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Dublin City University Study Abroad and Degree Abroad Programmes

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Life changing semester

DCU was an incredible study abroad experience. It is the perfect site for those interested in seeing Ireland, as most travel comes in and out of Dublin, so you're able to get anywhere pretty easily. I loved getting to see the sights in the city as well, walking around downtown with friends was always a good time! Living in Ireland was a blast. DCU did a wonderful job of giving opportunities for connections, with tons of Clubs and Societies available. I met some my absolute best friends playing Ultimate with the DCU team, and through that got to travel around Ireland to a variety of tournaments. Another incredible thing about this program is how close you live to the airport, just a 15 minute bus ride! And with RyanAir, there are cheap flights to anywhere you would want to go in Europe. Overall, this program is the perfect placement for those wanting an incredible study abroad semester!

  • Dublin City University responded to this review January 26, 2018 at 5:23 AM

    Thanks so much for the 10/10 and so glad you had a wonderful time here at DCU. It's great that you got so involved in Clubs and Socs and applaud you for that. We wish you all the very best with your future studies and hope we might see you again some time at DCU.

    Best wishes
    Caroline

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    9

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

The MAIS program at DCU offers a broad, interdisciplinary study of all things intercultural. Many of the core courses are theory based. You have a choice of electives in departments ranging from Film Studies and Literature to Politics and Linguistics. At times, because of the nature of this interdisciplinary field, the course requirements feel scattered and not the most cohesive. The final semester is spent honing in on your research topic and brainstorming with your thesis advisor, before research and writing during the summer semester. Overall, this course is a great choice if your primary objective for grad school is academics based, but probably not the best choice if you are looking for practical work experience in the intercultural field. Perhaps an internship component of this program would solve that problem...