The Dublin Foreign Study Program is centered at Trinity College Dublin, one of the oldest and liveliest universities in Europe. Educational home to many of Ireland's best known writers, including George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Oscar Wilde, the English Department, with its international faculty, attracts a wide array of students from both Ireland and the European Union. Educational home to many of Ireland's best know writers, TCD is located in the heart of downtown Dublin, within easy walking distance of the theatres and bookstores, the pubs and the music that make the city so culturally rich and exciting. Like Glasgow, Dublin is a young person's town.
Students enrolled in the program take three courses in the English Department, one of them a course on Irish literature. They also undertake an independent study on some aspect of Irish literature and/or culture. The beginning of the program coincides with both the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Dublin Fringe Festival; students will attend several of the plays, including at least one at the Abbey Theatre, preceded by a lecture on the contemporary theatre scene. A trip to Sligo, the area in the west of Ireland that was home to W.B. Yeats and the setting for many of his most famous poems; historical and literary walking tours of the city immortalized by James Joyce in A Portrait of the Artist and a Young Man and Ulysses; and opportunities to hear both traditional and contemporary Irish music are all part of the program. A trip to Northern Ireland for the Belfast Theatre and Film festival is a possibility as well.
Students will live in accommodations arranged by the FSP director.
Professor Peter Travis is the director of the fall 2011 Dublin FSP.
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