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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Apartment
Areas of study: Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Child Development, Classics, Computer Science, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, French, Gender and Women's Studies, Geology, German, Greek, Hebrew, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Irish/Gaelic, Italian, Jewish Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Neuroscience, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Policy, Sociology, Theatre, Urban Studies, Zoology Class standing: 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Direct enrollment GPA: 3.1
GPA for Political Science: 3.3 GPA for Economics and Philosophy: 3.5
Program Description:




Study Abroad in IRELAND
Trinity College Dublin



About the Program
Trinity College Dublin encapsulates all that is best about Ireland today. You can spend an afternoon exploring the Old Library, which houses the famous Book of Kells, or attend a DIY periscope workshop the Science Gallery, Dublin. Between challenging academics, active clubs and societies, the vibrant life of the city, and the accessibility of Europe, studying at TCD ensures that you'll have an once-in-a-lifetime semester abroad!

About Dublin
Dublin, located near the coast of the Irish Sea,  has a vibrant cultural scene with music of all kinds, theater, art and literary activities. 

Program Benefits
  • Live and learn in the heart of Dublin on a campus set on 47 acres near museums, libraries, theatres, cinemas, shops and restaurants
  • Oldest university in Ireland with renowned academics
  • Trinity offers up to $2,000 in travel grants for visiting students with high financial need
  • Many small classes and high faculty-to-student ratio

IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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6201 Corporate Drive, Suite 200 
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Academic Program
The program begins with an orientation in Dublin. Trinity College Dublin assigns credits based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), where courses weigh 5 ECTS or 10 ECTS. A full semester course load at Trinity College is typically 30 ECTS (15 U.S. semester credits; 3.75 Pomona credits).
Trinity College accepts students by department. Students may select one to three departments and indicate which courses they wish to take. 
Students must select departments in which they have completed coursework at Pomona. 
The English and Political Science departments may have limited spaces, and students must be declared majors in these subjects to enroll in these courses at TCD. 

Chemistry courses are only available to spring and academic year students, and are not available for fall semester students.
Computer Science and Engineering courses are only available to spring semester or academic year students, due to the examination schedule.

Additional course and subject restrictions are listed in the IFSA brochure for the program.
Students are required to take at least one, preferably two, upper-level (Sophister) courses. Students should bear in mind that most Sophister-level courses have prerequisites and admission to particular courses is contingent on approval by the relevant Trinity College department, based on the applicant’s background and experience.
During the fall program, Pomona students are required to enroll in the Trinity Early Start Program. This three-week interdisciplinary course focuses on Irish Studies and earns 5 ECTS (0.625 Pomona credits). Students enroll in three to five Trinity College courses to earn the remaining 25 ECTS (3.125 Pomona credits). 

Students are required to take at least one course with significant Irish content. (The Early Start program counts towards this requirement for the fall semester).

Living Arrangements
Students live off campus in student apartments with a mix of double and single bedrooms plus shared living space and kitchen. Housing is off campus, about a 15-minute walk away. Apartments accommodate six to eight students. Each student has a single bedroom with an attached, private bathroom. All housing in Dublin is self-catered, with shared kitchens for students to prepare meals, and Pomona will provide a meal allowanceStudents can also purchase meals on campus. Pomona College will cover the standard housing fees, and students who opt for housing with supplemental fees will be billed directly by IFSA for any supplemental housing fees. 

Number of Students
IFSA enrolls approximately 20 students, selected from a national pool. University enrollment is approximately 20,000 students. 

Host Institution
Trinity College Dublin

Faculty Liaison
Kevin Dettmar

Travel Advisories
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/08/2024 10/04/2024 01/10/2025 05/01/2025