Quick Info

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Business, Marketing, Communication, History, Urban Studies
  • : May 29, 2017 - June 26, 2017
  • : In-State: $5,799; Out-of-State: $5,999
  • : Friday January 20, 2017
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


Need to fulfill a general education requirement?  We've got courses for that!  Take a look below:

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences:

2nd Lit - Arts - Creative Expression:  ENGLIT 1738

This program satisfies the 3 foreign culture requirements.


Courses taught by Dr. Paul Adams, Pitt Greensburg

Ex-republicans and loyalists:  "you've been in Belfast for 2 weeks. Do you understand the conflict any better now?" Pitt students:  "no. We are more confused now than when we arrived." Ex-prisoners:  "good!  You've learned something." Contradictory? Confusing?  Confusing? All of the above? If you say, "all of the above" then you will find this class "intriguing." You will move beyond the "inherited histories" concerning the conflict in Ireland and investigate the roots of the Irish conflict. By the end, you will come to realize that history is rarely black and white and that there are many "truths" and shades of grey.

Courses taught by our partner in Ireland:

The task of international marketing is complex enough when the company operates in a single foreign national market. It is much more complex when the company starts operations in several countries. Globalization is the growing interdependence of national economies involving primarily customers, producers, suppliers and governments in different markets. Therefore, global marketing reflects the trend of firms selling and distributing products and services in many countries around the world and it is associated with governments reducing trade and investment barriers, firms manufacturing in multiple countries and foreign firms increasingly competing in domestic markets. Marketing programs must in these situations, adapt to the needs and preferences of customers that have different levels of purchasing power as well as different climates, languages and cultures.

There are many globally recognized and perceived images or stereotypes of Ireland and Irish culture, ranging from a mystical green rural landscape to strong traditions in music, dance, sport, folklore and literature. These images are believed to have given rise to an attendant Irish way of life that is characterized as religious, relaxed, fun loving and welcoming, as well as the crafty peasant and drunken Irishman. In order to explore the origins and significance of such popular images, this course will deconstruct the artistic and political 'creation' of these national stereotypes and how they affect, and are challenged by, contemporary Irish culture and identity, particularly in the wake of recent immigration.

The value that storytelling has played and continues to play in Irish life cannot be underestimated. Perhaps more than any other English speaking nation, the Irish have an affinity with and aptitude for narrative that places story at the core of their collective consciousness. Ireland has long been a country of stories, from mythical tales of ancient warrior tribes and their epic quests and battles to contemporary narratives of ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances. The rugged physical landscape and meandering city streets have inspired beautiful, beguiling poetry, while the nation's complex and chequered sociopolitical history has evoked an artistic response from writers whose scope is second only to their mastery of craft. That said, many of Ireland's most well known and accomplished writers have produced their best work while in self-imposed exile. This peculiar dichotomy is one of the reasons why a close engagement with Irish literature perpetuates one of the fundamental characteristics of true art: more questions are asked than answered. Onsite lectures along with exhibitions and museum study excursions will make cultural Dublin a fundamental resource for learning.

 With the rise of global mobility and communication, encountering people from a variety of cultures, and the need for effective communication, is commonplace. This course explores the interaction between culture and communication and introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to attain global competence. In addition, this course introduces the construct of global competence; creates the opportunity to analyze and evaluate how our own cultural identity influences communication with others; engages interaction with the host culture; and prepares the students with knowledge and skills to be effective and ethical intercultural communicators. This class will include lectures, class discussions, simulations, interactive examples, case studies, media presentations cultural encounters, and field experiences..

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Paul Adams earned his PhD from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and specializes in comparative politics and international relations, specifically the study of the politics of Europe, the European Union, corporatism and state-society relations, as well as American foreign policy and international organizations. He is an Affiliated Faculty member of the Center for European Studies, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, at the University of Pittsburgh (Oakland Campus). Dr. Adams is the Chair of the Behavioral Science Division and faculty advisor to the Pitt-Greensburg Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. He is also a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honor Society. He has authored or co-authored chapters or entries in texts such as New Directions in Comparative Politics (2002) , Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America Revisited (2004), The International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Second Edition (2007),Globalization: Universal Trends, Regional Implications (2008), The Research Handbook of Voluntary and Nonprofit Associations (2016) and co-edited the text Western Europe and the United States: Foundations of Comparative Politics (2005). He has also published articles and book reviews in EUSA Review and Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs. Dr. Adams came to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2006 after a visiting position at the University of Richmond. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013.


You will be placed in shared apartments close to the city center in Dublin.  The commute time from your housing to the Dublin Global Campus varies.  However, it typically does not exceed 30 minutes.  You will be housed in apartments close to grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters and the local music scene.  You will live in three or four bed apartments in single rooms.  Each apartment has a kitchen and shared bathroom.

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2017

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$5,799 $5,999
Arrive in Dublin Depart Dublin
May 29, 2017 June 26, 2017

Keep in mind that dates may change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.


Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your Dublin program fee, the follow are included in the program:

  • Tuition for six credits
  • Housing in shared apartments
  • Academic site visits
  • Cultural activities
  • Group airport transfers
  • Excursion to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Excursion to Glendalough

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Pitt study abroad administrative fee $300
  • Roundtrip international airfare (~$1200)
  • Refundable security deposit ($300)
  • Meals and personal expenses (~$500 - $1200)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

  • The HIST course involves coursework prior to departure in order to prepare students for the program
  • A day trip to Belfast to examine the history of the conflict between Ireland and Northern Ireland is included

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.

Walk-In Advising Hours:
MWF 2-4 PM