Study Abroad Program 2022

The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Study Filmmaking & Cinema Studies in Dublin, Ireland 

Summer 2022:  June 26 to July 29 
Open to all majors!

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.

"If you are looking to get hands-on experience and make close friends, this is the program for you. There is a balance between studies and free time to explore Dublin and Dún Laoghaire, to sightsee, and to experience the Irish culture."  
–Katie, Cinema Studies Major, 2021 Program Attendee 

Questions? Attend the Info Session!
Thurs., Feb. 10 • 4 to 5 pm (PT) • Zoom (link below)

Apply Here

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.

Application Deadlines: 
Priority:  February, 15 2022​​​​​​ | Final:  March 15, 2022

Student outside filming the ocean in Ireland


The program includes two classes:  

  • Ireland Onscreen: Study filmmaking in Irish history, Irish filmmakers, and the cinematic reflections of the key elements of Ireland's cultural history.
  • Digital Filmmaking:  An intensive hands-on digital filmmaking course held in and around Dún Laoghaire.

The two, 4-credit courses help satisfy Core C and Production A/B Requirements for UO Cinema Studies majors. 
All majors are welcome, and no course prerequisites are required.

Photo of a bridge and buildings in 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:

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 (

From Around the O: UO named a top producer of Gilman Scholarship recipients

GEO Scholarship:

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 front of arch in Ireland

Info Session

Join Cinema Studies Associate Professor Michael Aronson and GEO Program Coordinator Alyssa Cervenka at the info session to learn more about the summer 2022 Ireland Study Abroad Program.

Thursday, Feb. 10 • 4 to 5 pm (PT) • Zoom (link below)

Topic: Dublin Info Session 2022
Time: Feb 10, 2022 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 968 2861 0835

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 any program cancelations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find all cancelation policies included in the program budget document on each program webpage. Review the complete refund information on the GEO website.

Note: Please wait to purchase airline tickets or incur other personal travel-related costs (e.g., entry/student visa) until you have been told in writing by GEO to do so.