UofSC Study Abroad in Dublin


The University of South Carolina – ASA Dublin program is a unique opportunity for UofSC students to earn credits while studying at Griffith College Dublin, at a significantly discounted price!  Programs are available during Fall and Spring semesters.  Soon you will find yourself integrated into life at Griffith College Dublin, one of the premier private colleges in Ireland. Courses are taken not only with Irish students, but also with students from all over the world, giving your studies a truly global perspective. Located only a 10-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Green, Griffith College Dublin is in an ideal location for students wishing to live and study in the heart of Dublin.


What’s Included: Academic credits, tuition, housing in a shared apartment on campus, airport pick-up, medical insurance, on-site support, pre-departure guide, on-site orientation, 2-day excursions, 1 overnight excursion, and more.

Price: The program price is $11,395 per semester. This is a $2,400 discount off the regular ASA price – just for University of South Carolina students!  (Does not include airfare, meals, books and materials for classes, student visa, or spending money.) This price includes 2-day excursions and 1 overnight excursion with the ASA Dublin group.

Financial Aid: All financial aid, scholarships, and grants issued by UofSC can be used for this program.  If you need a “Costs of Attendance” budget for your financial aid office, please email chelsea (at) academicstudies.com.

Course Offerings: Choose from a wide variety of courses in subject areas such as: Business, Marketing, Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, Economics, Journalism/Communications, Computer Science, Hospitality Management, and Irish History & Culture. Click here for Course Offerings.


Please note:  Classes in additional subject areas are available, such as Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Creative Writing, and Hospitality.  Not all classes available all terms. For the most up-to-date course availability, please click here


Griffith College CourseUniversity of South Carolina Course
Advanced Photography JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Business Journalism Professional Practice
Digital Photography JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Layout & Graphic Design JOUR 364: Graphics for Visual Communication
Media Marketing JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Politics of the Image JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Publishing JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Sociology of the Media JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Ways of Seeing JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Writing & Public Presentation Skills JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective


Griffith College Course University of South Carolina Course
History of the Media JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Media Law & Ethics JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Media Research & Cultural Studies JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Media Studies JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Principles of Public Relations JOUR 201: Principles of PR
Research Methods JOUR 332: Mass Communication Research
Video Production JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective


Griffith College Course University of South Carolina Course
Conflict Reporting JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Irish History & Culture JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Introduction to Photography JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective
Sports Journalism JOUR 3xx: Journalism Elective


There can be few better cities than Dublin, the capital of Ireland, in which to enjoy your time as a student. Dublin began life as a Viking settlement founded more than 1,000 years ago on the banks of the river Liffey. It became an administrative capital after the Norman conquest of Ireland in the 12th Century.

Dublin today has a population of 1.5 million, with all the amenities of a big city, yet still retains a small town atmosphere. It is friendly and safe and is a city of culture with a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas, shops, restaurants and cafes, nightclubs, zoological gardens and much more. Most of these amenities are within easy walking distance of the college and visitors are never at a loss for entertainment.

Dublin is also a university town with a proud tradition of learning and scholarship. Student life adds to the city’s legendary ambiance and the city attracts young people from all over the world who come to sample its unique atmosphere. As a student at Griffith College Dublin all this excitement is literally on your doorstep.


Established in 1974, Griffith College Dublin is one of the top private universities in Ireland and enrolls about 5,000 students. Its seven-acre campus is located within walking distance of St. Stephen’s Green and the heart of Dublin. Griffith College offers small class sizes, lecturers known for their approachability, and classmates from Ireland and 56 other countries.

A great way to make new friends is to join the Students’ Union and take part in student clubs and societies, such as paintball, film society, soccer, cricket, or rugby. The Students’ Union also organizes weekly activities on campus, such as discos and trivia nights, as well as the Griffith Ball in the Spring. The crown jewel of the school year, the Griffith Ball is an extravagant formal occasion with dinner, live music, and dancing. It is never missed by our students attending the Spring semester!

ASA students attending Griffith College will live on campus in the Griffith Halls of Residence. The Griffith Halls of Residence consists of cluster flats, each with 2 double bedrooms, a shared kitchen, and Internet access. Meals are not included. Students from all over the world live in the residence hall, making for a diverse and international atmosphere!


Education in Ireland is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the quality of Irish education. One of their newest initiatives is the Student Ambassador Program, recognized by the government of Ireland. ASA is proud to report that 3 ASA Griffith College students have been selected for this prestigious position! Student Ambassadors publish blogs, videos, and articles about their experiences in Ireland and receive high-level training in online communications. In addition to being an excellent résumé builder, being an ambassador has some pretty big perks. For example, past ambassadors were flown back to Ireland in the Spring as part of their ambassadorship, and the high point for two of our students was getting to meet the President of Ireland! Maybe you could be next!


Students will live in the Griffith Halls of Residence, which consist of cluster flats, each with 2 double bedrooms, shared kitchen, and Internet access. Meals are not included. Students from all over the world live in the residence hall, making for a diverse and international atmosphere!  The residence hall also has dedicated study areas and 24-hour security.

The 2-bedroom apartments are comfortable and fully furnished. Each bedroom is equipped with 2 single beds, 2 bedside lockers, 2 wardrobes, 2 desks, and 2 chairs. The bedrooms are also fully carpeted. Each apartment has 2 bathrooms as well. Your kitchen will be fully stocked with pots and pans, dishes, utensils, cutlery, glassware, and cleaning supplies (i.e. broom, vacuum cleaner, iron, etc.). The living area has a couch, coffee table, and TV. As specified by Irish law, each apartment is responsible for purchasing a TV license (approx. 150 euro split amongst the suitemates). Each apartment has a floor area of about 60 square meters, is tastefully decorated, and has controllable heating.


Recently refurbished, the College library carries an extensive range of books directly related to Griffith’s course programs. Computerized library facilities include databases for researching your assignments, a web-enabled library system that lets you check your account online, as well as the Griffith student intranet with exam papers and lots of other valuable course material, all available online.


The restaurant plays an important role in encouraging students to meet and socialize with new friends within the College. At night the mood changes, with a host of activities coordinated by the Students’ Union including discos, bands and table quizzes.


There are no fewer than 300 fully networked workstations at Griffith College, offering the most up to date software for student use, located in 8 computer laboratories on campus. Printing and photocopying facilities are available to students (using a swipe card system) in the 40 seat open lab, the library, or the custom built copying room.