Study Abroad Program 2021

The Cliffs of Mohr in Ireland

Study Filmmaking & Cinema Studies in Dublin, Ireland 

Summer 2021:  June 27 – July 30, 2021

Taught by Cinema Studies Associate Professor Michael Aronson, 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 and digital filmmaking.

Deadlines Extended!
New Dublin Application Deadline: 4-15-21
New GEO Scholarship Deadline: 4-5-21

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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.

*GEO will refund all program and application fees in full if we cancel your study abroad program or GlobalWorks Internship for any reason at any time. Read more below!


The program includes two classes:  Ireland Onscreen and Digital Filmmaking.  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.

Dublin Ireland

Scholarships Available!

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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Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship:
Deadline to Apply:  March 2021

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 Benjamin A. Gilman International 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, contact the Division of Global Engagement at 541-346-3207 or email Luis Ruiz ( or ) or Alyssa Cervenka (

GEO Scholarship:
Deadline Extended:  4-5-21

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.

Students in Ireland

Info Session

Friday, April 2 • 2:00 pm (PT) • Zoom

Learn more about this program at the info session! Cinema Studies Associate Professor Michael Aronson will be available to discuss the program and answer questions. 

To attend the Zoom Info Session, please submit the RSVP below. After you submit the RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.


 If you have questions about the Cinema Studies in Dublin, Ireland program, please email Cinema Studies Assoc. Prof. Michael Aronson at  Additional information is also available at UO Global Education Office website and the GEO Cinema Studies in Dublin website

For more informATION

Michael Aronson
UO Global Education Office (GEO)

Will I receive a refund if my program is canceLed?

GEO will refund all program and application fees in full if we cancel your study abroad program or GlobalWorks Internship for any reason at any time. This includes all program cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also receive a full refund of fees paid to GEO if you withdraw your application before the final program application deadline. Once the program deadline has passed and GEO has determined it is safe to travel to your program location, cancellation policies may apply. All cancellation policy details will be communicated to program participants in writing at least one week before the policies go into effect.

Please note: Do not purchase airline tickets or incur other personal travel related costs until you have been told in writing by GEO that it is safe to do so. Personal travel expenses may not be reimburseable.