A True Irish Welcome.

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

DUBLIN WOW FACTORS

• Diverse Campus: 60 Nationalities Represented
• Unique Offerings include Comp Sci & Hosp. Mgmt
• Good Craic! Irish humor, story telling

THE ATHENA TOUCH

What makes this Athena?
• Campus Size: Only a few thousand
• Immersion: Get Around Ireland
• Personal Touch: Irish Advisor a Student Favorite

ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS in DUBLIN

WHY WE PARTNER WITH GRIFFITH COLLEGE DUBLIN:

Griffith College Dublin is a highly respected private college that gives students the opportunity to study a diverse range of disciplines in the heart of one of Europe’s top cities.

HISTORY:

While Griffith College was established in 1974, the actual campus buildings date back over 200 years to their construction in 1813. The seven acre campus site has served in a number of capacities, including as an army barracks, and even a prison!

COURSES

Courses have the following % breakdown:

COURSESGeneral % Offered

BUSINESS

40%

HUMANITIES

30%

STEM

15%

ARTS

10%

SOCIAL SCIENCES

5%

OLWYN MANNIX

Overseas Advisor

Olwyn is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to information related to both Dublin and Ireland. Having run her own travel company for the past 17 years, she always has great recommendations for things to do in Dublin and places to go in Ireland. Olwyn is married and has a daughter. She loves reading, travelling, sailing, culture, theatre, cinema and music.

FEATURED PROGRAMS: COMPUTER SCIENCE & HOSPITALITY

Two of the strongest disciplines at our Dublin campus are ones that can be difficult to find overseas: Computer Science and Hospitality Management. If you’re studying
one of these majors, you may have found your program!

COURSE QUESTIONS

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STUDENT LIFE

FIELD TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

Believe it or not, when you’re in Dublin, there will be a time that you’ll want to head out of the city for a little bit. When this happens, we have you covered! Athena includes organized field trips as part of the semester program. A sample of past trips include:

• Weekend in Galway
• Wicklow/Glendalough
• Celtic Experience Tour

GOOD TO KNOW: DIVERSE STUDENT BODY

The student body represents over 60 different nationalities.

GOOD TO KNOW: GOOD CRAIC

The Irish are full of humor, good conversation and good craic. When you’re in Ireland, you’ll learn exactly what craic (pronounced “crack”) is, along with several other
Irish-flavored sayings.

HOUSING

• You’ll stay in an on-campus double-occupancy bedroom, and share your dorm with typically 4 other suite mates (2 other bedrooms).
• Each double bedroom is equipped with two single beds, two bedside lockers, two wardrobes, two desks, and two chairs.
• Flats/apartments are comfortably furnished, complete with a living area, bathroom and kitchen.

FAQS

Will I be able to travel?

Yes!  We do include field trips and excursions on the program, but you will also be able to travel on your own.

Our advisor in Dublin is a former travel agent, who has great advice to give students who want to travel around both Ireland and Europe on their free time.

Also, Dublin is the headquarters of RyanAir, a low-cost airline that has many destinations around Europe.

How many students are on the program?

The school has a few thousand local and international students attending, mostly for a degree.  As for U.S. study abroad students, a typical term will have anywhere from 10-20 students on the program.

What is the food like?

Ireland has traditionally been known as home to the meat-and-potatoes-type plate, but Dublin is an international city with many diverse restaurants.

The most common pub food will provide several meat dishes with possibly a few vegetarian dishes.  In general, even a picky eater should be able to find food that fits his or her palate.  An adventurous eater will be able to explore the wide variety of restaurants Dublin provides.

Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Dublin a 7.5 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!

Can I request to room with my friend?

Yes!  You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate.  This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.

How do I get to Dublin?

You will fly to Dublin, where we will pick you up at the airport. From there, we will drive you to the school and get you started on your study abroad experience!

Do you provide flights?

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

BLOGS

Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!

SEE THE BLOGS

There are many people that made my experience abroad amazing. The people I met
while studying abroad made the entire experience worth it...

KIANA BRAYTON

Edinboro University

WHAT'S DUBLIN REALLY LIKE?

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THE CITY

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

What’s Dublin Like?

When you hop in a taxi in Dublin, by the end of that taxi ride, you’ll have heard several good stories, had a few good laughs and felt like you made a friend. That’s what Dublin’s like: a city that is made by the good humor and down-to-earth nature of its people. The city itself boasts world-class culture, history, authentic pubs, and museums. But nothing tops its people.

CITY PERKS: Despite being the largest city in Ireland, Dublin is very walkable. You can get from one end of town to the other on foot, with plenty of things to do in-between.

WEATHER

  • TEMPERATE: Similar to much of northwest Europe, Dublin experiences a maritime climate with mild winters, cool summers, and a lack of temperature extremes.
  • PRECIPITATION: The wettest month is December with 73 mm (3 in) of rain, and the driest month is July with 43 mm (2 in). Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. Dublin records the least amount of rainfall in Ireland, with the average annual precipitation in the city centre being 695 mm (27 in). The main precipitation in winter is rain, however snow showers do occur between November and March. Hail is more common than snow (during winter months).
  • HERE COMES THE SUN: On average, the sunniest months are May and June. The city experiences long summer days and short winter days

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DID YOU KNOW?

In this young, vibrant city, 48% of Dublin ’s population is under thirty five years of age.

DID YOU KNOW?

The remains of St. Valentine are contained in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, on Aungier Street in Dublin.

MORE INFO ON DUBLIN

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DATES & PRICES

FALL 2017

Mid September - Mid December

$13,490 $12,990 (With $500 Athena Grant)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses per semester
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

SPRING 2018

Late January - Late May

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses per semester
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • TUITION YES
  • ACCOMMODATION YES
  • EXCURSIONSYES
  • AIRPORT PICKUP ARRANGEMENTYES
  • 24-HOUR EMERGENCY LINEYES
  • ONLINE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENTYES
  • HEALTH INSURANCEYES
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM GRIFFITH COLLEGEYES
  • CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITYYES
  • MEALSNOT
  • FLIGHT NOT

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TERMS

SEMESTER: Spring or Fall

ELIGIBILITY

GPA: 2.8 or higher
GRADE LEVEL: Sophomore or higher

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