Study Abroad Program

The Cliffs of Mohr in Ireland

Study Filmmaking and Cinema Studies in Dublin, Ireland 

This summer study abroad program is designed for students who want to immerse themselves in cinema studies in Ireland. Students in this 5-week program will get to work both critically and creatively, taking a course on contemporary Irish cinema plus one on digital filmmaking or screenwriting.


Students will attend their courses at the Irish National Film School in Dún Laoghaire, a beautiful coastal town on the outskirts of Dublin, and live with local families in home-stays. Weekly excursions will allow students to learn on location about the country’s rich film history and explore the sites where important historical events, and films about those events, took place. Students will also travel together for a long weekend to attend the annual Film Fleadh, Ireland’s largest Film Festival held in Galway.

Ireland Study Abroad Students


The program typically includes two classes:  Ireland Onscreen plus a choice of Digital Filmmaking or Screenwriting. All majors are welcome, and no course prerequisites are required.

The two, 4-credit courses help satisfy Core C and Production A/B Requirements for UO Cinema Studies majors.


Ireland Onscreen: Study filmmaking in Irish history, Irish filmmakers, and the cinematic reflections of the key elements of Ireland's cultural history.

Digital Dublin:  An intensive hands-on digital filmmaking course held in and around Dún Laoghaire.

Ireland Screenwriting:  Students will work with a professional Irish screenwriter to adapt an Irish short story into a short film screenplay.

Dublin Ireland

Scholarships Available!

More than $10,000 in scholarship funds are available for students accepted to this program, and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship provides up to $5,000 for undergraduates to pursue study abroad and/or international internships.

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Dublin Scholarship:  More than $10,000 in scholarship funds are available for students accepted to this program. If interested, please refer to the "Dublin Scholarship Essay" in the program application or contact your study abroad advisor.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: Are you planning to study abroad in the next year and have the Pell Grant as part of your FAFSA financial aid?  If so, you should definitely apply to the Gilman Scholarship. It is available exclusively to Pell Grant recipients, and the amount can be up to $5,000. GEO Scholarship Advisors are available to discuss the Gilman Scholarship and are happy to review essay drafts and offer feedback for revisions! If you would like to make an appointment, call the Division of Global Engagement at 541-346-3207, or reach out via email to a GEO Scholarship Advisor:  Luis Ruiz,; Hayley Shapiro,; Meg Montgomery,; or Ben Callaway,

Questions about the Study Abroad Program?

For more information about Cinema Studies in Dublin, Ireland, please email Associate Professor Michael Aronson at Additional information will also be available at UO Global Education Office website and the GEO Cinema Studies in Dublin website