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Founded by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, today’s Dublin is both an ancient city and home to Europe's youngest population. Ireland’s capital city is also an important commercial and economic center, making it the ideal place to gain hands-on experience through internships, service learning, and volunteering. See centuries of British influence as you explore Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, spacious parks, and impressive public buildings. Live where generations of famous Irish playwrights, writers, musicians, and singers have found inspiration. Get to know the city’s modern-day mix of recent immigrants from around the world, all set in the rich context of Irish culture. When you study abroad in Dublin, the opportunities to immerse into the city’s unique mix of old and new are endless.

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Programs to love in Dublin

Programs to love in Dublin

Study in Dublin

Study in Dublin

CEA CAPA Dublin Center

Dublin is an energetic, creative, and culturally rich city. With a reputation for being the friendliest city in Europe, the Irish capital will welcome you with warmth and charm, and Dublin’s large student population will make it even easier to connect with new friends from all over the world as you take your learning to the next level. Course options in Dublin include business, Irish literature, theatre arts, communication, and more, and you’ll interact with the local community through class sessions held throughout the city. Your time abroad in Dublin will be an experience you’ll never forget!

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International Business

International Business

CEA CAPA Dublin Center

Visits to local companies and business lectures help you obtain a unique cultural context in a place where European and American business practices merge. You’ll come away with invaluable multi-cultural business skills, a deeper knowledge of universal business concepts, and earn a leg up in the global marketplace.

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Study + Internship in Dublin

Study + Internship in Dublin

CEA CAPA Dublin Center

The Study + Internship program in Dublin is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course and additional courses. Our diverse range of courses will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and your personalized internship placement will help you acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context. Program options are dependent upon location, but may include: Semester, Summer, Part-Time and Full-Time Internships, and English and host language speaking placements.

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Child Psychology

Child Psychology

CEA CAPA Dublin Center

Spend an afternoon at the toy store analyzing the developmental and educational components of toys. Meet with staff at a local kindergarten to discuss play, toys, and socialization while watching infants at play. Visit an inner city school to learn about the challenges faced such as parent literacy, working with non-native English speaking families, and how nutrition and parental/peer behavior impact kids. All of these activities are part of your learning experience when you study Child Psychology in Dublin. Whether you’re an education, psychology, or nursing major, understanding the key stages in a child’s development from conception to adolescence is a necessity for any career related to children.

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Internship in Dublin

Internship in Dublin

CEA CAPA Dublin Center

The Internship program in Dublin is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course. This will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context.

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Dublin City University - Direct Enroll

At Dublin City University (DCU), select from a range of academic offerings in more than 80 program areas. Take courses within your major, or choose courses from the subject areas for which DCU is best known, such as science, technology, engineering, business, and humanities. With so many courses to choose from, the sky's the limit! Immerse into Irish student life as you attend class with local, European, and other international students on this integrated campus.

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University College Dublin - Direct Enroll

University College Dublin - Direct Enroll

University College Dublin

Immerse into student life at the University College Dublin (UCD) one of Ireland’s most prestigious institutions featuring triple accreditation from AACSB, EQIS and AMBA. UCD’s campus is located south of the center of the city, where you'll attend class with local Irish and other international students for a truly integrated experience. Students have access to a diverse and flexible curriculum in a wide variety of departments, including business, STEM, and the arts.

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Maynooth University of Ireland - Direct Enroll

Maynooth University of Ireland - Direct Enroll

Maynooth University of Ireland

Located on the fringes of Dublin in Ireland’s only university town, Maynooth University is part of the National University of Ireland. It offers a wide range of program options with an interdisciplinary academic approach, and a diverse student body that includes both Irish and other international students. Study abroad students have access to a diverse and flexible curriculum in a wide variety of departments, including arts, humanities, social sciences, music, science, and engineering, as well as programs in Irish cultural heritage.

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Griffith College - Direct Enroll

Griffith College is a small private college centrally located in Dublin. Choose courses from a wide variety of disciplines including hospitality, accounting, computer science, Irish studies, history, and law. The college offers a traditional campus atmosphere in the heart of the city of Dublin. The college offers a variety of student services and clubs and has a diverse student body that includes both Irish and other international students.

