Ireland: Social-Environmental Stewardship for Sustainability

Location: Ireland: Dublin

Term: Throughout the year, Academic Year, Summer, Spring, Fall

Program Duration: Summer, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Dates: Year Round

IPSL

http://www.ipsl.org/

4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd, #200 Portland, OR 97214 United States

Call Us

Phone: (503) 395-4775

Fax: (503) 954-1881

Description

Explore what it means to assume the responsibilities of global citizenship from the lived experience of a specific place.

In addition to learning the practical skills of community organizing and social activism (COSA), take courses that include:
• English, Media, and Critical Theory
• New Media Studies
• Arts Management

Fulfill your service-learning obligation (approximately 15 hours per week) in areas including:
• Work with At-Risk Youth
• Early Childhood Education
• Alzheimer's care centers
• Agencies working with people with mental and physical disabilities
• Agencies providing services for the elderly and other marginalized groups
• Refugee and Immigrant Relief and Assistance

Students stay with an Irish family who provides most meals. All IPSL host families are carefully selected and experienced with hosting students. Homestays offer the opportunity to make life-long friends and to experience the culture from the “inside”.

IPSL welcomes applicants from all nations and backgrounds who have a high school diploma or equivalent credential. The minimum age is 18. Gap Year students, college students, and graduates are welcome to apply. Language requirements for selected programs.

Highlights

1. Get a wide variety of classes to choose from at Dublin City University.

2. Experience an in-depth immersion through your study, volunteer service placement and home stay experience.

3. Complete seven weeks of summer program, and earn 6 course credits.

4. Earn up to 18 course credits.

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Qualifications

IPSL welcomes applicants from all nations and backgrounds who have a high school diploma or equivalent credential (TOEFL equivalent 550). Minimum age is 18. Gap Year students, college students and graduates are welcome to apply. Language requirements for selected programs.

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

All tuition and fees; orientation; homestay OR student housing with some meals; service placement and supervision; health insurance; academic excursions; administrative fees; airport pick-up upon arrival may be proded by DCU and pre-departure materials.

Credit Available

yes

Salary/Pay
no
Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Youth
  • Social Work
  • Senior Citizens
  • Refugee Relief
  • Environment
  • Special Needs
  • Conservation
  • Childcare & Children
Typical Volunteer
IPSL participants are typically U.S. undergraduate students who want to study and volunteer abroad. They generally take 3-4 academic courses (12-15 credits) and do community service (15-20 hours per week). Participants want an integrated experience where learning and service work together.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Ireland

Independently

Application Process Involves
  • Essay
  • Transcript
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
1 week
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
IPSL's Mission Statement

IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity

Year Founded

1982

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