Study Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

Living Abroad - January Term 2019

AIFS in Dublin Resident Director, January Term Program

AIFS Resident Director

Catriona Ryan

Phone: (+353) 087 354 0488

Hi there! My name is Catriona, and I will be the AIFS Resident Director in Dublin in January 2019. I started working for AIFS this past summer on various Customised Faculty Led Programmes, and am delighted to be working with them again! I’m originally from Dublin but grew up in Hong Kong. I moved back here 5 years ago to finish secondary school, and started at Trinity College last year. I now live in the heart of Dublin and have never felt more at home. I fell back in love with my Irish roots as soon as I moved back here, so I am absolutely delighted to be sharing these experiences in my home town with you! Dublin (and all of Ireland) has so much to offer, and I hope you can fill your time here with experiences that you won’t forget. I am here to help you with anything that you need, so please don’t hesitate to ask!

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Housing and Meals

Housing in two or three bedroom apartments is included. Living with other AIFS students, you will share a double room and have access to communal facilities. The apartments are fully furnished and include a comfortable living area, bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. Linen and towels are provided as are access to a washer dryer and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

A meal allowance is included to subsidize the cost of purchasing lunch on campus Monday to Friday.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Irish culture, various activities will be organized such as:

  • A guided walking tour of Dublin
  • Traditional Irish music night
  • A visit to the Guinness Storehouse to learn about the history of this world famous brand and its importance to Dublin
  • A sporting event or a theater performance