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Creative & Performing Arts

Creative & Performing Arts

CEA CAPA Dublin Center

Experience the rich and vibrant arts scene in this multicultural global city, from music and literature to performance and contemporary street art. Enroll in creative arts and performance courses, or choose from a wide range of subject areas available at the CEA CAPA Center.

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Global Business Consulting

Global Business Consulting

CEA CAPA Dublin Center

The Business Consulting Course with associated experiential learning equips you to work as a practitioner in a real-world enterprise. Students will be guided through a professional consulting project and, as part of a team to deliver well researched recommendations. This Business Consulting project will equip students with critical insights into FinTech across the key pillars of finance, technology and innovation. It meets the needs and contributes significantly to future proofing the financial operations across all domains including the financial services sector itself.

Digital technologies and developments are continuing to influence transformation in business and operational models. Knowing your customer (KYC) is central to these models, embracing key innovative tools such as data analytics, design thinking, sprints, development operations and UX. This has created a growing demand for talent with the ability to transcend knowledge domains in finance, innovation and technology. The FinTech stream provides students with the structure and opportunity to address business challenges and to be part of the solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Studying abroad in Ireland is a life changing event for many students. When you study abroad or intern abroad in Dublin, you experience learning outside the traditional classroom setting, gain international insight, and expand your sense of cultural awareness. You will experience new culture, food, and meet people from all over the world making lifelong friends and expanding your network. Plus, you get to travel to places you've only read about.
Dublin is more expensive than other Irish destinations but still affordable for study abroad students. Ireland is an island and Dublin is its capital city, so expect higher prices due to imported products and high tourism rates. Reach out to your financial advisor to come up with a financial plan!
Dublin is considered a “Medium Threat” location according to the U.S. Department of State, due to petty theft, burglary, and other minor offenses.

CEA CAPA offers many housing options while you're studying abroad in Dublin. In some study locations you may also have the option of arranging your own independent housing. For more information on housing, connect with your site specialist.

The CEA CAPA Dublin study abroad programs offer several housing options for students depending on their preferences. Most of CEA CAPA Dublin's housing options span neighborhoods located within 20 – 60 minutes away from the CEA CAPA Dublin Center.

Dublin Housing options include:

  • Apartment and Student Residence
  • Student Residences for Direct Enroll programs
  • Homestay
  • Independent Living
Vikings discovered Dublin thousands of years ago. Dublin is both an ancient city and home to Europe’s youngest population, where nearly 50% of their population is younger than 30 years old. This young, coastal city is where history and technology buffs thrive, as it’s often dubbed “Europe’s Silicon Valley.”
Dublin is located on the island’s east coast, on a bay along the iconic River Liffey. It’s a quick two-and-a-half-hour drive from Galway!
Dublin is known for its abundant green spaces, picturesque countryside, and famous pubs. Ireland’s capital city is described as a small city with a large village vibe. Musicians and entertainers fill the streets, making it an inspiring place for future performers. The Irish people have always prized the arts and their own big-name contributors to music, literature, and film. Plus, Dublin consistently ranks in the world’s top five friendliest cities, so you’ll be with good company and charming Irish hospitality.
What's Included in your Program'

What's Included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Onsite Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Onsite Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Official Transcript(s)

Galway, Connemara, and the Aran Islands

Kerry

Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens

Belfast

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we’ve offered in the past.  

Galway, Connemara, and the Aran Islands

Relax as a private bus takes you and your fellow students across Ireland, from east to west, to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular vista of coastline and dramatic rock face. You’ll continue to Galway, the country’s fourth largest city and considered by many to be the cultural capital of Ireland. Enjoy the spectacular sunset over Galway Bay as you discover Galway’s charmingly narrow pedestrian streets. The next day, you’ll depart for Connemara, home to beautiful and rugged landscapes where the Gaelic language is still spoken. We’ll take a ferry to the Aran Islands, where you’ll experience a link with a time long passed. Explore Dun Aengus, a fort that dates back to the Iron Age, before returning to Galway to experience live traditional music in local pubs.

