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IES: Dublin, Trinity College Honors Program
Dublin, Ireland
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
 Housing:
Apartment
 Minimum GPA:
3.3
 Class Standing:
3 - Junior
 Courses Offered:
Biochemistry, Biology, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama/Theater/Performing Arts, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film Studies, French, Health Sciences, Hispanic Studies, Irish Studies, Italian, Law, Music, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology
 Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Language Requirement:
0 - none
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Nimisha Thakur
 Internship Available:
No
 Non-Penn State Students:
No
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:

This is an honors program, geared to students who are especially strong academically. All of your courses will be taken with local students at the prestigious Trinity College Dublin. This program offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in business, economics, engineering and systems sciences, health sciences, humanities, social studies. Use the host institution's course catalog to find more information about specific courses. PLEASE NOTE: You must complete a separate Trinity application for each department in which you wish to take courses.

Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You must take a minimum of the equivalent of 15 credits (per IES requirements), which is comparable to a full-time load at Penn State. Students can enroll in a maximum of 19 credits. For more details about this program, please visit the IES website.

St. Patrick's Day CelebrationEducation Abroad Credits
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis.  

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the IES Dublin Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.


Housing and Meals
Your housing will be arranged by IES. Semester only students live in an apartment with other IES participants, where students will be responsible for providing their own meals. Academic year students have the option in living in on-campus housing. The residence halls have access to a fully-equipped kitchen so students will be responsible for providing their own meals.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

IES Public School Grant
As a Penn State student, you will automatically be awarded a $1500 Public School Grant for this program. IES has created this award to make their programs more affordable to you. This award has ALREADY been calculate into the above Budget Sheet.

Dublin City StreetFor More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college. If you're not at University Park, students at Commonealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative.


To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with  Nimisha Thakur, the education abroad adviser for this program. For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • 1 or 2 academic recommendation(s)
  • Signature documents

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with IES as a part of your Penn State application. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 04/01/2013 
06/15/2013 01/03/2014 05/24/2014
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 09/22/2014 12/13/2014
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 TBA TBA

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