Ireland is a charming country brimming with breathtaking scenery, music, and a rich and complex history. Dublin is a center for domestic business and is rapidly gaining popularity in the international business environment. Students have the opportunity to live in the capital of Ireland, while completing courses and an internship placement. This program is ideal for UF students pursuing a business major or minor, or non-business students interested in completing upper-division electives in a beautiful European city. Non-UF students may also apply.
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.
Heavener's Dublin Partner: CAPA
CAPA The Global Education Network assists in coordinating the UF in Dublin custom 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. CAPA also maintains a relationship with Griffith College, the largest independent higher education institution in Ireland with a student population of around 7,000 students from over 77 countries. CAPA offices and classroom facilities are located on the Griffith College campus, which is within easy walking distance of central Dublin.
Take courses to meet UF degree requirements while experiencing an exciting new culture
Gain professional experience through an internship placement
Study & live alongside other UF students
Participate in cultural activities & excursions
Ease of applying Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid, & other financial aid to program costs
Students must have a minimum 2.5 UF GPA and be in good standing.
Students must have completed two full semesters at UF by program start. Students should avoid studying abroad in their final semester.
By application deadline, students must have a passport that is valid through at least six months after program end date.
After acceptance into program, students should be prepared to submit relevant documents for internship placement.
Fall: May 15
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 25
Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. Students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and non-refundable deposit to the UF International Center. Please note that the program operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, though the program rarely reaches full capacity prior to the application deadline.
Program dates will likely be confirmed sometime during the Fall 2021 semester. The UF in Dublin summer program generally runs from the first week of June through the first week of August.
All dates except arrival, departure, and UF dates are tentative.
Terms of Agreement
Students must withdraw from their study abroad program on or before the following dates to avoid fee liability:
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
Students become financially obligated for the full cost of their study abroad program after these dates. Only in extreme circumstances (e.g., serious personal injury, family emergency, etc.) will a student be allowed to petition for withdrawal prior to the start of the program. Petitions will be reviewed by the Associate Dean and Director of the Heavener School of Business.
All students are required to take one course offered by Griffith College, participate in a 6-credit internship and internship seminar offered through CAPA, and take at least one online UF business course.
All students are required to take one course offered by CAPA, participate in a 3-credit internship and internship seminar through CAPA, and take at least one online UF business course.
CAPA Courses (3 transfer credits each)
These courses may follow different calendars. See the ‘Program Dates’ section above.
Global Internship Course
One other CAPA course
Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin
Equivalent to UF’s GEB3373 course. Accounting majors are not eligible to take this course through CAPA.
Irish Literature and Film
1-2 Online UF Business Courses (4 UF credits each)
These courses follow the UF summer C calendar.
BUL4310: Business Law
ENT3003: Principles of Entrepreneurship
MAN3025: Principles of Management
MAN4504: Operations Management
MAR3023: Principles of Marketing
Fall 2021: $15,721
Spring 2022: $15,725
Summer 2022: $11,250 (tentative)
Program fee includes all academic expenses (tuition/fees), orientations, welcome reception, departure ceremony, co-curricular activities within Dublin, excursion(s) (fall/spring = Belfast & Cliffs of Moher; summer = Cliffs of Moher), housing/utilities, bus pass, international travel medical insurance, and 24/7 emergency support. The $425 deposit paid at the time of application is included in the above figure.
In addition to the Program Fee, which is billed by UFIC and due before the program begins, students can also expect to incur the following out-of-pocket incidentals at various stages before or during the program:
The above figures are general estimates. All incidentals, except the passport and INIS Registration, will vary between students depending on circumstances and preferences. Students are strongly encouraged to devise a budget for meals and other personal expenses in-country. The currency in Ireland is the Euro (€).
*Information regarding COVID-19 testing requirements as stipulated by the Irish and US governments are constantly evolving. UF and/or CAPA will keep you apprised of the most up-to-date information in communications during the pre-departure phase and during your time abroad. Students will be responsible for arranging their necessary tests.
All students are guaranteed a non-paying internship as part of the program. The internships are designed to be holistic professional development experiences that equip students with skills necessary to compete in today’s globalized marketplace. Students do not source their own internships or choose the exact company/organization at which they will work. CAPA oversees the internship placement process and provides the necessary support, services, and supervision to ensure that students succeed. To help facilitate the placement process, students submit a portfolio of documents – Résumé, Cover Letter, Letter(s) of Recommendation, and Sector Choices – after completing the UF in Dublin application and being accepted into the program.
A broad range of sectors are available. Placements are almost always in start-ups, SMEs, or non-profits. The internship sites are located in the greater Dublin area, so students should expect to commute, as is typical in and around the city. Placement information is typically provided approximately two weeks before the internship begins, with non-competitive interviews usually held with the company or organization around that time.
Students are encouraged to keep an open mind with respect to their placement. The most successful interns possess the following qualities:
Housing and utilities are included in the cost of the program. Students will live in shared apartment-style student residences. Residences may be on the Griffith College campus or elsewhere in central Dublin. CAPA will finalize housing location approximately 60 days before the start of the program.
CAPA oversees the housing assignment process. To help facilitate that, students submit a housing/roommate questionnaire after completing the UF in Dublin application and being accepted into the program. Students will be informed of their housing assignment approximately two weeks before the start of the program.
Students can expect the following from the residence, regardless of location:
Two students per bedroom; two bedrooms per apartment
Bedrooms are same-gender
Apartments may be co-ed
Living area & fully-equipped kitchen
Outside the Classroom
Dublin is a friendly, laid-back city with plenty of places to enjoy and explore. CAPA provides many co-curricular and extracurricular activities around Dublin. Note that CAPA staff also shares regular recommendations for activities and events with students. We encourage students to do some research, think about how best to spend their free time, and try to connect with locals whenever possible! Check out a few resources below:
In addition to regular advising during the application process, Heavener International Programs hosts a series of sessions for program participants that are designed to offer support and manage student expectations:
First Meeting: Typically held within a week of the study abroad application deadline, students meet others in the participant cohort and begin networking. Cultural resources are reviewed and further pre-departure tasks are clarified.
Pre-Departure Session: Typically held two weeks prior to the end of UF classes the preceding semester, final preparations (e.g., packing, finances, phones, etc.) are reviewed. Arrival information, daily life, health & safety, and more are also addressed.
Study Abroad Survival Session: Typically held the Reading Day of the preceding semester, students are led through a series of activities about cultural adjustment, global fluency, and comfort zones. Advisors also address any additional fears or concerns regarding travel or program elements.
Exact session dates and times are provided upon formal acceptance into the program. Students also complete an online Pre-Departure Module designed and overseen by the UF International Center, and receive regular communication from Heavener International Programs and CAPA each step of the way. Lastly, students are provided with a Heavener International Program Pre-Departure Guide approximately 2-4 weeks before departure. Please email us if you would like to see samples of any pre-departure materials.
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