UMD: A Globally Connected University

UMD-Summer: Ireland: International Perspectives on Drama and Learning (TLPL)

Dublin, Ireland
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SU 19 Ireland
When art forms are integrated into educational spaces, learners develop cognitive and problem solving skills, demonstrate socio-emotional growth, and expand creative capacities. Through daily hands-on intensive workshops led by international experts in the arts and education, you will discover high quality methods to become a skilled facilitator and leader in the field. Coursework includes theory, practice, and access to hundreds of resources to promote your educational and professional growth.  Highlights include collaborations with educators and artists from around the globe, daily entree to international experts in the field, and immersion in Irish culture at one of the leading universities in the world.  

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

This program is open to UMD and non-UMD seniors, graduate students, visiting graduate students, educators, and teaching artists.

An interview is required as part of the application process.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following courses for a total of five (5) UMD credits:

  • TLPL688F: International Perspectives on Drama and Learning in Dublin (2 credits)
  • TLPL688L: International Perspectives on Drama and Learning in Dublin (3 credits)

The courses you complete during this program will count as resident credit.

There will be two online sessions in June before leaving for Ireland. During these meetings we will review the readings and get oriented for the trip.

One online session will be held in August after returning to the US. During this session you will share your project.

Modern suite in the city centre that includes private room and bath with a shared living room and kitchen. Ten minute walk to campus.

Costs listed are for summer 2019.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $43
Tuition $3,154
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $728
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $300
Passport $145
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $300
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) $180

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Linda Krakaur, Faculty Program Director, is an expert on inquiry-based arts integration and facilitates professional development for schools, arts organizations, and educational agencies. She earned a Master's in Drama in Education from Trinity College and a doctorate in teacher education from the University of Maryland. Dr. Krakaur has extensive experience abroad including facilitating workshops at the International Drama in Education Association conferences in Hong Kong and France. Linda is invested in developing collaborative relationships between educators and artists around the world in order to better meet the needs of 21st century learners.

Dr. Carmel O'Sullivan is a noted scholar, researcher, and practitioner in the field of drama in education. She is the director of the Summer School for Drama in Education and founded the Trinity College Arts Education Research Group and the Association for Drama in Education in Ireland. Dr. O'Sullivan's ten-year project with students with Asperger's is  groundbreaking work that is shifting how the needs of learners with atypical development are prepared for education and occupation. 

Here is a direct link to the Trinity College Drama in Education website.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Daily intensive hands-on workshops
  • Full immersion in Irish educational contexts and national culture
  • Best practices focused on arts-based teaching and learning 
  • Collaboration with international experts and educators
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2019 03/01/2019 03/11/2019 06/28/2019 07/13/2019