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Dublin

The Dublin Experience

You thought you knew what to expect from Ireland. But after spending just a few days on the Emerald Isle, you’re realizing that this country is about so much more than shamrocks and a friendly brogue. Through your CAPA classes, MyEducation activities, and friends from all over the world, you have begun to appreciate the richness and complexity that make up the Irish people, country, and history. What was at first, to you, a simple neighborhood pub is now a cozy destination for connecting with fellow Dubliners. Those folk songs you hear performed on the walking streets aren’t just pleasing tunes meant to entertain; they’re historical records of a shared national experience. A stroll through the city center surprises you as to how many languages you’re hearing, proof of how international Dublin has become. The list of places you will visit during your Irish history class becomes increasingly intriguing to you as you weave together the tales of this city’s past, the challenges of its present, and the aspirations for its future. After each day of getting to know your new city, you cannot wait to teach your friends and family back home about the energy, pride, and culture that radiate out of Dublin.

 

Regardless of your major, our academic courses keep you on track while you soak up regional history and culture. Our semester and summer study abroad options include courses with local visits, internships and special lectures related to your study abroad experience; all designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to pursue subjects through academic and field research.

You will study in the heart of Dublin at Griffith College, a small, Irish institution with many opportunities to interact with Irish students and other international students. Focused internships are a great opportunity to work with locals and enhance your resume! Build professional skills and gain perspective as you engage with a network of international contacts in your field.

Courses and internships are offered in four curricular themes, including:

  • The Creative Arts
  • Exploring the Media
  • Human Rights, Crime and Journalism
  • Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society

Dublin is a historical and contemporary cultural center for Ireland, as well as a modern center of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry. Through MyEducation and a very active Student Union at Griffith College, you are encouraged to explore beyond the classroom in order to meet and interact with Dubliners, Irish students and other international students. You can participate in activities, discussion groups, and cultural events. The Student Union sponsors many events and excursions in Dublin and around Ireland.

 
Common Questions About the Dublin Experience
Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Why Dublin?

A message from Susanne Bach, Resident Director

Dear Students,

It is easy to fall in love with Dublin!

Busy, bustling Dublin heaves with a millennia’s worth of stories to be told, set against the soundscape of a thousand bands. Dublin has the feel of a village while it offers a wealth of different attractions to which many visitors and international students are drawn to every year. The charm of the city lies in its warm friendliness and making you feel at home as soon as you arrive.

From her humble beginnings as a Viking trading port to a walled medieval city and then - in a glorious century of expansion - to an elegant Georgian metropolis with wide streets, gracious squares and great houses, neatly bordered by its two canals, whatever way you choose to experience her, Dublin is a city that will capture your heart.

Ireland’s capital is easy to get around and offers a variety of cultural activities to keep you busy including historical and literary tours, as well as some of the most exciting restaurants, bars, cafes and night clubs in Europe.

Dublin is also well known for its outstanding playwrights, actors and theatre in general. The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre, offers a tradition of Irish and international theatre, which is unrivalled in the world. Throughout the year, Dublin also hosts a variety of events to suit all tastes and genres: from outdoor festivals and art exhibitions, to special exhibitions and cultural activities. From Master brewers; musical geniuses to literary legends and sporting heroes, Dublin has produced an array of famous sons and daughters. Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Jonathan Swift, Seamus Heaney, Oliver Goldsmith, George Bernard Shaw, Sean O'Casey, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, to name but a few of the literary giants.  Over the years, names like Arthur Guinness to U2 have made their mark on the political, musical, literary, scientific, sporting and cultural worlds, at home and abroad. Study in Dublin and experience some of the unique character that has inspired such global success. One of the best things about Dublin is that you don’t have to be ‘in the know’ where to go: you will stumble across it. Dublin is easy to navigate, and it will be your home in no time giving you the chance to experience this unique European city as part of your studies.

Our MyEducation activities will enrich your stay due to the valuable experience and insight knowledge of the Dublin CAPA staff. You will gain access to Irish life not usually open to visitors. You can become an active citizen and understand what life is like for the Irish living at the edge of Europe often feeling ‘closer to Boston than Berlin’.

The courses on offer at Griffith College include the study of the Creative Arts, the Exploration of the Media, Human Rights, Crime and Journalism and Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society. Furthermore, CAPA staff will teach unique courses in Irish History and Culture, The Irish Language and our Global Cities course will give students the chance to complement their academic knowledge of Dublin with the practical understanding of the city. Our internship program offers placements in a wide range of fields and will give students an invaluable professional experience of working with and learning from their Irish colleagues. 

