Quick Info

  • Dublin
  • Spring Break
  • : Panther Program
  • : Biology, Communication and Rhetoric, Health and Rehab Sciences, Health in a Global Context, Neuroscience, Nursing, Psychology
  • : March 9, 2019 - March 17, 2019
  • : In-State: TBD / Out-of-State: TBD
  • : November 4, 2018
  • : 3.0 GPA

Academics

This 2-Credit course in Ireland will help students build inter-disciplinary clinical and research insights while addressing issues in health, disability, rehabilitation and related fields. Learning will be facilitated through presentations, group project work, site visits, activities, group discussions and report writing. Students will be expected to participate in two or three pre-departure sessions (late fall and early spring) and contribute to the preparation of group presentations on selected topics. During the program, students will be expected to participate in all learning activities scheduled across the week, demonstrating intellectual curiosity and a high level of professionalism. A final individual presentation and accompanying paper based on a topic of choice selected during the program will be due 2-3 weeks after return to the US.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Janice Vance, Director and Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Education in Communication Science and Disorders. Dr. Vance is a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has held clinical and faculty positions in Ireland, England and South Africa before joining the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. Her teaching and clinical activities have focused on linguistics and acquired neurogenic language disorders. She is currently the director of the undergraduate degree program in communication science which aims to provide a supportive and academically challenging program to a strong and diverse community of students enabling them to fully realize their academic, professional and leadership potential in CSD and related fields. Vance also has a particular interest in developing inter-professional insights in undergraduates as they prepare for future careers in health and rehabilitation. She provides students from a range of SHRS undergraduate programs with a unique opportunity to explore inter-professional learning in an international context though her Study Abroad Program in Ireland.

Housing

You will be housed in shared apartmenthotels in the center of Dublin. You will be close to grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters and the local music scene.  You will be centrally located so that you're close to all of your site visits and excursions.

 

 

 

Pricing And Dates

Spring Break 2019 Pricing & Dates:

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
TBD TBD
Arrive in Dublin Depart Dublin
March 9, 2018 March 17, 2018

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Other Important Dates: 

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 next steps.  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: November 9, 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 2 credits
  • Accommodation
  • Travel within Ireland
  • Cultural excursion
  • 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
  • Meal Costs
  • Personal expenses

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

  • Pre-Departure: Students are required to participate in two or three pre-departure sessions (late fall and early spring) and contribute to the preparation of group presentations on selected topics.
  • During the program: students will be expected to participate in all learning activities scheduled across the week, demonstrating intellectual curiosity and a high level of professionalism.
  • Post-Program: A final individual presentation and accompanying paper based on a topic of choice selected during the program is required 2-3 weeks after return to the US. 
  • Flexibility is extremely important. Schedules may change.There may be instances where a guest speaker or visit needs to be rescheduled. We ask for your patience and understanding in advance.
  • Remember that this is an academic program and that you should expect to invest the same amount of time and effort on your courses abroad as you would on a course at Pitt.
  • This program has a very structured schedule. Your free time may be limited to evenings. There are required excursions and site visits.

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.