes things like a cell phone, transportation, toiletries, etc. $600
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $1,550

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $12,615
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Spring 2024—Study Center

Study Abroad in Dublin: Study Center

Apartment 1—Shared Student Apartment

Spring Semester 2024

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $13,339
International health insurance $216
Housing and/or mealsIncludes a shared bedroom in a student apartment. Rent and utilities are included. No meals included $6,025
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $19,980
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $19,980

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program siteRoundtrip airfare to and from Dublin $1,800
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documentsResidence permit, paid after you arrive on-site $350
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,300
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily meals ($150 per week) $2,100
Essential daily living expensesIncludes things like cost of required cell phone, toiletries, transportation, etc. $1,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $3,250

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $25,530
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $1,500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Spring 2024—University College Dublin

Study Abroad in Dublin: U College Dublin

Apartment 1—UCD On-Campus

Spring Semester 2024

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $19,136
International health insurance $264
Housing and/or mealsIncludes rent and utilities in a shared student apartment. No meals included. $5,025
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $24,825
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $24,825

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program siteRoundrip airfare to and from Dublin $1,800
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documentsResidence permit, paid after you arrive in Dublin $350
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,300
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily Meals ($150 per week) $2,550
Essential daily living expensesIncludes things like the cost of a required cell phone, transportation, toiletries, etc. $1,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $3,700

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $30,825
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $1,500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Spring 2024—Dublin City University

Study Abroad in Dublin: Dublin City U

Apartment 1—DCU On-Campus

Spring Semester 2024

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $16,938
International health insurance $252
Housing and/or mealsIncludes rent and utilities in a shared student apartment. No meals included. $3,225
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $20,815
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $20,815

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program siteRoundtrip airfare to and from Dublin $1,800
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documentsResidence permit, paid after you arrive in Dublin $350
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,300
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily meals ($150 per week) $2,550
Essential daily living expensesIncludes things like cost of required cell phone, toiletries, transportation, etc. $1,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $3,700

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $26,815
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $1,500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Fall 2023—Study Center

Study Abroad in Dublin: Study Center

Apartment 1—Shared Student Apartment

Fall Semester 2023

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $12,635
International health insurance $240
Housing and/or mealsIncludes a shared bedroom in a student apartment. Rent and utilities are included. No meals included $6,025
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $19,300
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $19,300

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program siteRoundtrip airfare to and from Dublin $1,800
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documentsResidence permit, paid after you arrive on-site $350
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,300
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily meals ($150 per week) $2,250
Essential daily living expensesIncludes things like cost of required cell phone, toiletries, transportation, etc. $1,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $3,400

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $25,000
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $1,500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Fall 2023—University College Dublin

Study Abroad in Dublin: U College Dublin

Apartment 1—UCD On-Campus

Fall Semester 2023

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $20,535
International health insurance $240
Housing and/or mealsIncludes rent and utilities in a shared student apartment. No meals included. $5,025
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $26,200
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $26,200

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program siteRoundrip airfare to and from Dublin $1,800
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documentsResidence permit, paid after you arrive in Dublin $350
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,300
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily Meals ($150 per week) $2,250
Essential daily living expensesIncludes things like the cost of a required cell phone, transportation, toiletries, etc. $1,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $3,400

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $31,900
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $1,500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Fall 2023—Dublin City University

Study Abroad in Dublin: Dublin City U

Apartment 1—DCU On-Campus

Fall Semester 2023

Program Fee

  • UofM students pay program fee instead of on-campus tuition & fees while abroad
  • Billed through UofM account
Non-refundable deposit $400
Tuition and educational costs $16,935
International health insurance $240
Housing and/or mealsIncludes rent and utilities in a shared student apartment. No meals included. $3,225
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $20,800
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $20,800

Estimated Additional Expenses

  • Financial aid-eligible but not included in program fee
Costs Typically Incurred Prior to Departure These costs may need to be paid before your financial aid is disbursed for your term abroad.
Transportation to and from program siteRoundrip airfare to and from Dublin $1,800
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documentsResidence permit, paid after you arrive on-site $350
Travel clinic/immunizations* $0
Housing deposit $0
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,300
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily meals ($150 per week) $2,250
Essential daily living expensesIncludes things like cost of required cell phone, toiletries, transportation, etc. $1,000
Total Estimated Cost Incurred After Arrival in Host Country $3,400

Total Estimated Cost of Participation

  • UofM students—compare this to your estimated on campus cost of attendance
Total Estimated Cost of Participation $26,500
Spending money and personal travel Not included in financial aid calculation $1,500
Additional Notes & Information
* Immunizations Note: This estimate is based on approximate cost of travel-related vaccinations and medications required for entry or recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your costs may be higher or lower depending on your travel clinic, the specific immunizations and medication prescribed, and your insurance coverage.

