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
Dublin, Ireland
Term
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session
Housing
Apartment
Credit Type
Resident Credit
Sponsor
Learning Abroad Center

Program Eligibility

GPA
Dependent on track choice
Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Language Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite

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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.

Housing & Meals

Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in central Dublin. You will learn about your housing location and roommates about two weeks prior to departure.

Apartments vary by track and school (Study Center, UCD, DCU). You will choose your housing choice shortly after acceptance. Students participating in an internship will be required to select apartments in the city center. Students attending UCD or DCU not participating in an internship will be given the option of on-campus apartments or apartments in the city center. 

Apartments will house two to four 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

Cultural excursions around Dublin and Ireland will be included in the program fee. In Dublin, this could include a night at the theatre, a visit to the Book of Kells, an outing to a sporting event, etc.

There will be two main excursions outside of Dublin: one to Western Ireland and one to Northern Ireland. The visit to Western Ireland will give you a sense of life in the country and could include places like Galway, County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. The visit to Belfast in Northern Ireland will help to explain The Troubles, a conflict that lasted until 1998, and still has impacts on the community today.

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

15–18 credits for fall or spring semester

There are several tracks on this program. Students on all tracks will take the core course, Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future. This course will be front-loaded and will give context to the Irish culture through thematic topics such as religion, politics, education, diversity, economics, sports, literature, etc. The core course will involve study tours around Dublin and Ireland to bring the course content to life.

Coursework

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. Participating in an internship is also an option.

  • Offered fall, spring, or summer
  • 2.5 minimum GPA requirement

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. Participating in an internship is also an option.

A few notes about this track:

  • Offered fall and spring; no summer option
  • 3.0 preferred minimum GPA (may be flexible in certain cases)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Because you will take the core course, we recommend taking 20-25 ECTS at DCU. 
  • If you plan to do an internship, you should take 15-20 ECTS at DCU

University College Dublin

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. Participating in an internship is also an option.

  • Offered fall and spring; no summer option
  • 3.0 minimum GPA requirement
  • 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
  • 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

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.

Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future

Course ID
DBLN 3012
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
3
Credits

All students studying in Dublin will take this course, regardless of their track choice. This course has three main components: gain knowledge of Ireland past and present through modules focused on areas such as economics, religion, language, sports, and education; engage with the host-country with activities such as internship, research, performance, volunteer, sports team, or teaching practicum; and explore Ireland through a range of study tours to Western Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Syllabus for Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future

Fulfills Liberal Education Requirement
  • Historical Perspectives

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.

Dublin Internship: Learning through Experience

Course ID
DBLN 3014
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 Dublin Internship: Learning through Experience

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

Irish Literature & Film

Course ID
DBLN 3015
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
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

Ethics in the Media

Course ID
DBLN 3xxx
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. 


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

International Economics

Course ID
DBLN 3xxx
Terms
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
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.


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

International Marketing

Course ID
DBLN 3xxx
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.


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

Irish History: The Troubles

Course ID
DBLN 3xxx
Terms
  • Fall
3
Credits

The overarching objective of this course is to provide students with a critical understanding of the causes, trajectory, and main events within Northern Ireland’s 30 year conflict, euphemistically dubbed ‘The Troubles’. Like most other protracted armed conflicts, the ‘intellectual tools’ required for studying Northern Ireland are interdisciplinary, and so this course draws from the fields of history, political science, and sociology. Upon completion, it is intended that students will: have a comprehensive overview of the Troubles, understand differing theoretical and conceptual approaches to the conflict, have the ability to think critically about the Troubles and its on-going peace process, use these skills to research, analyze, and write about the conflict.

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 and differentiating you from your peers.

This course is offered at no additional cost on programs six weeks or longer. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.

Syllabus for Global Identity

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

Internships

Students participating in the internship will enroll in the Internships in Dublin course to debrief and discuss their internship experience. A 3-credit internship is about 15 hours per week at the site, plus the weekly class.

Internship placements are available in many fields. Students are required to submit additional application materials in order to apply for the internship; these materials can be found on the Apply tab.