In good Irish tradition of a thousand welcomes, the CAPA Dublin team will make each and every student part of our family and ensure that their full potential, professional and academic goals are achieved.

We look forward to sharing this truly extraordinary learning and life experience with you!

With best wishes,

Susanne Bach

Resident Director, CAPA Dublin Program
CAPA International Education

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Dublin Program Location

Ireland's capital is a cosmopolitan city, and offers everything - from the oldest to the most modern, from science to music, theater and art, and delightful Dubliners who are friendly and kind.

The CAPA Dublin Program is based at Griffith College, with fully equipped classrooms, computer labs, library access, an on-campus cafeteria, gym and wireless internet throughout campus. Students on the CAPA Dublin Program can also access the Griffith College Student Union, which allows you to actively take part in clubs and societies, and go on subsidized excursions throughout Ireland and other European countries. The Griffith College campus is well served by public transportation, providing easy access to all parts of the city.

You live on the Griffith College campus in residence halls, a short distance from classroom buildings and the cafeteria. If participating in the summer program, you will have the option to live in either a single homestay with breakfast and dinner or in shared furnished apartments within the city of Dublin. 


Griffith College Dublin
South Circular Road
Dublin 8
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CAPA hosts a number of activities each term to introduce you to the local culture. Through the MyEducation program, you are encouraged to go on walking tours of different parts of Dublin, attend guest lectures on current events, visit a variety of museums, and join other students at theatre nights and group dinners. CAPA also offers a workshop at the start of the term introducing you to the culture and history of Dublin.


Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Academics in Dublin

Courses and Internships - Dublin is your classroom!

Click here to see our Dublin courses. Course offerings are set by the university and are subject to change up until the start of the program.

No matter your major, CAPA has the courses and internships to keep you on track while studying in Dublin.
AdvertisingAnthropologyArt HistoryBusiness
CommunicationsMedia StudiesEconomicsFilm
FinanceGeographyHistoryInternational Relations
JournalismLiteratureMarketingCriminal Justice
Politcal ScienceSociologyTourismHuman Resource Management

Academic and Internship Credits
All CAPA students receive full credit for courses and internships completed. Each contextual course earns 3 credits, with the exception of Creative Writing, which carries 6 credits. The internship option, including the Learning through Internships course, earns 3 credits or 6 credits during the semester and 3 credits in the summer. All credits are semester credits and issued through CAPA's School of Record Agreement with the State University of New York at Oswego.

The courses at Griffith College are organized within four tracks or themes. Students will be able to choose courses across these suggested tracks subject to timetabling, pre-requisites and availability. A course developed by Griffith faculty, Irish History and Culture: The Evolution of the Irish Nation, is also highly recommended. The tracks are:

  • The Creative Arts: Courses in Creative Writing, Photography, Film Studies, History of Art, Media Research and Cultural Studies, Photojournalism, Print Media, and Radio
  • Exploring the Media: Courses in Reporting & Feature Writing, Radio Journalism, Media Marketing, Investigative Journalism, History of the Media, Conflict Reporting, Newspaper Production, Contemporary Society TV and Sports Journalism and the Sociology of the Media.
  • Human Rights, Crime and Journalism: Courses in Understanding Society, Investigative Journalism, Criminal Law, Conflict Reporting, Human Rights Law, and Photojournalism.
  • Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society: Courses in International Marketing, International Business Management, Media Marketing, Strategic Management, Modern and Contemporary Society, Tourism Studies, Strategic Financial Management, and International Human Resource Management


In addition, CAPA led courses include Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin, Cinema in Contemporary Ireland, Irish Language and Culture, and Learning Through Internships: Dublin for those who are doing an internship.

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus. Course offerings are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
DBLN ARTS 3314 / ART 440 Studio Arts
DBLN SOCY 3345 / GLS 100 International Relations, Sociology, Geography, History
DBLN FILM 3313 / ENG 486 Film
DBLN COMM 3328 / COM 395 Journalism
DBLN COMM 3310 / CRW 206 Communications
DBLN LGLS 2320 / PBJ 300 Legal Studies
DBLN LGLS 3324 / IST 400 Legal Studies
DBLN BUSN 3326 / MGT 469 Business
DBLN BUSN 3310 / MKT 390 Marketing
DBLN ARTS 2310 / ART 240 Studio Arts
DBLN ARTS 2314 / BRC 235 Studio Arts
DBLN COMM 2216 / JLM 209 Journalism
DBLN HIST 3312 / HIS 399 History
DBLN IRSH 1101/CULT 2310 / ANT 401 Irish Language
DBLN LTIP 3347/ 3348/ GLS 401 Internship Course
DBLN LGLS 3328 / BRC 319 Legal Studies
DBLN COMM 3334 / BRC 220 Journalism
DBLN COMM 3332 / JLM 309 Journalism
DBLN SOCY 3312 / BRC 400 Sociology
DBLN COMM 3320 / MKT 465 Communications
DBLN ARTH 3311 / ART 254 Art History

