ireland

Overview/Dates/Fees

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Terms, Dates, Fees​​​​​​
  • SPRING 2019 
    • Dates:  01/24/2019 to 04/12/2019
    • PROGRAM FEE:  $16,950

    • CREDITS EARNED:  15 - 18
    • APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Dec 01, 2018
  • SUMMER 2019  
    • Dates:  TBD
    • PROGRAM FEE:  TBD

    • CREDITS EARNED:  9
    • APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 15, 2019
  • FALL 2019  
    • Dates:  09/23/19 TO 12/14/19
    • PROGRAM FEE:  $16,950

    • CREDITS EARNED:  18
    • APPLICATION DEADINE: August 10, 2019
  • WINTER/SPRING 2020 
    • Dates:  01/20/20 TO 4/4/20
    • PROGRAM FEE:  $16,300

    • CREDITS EARNED:  12-15
    • APPLICATION DEADINE:  Dec. 1, 2019
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“This experience makes me want to go out and do so much more in the world. To me every person has value. Every person has the opportunity to make a change. Every person has something they can bring to this world. It is my job to help others see that.”

“I have learned to look for the positive even in challenging circumstances-these challenges reap the greatest rewards. For me, it is a matter of pouring myself out to others and humbling myself to serve others, even though it is not necessarily easy.”

Anonymous - PSL Dublin Alum

Come to Ireland and experience a society that has reinvented itself.

Ireland offers you opportunities to explore what it means to assume the responsibilities of global citizenship from the lived experience of a specific place.

Living in Dublin, studying at IPSL's partner, The Institute of Art, Design and Technology, working for community-based groups and agencies in the city, and with easy access to the rest of the country and to Northern Ireland, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich and varied cultural heritage and get to understand first hand the current issues of both native Irish as well as immigrants to Ireland's shores.

The Republic of Ireland's capital has transformed itself over the last 20 years from a quiet, provincial city into a modern, thriving  European city. Universities abound and create a youthful energy as about 35% of Dublin's population is under 25. Lively urban areas with ancient pubs, live music and restaurants mingle with historic churches and libraries, ancient ruins and beautiful green spaces. The Liffey river (spanned by numerous beautiful bridges) divides the city into two distinct areas where you can explore. You will find it easy to enjoy the best of what Dublin has to offer!

Experience Ireland like a local...not a tourist.

Serving alongside and living with the people of Ireland provides so many opportunities to converse with, hang-out with and explore with the locals. Grab hold of this unique opportunity to immerse in another culture like never before. Want to feel like Dublin is your new second home? Come with IPSL to Ireland!

Program Highlights

Language of Instruction: English
Affiliated institutions: IADT (Institute of Art, Design and Technology)

Courses & Credits - Semester

The IPSL Dublin program offers students the ability to register and take a wide variety of courses for up to18 credits per semester. Students are required to take the IPSL COSA in Ireland course for 6 semester credits and the IPSL Introduction to COSA for 3 credits. Students may choose an additional 2 courses from a select group of offerings for the schools of English and Media Cultural Studies, New Media Studies and Arts Management from IADT.

Courses & Credits - Summer

IPSL offers summer students exciting courses in Irish history and contemporary society. Students are required to take the COSA in Ireland for 6 semester credits and  may choose either one additional elective courses for a total of 9 credits.

Service Opportunities
  • Working with at-risk youth

  • Early childhood education

  • Alzheimer's care centers

  • Agencies/schools working with people with mental and physical disabilities

  • Agencies providing services for the elderly, and other marginalized groups

  • Refugee and immigrant relief and assistance

Housing

Homestays with a local Irish family are arranged. Partial board (breakfast and dinner Monday - Friday and three meals per day on the weekends) is included. An integral part of the program, the homestay offers you the opportunity to make life-long friends, gain higher proficiency in the language, and experience the culture from "the inside." All IPSL host families are carefully selected and experienced with hosting students.  Living with local residents is part of the immersion experience. Instead of being a tourist, an IPSL student gets to know what it's like to be part of a different culture. 

Why IPSL?

  • We're really nice and support you in your journey!

  • We're the most experienced group in the field of International Service-Learning

  • You can make a real difference to people in need

  • You can FINALLY learn that language

  • You can dive deep into another culture!

  • To support our service organizations in a SUSTAINABLE way

  • GROW - expand your horizons and challenge your assumptions!


Program Director: Daniel Dwyer


Eligibility

The program welcomes students of any nation who have a high school diploma or equivalent credential. TOEFL equivalent 550.

What's Included

Tuition and academic fees; academic transcript; on-site and on-line orientation and pre-departure materials; homestay housing; partial board in homestay only; service placement and supervision; "Leap" card for local transportation for entire term; OPW Heritage card (admission into various Irish Heritage sites); airport pick-up upon arrival; health insurance; academic excursions. 

What's typically NOT Included

Passport; visa (if required); background check and fingerprints for volunteer clearance; vaccine fees; international airfare; additional meals not included in homestay; books; lunches in homestay; personal spending money; local cell phone and independent  travel.

Mailing Address:

 

4110 SE HAWTHORNE BLVD., #200

PORTLAND, OR 97214

info@ipsl.org

Tel. +1.503.395.IPSL (4775)

Fax. +1.503.954.1881

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