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Spring Semester Program in Dublin, Ireland

Students gather at the entrance of an old church.

During a 12-week semester extending from January into April, students take a full program of 15 credits at the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin, Ireland. Students choose five (six with permission) courses from:

  • ECO 335 IR - Current Economic Issues
  • ENG 343 IR - Irish Literature
  • FPA 491 IR - Special Topics: Fine and Performing Arts in Ireland
  • HST 491 IR - Special Topics: Irish History
  • PHL 309 IR - Major Representatives of Modern Philosophy
  • RST 420 IR - Special Topics: Catholicism: Peace & Justice
Two students hold hands overlooking a cliff.

Courses can be taken for core, elective, or major credit.

The Marino Institute of Education (MIE), like Iona itself, was founded by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and is an associated college of Trinity College, Dublin. MIE offers comfortable, modern facilities in an attractive suburban setting only 15 minutes by bus from central Dublin.

Students take Iona courses taught by an Irish faculty that is approved and hired by Iona College.

The six courses, which include a course in Irish history as well as a course in Irish literature, are designed to fulfill both core and major requirements, and visiting students usually find that the courses transfer to their academic programs at their home institutions.

Courses are taught Monday through Thursday, leaving the weekends for individual travel. As an integral part of the program, there are guided field trips on two weekends as well as several one-day trips. Often included is a night at the world famous Abbey Theater.

A student sits by the shoreline taking pictures.

Iona offers the Dublin program at a price which is the same as the cost of one semester of study in New Rochelle, plus room and board. Airfare is an additional cost.

Since the program ends in early April, there is ample time for students to take advantage of the proximity to other European countries and travel throughout these countries on their own.

Stone wall in Ireland, a beautiful green field and lake are in the background.