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus. Course offerings are subject to change up until the start of the program.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
DBLN SOCY 3345 / GLS 100 International Relations, Sociology, Geography, History
DBLN FILM 3313 / ENG 486 Film
DBLN COMM 3328 / COM 395 Journalism
DBLN COMM 3310 / CRW 206 Communications
DBLN LGLS 2322 / PBJ 400 Legal Studies
DBLN LGLS 3326 / PBJ 425 Legal Studies
DBLN BUSN 3330 / MKT 395 Business
DBLN ARTS 3312 / ARH 260 Studio Arts
DBLN COMM 2336 / BRC 200 Journalism
DBLN LGLS 3334 / BLW 455 Legal Studies
DBLN BUSN 3334 / MGT 395 Business
DBLN ARTS 2310 / ART 240 Studio Arts
DBLN COMM 2212 / BRC 220 Journalism
DBLN HIST 3312 / HIS 399 History
DBLN IRSH 1101/CULT 2310 / ANT 401 Irish Language
DBLN LTIP 3347/ 3348/ GLS 401 Internship Course
DBLN LGLS 3332 / COM 395 Legal Studies
DBLN COMM 3324 / BRC 325 Communications
DBLN COMM 2344 / BRC 429 Communications
DBLN COMM 2214 / COM 210 Communications

Click on a course name below for a brief description and example syllabus.

Course Name Course Number Major(s)
DBLN SOCY 3345 / GLS 100 International Relations, Sociology, Geography, History
DBLN FILM 3313 / ENG 486 Film
DBLN LTIP 3347/ 3348/ GLS 401 Internship Course
Common Questions about Dublin Academics
Meet the Dublin Faculty
Academic Management
Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Internships in Dublin

Internships in Dublin


Students studying in Dublin can take advantage of CAPA's extensive network of internship sites, offering part-time internship placements for the following academic tracks:CAPA_Study_Abroad_Dublin_Internships

  • The Creative Arts
  • Exploring the Media
  • Human Rights, Crime and Journalism
  • Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society

To learn about specific placements for your major, call a CAPA Student Admissions Counselor at 1-800-793-0334.

Part-time internships are available in these four academic tracks, and include placements in businesses, as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Our local staff visit each CAPA internship site. Students are placed in sites within commuting distance of the center that best meet their individual interests, abilities, and academic background.

Starting an internship abroad with CAPA

Students participate in an interactive seminar to prepare them for their internship experience. Group orientation exercises are used to examine issues of culture and integration, and focused individual sessions examine site-specific information. All internships are contingent upon a successful interview with the internship-host organization, which will take place right after the student’s arrival and orientation. A seminar on interview techniques is presented prior to the interview. Internship students participate in a seminar series entitled Learning through Internships. Faculty act as internship mentors to ensure that participants have academic guidance during their internships. Students produce papers, write reflective journals, and make oral presentations examining the real learning that occurs during their programs. Students produce a portfolio at the end of the internship that must meet clear academic criteria in order for the student to attain credit for the internship.

CAPA internships provide lasting results

Students are monitored throughout their internships to ensure that they are receiving appropriate training and guidance. At the end of each session, students evaluate their experience. These evaluations are shared with their home campus.


Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
MyEducation in Dublin

What is MyEducation?

MyEducation offers intentionally defined pathways through the city: means of engaging with the urban environment in ways that are relevant to your studies and interests. The intention is to empower you to make specific connections between classroom theory and the outside world.

CAPA developed the MyEducation program to help you select cultural experiences that are relevant to your academic courses and personal learning goals abroad. Events, activities, and reflective sessions are identified and designed around significant themes such as Community and People, Government and Power, Landscape and Time, Diversity and Identity, and Arts and Culture. Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well-rounded, and in-depth perspective on the global city where you are studying.

You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.

Some examples of MyEducation sessions offered are:

  • Walking Tour of the Garden of Remembrance, to honor those killed in the fight for Irish freedom
  • Volunteering at a soup kitchen
  • Tour of Farmleigh House, a stunning example of Georgian-Victorian architecture
  • Examine the Book of Kells at the Trinity College Library
  • Attend the Dublin Fringe Festival
  • Participate in a day trip to Glendalough
  • Tour medieval castles and stunning cathedrals

This style of learning is a unique and valuable opportunity to make the most out of your time studying in another country.

