Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Dublin, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Dublin is defining the new image of Ireland with its high student population, social programs, and art scene. Yet, even in the midst of change, Dublin preserves its history, evident in its architecture and in its political, religious, and social institutions. Dublin plays many roles for Ireland, as the Republic's political capital, the home of the past and present writers of international stature, and the center of the island's phenomenal economic growth.
Dublin Castle, built in 1230, served as the residence of the English kings until Ireland gained it independence in 1922. Now it serves a ceremonial role as the site of the presidential inauguration. Trinity College, Ireland's oldest college, is home to Trinity College Library, Ireland's largest library, which holds two of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts in the world, the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow. However, the most popular tourist site in Ireland is the Guinness Storehouse where visitors can tour the brewery and enjoy a 360-degree view of Dublin from the top floor.
Dublin is also well known as a center for noteworthy museums and galleries, experimental theatre, modern dance, contemporary arts, and a thriving music scene. It also boasts a long and diverse literary history. This program will explore how art responds to, is in the dialogue with, and helps to create culture. Each student will select one or more artisitic medium to explore as well as participate in cultural outings.
Please note this program is organized through the dance program but you do not need to be a 'dancer' to attend. This program is open to any student who wishes to participate in an artistic exploration with a medium or genre of their choosing. Students do not need to be planning to pursue a career in arts or be at an advanced level in an art form to attend and benefit from this program. Each student will work with the lead faculty member to determine the specifics of their curriculum in regard to the daily classes/artistic explorations. Examples of curriculum could be creative or journalistic writing, photography, videography or film, mixed media, or painting. The curriculum will be tailored to fit the desired explorations and skill set of each student.
All students will attend spoken word, poetry, music, dance, and theatre performances, as well as go to museums and galleries. As a part of the program, students will participate in a number of local excursions including Glendalough, a 9th century settlement at the 'Valley of the Two Lakes', Giant's Causeway, Hill of Tara, and the Cliffs of Mohr.
Summer: Please note that this program will not run in summer 2019. Please check back at a later date about future iterations of the program!
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.