Samford University in Dublin

Application Deadlines

Application Deadline October 1, 2018

Application Deadline is October 1, 2018.

Program Dates

J-Term 2019

Arrive January 3, 2019
Depart January 17, 2019

Program Fee - $6,407.00

  • Apartment accommodations in the heart of Dublin

  • Local Travel Pass

  • Full-day excursion to Cliffs of Moher

  • Dublin city bus tour

  • Backstage tour of the Abbey Theatre

  • Pre-departure and on-site support

  • Student insurance coverage

Cancellation Penalties

Withdrawal Date Cancellation Fees
Cancellation prior to 60 days $300
46 to 60 days prior to departure 25% of the program fee plus $300
22 to 45 days prior to departure 50% of the program fees plus $300
21 days or fewer prior to departure 100% of the program fee

This cancellation penalty policy is necessary because the booking of overseas facilities requires substantial non-refundable payments and commitments from CAPA in advance of the program start date. All notifications of withdrawal must be made in writing and sent to CAPA The Global Education Network. Students requiring CAS numbers for Tier 4 visa applications on the London program to participate in internships or service learning will include a $500 cancellation penalty for withdrawal from the program, or just the internship component between issuing of the CAS and 61 days prior to departure. Standard penalties will go into effect after that point.


Living in student apartments, you will share an apartment with students that you know from home, . This is a great way to make new friends and hear what others are doing around the city. You will be able to explore together. Apartments will be located in Dublin, within the city center.

Some things to remember about staying in apartments:

– Be prepared to cook for yourself! You will be provided with a kitchen, refrigerator, stove and other basic cooking supplies to make meals or lunches in your apartment. Every housing area is within a short walk of a local grocery store, so it is easy to pick up ingredients you may need. This will help you budget your money better by not having to eat out for breakfast lunch and dinner every day.

– You will have roommates! European apartments are much smaller than in the US, so try your best to not over pack. You will most likely live with at least three other students, and share a bedroom with one of them. This means you should expect to respect their space as you would want them to respect yours.

– Be prepared to share a bathroom. Leave extra time in the morning to get ready—your flat mates will probably be trying to get out the door to class or their internship at the same time you are!

– Commuting will be a way of life. You should anticipate that an average commute each way could be 45 minutes to an hour. This is a reflection of life in a global city.

Application Deadline is October 1, 2018.


Students will enroll in SOA 200: Arts in Society.

This course provides students with a working knowledge of the meaning and importance of the arts as a product of the creative imagination in a dynamic interaction with a society. Its purpose is to develop deeper understanding of human expression in the context of global and national development. This course offers School of the Arts students the opportunity to expose students to Arts related content within the context of Ireland with the intention of making broader connections between the influence of the Arts in these locations within the larger European and American societies. Satisfies the general education fine arts requirement for non-School of the Arts majors.



Application Deadline is October 1, 2018.

Programming and Activities

CAPA’s unique My Global Education Program was developed to offer you, the student, a unique opportunity to make decisions about how you will learn about culture according to how you enjoy learning. Compiled by local CAPA education abroad advisers, the calendar offers a menu of different activities, events, volunteer opportunities, lectures, visits, and self-directed tours to help teach you the most about Dublin.

With My Global Education in Dublin, you and your new CAPA friends will be able to:
– Attend the Dublin Fringe Festival
– Tour medieval castles
– Volunteer with children or senior citizens in Dublin
– See the Book of Kells in Trinity College’s Library
– Trip to Belfast at the Titanic Museum
– Tour the old Kilmainham Jail
– And many more!

You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities with varying styles of presentation. This allows you to pick a session that speaks to you and your way of learning.

What will I be able to do with My Global Education?

CAPA presents a My Global Education Calendar to all students and faculty. The events, reflective sessions, and activities listed are designed around significant academic themes such as Diversity, Social Dynamics, Globalization and Urban Environments. Participation in these activities will give you an intelligent, well rounded, and in depth view of Dublin and Ireland.

Some CAPA professors integrate My Global Education activities into their courses and assessment, so that you may have an opportunity to reflect upon, write about and present your experiences. My Global Education is also an excellent way to develop areas of interest that may be extended into an application for the CAPA Record of Achievement.

Application Deadline is October 1, 2018.

Have Questions?

Briana Sicard

CAPA Program Manager or 800-793-0334

Global Engagement Office or 205-726-2741


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