Boston College Ireland (BCI) serves the entire Boston College community of students, alumni, faculty and friends while supporting study abroad students in Ireland and offering summer study and internship options. Based in two beautiful Georgian buildings, dating from the 1740s, BCI is located at 42/43 St. Stephen's Green in the heart of Dublin.
During the academic year, Boston College Ireland hosts study abroad students who participate in Irish Studies classes on a weekly basis. It also supports a cultural program that enables visiting stsudients to optimize their visit to Ireland.
Over the summer, Boston College Ireland offers a number of summer studies programs, drawn from a wide range of disciplines, to Dublin. Programs have included business, law, literature, sport, biology and chemistry. In addition to their classroom enrichment, summer students have the opportunity to engage in a rich and varied cultural experience, as they travel throughout the city and the countryside. In addition to these programs, Boston College also hosts an eight-week long summer internship program. It is the most extensive overseas internship offered by Boston College and affords students the opportunity to experience a variety of work sectors including business, government, sport, non-profit, educationa and culture. Throughout their stay in Dublin, students are guided by the staff of BI and afforded a broad calendar of social and cultural events.
Academically, Boston College Ireland remains closely aligned with the University's Irish Studies Program. It has become a leader in the provision of large-scale public history programs on the island. In recent years, Boston College has completed the GAA Oral History Project, the Irish Sporting Heritage Project and a real-time online exhibition exploring the experience of the Irish in Gallipoli. Boston College is a key partner with the Irish Government in its delivery of online content in relation to the Decade of Cenenaries, marking the tumultuous events of a century ago in Ireland. Century Ireland available online through 2023.
Boston College Ireland enthusiastically looks forward to welcoming the Boston College community to Dublin in 2016, for its football match against Georgia Tech, which will be hosted at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.