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Cinema Studies

Program Overview

In this summer program, you will be immersed in cinema studies in Ireland. You will get to work both critically and creatively, taking courses on contemporary Irish cinema and digital filmmaking, as well as attending Ireland’s largest film festival held every year in Galway, the Film Fleadh. Weekly excursions and local outings in and around Dublin and the Irish countryside allow you to learn on location about the country’s rich film history and explore the sites where important historical events, and films about those events, took place.

You will attend courses in Dún Laoghaire, a community on the outskirts of Dublin, and live with Irish families in homestays. The program fee includes excursions, the film festival, many other group cultural and social activities, full on-site support, and a program orientation.

You will enroll in both the critical studies and production courses. The “Irish Cinema” course will be taught by University of Oregon faculty member Dr. Andre Sirois. The Digital Dublin: Filmmaking in Ireland course will be taught by an experienced Irish filmmaker and instructor from IADT.

The courses will consist of weekday class meetings (Monday-Thursday), screenings, guest lectures, field activities including location shooting, excursions to relevant film and historical sites, and a long weekend group trip to the Galway Film Fleadh (Festival).
Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Dr. Andre Sirois of University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department will lead the 2016 program, accompanied by a second lecturer and staff based in Dublin.  Dr. Sirois has taught at the University of Oregon since 2011 and has a particular expertise in multimedia including video production and music culture.  The bulk of his research looks at the nature of technical and cultural innovation in general, and he is interested in how creativity is the byproduct of a network of people, products, brands, etc.  Dr. Sirois brings from his personal experience, a belief in the educational value of international and intercultural study.
You will be placed (usually with another student or more) as a “paying guest” with a family in Dún Laoghaire or surrounding Dublin County, and commute to IADT each day by local transportation. Breakfasts and dinners are offered by the family, but lunches are usually not provided. Dún Laoghaire offers a variety of nice cafés, pubs and eateries.

Host families are very carefully screened and provide good, affordable accommodation offering you the opportunity to develop your independence and social skills by participating in family, community, cultural and recreational activities. Many cherish the homestay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of the Dublin program experience and remain lifelong friends with their host family.

Academic and internship Program

Combine Work & Study

Students can choose a 3 credit course between Screening Ireland and Transatlantic Currents, for a total of 5 weeks, and intern with an Irish Organization for a total of 150 hours throughout the duration of the program.

Placement with Irish based organization based on the academic area of study, options include but are not limited to:
Journalism and media
Film, radio or broadcasting
Communications
Legal studies
Event management and planning
Accounting and finance
Business management
Early Childhood

1. Combine relevant courses with on-site learning opportunities, which include weekend excursions and cultural activities.

2. Visit some of Ireland’s iconic sights, including Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and Kilmainham Gaol.

3. Stay with a host family, which is chosen based on the student’s interests or preferences.

4. Widen theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills to prepare for field work.

5. Gain practical and professional experience in an Irish organization.

6. Immerse in the culture and lifestyle of Ireland.

Term

Summer

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Subject Areas

Accounting, African Studies, American Studies, Animal Science, Art History, Arts, Business, Communications, Conflict Studies, Economics, Education, European Studies, Film, Filmmaking, Geography, Government, History, Humanities, International Business, International Policy & Diplomacy, International Relations, Law, Liberal Arts, Literature, Political Science & Politics, Psychology

Tuition
Accommodation with an Irish host family
Breakfasts and dinners
Internship Placement
Local Transportation Pass
Airport transfer on day of arrival
Excursions and course related activities
Overnight Excursion
24-hour ground support

Experience Required

No

This Programme is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays / Host Family

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-3 weeks

Summer Abroad Ireland

AOI with our American partner offer students the opportunity to study in Dublin, Ireland, in the summer. All classes are held at the IBAT campus, a new high-tech facility in Dublin’s famous Temple Bar district in the heart of the city. Each course combines classroom learning with visits to relevant sites and locations in the city centre.

Students choose two of the following three credit hour courses: Screening Ireland: Irish Film into the 21st Century, Transatlantic Currents: Ireland and America in the Modern Era, Myth, Legend, and Folklore: Exploring Early Irish Literature, and Applied Research in Irish History.

