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Drexel in Dublin + London: Dual City Summer
Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Pre-Junior, 4. Junior
Other Eligibility Requirements:
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Eligible Majors:
All Majors
Type of Program:
Free Standing
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dormitory
Program Advisor:
Lauren Steinberg
Program Description:
Dublin The Program

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.

Program Calendar 2015

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

Arrive Dublin: Thurs, June 18, 2015
Travel to London: Fri, July 24, 2015

LONDON - session 2

Arrive London: Fri, July 24, 2015
Depart London: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Credits and 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!

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.

Orientations: 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.


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

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

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.

Housing: 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.


LondonLondon 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!

Academics: Students can select 2 of the following 3 courses in London: Professional Personal Selling; Food, Society, & Culture in Britain; or History of Modern Design. London summer session 2 course offerings 2014 All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands on learning experience.

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

Housing: 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.

Dublin+London 2015 Program Fee: $5,860

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.

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 for application procedures.  Students should begin their application as soon as possible after acceptance to ensure this is issued before travel.

Money Matters

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. If you receive Federal Work Study, consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after accepted into the program). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship page. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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