Kerry

Kerry is known as “The Kingdom” for good reason. Home to some of the most magnificent scenery in Ireland, from the gorgeous Killarney National Park to the jaw-dropping beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, we’ll venture off the typical bus tour routes so you can experience these places in a unique fashion, such as an early morning horse ride through the park and a (gentle) bike ride to Muckross House and Abbey. You’ll learn about the park’s flora and fauna, as well as the lives of the Kerry Chieftains that once resided there. No introduction to Kerry would be complete without a visit to Fungi the Dolphin; local fishermen will take you out to sea to meet Dingle’s biggest celebrity and learn about his Atlantic home. Enjoy a tasty lunch under the canopy of trees at Torc Waterfall and mingle with locals while experiencing the nightlife of Killarney town. The trip to Kerry offers a delicious combination of action, history and nature that is sure to leave you spellbound.

Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens

During this day trip, a private bus takes you to County Wicklow and Glendalough, the site of an old Irish monastery founded by St Kevin. Explore this scenic setting in the Wicklow Mountains in a valley between two lakes (“Gleann da loch”) and take a tour of the site. This classic example of an Irish monastery dates back to a golden era when Ireland was referred to as the “island of saints and scholars.” On the way back to Dublin via the coast road, we’ll stop at Bray, one of Ireland’s favorite seaside resorts.

Belfast

Travel north by private coach to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Once battered by the “Troubles” between Catholics and Protestants, since 1998’s Good Friday Agreement, Belfast enjoys the hustle and bustle of any major city with its shops, bars, and restaurants full of life and activity. As a reminder of the past, we’ll visit “Loyalist” and “Republican” quarters of the city to view colorful murals that depict the bitterness of a divided community.

Newgrange

Traveling to Newgrange is like taking a trip back in time. Dating back thousands of years (older even than the Egyptian pyramids!) Newgrange is one of Ireland’s most ancient and impressive sites. This Neolithic passage tomb clearly illustrates the level of knowledge and organization that was present at the time. One of its outstanding features is a light box through which the dawn light penetrates and illuminates the inner chamber just once a year, on December 21.

Kinsale

Spend a day exploring the beautiful seaside town of Kinsale. Here, you’ll tour Charlesfort, a 16th century military base, and wander around this adorable town. Kinsale is the culinary capital of Ireland, so you’ll have the chance to sample some of the best seafood they’ll ever taste. A deep sea fishing tour with local fisherman Sean Og makes this coastal visit complete.

Dublin offers amazing opportunities to immerse into Irish life, from sports, theatre, and music, to dance, language exchanges, and volunteering. Wherever your interests lie, the Dublin staff will happily help you engage with Irish culture. Here are just a few examples:

Greyhound Racing

Engage in the electrifying thrill of one of Ireland’s most popular past-times for locals and tourists alike: greyhound racing. After an action-packed day at the races with friends, the phrase “going to the dogs” takes on a whole new meaning! With greyhound tracks scattered throughout Dublin, nothing makes for a better evening out with your new international friends than grabbing some meaty Irish stew at the local pub before heading off to the tracks for an evening of competitive canine rapture.

Paintball in the Dublin Mountains

Run! Dodge! Duck! Shoot! Paintballing in Dublin’s mountains gives you an opportunity to test your teamwork skills and tactical abilities—it’s a fun form of warfare! CEA CAPA staff and students join other international students to battle it out in Mother Nature’s Irish stadium: the iconic, emerald mountains of Dublin, a stunning backdrop to the day’s activity.

International Food Evening

Whether they’re from North America, Europe, or anywhere else in the world, students are required to bring only one thing to the CEA CAPA Dublin Center’s International Food Evening: a hearty appetite. Let your taste buds to do the learning during this activity, as you share specialties and delicacies from your home country with classmates, and try theirs in turn.

Irish Ceili and Set Dancing

The Riverdance phenomenon introduced traditional Irish Ceili and set dancing to a worldwide audience. You can experience the thrill of this vibrant dance form at Dublin’s many Ceili and set-dancing venues. Join us at the national center for Irish music and dance to learn a few basic steps and, with the help of locals, participate in various forms of Irish dance.

Irish Sports – Gaelic Football, Hurling

The countrywide Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) hosts thousands of Gaelic sporting events throughout the year. Why not try your hand at Gaelic Football or Hurling by joining a local team? Even if you don’t want to participate, you can still attend weekly matches and discover just how deep each team’s pride goes… whether it’s from the local area, the county, or the province.

