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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Program Calendar | Housing | Visa | Cost & Financial Aid | More Information

Drexel in Dublin + London: Dual City Summer

St. Patrick's Cathedral Photo

Program Overview

The Dublin+London program is Drexel's first dual city study abroad program that allows Drexel students to experience two European cities in one term! Through this unique opportunity, students spend 5 weeks in Dublin and 5 weeks in London, taking 2 courses in each city for a total of 18 credits. The Dublin+London program is open to all majors and offered during summer term only. The program is run in partnership with the Foundation for International Education (FIE). Student participants will be from Drexel and other American universities, for a great mix of backgrounds and perspectives.

Orientation: Students will be greeted in both cities by local support staff for orientation, which includes tours, a welcome dinner and other activities. A group flight will be organized to London at the end of Dublin summer session 1.

Dublin
With a young and vibrant population of over one million, Dublin 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. Dublin Events Blog

Campus: FIE has teamed up with the Dublin Business School (DBS) in order to utilize their on-site instructors, housing accommodations, classrooms, and campus resources. Classes will be held at DBS which is located in the heart of the city just a few minutes stroll from St. Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Trinity College and the Temple Bar district.

London
London is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest cultural and economic centers and has been dubbed as the "coolest city in the world". The rich history combined with contemporary and multicultural dynamics of the city offer a perfect backdrop for study abroad!

Campus: Classes in London take place at Foundation House, FIE's main headquarters and study center, located in South Kensington and just a 10 minute walk from the residence halls. Classes are taught by British faculty.


Eligibility

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Sophomore status or higher

Academics

Students must be scheduled for summer term class. Students that apply for the Dublin+London program are obligated to attend both parts of the program for summer session 1 and 2.

Course Availability
Dublin: Students on the Drexel in Dublin program will take 2 courses: Irish History, Literature & Politics AND Irish Culture & Society 

In addition, the Dublin session includes two mandatory weekend excursions:
Field Trip 1: Stormont Buildings in Belfast, the home of the former Northern Ireland Government.
Field Trip 2: West Cork Literary Festival- Students will visit Bantry, Co. Cork where they will experience literary workshops and readings and be able to integrate the trip into their academic curriculum.

London: Students can select 2 of the following 3 courses in London: Professional Personal Selling; Food, Society, & Culture in Britain; or History of Modern Design. All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands on learning experience.
 
Course Equivalencies
Dublin course descriptions
London course descriptions

Grading
Students will receive 18 Drexel credits and Drexel grades for this program. ALL courses are worth 4.5 credits and are taught on an accelerated 5 week schedule. Classes are taught by local faculty in both Dublin and London, giving a very international perspective to your studies!

Program Calendar

Students must be scheduled for summer term class. Students that apply for the Dublin+London program are obligated to attend both parts of the program for summer session 1 and 2.

Dublin Session 1 Dates and Itinerary
Program Start Date 06/21/2018
Program End Date 07/27/2018

London Session 2 Dates and Itinerary
Program Start Date 07/27/2018
Program End Date 08/26/2018
 

Housing

Dublin: Students will be housed in fully furnished student apartments approximately 20 minutes (by foot) from campus. Each apartment typically contains 3-4 private single bedrooms with a sink, with a shared bathroom and living/dining/kitchen area.

London: Students will be housed in dormitory-style residence halls that include fully equipped kitchens on each floor and private bathrooms in most cases. All residence halls have wireless internet access.

Visa

American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa for this program. Students with other nationalities should confirm with the British and Irish Embassy websites to confirm visa requirements.

Pre-entry Clearance: All non-EU students participating on this dual-city program are now required to apply for pre-entry clearance for student status in the U.K.  Please visit http://www.fie.org.uk/content/upload/documents/Student_Visitor_Guide.pdf for application procedures.  Students should begin their application as soon as possible after acceptance to ensure this is issued before travel.

Cost and Financial Aid

Program Costs
This is a Drexel sponsored program so all of your financial aid applies. Students will be billed a program fee to cover housing and other miscellaneous costs. Please refer to the program Budget Sheet for cost details.

Dublin + London 2018 Program Fee: $5,645
Included in Program fee:
  Apartment style housing in Dublin
  2 mandatory weekend excursions in Dublin
  Dormitory style housing in London
  5 week local transportation pass for London
  Class site visits in London (some extra lab fees may apply)
  Orientation & welcome activities for both cities
  International medical insurance for summer term
  On-site support staff in both cities
Not included in program fee: Meals, R/T airfare US to Europe, UK Pre-Entry Clearance, travel from Dublin to London, books, spending money, personal travel, miscellaneous.

Estimated Program Costs

Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.

Tuition & Financial Aid

This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.

Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).

Scholarships
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.


More Information



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/13/2018
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Rolling Admission 06/21/2018 08/26/2018
NOTE: Priority deadline: January 16th. Applications completed after January 16th will be reviewed after the final March 1st deadline.
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: Priority deadline: January 15th. Applications completed after January 15th will be reviewed after the final March 1st deadline.

** See NOTE Above*

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