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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Late Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hostel, Shared - On Site
Minimum GPA: 2.5 (Undergrad) Graduate or Undergraduate: Undergraduate
Education Abroad Programs by College: College of Arts Departments: Theatre and Performance Studies
Payable Account Code: 8354
Program Description:
Irish Drama at the Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland     Gaiety 1
**Note: For your application to be considered, students must submit the following by March 1st, 2019:
- $300 Non-Refundable Deposit
- Completed Medical Clearance Form*

*See medical clearance form header below for details

The primary mode of communication from the KSU Education Abroad Office and all other KSU offices
pertaining to your education abroad program will be to your email account. As a
KSU student, you are required to check this regularly.

Program Description

The Irish Drama at the Gaiety School of Acting study abroad program gives students an intensive, practical approach to theatrical performance along with a close study of the works of major Irish playwrights. The program offers enrollment at the acclaimed Gaiety School of Acting, the National Theatre School of Ireland, housing in fully-equipped student apartments, cultural visits throughout Dublin to major historic sites, museums, and world-class theatres, and opportunities for optional weekend travel throughout Ireland. Courses are taught by the outstanding faculty of Irish theatre artists and scholars. The classes are held at the Gaiety School of Acting in the Temple Bar District in the heart of central Dublin and are worth 6 credits total. A core value espoused by the Gaiety School is ensemble. This program is physically and emotionally demanding and all students participate fully in all aspects of the training process.

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Program Dates (subject to change)

June 15th to July 13th, 2019

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Medical Clearance Form Information
A completed medical clearance form is required by March 1st, 2019 for acceptance onto this program. In order to complete the
medical clearance form please follow these steps:
1. Print and fill out the medical clearance form provided in your application or here: 
Education Abroad Medical Clearance Form Final.pdf
2. Print out the physical assessment form here: 8_Ireland, Gaiety School of Acting_Physical Assessment.pdf
3. Print out this brochure page (or at least the part with the program description)
4. Take the medical clearance form, physical assessment, and program description to a licensed medical provider
5. Once the entire medical clearance form is filled out, please return to the Education Abroad Office via mail, fax (470-578-9171), or in-person

Program Cost (subject to change)

$3,750.00 includes international youth hostel-style lodging, admissions, cultural visits, and emergency health insurance.
The above price does not include airfare, vaccinations (if applicable), cost of passport application, cost of ground transport to and from Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, tips, incidental expenses, souvenirs, or meals.

***Tuition is paid separately. ***

*** Airfare is not included in program fee, speak with faculty***                                   
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A $300 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of application. This deposit will be subtracted from your total fee.

Payments are broken down into two installments:

April 1st – $1,725
April 15th - $1,725

If eligible, the Global Learning Scholarship award amount will be applied to your second installment.

For information about scholarships available for this program please visit our website.

Global Learning Scholarship
***All KSU students are eligible to apply for the KSU Global Learning Scholarship***

In order to receive scholarship, students MUST submit the Financial Aid Acknowledgment Form to the Office of Financial Aid (located in Kennesaw Hall; AND complete the Global Learning Scholarship online application by the deadline. Keep in mind this program DOES have service embedded and therefore students DO NOT have to complete 5 hours of community service prior to applying for the scholarship.

  • Summer 2019 program (including Maymester): apply between January 15th - March 15th
  • Access the form between these dates here:
  • The Global Learning Scholarship may be deducted from the 2nd payment installment

***Please see for more scholarship opportunities***


Students will enjoy international youth hostel-style lodging with students from numerous other countries from around the world, in the arts district of a major European city.

Safety & Security

The faculty member will hold several orientations prior to traveling which will be used to discuss how to prepare for your trip and safety and health information.

The U.S Department of State offers excellent travel, health and safety information for specific countries. For up-to-date information on Ireland , please visit:

The Center for Disease Control also provides useful information for travelers and a list of vaccinations and/or health concerns for specific countries:

Faculty advice for traveling to Ireland: 
4_Ireland, Gaiety School of Acting_Health & Safety.pdf

3_Ireland, Gaiety School of Acting_Itinerary.pdf


Students will take TPS 4490/01 and TPS 4490/02 and receive six credit hours for the upper division course. 

TPS 4490 - Irish Drama at the Gaiety School of Acting 6 Credit Hours
Prerequisite:   Permission of the instructor.
Special selected topics of interest to faculty and students.

***NOTE: All undergraduate students must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this program. If taking this course for graduate credit, students must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. ***

Application Deadline

March 1st, 2019
Applications including the deposit and medical clearance form are due MARCH 1st, 2019

A $300 application fee is due at the time of application. Please note: you will NOT be considered for this program until you have paid this deposit and submitted your medical clearance form.  Failure to do so by the deadline will result in not being accepted onto the program.

Faculty Contact

John Gentile

Dr. John Gentile
Faculty Director
Tel: 470-578-6338

Education Abroad Coordinator

Katie Emslie
Education Abroad Coordinator
Tel: 470-578-4953


Gaiety School Faculty

The summer intensive at the Gaiety School is taught by a team of distinguished professional theatre artists and scholars whose expertise include acting, directing, voice, text analysis, and Irish drama, history, and culture.

KSU Faculty Program Director's Background

John Gentile Ph.D., Professor of Performance Studies. Dr. Gentile holds the Ph.D./M.A. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and the Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  Dr. Gentile has an extensive background in Irish culture and history based upon both formal study and travel experience in Dublin and throughout Ireland. He is the originating director of this program and established the partnership between KSU and the Gaiety School of Acting; he has served as the director for this study abroad program since its inception in 2001.




All application fees are non-refundable, except in the case of:

*Program cancellation by Kennesaw State University
*A wait-listed student who is not added into the program
*A student who has applied to one education abroad program and clearly notifies the Education Abroad Office--in writing and prior to the application deadline--of his/her desire change the application to an alternate KSU program

Refunds for application fees will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase.  Please be sure to retain all account information used for purchase and notify the Education Abroad Office (EAO) in advance if there is a problem with your account.  The EAO will not be responsible for refunds sent to closed accounts.


Upon registration for the KSU faculty-led education abroad academic course(s), the designated program fee (distinct from tuition) is charged to the student's account. The student has up to one month to pay the program fee in full, following a specific payment schedule. Failure to pay the program fee in full by the stated deadline may result in deletion from the program.

All program fees are non-refundable. In all cases, the student will only receive recoverable fees, subject to the rules/policies of external service providers.  Any such refund will not include the initial application fee and will not be issued until after the education abroad program is completed.


Payment and refund of tuition will follow the normal processes establish by the Offices of the Registrar and Bursar.  Students wishing to withdraw from any study abroad program or course must submit their request in writing through the Education Abroad Office.

This program is currently not accepting applications.