Dublin is an energetic, charming, and culturally rich Global City. With 1 in every 8 residents being foreign born, Dublin is very much a multi-cultural hub. You can find foods from around the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as Festival of World Cultures and Chinese New Year.
This eight-week summer program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Dublin has been imagined, reinvented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6 or 9 credits.
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 the “Googletown."
Live like a Dubliner and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay.
Enroll in 2-3 courses for a total of 6-9 credits. The summer program is designed specifically for CAPA students.
Cities around the world are striving to be global. This interdisciplinary course focuses on the physical, socio-economic, political and cultural development of Dublin through space and time. Before students explore the city chronologically they will examine ancient Ireland's globality in terms of its educational and religious influences, particularly on mainland Europe. Then, starting from the 1Oth C, students will re-trace the Viking city through to the city's current form that is characterized by urban sprawl, multiculturalism and its connection to Europe and the global economy. Much of the first half of the course will explore the creation of the colonial city (Georgian Dublin) and, following independence from Britain, the creation of the postcolonial city. Each of these phases in the city's morphology can be witnessed / read through an examination of the city's architecture, nomenclature, museums, art and in relation to the post-colonial city, oral histories, which requires an interdisciplinary tool-kit for city exploration and analysis.
DBLN URBS 3345
The Global Internship Workshop is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their internship placement (and living abroad) experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience (session), which aims to develop students' personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The Global Internship Workshop fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning, whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other Global Internship Workshop themes, through comparative global analysis. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through a selection of CAPA Masterclasses given by leading professionals from a diverse range of fields. Thus, the weekly discussion-based sessions with their active learning approach, gives students the opportunity to discuss and analyze theories and models of work, critical thinking and organizational behavior and management in a cross-cultural context.
DBLN INTP 3347
DBLN INTP 3348
This course aims to develop American studentsâ€™ understanding of business environments in an international context, with a specific focus on Ireland and the European Union. Students will study the political, economic and ethical contexts for policy and business operations as well as the cultural context of doing business within international/global contexts. Students will compare and contrast this new understanding with their existing knowledge of business policy and practice within America. In this case, as result of taking this course, which includes site visits to international companies in Dublin and or guest speakers, students will be better placed to have the broad perspectives required of successful managers working in an increasingly globalized world and workforce.
DBLN BUSN 3371