Study Abroad and Intern in Ireland!

Offered All Fall, Spring, & Summer Terms

Ireland is a beautiful country brimming with breathtaking scenery, music, and a rich and complex history. The Warrington College of Business’s semester-long study abroad program in Dublin offers an experience unlike any other. Students have the opportunity to live and work in the capital of Ireland, while completing courses for their UF degree. Dublin is a center for domestic and international business and students will have the opportunity to intern in enterprises that range from start-ups to multinational organizations. This program is ideal for UF students pursuing a business degree or business minor, or students interested in completing general education courses or upper division electives in a beautiful European city. Non-UF business students enrolled in an SUS (State University System) institution may also apply.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City: Dublin, Ireland

As the capital and largest city in Ireland, the city of Dublin offers the amenities of a culturally rich city. However, a small population of 1.5 million, gives Dublin the welcoming atmosphere of a small town. The citizens of Dublin are renowned for their friendliness, and they are also young: One in twelve Dubliners is a student. As a result the city is abuzz with activity and visitors will be enthralled by the numerous restaurants, art galleries, museums, theaters, shops and music venues.

The School: CAPA and Griffith College

CAPA The Global Education Network is assisting UF in coordinating the Dublin program. CAPA is an international education organization committed to empowering student learning in urban environments. Their collaborative and personalized approach to study abroad has made CAPA a trusted global education leader since 1972. Established in 1974 by Diarmuid Hegarty, with campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Griffith College is the largest independent higher education institution in Ireland with a student population of around 7,000 students from over 77 countries. The campus spans seven acres located within a mile of St. Stephen’s Green Park in central Dublin. The college and housing facilities are only a short walk from the River Liffey, and restaurants and museums.

Program Dates

Summer 2016

  • May 9: UF online business courses begin
  • May 26: Arrive in Dublin
  • May 27-28: CAPA Orientation
  • May 30: Internship begins (20 hours per week)
  • June 6: CAPA classes begin
  • July 29: Last day to withdraw from UF EP courses
  • August 5: Last day of UF classes
  • August 6: Program ends – students vacate residence by noon

Fall 2016

  • August 22: UF online business courses begin
  • September 12: Students arrive in Dublin
  • September 13-16: CAPA Orientation
  • September 19 CAPA-Griffith College classes begin
  • September 19: Internship begins (15-20 hours per week)
  • November 5-13: Mid-semester break
  • November 21: Last day to withdraw from UF EP courses
  • December 7: Last day of UF classes
  • December 10, 12-16: UF Final Exams
  • December 18: Program ends – students vacate residence by noon

Spring 2017

  • January 4: UF online business courses begin
  • January 23: Students arrive in Dublin
  • January 24-27: CAPA Orientation
  • January 30: Internship begins (15-20 hours per week)
  • January 30: CAPA Classes start
  • March 13-17: Mid-semester break
  • April 11: Last day to withdraw from UF EP courses
  • April 19: Last day of UF classes
  • April 22-28: UF final exams
  • April 28: CAPA classes finish
  • May 6: Internships finish
  • May 10-23: CAPA exams
  • May 27: Program ends – students vacate residence by noon

Program Eligibility

  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • Students cannot be under judicial probation
  • Students are required to enroll in two UF electronic platform business courses (just one course in the summer semester)
  • Students who wish to participate in an internship must submit the following documents to CAPA upon completion of the UF International Center and CAPA application and before 70 days prior to departure (information on how to develop an appropriate cover letter and resume can be found at CAPA-Dublin):
    • Cover letter
    • Resume/CV
    • Two letters of reference (one professional or from a volunteer position, one academic)
    • Transcript
    • Two passport size photos
    • Police background report

Program Benefits

  • Program is offered during fall, spring, & summer semesters
  • Take UF courses while experiencing an exciting new culture
  • Study alongside UF students and students of different nationalities
  • Intern at an international firm and gain professional experience
  • Participate in cultural activities & excursions
  • Ease of applying Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid, & other financial aid to program costs

Program Structure

Fall and Spring Programs - 2 or 3 Courses & Internship

(14 to 17 credit hours)

All students are required to take at least one UF online business course, one course offered by Griffith College, and participate in a 6-credit business internship and internship seminar.