Theatre and Music

The Irish are known the world over for their literature, theatre, and music, and many luminaries come from Dublin. Opportunities to experience the performing arts abound throughout the city. Attend a play in the famous Abbey Theatre or enjoy the raw talent of emerging Irish musicians and groups in the pubs and venues that dot the city.

Gaelic Language

Irish (or Gaelic) may be Ireland’s first spoken language, but today it’s only spoken in rural areas of the west coast. However, it’s still the country’s first official language and is taught to all children in Irish schools. Taking a class in beginner’s Irish through Conradh na Gaeilge (Gaelic League) will add another dimension to your understanding of Irish identity.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Irish are known for being generous with their time and talents when it comes to volunteering. You can participate in this aspect of Irish life by sharing your time and abilities with those less fortunate, such as local organizations that assist the homeless, travelers, immigrants, and those with addictions.

Examples Include:

  • Working for a charity shop
  • Helping kids in an after-school project
  • Soup runs for the homeless

Career and Re-entry Workshop
Explore the skills and knowledge you’ve gained and learn how to articulate your growth in your future job searches. In this interactive workshop, you’ll reflect and process your study abroad experience, connect study abroad with your career goals, and obtain practical advice to help you transition back to the U.S.

Content Creator Program
Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the CEA CAPA Content Creator Program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program
Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus… become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

CEA CAPA Dublin Center Sports
What do tennis, squash, badminton and soccer have in common? They’re all are available to CEA CAPA students at the CEA CAPA Dublin Center! Enjoy the opportunity to participate in the weekly sports events occurring on campus – no ability or experience required.

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Dublin Housing

Dublin Housing

*Housing options may change term over term and will be confirmed on the housing application form prior to the start of the term. Below are the housing options that have been offered in the past.

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Immerse into student life when you live in a CEACAPA student residence. Located just a stone’s throw from energetic pubs and tasty restaurants, this housing option embraces the bustling Dublin city center and typically houses European and North American students. If you enjoy living in the city with fellow students, this housing option is a great fit for you.

Typical Commute

CEA CAPA Dublin Center: 20 minutes walking

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per bedroom with private bathroom and desk
  • 6 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Communal pay as you go Washer / Dryer
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

Single room only: $1,500 - $3,400
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Host families are carefully selected by CEA CAPA and provide a typical Irish welcome to students who are away from home. Nutritious meals, a single room, a family environment, and Wi-Fi access combine to create homestays an attractive housing option. Please note that host families do not live in the city center, so students should expect 40–50 minute travel time on public transport to get to the CEA CAPA Dublin Center.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Dublin Center: Within 40-50 minutes by public transportation

Meals Included

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Roommates

  • 1 student per room

Unit Amenities

  • Family kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Limited telephone access
  • Laundry services provided
  • Central heating

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Summer

All CEA CAPA students studying in Dublin have the option of living in apartments while abroad. Generally located withing a 45-minute commute from the CEA CAPA Dublin Center, these apartments cater to the independent, do-it-yourself type students who want to experience Dublin just as the locals do. Cook tasty meals with your roommates in your kitchen, explore the personality of the neighborhood that surrounds you and make your new apartment a home. Please note, there's limited availability for single bedroom.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Dublin Center: 45 minutes by bus

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1-2 students per room
  • 2-6 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Internet Access
  • Washing machine

Additional Fees

Semester (Single room only): $2,000 - $4,900

Available:

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Immerse into Irish student life when you live in a Dublin Student Residence. Located just a stone’s throw from energetic pubs and tasty restaurants, Student Residences embrace the bustling city center and typically house Irish, international, and North American students. If you enjoy living in a student community and want to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you. DCU Student Residences are only available to students in Dublin City University programs. Students studying at Dublin City University will select their housing through the DCU portal. Please note, some DCU housing options may carry a supplemental fee. Contact your Student Advisor for details.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Dublin Center: 20-25 minutes by public transportation
  • Dublin City University: Student Residence Apartments on Campus

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per bedroom
  • 3 - 6 students per Residence Apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Washer and Dryer, pay-per-wash
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

  • Some DCU housing options may carry a supplemental fee
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Immerse into Irish student life when you live in a Dublin Student Residence. Located in the Griffith College Campus, one min away from the CEA CAPA Dublin Center, in a residential yet vibrant neighborhood, full of pubs and tasty restaurants, Student Residences embrace the bustling city center and typically house Irish, international, and American students. If you enjoy living in a student community and want to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you. Only available for students enrolled at Griffith College.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Dublin Center: <5 minutes walking
  • Griffith College: Student Residence on campus 

