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UK Partner: Intern - Celtic Blue: Dublin Parliament (Arcadia)
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||UK applicants only|
|Fees and Policies||
|Experience Type:||Intern Abroad||Area of Study:||English, European Studies, History, Political Science|
|Course Language:||English||Minimum Language Requirement:||None|
|Housing Options:||Apartment(shared)||Eligibility:||1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior|
|Minimum GPA:||3||Student Type:||Undergraduate students only|
|Advisor:||http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team||UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Provided by program partner|
UK Partner: Intern - Celtic Blue: Dublin Parliament
UK Education Abroad offers programs in which students can complete an internship for academic credit in another country. An internship is a professional-level learning experience in the workplace and provides an opportunity to apply learning from the classroom in a real situation. Internships abroad are available in a wide variety of career fields, however certain locations are better for some fields than others. Students embarking on an internship should have a clear idea of what they hope to learn from their experience, yet at the same time must be flexible and open-minded, as internship placement is often not determined until just before or just after arrival on-site. Students will earn academic credit for Education Abroad internships, either via transfer credit from a school of record or by enrolling in a UK experiential education course, most often EXP 396 or a departmental credit. Academic credit for this particular program is explained in detail below.
During this semester-length program, students will enroll in 15 credits, including 6 credits of Dublin Parliamentary Internship. As part of this course, students will complete an internship two or 3 full days each week with a member of the Irish parliament. Responsibilities may include conducting surveys, researching and reporting on issues related to public welfare, and preparing for press briefings. Your individual initiative, skills and past experience will largely determine the type of work you are assigned. Along with your internship, you'll spend two days each week taking courses with other North American interns in the program, through the Institute for Public Administration. The IPA is a highly respected Irish organization that focuses exclusively on civil and public sector development through part-time and distance education, training, and research; not a traditional campus. It is located in an attractive, tree-lined suburb of Dublin within easy reach of the Parliament and city center. Students enrolled in the Dublin Parliamentary Internship are housed in fully furnished flats in Dublin.
Dublin is a capital city whose median population is under the age of 30; so it is brimming with students and young adults. Catch a play at the world-renowned Abbey Theatre, sample the wide variety of cafes and entertainment venues in Temple Bar, or simply kick back and relax in Phoenix Park, one of the largest city parks in Europe or the famous St Stephen’s Green. Expressions of Irish culture are not confined to the National Concert Hall, but are accessible to everyone; traditional music is played by local street buskers and in area pubs for all to enjoy. On a simple stroll through Dublin’s streets you’re bound to recognize places illuminated in Irish literature and folklore - from James Joyce to U2 and beyond. When you’re seeking respite from city life, you'll find many charming villages and small towns outside of Dublin. Within 30 minutes of the city center you can enjoy scenic mountains and sandy beaches, as well as beautiful public parks and gardens.
- Complete an internship for credit with a member of the Irish parliament
- Develop valuable political and cultural knowledge and skills through class and internship experience
- Explore local sites or topics of interest, such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, or St. Stephen's Green
For all successfully completed courses, students will earn transfer credit from Arcadia University. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Arcadia University. The credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. Students will enroll in 15 credits of coursework taught by lecturers at the Institute for Public Administration:
- Dublin Parliamentary Internship (6 credits)
- Modern Irish Literature: 1890 to Present (3 credits)
- History of Modern Ireland: 1870 to Present (3 credits)
- Irish Society and Politics (3 credits)
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
If you are participating in the Dublin Parliamentary Internship program, you are given the freedom to experience and explore Dublin while residing in Arcadia-provided flats just south of the Dublin city center, concentrated in the Dublin 2, Dublin 4, and Dublin 6 areas. Conveniently located between the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) and city center, you will generally walk to your classes and internship, about 25 – 40 minutes, but you can also take advantage of public bus routes.
The flats are self-catered so you will be preparing your own meals and shopping at a nearby grocery store. Each flat is equipped with a clothes washer, television, and telephone to be used with a calling card. None of the apartments have clothes dryers. As energy costs are so high in Ireland, most people dry their clothes on a clothes horse (rack). These are provided in each of the apartments. Wireless internet access is also provided. Arcadia apartments are available only to students studying abroad with Arcadia in Dublin. Please also see the general Ireland accommodation information.
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to Arcadia. For the Arcadia application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- Arcadia may offer additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for Arcadia Partner Scholarships for more information.
- UK Students participating on this program are eligible for an additional Celtic Blue scholarship of up to $1000, which will be deducted from the program fee. Applying to the program doubles as the Celtic Blue scholarship application.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the Irish Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2015||04/20/2015 **||Rolling Admission||09/02/2015||12/13/2015|
|NOTE: Term dates are approximate.|
|Spring||2016||10/15/2015 **||Rolling Admission||01/02/2016||04/11/2016|
|NOTE: Term dates are approximate.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.