Possible areas for internships are listed below. If you don't see an area listed, inquire with 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, Journalism, or Broadcasting
  • Counseling
  • Creative Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Music, Dance, or Theater
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion
  • Health
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights
  • Interior Design
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Psychology 
  • Social Work

Program Dates

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

Summer 2021

Application Open Date: Dec 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2021

Schedule Date
Start date Jun 3
End date Jul 17

Fall 2021

Application Open Date: Dec 18, 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

Schedule Date
Depart from the US August 31
Arrive in Dublin September 1
Depart from Dublin - Study Center Dec 11
Depart from Dublin - UCD & DCU Dec 18

Spring 2022

Application Open Date: May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2021

Schedule Date
Depart from the US TBD
Arrive in Dublin TBD
Semester break TBD
Depart from Dublin (Study Center track) TBD
Depart from Dublin (DCU and UCD) TBD

Fees

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

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.

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.

Fall 2021—Study Center

Study Abroad in Dublin: Study Center

Apartment 1—Central Housing

Fall Semester 2021

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 $14,574
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $3,936
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $19,110
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $0
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $19,110

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 site $1,200
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $350
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $360
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,060
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily Meals $2,250
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $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 $24,570
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 2021—University College Dublin

Study Abroad in Dublin: U College Dublin

Apartment 1—UCD On-Campus

Fall Semester 2021

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 $19,711
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $5,649
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $25,960
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $-1,000
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $24,960

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 site $1,200
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $350
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $500
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,200
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily Meals $2,250
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $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 $30,560
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.

Study Abroad in Dublin: U College Dublin

Apartment 2—Central Dublin

Fall Semester 2021

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 $19,711
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $6,649
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $26,960
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $-1,000
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $25,960

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 site $1,200
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $350
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $360
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,060
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily meals $2,250
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $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 $31,420
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 2021—Dublin City University

Study Abroad in Dublin: Dublin City U

Apartment 1—DCU On-Campus

Fall Semester 2021

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 $16,261
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $4,499
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $21,360
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $-1,000
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $20,360

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 site $1,200
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $350
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $400
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,100
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily Meals $2,250
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $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 $25,860
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.

Study Abroad in Dublin: Dublin City U

Apartment 2—Central Dublin

Fall Semester 2021

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 $16,261
International health insurance $200
Housing and/or meals $6,999
Transportation (if required and included in program fee) $0
Total Program Fee $23,860
Program discount for University of Minnesota and Big Ten students, if applicable $-1,000
Total Program Fee with discount, if applicable $22,860

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 site $1,200
Passport/photos $150
Visa/required documents $350
Travel clinic/immunizationsVisit your travel clinic and consult with your insurance provider. Costs vary. See note below* $0
Housing deposit $360
Total Estimated Cost Incurred Prior to Departure $2,060
Costs Typically Incurred After Arrival in Host Country
Texts/materials $150
Housing and/or meals not included in program feeDaily meals $2,250
Essential daily living expensesincludes cost of required cell phone $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 $28,320
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 2022

Summer 2022

Prepare

Complete pre-application advising.

Apply

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:

Study Center track

  • Application Essay
  • Course Enrollment Form
  • Internship Application (required only for internship applicants)
  • Cover Letter and Resume (required only for internship applicants)

Dublin City University track

  • Application Essay
  • Academic Recommendation
  • DCU Application
  • Internship Application (required only for internship applicants)
  • Cover Letter and Resume (required only for internship applicants)

University College Dublin track

  • Application Essay
  • UCD Application
  • Internship Application (required only for internship applicants)
  • Cover Letter and Resume (required only for internship applicants)

 

If you do not meet the GPA requirement for this program you will be required to submit two additional application items—the Low GPA Essay and Special Circumstances Recommendation. Both items will be added to your checklist after you start your application, and you will be notified when they have been added.

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

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
  • CAPA Online Application

 

If you do not meet the GPA requirement for this program, submit two additional application items—the Low GPA Essay and Special Circumstances Recommendation. Both items will be added to your checklist after you start your application, and you will be notified once the items are added.

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

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.

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.

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

Whitney Westley Fisher or call at 612.625.8827