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • Typically 2 students per bedroom
  • 3 - 4 students per Residence Apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Washer and Dryer, pay-per-wash
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

  • Some Griffith College housing options may carry a supplemental fee

While CEA CAPA highly recommends that you choose one of our Dublin housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA CAPA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA CAPA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

 

Typical Commute

  • N/A

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • N/A

Unit Amenities

  • N/A

Available:

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Located on the fringes of Dublin in Ireland’s only university town, Maynooth University is part of the National University of Ireland. Immerse into Irish student life when you live in a Student Residence 25 miles outside of Dublin. If you enjoy living in a student community and want to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you. Only available for students enrolled at Maynooth University.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Dublin Center: 60 - 90 minutes by public transportation
  • Maynooth University: Student Residence located on campus

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per bedroom
  • 3 - 6 students per Residence Apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Washer and Dryer, pay-per-wash
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

Semester (Single room with en suite bathroom only): $1,500 - $3,400

Available:

Semester

Immerse into Irish student life when you live in a UCD Student Residence. Located within easy access to all campus restaurants, coffee shops, bookshop, convenience store, libraries, student clubs, health centre, travel centre, bank and post office, Student Residences are located on the main UCD campus and typically house Irish, international, and North American students. If you enjoy living in a student community and want to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you. UCD Student Residences are only available to students in University College Dublin programs. Please note, some UCD housing options may carry a supplemental fee. Contact your Student Advisor for details.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Dublin Center: 50-60 minutes by public transportation
  • University College Dublin: Student Residence Apartments on Campus

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per bedroom
  • 4 -5 students per Residence Apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Two shared bathrooms
  • Internet access
  • Adjacent launderettes in Roebuck Residence and Glenomena Residences, pay-per-wash
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

  • Some UCD housing options may carry a supplemental fee

Institutions

Institutions

CEA CAPA Dublin Center
CEA CAPA Dublin Center

The CEA CAPA Dublin Center provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and business education in the heart of Dublin, with courses in a range of business and liberal arts subjects. You’ll enjoy an invaluable opportunity to actively improve your global competency while immersed in a city where the traditional Celtic world and the modern era blend effortlessly.  

Designed to build on the natural strengths of the city’s history, culture, and business environment, curriculum at the CEA CAPA Dublin Center focuses on international business and culture in Ireland. Each course incorporates multiple activities, designed to take the curriculum out of the classroom and into the community. These may include visits to museums, Parliament, local and international businesses, and first-hand encounters with locals through interviews, social activities, and sporting events. You’re encouraged to apply the lessons learned in class to real-life, drawing connections between the subjects examined during class and daily life in the host community. This ongoing, active, and reflective structure of study not only helps you gain a better historical and social understanding of Dublin and contemporary Ireland, but helps you develop the international cultural fluency required to communicate and function effectively in an increasingly globalized world.

The CEA CAPA Dublin Center’s mission is not simply to provide you with the tools and direction to learn about Ireland, but also to reflect and articulate critically on your own national, cultural and social identities. Faculty at the CEA CAPA Dublin Center foster intellectual and cultural growth by engaging in lively debates, multi-media research presentations, and round-table discussions. Purposefully small learning environments provide the flexibility to accommodate individual student needs and learning styles.

Accreditation

Courses taught at the CEA CAPA Dublin Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH) or the University of Minnesota (U of MN). These schools of record provide faculty hiring guidelines as well. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA CAPA Dublin Center, you will receive a grade report or official transcript of your work from UNH or U of MN, depending on the courses that you choose. The agreements between CEA CAPA with its schools of record follow the highest standards of good practice in education abroad, and satisfy the rigorous requirements of the Universities’ institutional accreditors, making credits earned at the CEA CAPA Dublin Center easily transferable to US-accredited institutions. To learn more about UNH and U of MN’s service as a School of Record for CEA CAPA, please contact Academics@ceacapa.com.

Grading
Professors at the CEA CAPA Dublin Center carefully evaluate students' work and progress throughout their academic session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

The following grading scale is in use for CEA CAPA center-delivered syllabi:

DESCRIPTOR ALPHA NUMERIC GPA REQUIREMENT/EXPECTATION
Outstanding
(High Distinction)
A 93+ 4.0 Maximum grade: In addition to description for grade "A-", the participant shows detailed understanding of materials about which he or she can show independent analytical ability. This means the ability to question an issue from different perspectives and evaluate responses in an objective manner.
Excellent
(Distinction)
A- 90 - 92.99 3.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook/class hand-outs/class notes, and the work shows a high level of independent thought, presents informed and insightful discussion, and demonstrates a well-developed capacity for evaluation.
Very good
(High Credit)
B+ 87 - 89.99 3.3 Shows evidence of a capacity to generalize from the taught content, or the material in literature, or from class lectures in an informed manner. Also, the work demonstrates a capacity to integrate personal reflection into the discussion and an appreciation of a range of different perspectives.
Good
(Credit)
B 83 - 86.99 3.0 The work is well-organized and contains coherent or logical argumentation and presentation.
Good
(Credit)
B- 80 - 82.99 2.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook and/or notes, and there is evidence of additional reading.
Average
(Good Pass)
C+ 77 - 79.99 2.3 The work demonstrates a capacity to integrate research into the discussion and a critical appreciation of a range of theoretical perspectives. Also, the work demonstrates a clear understanding of the question and its theoretical implications and demonstrates evidence of additional reading.
Adequate
(Pass)
C 73 - 76.99 2.0 Shows clear understanding and some insight into the material in the textbook and notes, but not beyond. A deficiency in understanding the material may be compensated by evidence of independent thought and effort related to the subject matter.
Below Average
(Borderline Pass)
C- 70 - 72.99 1.7 Shows some understanding of the material in the textbook and notes. A deficiency in any of the above may be compensated by evidence of independent thought related to the subject matter.
Inadequate
(Borderline Fail)
D+ 67 - 69.99 1.3 Fails to show a clear understanding or much insight into the material in the textbook and notes.
Poor
(Fail)
D 60 - 66.99 1.0 Besides the above for D+, participant has not shown interest or engagement in the class work or study.
Poor
(Fail)
F <60 0 Shows little or no understanding of any of the material.
Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges from 15 to 25 students for electives, allowing you to receive personalized attention from instructors.

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
Dublin City University
Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is situated on an 85-acre campus just a 10-minute bus drive from the city center. Students at DCU enjoy the best of both worlds: the social and cultural benefits of city life, and the security and vibrancy of a modern campus. DCU opened its doors in 1980 with the goal of creating a highly-trained workforce in the fields like business, science, electronics, computer technology, communications, and languages. Today, DCU is recognized as a center of academic excellence, with more than 12,000 students and 120 programs across four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing, and the DCU Business School, which holds the accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

DCU has introduced a number of innovative ideas to the Irish education system. For instance, DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce work placement (INTRA) into degree programs, and the first to offer interdisciplinary degree programs. DCU’s research centers are known for their international collaboration with other universities and across industries. These research centers transcend traditional boundaries, integrating academic disciplines such as biotechnology, electronic engineering, physics, and chemistry. 

In addition, the campus’ bright, modern architecture makes DCU a vibrant, attractive place to study; even the layout encourages community interaction, from the library at the east end to the restaurant and Helix Arts Centre at the west end. Here, students live, learn, and develop in a dynamic environment. 

Accreditation

Dublin City University is accredited by Department of Education and Skills, Ireland and is a member of the European University Association (EUA). DCU's Business School is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association for MBA programs (AMBA). 

Grading

American students may find a different system of accountability than they’re used to at their home universities. Irish professors assume that you are there to learn and they typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even if homework is not assigned, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

DCU grades on a 100-point scale with 70+ equaling an "A+". Please keep in mind that scores above 70 are uncommon.

