Students will complete an internship/supervised practice experience in an area of student affairs at a Higher Education institution in Dublin, Ireland. These institutions include Dublin Business School, Dublin Institute of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, and University College Dublin. Students will work in specific offices and learn about the culture of the office, the institution, and Higher Education in Ireland. The students will also meet as a group with the EIU instructor to learn about each of the institutions, the Higher Education system in Ireland, and the culture of the area. Specifically, students will meet for class at the various institutions where they will meet with faculty and staff at the institution, tour the facilities, and discuss what they are learning and experiencing through their internship experience.
Activities / Itinerary
Students who have been admitted to the College of Student Affairs graduate program and have competed 12 hours of coursework may apply to participate in a supervised experience/internship and cultural exchange of Ireland. Students will also travel as a group to Belfast and Cork to meet with student affairs staff at institutions in these locations and learn about the area and culture of the communities these institutions are located in.
Make course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 3
CSD 5880: Supervised Practice in Student Affairs
The partnering Ireland organization CSSI will provide housing accommodations to the students. These will be in shared apartments on or near the campuses they are working on. The students may be roommates with others from EIU or may be put in apartments with other international students based on their time at the institution.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leaders will hold one of these orientations, where they will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies)
, as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
To enter a foreign country, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site
for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet
on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **