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Global Cities

SPRING SEMESTER IN DUBLIN

Go Beyond!

Experience Dublin like the locals do.

Dublin is an energetic, charming, and culturally rich Global City. With one in every eight residents being foreign born, Dublin is very much a multicultural hub. You can find foods from around the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as the Festival of World Cultures and Chinese New Year.

This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Dublin has been imagined, reinvented, and transformed by globalization. Courses are offered in a broad range of departments, which cover a wide variety of majors. Earn 12-18 credits.

Please read our answers to frequently asked questions regarding our spring programs: SPRING FAQs     

Arrival: February 15, 2021
Departure: June 16, 2021
Program Fee: $16,995
Application Deadline December 15, 2020
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The Dublin Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Dublin with our My Global City events: Tour medieval castles, celebrate the “dark side” at the Bram Stoker festival or check out “Googletown”.
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live

Live on campus at Griffith College in shared accommodations with self-catering. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

Choose from a range of courses covering a variety of disciplines such as business, Irish studies, marketing, and more. 
 
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intern

During your internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Learn More

CAPA Dublin Program Inclusions

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Courses & Credit

Earn 12-18 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.

Housing

Live in shared apartments within commuting distance to the CAPA center and your optional internship placement. 

Local Transit Pass

A Dublin city bus pass is included.

Excursions & Activities

Experience full-day excursions to Belfast and the stunning Cliffs of Moher, as well as a Dublin city bus tour.  Social events and program activities include an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, a farewell ceremony, and a guided tour of Dublin street art. 

Intern & Volunteer

Participate in an internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits through the accompanying course, and gain valuable skills. 

My Global City

A guided visit to Croke Park—a national sports and cultural stadium—takes place the first weekend. Other activities reflect what is on in the city at the time and may include a tour of “Googletown” in the Docklands, exploring some of the country’s beautiful medieval castles, or joining in on the fun at the many film, food, and cultural festivals that take place each year.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Dublin. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.

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Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Dublin. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.

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Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale).*
  • Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd semester Sophomore (strongly recommended).
  • Submit your completed application along with supporting documents and your deposit by the program deadline.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution.
    *Students with a GPA below the requirement may be admitted on a case by case basis. Please contact us below for details or chat with an Admissions Advisor today.

Spring Courses

In addition to the CAPA-taught Analyzing the Global City and Global Internship courses, Griffith College offers CAPA students a wide variety of options in a wide range of subjects, including business, marketing, history, hospitality, and computer sciences. Please note that not all courses run every term. 

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin  

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Dublin. Before exploring the city chronologically, students will examine ancient Ireland’s global influence, then re-trace the Viking City through to its current form, which is characterized by urban sprawl, multiculturalism, and its connection to Europe and the global economy; contextualize and develop informed interpretations of their personal experiences in Dublin; and develop a deeper understanding of Irish history, politics, and society.

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DBLN SOCY 3345

  • Globally Networked Learning
Global Internship Course (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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DBLN INTP 3347

Global Internship Course (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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DBLN INTP 3348

History of Art and Photography  

This course will explore the history of photography and art, with a focus on the relationship of photography within the visual arts, including film. Students will critically evaluate the interrelationship of the visual arts and contextualize their own work within the broader canvas of contemporary lens-based art forms by different social and environmental factors; and acquire knowledge, perspectives, and an understanding of concepts relevant to future media related employment.

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DBLN ARTH 3312

Irish History and Culture  

This course will focus on Irish history, from prehistory to the early 21st century. Students will explore how the Irish Question (up to and including recent troubles and the peace process in the North, and the collapse of the Celtic Tiger economy in the South) has found artistic expression in film, theatre, visual arts, and music. Students will also consider the use of evidence in the construction of the distinct, but overlapping, categories of history, memory, commemoration, and propaganda.

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DBLN HIST 3312

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