DCU

Verbal Grade

DCU

Numerical Grade

(Mark Awarded)

American

Letter Grade

First Class Honours

70 - 100%

A

Second Class Honours, Grade 1

65 - 69%

A-

60 - 64%

B+

Second Class Honours, Grade 2

55 - 59%

B

50 - 54%

B-

Third Class Honours

45 - 49%

C+

40 - 44%

C

Fail

0 - 39%

F

 

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty from DCU teach electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams (spring semester only) will be administered.
  • Attendance in some classes is mandatory and monitored by professors.
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 15 and 30 students for upper division courses, and 50 to 300 students for lectures.
  • You will attend class with CEA CAPA participants, other international students, and Irish students.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Union
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Center
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Career Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Banks & Post Office
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
University College Dublin
University College Dublin

Located south of the center of the city, University College Dublin (UCD) is a large, prestigious institution and part of the National University of Ireland system. UCD is ranked within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide and considered one of Ireland's most globally engaged university. UCD offers a broad range of courses for study abroad students, including in STEM, business, and the arts.

Accreditation

University College Dublin is accredited by the Department of Education and Skills. In addition, UCD is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and AMBA (Association for MBA programs).

Grading
MODULE GRADE GRADE POINT DESCRIPTION
A+ 4.2 Excellent
A 4.0
A- 3.8
B+ 3.6 Very Good
B 3.4
B- 3.2
C+ 3.0 Good
C 2.8
C- 2.6
D+ 2.4 Acceptable
D 2.2
D- 2.0
FM+ 0.0 Fail
FM 0.0
FM- 0.0
NM 0.0 No grade – work submitted did not merit a grade
ABS 0.0 No work was submitted by the student or the student was absent from assessment

Classroom and Information

  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in some classes is mandatory and monitored by professors.
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 15 and 30 students for upper division courses, and 50 to 300 students for lectures.
  • You will attend class with CEA CAPA participants, other international students, and Irish students.

Amenities
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Center
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • Student Health Services
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Student Sports Teams
Maynooth University of Ireland
Maynooth University of Ireland

Maynooth University is part of the National University of Ireland, and an up-and-coming research university, with 500+ externally funded research projects and seven cutting-edge research institutes on campus. Considered one of the global top 100 universities under 50-years old, by Times Higher Education, Maynooth has also been ranked number 351 worldwide overall and is recognized as Ireland’s friendliest college.

Maynooth offers study abroad students access to a diverse and flexible curriculum in a wide variety of departments, including arts, humanities, social sciences, music, science, and engineering, as well as programs in Irish cultural heritage.

The campus is located outside of Dublin, easily accessible by public transportation.

Accreditation

Maynooth University is accredited by the National University of Ireland, a federal University.

Grading

You may find a different system of accountability than you’re used to at your home school. For example, a 70% is considered an excellent result and 60s are still considered to be in the realm of what is called “second class honors” here. Performance is graded on a 0-100 percentage scale, as follows:

  • Grade A = 70-100%
  • Grade B = 60-60.9%
  • Grade C = 50-59.9%
  • Grade D = 40-49.9%
  • Grade E = 38-39.9%
  • Fail = 38% 
 
Classroom and Information

  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in some classes is mandatory and monitored by professors.
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may be different from those found in the U.S. or Canada. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations for your school.
  • Class size ranges between 15 and 30 students for upper division courses, and between 50 and 300 students for lectures.
  • You will be in class with CEA CAPA participants, other international students, and Irish students.

Amenities
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Center
  • Study Area
  • Student Health Services
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Dining Facilities
  • Bookstore
  • Chaplaincy
Griffith College
Griffith College

Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution established in 1974. It offers postgraduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as a range of professional, short term and corporate training options. The student body consists of over 7,000 students, representing over 100 countries from around the world.

Griffith offers study abroad students access to a diverse and flexible curriculum in a wide variety of departments, including accounting, business, computer science, journalism, media studies, film studies, design, fashion, music, and more. 

Accreditation

Griffith College is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the national body responsible for higher education in Ireland.

Grading
Most programs within the College are assessed on the Percentage Grading Scheme (%), with 40% being the pass mark. Learners must achieve the minimum pass mark in each module. Where modules are assessed by more than one component, learners normally must pass each component. 

PPA Award Classification
40-59 Pass
60-69 2nd Class Honours
>=70 1st Class Honours

Classroom and Information

  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams (spring semester only) will be administered.
  • Attendance in some classes is mandatory and monitored by professors.
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 15 and 30 students for upper division courses, and 50 to 300 students for lectures.
  • You will attend class with CEA CAPA participants, other international students, and Irish students.

Amenities
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Union
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
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