Ireland

Ireland

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Ireland for our students.

Nota bene: Students "direct enroll" in universities as visiting or non-degree seeking students; nevertheless, they take courses and exams with host institution students. On-site orientation and field trips included.

Ballyvaughan

Academic Program

Students have personal studio space and one-on-one guidance from faculty and visiting artists. Students take one non-studio arts course (e.g., Irish Studies)

  • Fields of study: Painting, drawing, photography & sculpture
  • Eligibility: 3.0 cumulative GPA; a portfolio is required as part of the application

Living Arrangements

Students share cottages with other program participants and prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps. There is the opportunity for an optional week-long homestay with an Irish family

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to mid December
  • Spring: Early January to late April

Notes

  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Ireland and The United States.

Cork

  • Fields of study: Celtic studies, social sciences, humanities, music
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA. In order to qualify for upper division courses, 3-4 courses should be completed in the intended field of study prior to participation.
  • Size of the student body: 14000

Living Arrangements

Students will be placed in UCC campus accommodation within ten minutes walk of the main campus. Each flat accommodates three to five students in single study bedrooms. Residents prepare their own meals in shared kitchens with a meal stipend provided by Scripps based on the program recommendation.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-September to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-January to late June

Notes

  • Advising Tips: The credit system at Irish universities varies from the US and students typically take 5-7 courses per semester to equal 15 semester units or 3.75 courses at Scripps. Because most classes carry .5 Scripps credit, students must obtain permission from the corresponding department at Scripps, to combine two courses from the same department in order to fulfill a major or minor requirement.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Cork and Los Angeles.

Dublin

Academic Program

Students at UCD are only permitted to apply for admission to one college or program within the university. Students must take the majority of their courses within their college or chosen program. The credit system at Irish universities varies from the US and students typically take 5-7 courses per semester to equal 15 semester units or 3.75 courses at Scripps. Because most classes carry .5 Scripps credit, students must obtain permission from the corresponding department at Scripps, to combine two courses from the same department in order to fulfill a major or minor requirement.

  • Fields of study: Courses in either the College of Arts and Human Sciences, the College of Sciences, or the American Studies program (spring only)
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA. In order to qualify for upper division courses, 3-4 courses should be completed in the intended field of study prior to participation.
  • Size of the student body: 22000

Living Arrangements

Students live in university residences or flats, sharing bathroom and kitchen facilities with 3-4 other students. Students shop for and prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps, based on the IFSA Butler recommendation.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid-September to mid-December
  • Spring: Mid-January to mid-June

Notes

  • Advising Tips: The Irish credit system typically requires students to take 6 classes that total 3.75 courses at Scripps.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Dublin and Los Angeles.

Dublin

Academic Program

This is a university-based program with students enrolling in regular university classes with local, as well as other international students.

  • Fields of study: Arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences.
  • Eligibility: 10.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application, a higher GPA may be necessary to be competitive for some departments. In order to qualify for upper division courses, 3-4 courses should be completed in the intended field of study prior to participation.
  • Size of the student body: 12.000

Living Arrangements

All students live in IFSA-Butler-operated housing in self-contained flats in Dublin. The flats change every year, but most flats consist of double rooms with shared kitchen and living areas. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps, based on an amount recommended by the program.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid September to late December
  • Spring: Early January to late May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: The Early Start program is not covered by Scripps. Courses in English are primarily limited to first year courses. A few classes at the second year level may have openings. The credit system at Irish universities varies from the US and students typically take 5-7 courses per semester to equal 15 semester units or 3.75 courses at Scripps. Because most classes carry .5 Scripps credit, students must obtain permission from the corresponding department at Scripps, to combine two courses from the same department in order to fulfill a major or minor requirement.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: Note: Trinity charges a supplemental fee for labs and required field trips when enrolling in certain departments (typically the natural/physical sciences as well psychology). All required components of a class are part of tuition with this supplemental charge covered in the fees paid to the program by Scripps College. The student is responsible for the charges of any optional field trips. For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Dublin and Los Angeles.

Dublin

Academic Program

Students take 15-19 credits (3.75 to 4.75 courses at Scripps) in courses for IES Abroad students, taught by Irish and international faculty.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Kimberly Drake
  • Fields of study: Classes in creative writing, playwriting, poetry and Irish literature with the possibility of an internship, and a service-learning experience.
  • Eligibility: 9.0
  • Size of the student body: A program of 20 - 40 students from colleges and universities throughout the US.
  • Number of program participants: Average class size is 10

Living Arrangements

All students live in apartments scattered throughout Dublin, sharing with three to five other IES Abroad students. Students prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps, based on an amount recommended by the program.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid December
  • Spring: Early January to mid April

Notes

  • Advising Tips: NOTE: The Digital Marketing and Communications class and courses from the Entrepreneurship & Technology Program track are not eligible for credit at Scripps.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Dublin and Los Angeles.

Galway

Academic Program

Students choose from regular university classes and may choose to participate in a LIteracy and Learning service-learning option, working in area schools. The credit system at Irish universities varies from the US and students typically take 5-7 courses per semester to equal 15 semester units or 3.75 courses at Scripps. Because most classes carry .5 Scripps credit, students must obtain permission from the corresponding department at Scripps, to combine two courses from the same department in order to fulfill a major or minor requirement.

  • Fields of study: Social sciences, humanities, sciences, Irish language and celtic studies.
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA. In order to qualify for upper division courses, 3-4 courses should be completed in the intended field of study prior to participation.
  • Size of the student body: 17.000 undergraduate and graduate students
  • Number of program participants: Approximately 2000 international students on campus, with around 400 other US study abroad students

Living Arrangements

Students are housed with other international students and some Irish students in double rooms in one of two student villages on campus. Students prepare their own meals in shared kitchens with a meal stipend provided by Scripps, based on the amount recommended of the program sponsor.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to late December
  • Spring: Early January to mid May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: The credit system at Irish universities varies from the US and students typically take 5-7 courses per semester to equal 15 semester units or 3.75 courses at Scripps. Because most classes carry .5 Scripps credit, students must obtain permission from the corresponding department at Scripps, to combine two courses from the same department in order to fulfill a major or minor requirement.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: NUI Galway charges a supplemental lab fee when enrolling in certain departments (typically the natural/physical sciences). All required components of a class are part of tuition with this supplemental charge covered in the fees paid to the program by Scripps College. Ireland's currency is the Euro. For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Galway and Los Angeles.