How does it work?

Each CAPA staff presents a MyEducation calendar to all students and faculty. The MyEducation calendar is designed for you by local staff and faculty to bring theory to life and offers a unique and valuable opportunity to make the most out of your time studying in another country.

Farmleigh HouseMyEducation activities are either staff-led or self-directed. Every week, one item will be selected as the MyEducation Event of the Week, and further information will be given on this highlighted event in hand-outs and in a weekly email, delivered directly to your inbox!

Some CAPA professors integrate MyEducation activities into their courses and assessment, so that you may have an opportunity to reflect upon, write about, and present your experiences. My Education is also an excellent mechanism to develop areas of interest that may be extended into an application for the CAPA Record of Achievement

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Dublin Dates, Prices, & Inclusions

CAPA delivers academic excellence along with a complete cultural experience at an affordable price. The CAPA Dublin Program includes the following:

Tuition
Credit are issued by the State University of New York at Oswego, the School of Record in Dublin.

  • Semesters: Semester programs earn 12 to 18 credits (maximum of 6 credits for an internship).
  • Summer term: Summer session earns 6-9 credits (maximum of 3 credits for an internship).


Experiential Learning (Internships)
Optional 3 to 6 credit-hour internships are available for students in select fields related to the CAPA Dublin Program's academic tracks. Summer placements have some restrictions, so please contact a Student Admissions Counselor for more information - 1.800.793.0334.

Housing

  • Semesters: Students live in shared apartments (flats), conveniently located on the Griffith College campus. Students can choose between cooking in the flat or eating at the Griffith College cafeteria.
  • Summer term: Students will have the option to live in either single homestays with breakfast and dinner provided daily or within shared furnished apartments within the city of Dublin.  

Library Facilities and Computer Labs
All CAPA students will have full access to the Griffith College library as well as the three computer labs. Print cards are available for purchase.  Wireless is available in most campus buildings.

Excursions
A hop on, hop off city bus tour of Dublin, and a full-day excursion to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Starting Fall 2014 there will also be a full-day excursion to the Cliffs of Moher (for semester students only).

Student Union Membership
Access to the Griffith College Student Union (for semester students only).

Student Events
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony.

MyEducation Dublin
MyEducation is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. MyEducation combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences, turning Dublin into your classroom.

Insurance
All CAPA students receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

CAPA Services and Support
The CAPA Dublin team is available throughout your program to assist and support you. Students can also contact the 24-hour emergency cell phone for any urgent situations outside of office hours.

Common Questions about Dublin Dates & Pricing
Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Next Steps

Whether you have questions or are ready to start an application, the CAPA Admissions Team is ready to help! 

Submit your inquiry online or give us a call at 1-800-793-0334. One of CAPA's Admissions Advisors can help answer any questions you have on our programs, explain the application process, and help you start preparing for an exciting study abroad experience. 

Admissions Advisors:

 Julia Campana     Nicole Couturiaux 

Once you start an application, your designated Admissions Advisor  will work with you throughout this process by tracking your application and ensuring you meet all deadlines. 

CAPA’s online enrollment is easy-to-use and available to students applying directly through CAPA. However, if your home institution has a customized CAPA program, please enroll through your study abroad office.

Here are the steps for submitting your application:

  1. Fill out your online application 
  2. Send CAPA the additional paper work to complete your application (see the application instructions) 
  3. Once CAPA has received your full application, you will hear about your acceptance within 48 hours
  4. If you are accepted, you will receive instructions about how to secure your space on the program

If you intend to do an internship abroad, check out these resources on writing a resume (CV) and cover letter or visit your school's Career Services Office.

The CAPA Admissions Team will walk you through how to personalize your CAPA program starting from the initial stages of filling out your application, advise you on how to apply for scholarships to help fund your experience, and provide information to help you budget for your program fees and personal expenses while abroad. CAPA is here to help every step of the way!

To learn more from students who have attended a CAPA program, visit the CAPA Ambassador and testimonials sections.

Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.
Meet the Dublin Staff
 Susanne Bach
Resident Director
As Dublin's Resident Director I work with our faculty to ensure the best possible study abroad experience for our students. I oversee the academic program and look after student affairs and welfare. Having arrived in Ireland as a student myself, cultural immersion and a deep understanding of Ireland's rich heritage lies at the heart of my work. Dublin has so much to offer; after spending over two decades here, I'm still fascinated with the country and its remarkable people.


Our enrollment system is easy to use, safe, and secure. If you have questions, please contact a Student Admissions Counselor at 800-793-0334.