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Business in Dublin - Summer

Joint Study Center Program with the Learning Abroad Center

Program Dates:

Summer 2024:

Application Opens: August 1, 2023

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

Arrive in Dublin: May 16, 2024

Depart Dublin: June 29, 2024

 

Summer 2025 applications open August 1, 2024

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A fish & chips building situated in the hills of Ireland
A group of people walking on a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean in Ireland
group of students smiling at camera in front of Irish countryside
A cluster of buildings in Dublin
Dunguaire Castle near Kinvarra (Ireland)
Celtic crosses that adorn the gravestones in Ireland
A group of people embracing on a beach in Ireland
A bridge over a river in Dublin
A picture containing painting, mural, street art, art in Ireland
A fish & chips building situated in the hills of Ireland
A group of people walking on a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean in Ireland
group of students smiling at camera in front of Irish countryside
A cluster of buildings in Dublin
Dunguaire Castle near Kinvarra (Ireland)
Celtic crosses that adorn the gravestones in Ireland
A group of people embracing on a beach in Ireland

Program Details

    Once a Viking settlement, and with most of its architecture dating to the 18th Century, Dublin is a city rich with history and culture. Now, Dublin is known as one of Europe's most youthful cities, with more than 40% of its population under the age of 30. It is also home to several European headquarters for businesses such as Google, Facebook and many other startups. The mix of rich traditions and youthful energy comes alive through music, theatre, and sports.

    The Business in Dublin program offers courses that allow you to stay on track with your business degree. Through courses taught by local professors, and the opportunity to do an internship, you will connect with the city and the culture in a very tangible way.

    Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments in central Dublin. Students will find out their housing location and roommates about 2 weeks prior to departure.

    Apartments will house 4 to 6 students, which include furnished bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included, but each apartment has a full kitchen. There are also numerous pubs and cafes within a short walk from the residences.

    Housing costs are included in the Program Fee. See the below Cost Estimate section for estimated expenses. 

    The Business in Dublin program is offered in partnership with CEA CAPA Education Abroad. Students participating in this program attend classes at the CEA CAPA Study Center, located in the heart of Dublin. This program offers courses in a wide variety of course topics, complemented by tours in and around the city. Classes are taught by Irish faculty, and are designed specifically for US students. Fellow classmates will be other students on the program.

    CEA CAPA staff provide housing, classrooms, study areas, an orientation, excursions, and social and cultural events. 

     

    COURSES:

    • DBLN 3345: Global Internship course - 3 or 6 UMN credits
      • beginning Summer 2025, UMN students will no longer be able to participate in the 6-credit internship option
    • DBLN 3016: International Marketing - 3 UMN credits
      • approved for MKTG elective, IB Foundations
    • DBLN 3021: International Business - 3 UMN credits 
      • approved for IB Breadth (IB minors only.  Does not fulfill any requirements for IB co-majors)

     

    CONSIDERATIONS:

    • Students must enroll in at least 6 credits total for the summer session. Students may enroll in 9 credits if not participating in the internship. 
    • Students should not take courses abroad that they have already taken a direct equivalent to at the UMN-TC campus.
    • All grades will come back A/F on the official UMN transcript.
    • To see a full list of courses (including non-business courses, and courses approved for liberal education requirements) see the Learning Abroad Center "Study Abroad in Dublin" website.

    Students on this program have the option to participate in a credit-bearing internship experience. An internship abroad is a great way to not only gain professional experience, but to experience workplace culture from an international perspective. It’s also a great opportunity to meet locals! 

    Internship placements are available in a variety of fields. Rather than applying for particular internship openings abroad, students on this program submit additional internship application materials to our partner, CEA CAPA. CEA CAPA then works with local organizations and companies to find a suitable placement. Students are notified of their internship placements prior to departure.

     

    Applying for an Internship:

    Within the CEA CAPA application, students will indicate that they would like to participate in an internship. Students will provide CEA CAPA with the required application materials and give them their top three areas of interest for potential placements. Students are encouraged to speak to CEA CAPA directly or work with their academic advisers to determine their three choices. CEA CAPA uses this information to find a placement. Students are informed of their placement two weeks prior to departure. Utilize CAPA’s internship application guide.

     

    Internship Eligibility Requirements:

    • Second-semester sophomore, junior, or senior status

     

    Academic Credit:

    Alongside the internship, students will partake in a 3-credit internship course. The syllabus for the course can be found here.

    Beginning Spring 2025, the 6-credit internship is no longer an option for UMN students.

     

    Internship Placements:

    See sample internship placements for an idea of what you might expect for a placement. Past internships have been in the fields listed below, but this is not a complete list. If you do not see the field you are interested in, inquire with your program advisor about the possibility of doing an internship in that field.

    • Administration
    • Advocacy
    • Business
    • Communications
    • Community Engagement
    • Charities
    • Environment
    • Fashion
    • Fundraising
    • Finance (General)
    • HR
    • IT
    • Language and Translation
    • Marketing
    • Non-Profit
    • Public Relations
    • Recruitment
    • Retail
    • Real Estate
    • Social Media
    • Sales
    • Minimum 2.5 GPA
      •  Students with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 see additional information below

    • Sophomore, junior, or senior status

      • Students wanting to participate in the summer after their first year at UMN should reach out to the CGI directly. 

    • Students must meet prerequisites for the courses they want to take. Students should plan closely with their academic advisers prior to participating in a semester or summer abroad program to best prepare for remaining major(s) and graduation requirements. 

    • Optional Internship: Strict requirement of at least second-semester sophomore status.

     

    Supplemental materials to be submitted to CEA CAPA if below GPA requirement: 2.0 - 2.5 GPA

    • Personal Statement addressing their GPA, any extenuating circumstance surrounding it, and why they feel that they are nonetheless equipped for academic success on the program (REQUIRED)

    • UMN transcript that offers greater detail on the trajectory of the student’s grades and the subject areas that might have posed greater challenges to the student (REQUIRED)

    • Recommendation from an academic or other advisor who support that’s students application and their ability to succeed on the program (RECOMMENDED)

    Students must have a valid passport in order to participate in this program. US citizens do not need a visa to stay in Ireland for less than 90 days. If you are a non-US citizen, please check with our local consulate about visa requirements. 

    APPLY HERE

    Students must use their UMN email address when creating their application account. Students will be charged a $50 application fee. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within two weeks of completing their application. 


    Part of the application requires submission of an essay addressing the following questions. The total essay cannot exceed 500 words in total.

    • Why did you select this particular program and how does it suit your academic, career, and personal goals? 
    • What do you think you might find challenging about studying abroad and how do you think you will meet those challenges? 

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Carlson students on this program are billed through their University of Minnesota student account by the Learning Abroad Center.

 

Summer 2024 - Business in Dublin

 

Cancellation Policy:

Participants on this program are held to the Learning Abroad Center cancellation policy, as outlined under "Learning Abroad Center and Affiliate Programs 30 days or more in length" here.

 

Details:

Staff
Academic term(s)
Summer Term
Degree level
Undergraduate
Region
Europe
Country
Ireland
City
Dublin
Office
Joint CGI and LAC
Program Model
Study Center