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IES: Study in Dublin, Ireland (Third Party)

The Program

Modern Dublin is defining the new image of Ireland with its thriving economy, social programs, and art scene. Yet even in the midst of change, Dublin preserves its history, evident in its architecture and in its political, religious, and social institutions. Dublin plays many roles for Ireland, as the Republic’s political capital, the home of past and present writers of international stature, and the center of the island’s phenomenal economic growth. Dublin also affords easy access to the beauties of the countryside, seashore, and mountains. The IES Dublin Center, ideally situated in the historic part of the city, places students in the middle of the city’s business, politics, and arts.

The IES Dublin curriculum focuses on the theme of “Tradition, Change, and Identity in Modern Ireland.” The study of history and culture, particularly of rural Ireland, is balanced by the analysis of recent rapid economic growth and development, a flourishing Irish literary scene, dramatically changing roles for women, and the politics of post-colonialism.

The Academics

You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits upon successful completion of this program. IES Dublin offers an Irish General Studies Program with courses in anthropology, art history, communications, drama, economics, history, literature, peace & conflict studies, sociology and theater. Courses offered can be seen here.
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ART 2993 Foreign Study 350 Photo/Graphic: Shaping Visual Narratives 3 12/31/2019
CRLP 1101 Elementary Irish I CU 250 01 Introduction to Irish Language and Culture 3 6/30/2021
ENGL 3627 Studies in Literature 330 CU/LT Writing on the Wall 3 12/31/2018
ENGL 3693 Foreign Study 356 The Shadows That We Cast: Writing the Irish Short Story 3 12/31/2018
GEOG 3200 Urban Geography 320 SO/AN: Irish Communal Identity 3 12/31/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 355 PO/HS Perspectives on Northern Ireland 3 12/31/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 360 Northern Irish Troubles: 1969-1999 3 12/31/2018

The Experience

Housing is an important component of the overall study abroad experience. All fall term students and most spring students live in apartments in various residential areas of Dublin. Many of these buildings are Georgian style houses converted into apartments. The residential areas of Dublin usually house young professionals. Small shops, grocers, pubs, public libraries, and other amenities are usually located a short walking distance from these apartments. Some residential apartments are a 5-20 minute walk from the IES Center; others require a 30 minute commute via Dublin’s new light rail system. Students requiring public transportation will have their transit pass partially subsidized by IES.

Four to six students (single-sex) share this living space. Two students will share a bedroom, and all students will share common areas and a kitchen. All apartments are furnished and fully equipped with kitchen tools and a washing machine. Wireless Internet is available in all IES Residential Apartments and one IES computer and printer are provided per apartment for your use.


IES Public University Grants
UConn students receive an automatic $2,000 credit toward all IES Abroad semester and academic year/calendar year programs. This $2,000 credit will be noted on your IES Abroad invoice.

You must be accepted to and attend an IES Abroad program authorized UConn in order to receive one of these scholarships. No additional application necessary –  the grant is automatic for all eligible students. Simply apply to an IES Abroad Fall, Spring, Academic Year or Calendar Year Program.

Other IES Scholarships can be viewed here.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75