Prepare

Complete pre-application advising.

Current US passport processing times are longer than normal. If you do not have a passport, or your passport expires less than 6 months after your return date from your time abroad, apply for a new passport now.

Apply

The COVID-19 vaccine series is strongly recommended, pursuant to CDC guidelines, but not required for participation in this program.

You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

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Complete

After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:

  • Application Essay
  • CEACAPA Online Application

If you are applying to the Dublin City University track, CEACAPA will prompt you on how to complete those additional applications after you have completed both the LAC and CEACAPA initial applications.

Applicants participating in the Internship must also submit the following items through CAPA's online application:

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

If you do not meet the GPA requirement for this program you will be required to submit an additional essay. It will be added to your checklist after you start your application, and you will be notified when it has been added.

If you are interested in participating in an internship, contact Jessica Hartnett before submitting your Low GPA materials.

Application Review Process

After your application checklist is complete, your application is reviewed by our program team. You will be notified of an acceptance decision by email. If accepted, you will be assigned an acceptance checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the online application system and submit a Cancel Request.

After You Apply

Before your program begins, review these resources.

Health & Safety

Learn more about staying healthy and safe abroad, including mental health and wellness, international travel insurance, and safety precautions.

Power of Attorney

Consider designating someone as your power of attorney to act as your legal representative while you’re abroad.

Student Identity

Consult our resources on student identities as you prepare for your abroad experience.

Travel Resources

Ready to go abroad? Our travel resources will help you pack and learn what to expect.

Visa

Passport

A passport is required to enter Ireland. Your passport must be valid for the entire duration of your program. If you have not already obtained your passport, you should apply for one immediately. Information about applying for a passport can be found on the US Department of State's website.

Visas

US citizens traveling with a US passport do not need to apply for a visa to study in Ireland. Non-US citizens should check to see if a visa is required for entry into Ireland. If it is, we can provide acceptance letters or other documentation you may need.

Immigration

All students should travel with their immigration letter in their carry-on luggage. You will be asked for it when you land in Ireland.
University students—this is your acceptance letter from the university that was emailed to you. 
Study Center students—this letter will be emailed to you prior to your departure.

Within the first few weeks of arriving in Dublin, you will need to meet with the local immigration authorities to register your stay in Ireland. At the appointment with the immigration officials, you will need to provide the following materials:

  • Your acceptance/immigration letter
  • 300 euro, paid by credit or debit card. Cash is NOT accepted.
  • Proof of insurance - your CISI insurance card will be emailed to you a few weeks before you depart for Dublin
  • Financial Statement Form – If you are supporting yourself, note that on the Financial Statement form and bring a copy of your bank statement with you. Your bank statement has to show the equivalent of 3000 euro. If your parents are supporting you, please have them fill out the Financial Statement Form, and have it notarized. 

Police Background Check

A police background check is required for all students doing an internship or community engagement. We will not be able to place you in an internship or community engagement site without this.  You can obtain a background check either online, in-person, or via US postal service (USPS)

Online

To complete your background check online, visit https://chs.state.mn.us and click "Search Public Criminal History". Enter your information (Name and DOB). Take a screenshot of the results, and be sure to include your name, birthdate, and full results page. This process is free of charge. Depending on the type of internship or community engagement placement you participate in, obtaining a more detailed background check via in-person visit may be required (and may incur a fee).

In-person

If you live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area you may obtain a printed copy of your background check in person by visiting the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. You can find detailed instructions at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension website. For this process a valid government issued form of identification and an $8.00 processing fee is required. Depending on the type of internship or community engagement placement you participate in, this may be the required method to obtain the police background check. 

US Postal Service

You may request a printed copy of a background check by writing the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.  You can find detailed instructions  at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension website. Your request must be signed, dated, and your signature notarized. You must indicate that your request is for use outside of the United States. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request.

If you live outside the Minneapolis St. Paul Area you should check with a local government agency or a police department in your hometown.

Program Contact

For further information or questions about this program, send an email to 

Dunia Tesfaye or call at 612.626.1117