Programs by Country: Ireland + Traditional


DUBLIN: CIEE – Dublin City University

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The CIEE program at Dublin City University in Dublin is appropriate for students from a variety of disciplines who are well prepared academically for direct matriculation. The program is ideal for students wishing to take courses in international relations and communications and who wish to participate in the rich campus life of a small tight-knit university. The CIEE Study Center in Dublin is designed for students who are interested in taking courses in their major while also studying about and living in Ireland, and includes an internship option. The program at Dublin City University opened in fall 2005. DCU is an exciting, modern campus, buzzing with life. With over 100 clubs and societies, a very active student union, a student social events calendar overflowing with activities, and a student social center located in the heart of campus, DCU is a great place to study abroad. It is located close to the Dublin city center which is steeped in history and is renowned for its rich social and cultural life.


DUBLIN: Institute of Public Administration (IPA)

Internship, Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Students spend a semester at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Dublin. Students take three courses at the Institute while also interning in the Irish Parliament (the Dail). The internship provides an insiders perspective of the parliamentary system of government that would not be possible in the US. The program may include a weeklong field trip to the European continent to visit the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France. Students also visit Belfast. Trips may or may not be offered every semester.


DUBLIN: International New Venture (I-NV)

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

The New Venture Lab course is designed to experience first-hand some of the challenges that entrepreneurs are confronted with while searching for entrepreneurial opportunities or solving problems related to critical issues in today’s operating environment. The New Venture Lab course is the follow-up experiential complement to any entrepreneurship-related course that focuses on a specific area. Students are required to work in teams to work on problems of strategic importance to an assigned venture.  The startup firms in which students will work are located both in the incubator at Dublin City University (DCU) and at the old Guinness Brewery, which has been converted into an incubator for high tech companies.  Projects vary widely, but typically involve investigating potential markets for a new technology/product/service, evaluating the competitive and strategic landscape, finding the right path to successful opportunity exploitation.  New Venture Lab is a hands-on course, so be prepared to spend a lot of time with customers and experts in-person, by email, and over the phone.


DUBLIN: University College Dublin

Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Ireland's economy has been growing at a rate above European Union (EU) levels, making it an increasingly popular location for investment. Over 1,200 companies from all over the world have chosen Ireland as their base to do business both locally and on a global scale. Over the last two decades, Ireland has welcomed investment from a wide range of business sectors, including electronics and engineering, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products, computer software, financial services and a range of internationally traded services. Dublin has been at the center of Ireland's phenomenal economic growth, making it an excellent place to study business.

Contact a Study Abroad Ambassador or alum of this program for more information!
- Megan Marina, UCD Spring 2013; megank.marina@gmail.com


Ireland, England, and Switzerland: Drug Discovery and Development

Traditional | Dublin, Switzerland

Study abroad coordinator: Katherine Pruess (k.pruess@neu.edu)

The contemporary chemical industry owes its origins to pioneering research and development conducted in 18th century in Europe. Through the 19th and 20th century, chemistry was an enabling force in the development of commodity products spanning fabric dyes, paints, petrochemical products, plastics, explosives, narcotics, agrochemicals, and ultimately pharmaceuticals. From its origins in Germany and Switzerland, the industry has grown substantively to become a global industry with major activity in North America and Europe, with emerging activity in Asia, South America and Russia. This dialogue will give students a global perspective on the science underpinning contemporary drug discovery. As classic small molecule pharmaceuticals and being supplanted by next generation biopharmaceuticals, students will learn of the strategies corporations engage in to develop new product pipelines and the innovation engine which spawned the development of the biopharmaceutical industry. The dialogue will involve academic instruction in the chemistry of drug design, development and production coupled with exposure to industrial processes through a series of site visits in three countries. The dialogue will be initially based in Dublin, Ireland in the grounds of University College Dublin. The campus is adjacent to the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training [NIBRT], who will provide an overview of the steps involved in the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. We will also visit a number of biotechnology corporations who have facilities in Ireland in the Cork / Waterford area. Participants will then travel to the UK and visit research and manufacturing sites in the Liverpool area. Finally the dialogue will travel to Basel, Switzerland where interactions with a number of multinational pharmaceutical corporations will be facilitated. Throughout the dialogue, students will engage on a directed study project related to the biopharmaceutical industry. A series of cultural experiences will be arranged in Ireland, the UK and Switzerland, including meetings with research students at regional Universities. The dialogue will feature three Northeastern University faculty who have professional and cultural ties to the countries visited (Professor Graham Jones-UK, Professor George O’Doherty-Ireland and Professor Roman Manetsch-Switzerland). Interested students can contact Professor Graham Jones (gr.jones@neu.edu) in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology for more details.


LIMERICK: University of Limerick

Traditional | Limerick, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

The Study Abroad Programme is open to international students who wish to spend a semester or year at UL and earn academic credit which may be incorporated into their home institutions transcript. We enjoy a diverse population of students on the programme who come from the USA, Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Australia and many European countries.


Multi-Country Programs – CIEE

Traditional | Seville, Spain

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Built around central academic themes—art and architecture, communications and new media, tourism and business, to name a few—CIEE summer multi-country programs pair two locations in one session to create the ultimate learning experience. Take your pick from specially designed duos to pursue your academic interests in not just one, but two of the most topically relevant cities in the world!

Summer Multi-Country Programs