Study Abroad in Dublin
Live and study in the heart of Dublin. Participate in an internship, research project, or practicum to engage with the local community.
- Program type: Study abroad center and university study
- Level: Upper-division course work
- Terms: Fall semester, spring semester
- Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA; freshmen and above
- Courseload: 13–18 credits per semester
About This Program
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.
There are several tracks on this program. Students on all tracks take the core course, Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future
. This course is front-loaded and gives context to the Irish culture through thematic topics such as religion, politics, education, language, economics, sports, and literature. The core course involves study tours around Dublin and Ireland to bring the course content to life.
Take courses in performance, playwriting, storytelling, and Irish literature and film. These courses are taught by local professors but are designed for students studying abroad. The performance course is taught at the Gaiety School of Acting.
This track allows you to enroll in one of two local universities, Dublin City University (DCU) or University College Dublin (UCD), and choose from their wide variety of courses. Notable subjects at DCU are education and kinesiology. Notable subjects at UCD are business and biological sciences.
Take two classes at one of the universities and the rest of your credits through the Study Center option.
Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in central Dublin. Apartments house 2–4 students and include shared bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included, but each apartment has a full kitchen. There are also numerous pubs and cafés within a short walk.
Cultural excursions around Dublin and Ireland are included in the program fee. In Dublin, this could include a night at the theatre, a visit to the Book of Kells, or an outing to a sporting event. There are two main excursions outside of Dublin: one to western Ireland and one to Northern Ireland.
About the Learning Abroad Center
The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.
The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.
A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.
Application Process for Other Approved Programs
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
- Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
- Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
- any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
- the course approval process
- how to apply to Other Approved Programs
- Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
- Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
- Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
- Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
- Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
- View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Explore & Plan > Student Policies.
- Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to semester study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA