Quick Info

  • Dublin
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Health and Rehab Sciences, Health in a Global Context, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work
  • : May 1, 2019 - May 24, 2019
  • : In-State: $3,750 Out-of-State: $3,950
  • : October 14, 2018
  • : 3.0 GPA


Spring Semester Course

  • After admitted into the program, students will be registered for a pre-requisite course that takes place during the Spring Semester that will prepare students for the program.
  • 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.

In-Country Course:

  • 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
Janice 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
Email: jvance@pitt.edu


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 2019 Pricing & Dates:

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$3,750 $3,950
Arrive in Dublin Depart Dublin
May 1, 2019 May 24, 2019

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

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: February 1, 2019 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 do not need a passport to start the application process, but will need to begin the process of getting one as soon as possible
  • This program has a very structured schedule. Your free time may be limited to evenings. Most weekends have scheduled excursions and activities (They're to places you would plan to see on your own, and some you may not discover during your own research). If you're planning to do independent travel, please do so after the program has concluded.
    • Due to the nature of the program, the schedule is subject to 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. 

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.