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Dublin Summer Study Abroad Program

About Ireland, Britain and the New Europe

IFSA-Butler is pleased to offer this unique Global Seminar program to all U.S. universities in partnership with the University of California at San Diego. Non-UC San Diego students must apply through UC San Diego and are encouraged to contact Tonia Pizer by email or phone at 858-534-1123 with any questions regarding the program, its content or requirements.

What this program has to offer

  • The chance to live and study in Ireland's vibrant, international capital city for five weeks
  • A unique opportunity to take UC San Diego courses in the Emerald Isle's beautiful setting
  • Courses that focus on modern political Europe, taught in the heart of historic Dublin
  • Relevant, hands-on activities and events that take your learning outside of the classroom
  • Interaction with Irish and European government agencies, including Dáil Éireann
  • Overnight excursions to Killarney, the famous Cliffs of Moher and the West of Ireland, as well as to London, England


  • Students live in on-campus apartments at Griffith College within walking distance from classes
  • Apartments offer double occupancy bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and shared kitchens and living space
  • Housing is within walking distance of the city center

The curriculum includes two courses taught by a UC San Diego professor:

  • The New Political Europe
  • The Politics of Ireland and the British Isles

Students earn a total of 6 U.S. semester credit hours for the summer. Courses are transcripted by UC San Diego.

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