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The Republic of Ireland occupies the island of Ireland, except for six northern counties which compose Northern Ireland (Ulster), a part of the United Kingdom. The capital and largest city of the Republic is Dublin, which has one million inhabitants. Although Ireland has been historically one of Europe's poorest countries, since becoming a member of the European Union in 1973 it has begun to experience rapid economic growth and has attracted some of Europe's most dynamic companies, especially in the telecommunications field. Therefore, it is an ideal location to do an international internship.
SUNY Oswego's summer internship program in Dublin, Ireland is offered under the auspices of the Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin (UCD). Founded in 1851, UCD is the largest of the four universities which make up the Irish National University System. The celebrated author of Ulysses, James Joyce, was once a student at UCD. The Quinn School is considered the Irish Republic's best school of business.
This is an eight-week, six-credit program that places students in challenging internships in dynamic Irish firms, as well as international firms doing business in Ireland. Internship placements are available in a wide range of sites, including small businesses, art facilities, government agencies, brokerage houses, publishing companies, music stations, and many other areas of study. Specific placements depend on the background, training, ability of the students, as well as their success in securing the internship in the interview. For more information, visit UCD's website.
While the internship is a large component of the program, students will take two modules as well, which tie in aspects of the internship, earning 6 credits total. The first module is a required component for all students:
Ireland's International Business Environment:
In recent years Ireland has received rave reviews for the dynamism of its economy ratcheting up high annual GDP growth rates, with GDP per capita second only to Luxembourg's in the EU. Several years of double-digit GDP growth in the mid / late 1990s led to comparisons with the tiger economies of East Asia, and accordingly the so-called Celtic Tiger term was coined.Ireland is a highly globalized economy with respect to trade, investment and migration. It ranked number 4 in the AT Kearney Globalization Index 2007. With respect to the Index of Economic Freedom, Ireland is ranked seventh in 2007. In the Global Creative Class Index it is ranked first. The Irish corporate tax rate of 12.5% has underpinned its economic vibrancy and multinationals - not least American - have been attracted to the country.However, membership of the Eurozone resulted in low interest rates and high inflation. Recycled cheap international capital flooded the Irish banking system particularly 2005-2008. As asset bubble was spawned and its collapse, catalysed by the Lehmans collapse September 2008, has destroyed the Irish banking system and undermined the credit-worthiness of the economy.This module is an International Business module with the geographical focus being Ireland. The focus will be on: the key pillars of international business - political, economic, legal and cultural - factors will be examined; Foreign Direct Investment, Trade and Regional Integration; multinationals and management of operations in Ireland; the international monetary system and the Euro; and the current Irish / Eurozone banking crisis.
Students will choose from the following options for their second module:
Housing and Meals
- Business and Global Development
- Business Analytics Finance Project
Students have two options for housing: off-campus apartments throughout the city of Dublin or on-campus at UCD. Neither option includes meals and students will be expected to do their own grocery shopping and cooking. Students are strongly encouraged to live on campus.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please use the standard SUNY Overseas Academic Program application, obtainable at any SUNY campus, or from the Oswego OIEP web site at http://www.oswego.edu/intled.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.