Students are matched to Irish families who will welcome them into their homes in Dublin. Staying with a specially selected Irish family allows students to have their independence while being in a supportive environment. Breakfast and dinner will be provided.

1. Combine relevant courses with on-site learning opportunities, which include weekend excursions and cultural activities.

2. Visit some of Ireland’s iconic sights, including Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and Kilmainham Gaol.

3. Stay with a host family, which is chosen based on the student’s interests or preferences.

4. Widen theoretical knowledge and gain practical skills to prepare for field work.

5. Gain practical and professional experience in an Irish organization.

6. Immerse in the culture and lifestyle of Ireland.

Term: Summer

Dates: June – July

Degree Level: Undergraduate

Subject Areas

  • Film
  • History
  • Independent Study
  • Literature

Experience Required: No

This Programme is open to

American & Worldwide Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-3 weeks

Student Teaching Program

AOI provides opportunities for students to live and complete their required teaching experience in Dublin, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. During this semester program, students spend between 2 – 8 weeks in an Irish school in South County Dublin. The placement will be in a primary, secondary or early childhood school, with a certain grade level and subject area (as requested).

Each intern is carefully matched to a classroom and cooperating teacher, and will receive weekly supervision from a qualified education specialist. They will live with Irish host families and take public transportation to and from their assigned school, giving them the opportunity to live everyday Dublin life. Our on-site staff provides assistance with their home and school placements, provides 24-hour support, plan excursions and social activities (such as Irish music, dance, and sports), and create a unique study abroad experience for the students.

They begin their student teaching experience on the first Monday. Weekly observations are scheduled with either a visiting faculty member or an AOI appointed education supervisor, and seminar classes are held each Wednesday evening.

1. Complete required teaching experience in Dublin.

2. Receive supervision from a qualified education specialist.

3. Live with an Irish host family to experience full cultural immersion.

4. Participate in social activities and excursions to Dublin and surrounding areas.

5. Receive 24-hour support and assistance from our staff.

6. Enjoy a fun teaching experience abroad.

7. Gain professional experience to prepare for a future career in the field of teaching.

Term: Fall (Autumn), Spring

Dates: October – December/ Spring: January – March

Intern Types: Education

Languages: English

Program Fees Include:

  • Tuition: Completion of student teaching requirement
  • 8 weeks of housing
  • Ground transportation
  • Meals with host family (breakfast and dinner)
  • School placement and supervision
  • Weekly excursions and social activities
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • 24 hour in country support

Experience Required: No

This Programme is open to: Worldwide Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is: 2-3 weeks

Summer Internship Program

AOI offers internship opportunities in Dublin, Ireland, during the summer.

Participants will be placed with an Irish organization based on their academic area of study. Options include but are not limited to Journalism and Media, Film, Radio, or Broadcasting, Communications, Legal Studies, Event Management and Planning, Accounting and Finance, Business Management, and Early Childhood.

Apart from internship placements, participants will be treated to excursions to a variety of places, including Dublin Castle, Kilmanhaim Gaol, and Trinity College.

1. Intern with an Irish organization in the capital city of Dublin.

2.  Option to combine your internship with a three-credit course on Screening Ireland or Transatlantic Currents.

3. Choose to intern in one of a variety of fields, which include Media, Film, Communications, and Business Management.

4. Join excursions to sights in Ireland, including Dublin Castle, the GAA Museum, and Trinity College.

5. Spend the summer living, studying, and interning in Ireland.

Term: Summer

Dates: June – August

Intern Types

Accounting, Architecture, Art & Fine Arts, Art History, Business, Communications, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science & Nutrition, History, Hospitality, Human Resources, Human Rights, Humanities, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Photography, Physics, Political Science & Politics, Public Administration & Government, Real Estate, Religious Work, Sales, Social Sciences, Sports, Sustainable Development, Technology, Theatre, Drama, & Dance,Theology, Tourism, Web Design, Women’s Studies

Languages: English

Experience Required: No

This Program is open to: American and Worldwide Participants.

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

2-3 weeks