IPSL: Ireland - Identity, Emigration, Religion and Film Making for Social Justice

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Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.Start online NOW...Travel later (save money)!PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE UNTIL IRELAND OPENS IT'S BORDERS TO TRAVELERS ... read more

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I learned how to work hard and adjust to a new country - El Camino College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IPSL: Dublin - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Ireland
I learned about another culture that was very different than my own. I also learned a lot about myself and how I really don't know what I want to do with my life yet, but there is a whole world out there with opportunities. - Emory & Henry College View Entire Review
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One thing I really learned was how to handle stressful situations. I'm overall a pretty daring person, but there were times where i was well out of my comfort zone. I learned not to panic, to keep my head on, and handle what needs to be handled. - College of Mount Saint Vincent View Entire Review
I learned to learn about a community before putting my own ideas into it. It was definitely worthwhile! - Emory & Henry College View Entire Review


Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.

Start online NOW...Travel later (save money)!
Contact IPSL for more details. 

The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service and engaged research for close 40+ years. IPSL programs combine credit-bearing coursework, ethical volunteer service and advocacy research opportunities abroad to provide a meaningful and impactful study abroad experience. Like IPSL, NUNM has been focused on educating, serving and supporting the development of healthy communities for many decades!

IPSL’s Ireland program offers students the opportunity to explore what it means to assume the responsibilities of global citizenship. Living with a host family in Dublin, working for community-based groups and agencies, and with easy access to the rest of the country and to Northern Ireland, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich and varied cultural heritage and begin to understand, firsthand, the current issues of both native Irish as well as immigrants to Ireland's shores.

Courses include:
*Introduction to COSA (COSA: Community Organizing and Social Activism)
*COSA in Ireland
*Exploring Irish Literature from the Birth of Ireland to Contemporary Times (elective)
*Irish History: The Making of Modern Ireland (elective)
*Film Making and Digital Production for Social Justice (elective-Summer only)

Volunteer opportunities may include:
*At-risk youth; agencies supporting the homeless
*Agencies/schools working with people with mental and physical disabilities
*Organizations working with drug and alcohol addicted populations
*Agencies providing services for the elderly, and other marginalized groups
*Refugee and immigrant relief and assistance
*Conservation and working on the world's environmental challenges

Students live with a local Irish family (partial board). An integral part of the program, the homestay, offers the opportunity to make life-long friends, gain higher proficiency in the language, and experience the culture from "the inside." All IPSL host families are carefully selected and experienced with hosting students.

Excursions may include: 
*Dublin city bus tour (orientation)
*Book of Kells
*Glasnevin Cemetary
*GAA – Gaelic Athletic Association
*Weekend trip to the western or southern coast
*Day trip to Wicklow County
*Day trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland to visit Peace and Reconciliation centers 

IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity. 

IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). They invest over 83% of our revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • European Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Celtic Languages, Literature
  • Literature
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Social Sciences
  • Demography, Population Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Business Administration and Management
  • History
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IPSL Scholarships

IPSL's goal is to help all students go abroad. Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) and Americorps Education awards are accepted to go towards all programs. IPSL also offers Americorps, Peace Corps or military Alums a $5500 scholarship to be used on one of their Graduate/Masters programs.


Please call IPSL for details

Please call IPSL for details