Choose 1 or 2 Online UF Business Semester Courses (4-8 UF credits):

  • MAN3025: Principles of Management
  • MAR3023: Principles of Marketing
  • BUL4310: Business Law
  • ENT3003: Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • GEB3373: International Business (fall and spring semesters ONLY)

MAN3025, MAR3023, GEB3373 and BUL4310 are required core business classes
MAN3025, MAR3023 fulfill Social Sciences Gen-Ed requirements
MAN3025, MAR3023, and BUL4310 fulfill business minor requirements
ENT3003 is required for the Entrepreneurship minor

Choose 1 course from the following options (specific courses can be found in the CAPA Dublin Global Cities Program):

  • Globalization and International Trends in Business & Society
  • Creative Arts
  • Exploring the Media
  • Human Rights, Crime, and Journalism

Summer Program - 2 Courses & Internship

(10 credit hours)

All students are required to take one UF online business course, one course offered by CAPA and participate in a 3-credit business internship and internship seminar.

Choose one course:

  • Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin (3 credits)
  • Cinema in Contemporary Ireland (3 credits)

Internships

CAPA will provide the necessary support, services and supervision to ensure that each student has the best available placement based on their interests and abilities. Applicants should have excellent interviewing skills and prior course work or experience in the field for which they are applying. Participants will be placed in a non-paying internship within greater Dublin or within a reasonable distance from the housing facilities – a travel card for use in Dublin buses is included in the program fee.

Estimated Program Fee

  • $13,760: Spring '17
  • $10,440: Summer '16
  • $13,760: Fall '16

Program cost includes tuition, orientations, housing, international travel medical insurance, bus transport pass for the city, 24-hour emergency support, welcome reception, day trip to Belfast and Cliffs of Moher excursion, departure ceremony and UFIC application fee.

UF Students may apply Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid, and other scholarships toward program expenses. CAPA also has a variety of scholarships available to study abroad students. Students who are non-Florida residents pay the same program fee as Florida residents.

Currency

The currency in Ireland is the Euro.

Other Estimated Expenses:

  • Meals: $600 a month
  • Books and Supplies: $350
  • Airfare: $1200 (prices may vary)
  • Entertainment/Leisure: $300 a month**

** Expenses vary depending on student preferences

Accommodations and Classroom Facilities

Housing is included in the cost of the program. Students will live in shared apartments on the Griffith College campus during the fall and spring semesters. The apartments include the following amenities:

  • Two students to each bedroom
  • Each student has a desk and storage space
  • Apartments have cooktops, microwaves, refrigerator, toaster, vacuum, television, kitchen table, living room and laundry facilities (on-campus)
  • Apartments are hard-wired with Ethernet Internet lines
  • CCTV, 24-hour security and PIN/palm scan access

During summer semesters students will live in shared apartments within the city of Dublin. These apartments will be procured by CAPA.

A $150 refundable housing deposit is required and will be collected by CAPA as part of the application process.

Outside the Classroom

Dublin is an excellent place to enjoy a wide variety of interests. All around the city there are galleries, cinemas, shops, museums, restaurants, gardens, and castles to explore! CAPA Dublin keeps students informed on the latest and greatest places to be and activities to do! Get connected:

  • Top Things to do in Dublin
  • Griffith College in Dublin’s Facebook
  • Campus Life
    Join a sports club for soccer, basketball, rugby, or start your own. Students are also welcome to campus societies such as the Debate society, Poker society, International Society and others!
  • CAPA’s MyEducation program
    The MyEducation planner is designed by local staff and faculty to bring theory to life and offers a unique and valuable opportunity to make the most out of your time studying in another country.

    Some examples of MyEducation sessions that may be offered are:

    • Walking tour of the Garden of Remembrance, to honor those killed in the fight for Irish freedom
    • Tour Croke Park Stadium, the home of Gaelic sports! The stadium covers over 700,000 sq. ft. - compare it to The Swamp, which is around 136,000 sq. ft.
    • Attend the Dublin Fringe Festival, an annual festival featuring dance, theatre, live art, visual art and music.
    • Participate in a day trip to Glendalough, famous for its Early Medieval settlement.

Travel Opportunities

Travel by rail in Ireland and flying to Europe is easy and affordable.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: March 1

Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. Students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. Please note that the program operates on a first-come-first-serve basis and may reach full capacity prior to the application deadline.

Terms of Agreement

Students assume full responsibility for the cost of the program by the following dates:

  • Fall Terms: July 1
  • Spring Terms: November 1
  • Summer Term: April 1

Students on the participant list as of these dates become financially obligated. Only in extreme circumstances (e.g., serious personal injury, family emergency, etc.) will a student be allowed to petition to remove him/herself from the list of participants prior to the start of the program. Petitions will be reviewed by the Director of the School of Business.

Interested?

To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 352.273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160

You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.

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