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Ireland: Foundation for International Education (FIE), Dublin
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
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Program Description:

Foundation for International Education (FIE), Dublin


Program Information

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FIE is an independent European study abroad organization based in London, with other sites in Europe.  University at Albany is a partner of FIE. FIE provides experience, creativity and expertise to their students who study abroad at their sites. Study abroad with FIE for a challenging and enriching international experience. 
FIE has partnered with Dublin Business School and School of Arts (DBS) in Central Dublin for a semester abroad program. DBS is a private, fully accredited institution offering a range of courses to Irish and international students with strengths in anthropology, psychology, film studies, media studies, literature and drama.

FIE understands that much of a student's study abroad experience is based outside of the classroom, and that the educational benefits of a well-structured social and cultural program can be as important as in-class activity. FIE's Resident Director in Dublin will support students in fully utilizing the historical, cultural, social and political resources of Dublin in their out-of-class time. Students can also get involved in college societies and sports teams.


Applications are welcome from Spohomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Students must have a 3.0GPA and have a stong interset in both the culture of Ireland and the academic offerings at FIE in Dublin.


A semester of study with FIE includes taking their popular key course "Irish Culture and Society" and up to 4 elective courses offered by DBS. The course is taught in the initial four weeks after arrival in Ireland and prior to mainstream courses offered by DBS.

Irish Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary, team-taught course that examines Irish culture and society through readings, lectures and field experiences. Faculty from a variety of academic areas, including history, literature, science and the social sciences co-teach the course. Extensive use is made of the museums and historic sites in Dublin.

Click here for more infomation about course offerings using the "DBS Course Guide" :

Support Services

Stefano Mortellaro (Author)
All students studying abroad should attend the pre-departure session at UAlbany. Ireland participants also have an additional pre-departure session at UAlbany. Orientation is provided by FIE and DBS staff. The International Office of the host university provides on-site support, specifically a Dublin resident director.

Along with taking the students out to some exciting events and giving tips on what else to see in the city, the Dublin resident director will be responsible for the students orientation on arrival and for ensuring a smooth departure. He will be available twice a week during the semester for the students to discuss any questions or problems they have as well as being available 24/7 in case of emergency.


DBS offers accommodation in student apartments. These provide students with an independent living arrangement in multi-bedroom apartments located in the city center, a 20 to 25 minute walk from DBS.

Apartments consist of 3 to 4 single bedrooms with a sink, shared bathroom and living/dining/kitchen area. The apartments are fully furnished and the kitchen is equipped with utensils such as cookware, silverware and dishes. Each bedroom also has private study facilities with non-wireless internet access


Please click to view or download the most recent cost estimate here: IRE_FIE_DUB_AY1314.pdf
Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid


Stefano Mortellaro (Author)
Dublin is an ancient city that is currently one of the most dynamic and fastest growing European capitals. Ireland has wholeheartedly embraced the opportunities afforded by European Union membership. With a young and vibrant population of over one million, it has enjoyed considerable economic growth in the last decade. While Dublin may be a city on the move, the charm, culture and heritage of old Dublin is still apparent everywhere.

Visit the following websites for further information about Dublin, Irish Culture, and FIE:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 04/01/2014
04/08/2014 09/10/2014 04/21/2015
Fall 2014 04/01/2014
04/08/2014 09/10/2014 12/22/2014
Spring 2015 10/01/2014 10/15/2014 01/03/2015 04/21/2015

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