- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
On this program, students take will take classes in the humanities and social sciences at the IES center in Dublin with students from diverse institutions in the United States. Students can also choose to participate in a part-time service learning or internship placement.
Academic Year: Beginning September - Mid-April
Fall: Beginning September - Mid-December
Spring: Beginning January - Mid-April
Dublin is the capitol and largest city in Ireland. With a population of over 1 million, Dublin is a vibrant and modern European capitol with a lively cultural scene, world-class art and music, that is also known for its literature and famous writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett. As the site of a Celtic settlement from the 7th century and later a Viking outpost, the city has a rich history that students can explore through course-related trips around the city that will to expand an understanding of Irish culture and society. Previous trips have included visits to the National Museum of Ireland, the crypts of St. Michan’s Church, and a stadium tour of Croke Park – home of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Students will be able to explore the city’s well-known landmarks, such as the River Liffey, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle, and the Garden of Remembrance.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Penn State Global website.