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Ireland is an island on the western edge of Europe and is a member of the European Union. Ireland's capital is Dublin, a cosmopolitan, Georgian city of approximately one million people. Dublin offers a wide variety of amenities, including theatres, cinemas, and parks. CAPA Dublin is located on the Griffith College campus, allowing students to have a true Irish university experience, while living less than a 15 minute walk from Central Dublin.
The courses at CAPA Dublin are organized within four tracks or themes. Students will be able to choose courses across these tracks subject to timetabling, pre-requisites, and availability. A course developed by Griffith faculty, Irish History and Culture: The Evolution of the Irish Nation, is also highly recommended.
The tracks are:
- The Creative Arts: Courses in Creative Writing, Photography, Film Studies, History of Art, Media Research and Cultural Studies, Photojournalism, Print Media, and Radio
- Exploring the Media: Courses in Reporting & Feature Writing, Radio Journalism, Media Marketing, Investigative Journalism, History of the Media, Conflict Reporting, Newspaper Production, Contemporary Society TV and Sports Journalism and the Sociology of the Media.
- Human Rights, Crime and Journalism: Courses in Understanding Society, Investigative Journalism, Criminal Law, Conflict Reporting, Human Rights Law, and Photojournalism.
- Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society: Courses in International Marketing, International Business Management, Media Marketing, Strategic Management, Modern and Contemporary Society, Tourism Studies, Strategic Financial Management, and International Human Resource Management
During the Fall and Spring terms, students may also enroll in other courses listed within the Griffith College course catalogue. For a full course offerings as well as syllabi, please go to the CAPA Website. Please note: Griffith College has a longer exam period than the US. While students will finish their courses by the end of the dates listed, grades will not be released until halfway through the following semester (i.e. Fall grades should not be expected prior to Spring break).
Any junior or senior enrolled in the CAPA Dublin program may do an internship. Sophomores with ample experience will be considered for participation as well. Placements are available in a wide variety of fields which match interests, talents, and backgrounds of the students. Internships are for one semester (15 weeks) and are worth six-credit hours. Part-time internships are available in the above four academic tracks and include placements in businesses, as well as non-profit and nongovernmental organizations. Students are placed in sites within commuting distance of Griffith College that best meet their individual interests, abilities, experience and academic background. Specific placements will depend on the background, training, interests, and ability of students, as well as their success in securing the internship in an interview during the first few days in Dublin.
Housing and Meals
Students live on the Griffith College campus in residence halls, a short distance from classroom buildings and the cafeteria. There is no meal plan, but students will have access to a full kitchen as well as be able to purchase meals at the Griffith cafeteria.
Alternatively, students are able to choose to live in a homestay. Homestays typically will have a single bedroom with a shared bathroom and include half-board (breakfast and dinner). Please indicate this preference to your program coordinator in advance.
Included in this program are:
A Dublin City bus pass for the duration of the program
Student Union Membership
Access to the Griffith College Student Union, including clubs, organizations, etc.
Hop on/hop off city bus tour of Dublin
Full-day excursion to Belfast
Full-day excursion to the Cliffs of Moher
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
MyEducation is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Dublin into your classroom.
Costs (budget sheet)
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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 contact our office at email@example.com for further details.
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.