Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

Academics - January Term 2020

Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s oldest and top-ranked university. Trinity’s 47-acre campus is packed with historic buildings, cobblestoned walkways and cutting-edge facilities, creating a tightly-knit community in the center of Dublin. Trinity’s alumni, including Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Jonathan Swift and Ernest Walton, have helped shape the modern world. Offering degrees in dozens of subjects, many ranking in the world’s top 100, Trinity blends four centuries of academic excellence with pioneering research and a vibrant student community in the heart of a European capital city.

Students taking the 'Modern Irish Writing' course will be taught by expert faculty from the prestigious School of English at Trinity College Dublin, supported by advanced research and teaching assistants from the University. The School of English at Trinity is one of the oldest in Britain or Ireland, and in 1867 it founded the first ever Chair in English Literature. Teaching will take place in the Arts Building at Trinity College Dublin, and specialist workshops will be taught in the historic Trinity library, built between 1712 and 1732.

Students on the AIFS program will have access to the college Wi-Fi network and reader tickets for reading and research privileges for the Trinity College libraries.

Academic Overview

Earn 3 credits studying at Trinity College Dublin taking a course in Modern Irish Writing.

Admissions Requirements Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA, who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permittednumbers of unexcused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Credit Hours Credits are equal to U.S. credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. This course will meet for 45 hours of teaching and tutorials, Monday to Friday throughout the program and is recommended for 3 credits.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Trinity College Dublin. On completion of the program an official copy of the transcript will be sent to your home institution.

Transcripts are issued using ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) with 6 ECTS equivalent to approximately 3 US credits. Students should confer with their academic advisor at their home institution in the U.S. to discuss credit conversion and gain course pre approval before they arrive.

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