Quick Info

  • Dublin
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Health and Rehab Sciences
  • : May 18, 2018 - June 14, 2018
  • : In-State: $3,600; Out-of-State: $3,800
  • : October 15, 2017
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  • After admitted into the program, students will be registered for a pre-requisite course
  • 1-2 credits
  • Discussions of US health, social services and education systems and policy.  
  • Multi-disciplinary presentations on a range of disorders and conditions that will be studied and observed in Ireland.

  • 6 credits
  • Journal writing (ROLs) –academic, clinical and cultural insights
  • Group discussions lead by multi-disciplinary teams
  • Final academic paper on chosen topic – in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Group Presentations on clinical topics

Course Objectives

  1. To provide students in the rehabilitation sciences with an opportunity to study abroad in a program related to their specific interest
  2. To expose students to different models of health care and education across three countries ( UK, USA, and Ireland)
  3. To expose the students to clinical practice across a range of disciplines- developing interdisciplinary understanding and exposure to multidisciplinary teamwork- health and education

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Janice Vance
Faculty Director & CSD Director of Undergraduate Education
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh


During your time in Ireland and Northern Ireland, you will stay at three different housing accommodations:

1) Stranmillis University College, Belfast
2) Abigail’s Hostell, Dublin
3) Newgrange Lodge, Co. Meath

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2018

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$3,600 $3,800
Arrive in Dublin Depart Dublin
May 18, 2018 June 14, 2018

*Please note dates are still being finalized and subject to change.

Please Note: All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 10, 2018 at TBD in TBD. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

Inclusions & Exclusions


As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Travel within Ireland
  • Two cultural excursions
  • International Health Insurance


While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Pittsburgh to Dublin
  • Passport
  • Lunch and Dinner Costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($300)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

  • You must have completed your junior year in one of Pitt's SHRS undergraduate programs
  • You must have completed Course 1903 before the program (Please note: You will be registered for the pre-requisite course after acceptance into this program)
  • You should have a clear disciplinary record on campus
  • You do not need a passport to start the application process, but will need to begin the process of getting one as soon as possible
  • The applicaton process requires students to complete an online application questionnair and participate in group interviews. Interviewees will be contacted by the end of OCtober to set up appointments. Final decisions regarding acceptance into the program will be made by December 12.


Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.