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Boston College Ireland

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Boston College Ireland (BCI) serves the community of Boston College students, alumni, faculty and friends in various different ways.

During the academic year, Boston College Ireland hosts students participating in weekly Irish Studies classes. In addition, it supports a cultural program that enables visiting students to optimize their visit to Ireland.

Over the summer, BCI offers a number of summer studies programs, drawn from a wide range of disciplines. Programs have focused on the fields of business, law, literature, sport, biology and chemistry. In addition to classroom enrichment, summer students engage in a rich and varied cultural experience as they travel throughout Ireland. Boston College also hosts an eight-week summer internship program which is the most extensive overseas internship offered by BC and affords students the opportunity to experience employment in sectors such as business, government, sport, non-profit, education and culture. Throughout their stay, students are guided by BCI staff and afforded a broad calendar of social and cultural events.

Academically, Boston College Ireland remains closely aligned with the University's Irish Studies Program and has become a leader in the provision of large-scale public history programs. 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 delivering online content relative to the Decade of Cenenaries, which marks the tumultuous events of a century ago in Ireland. Century Ireland is available online through 2023.

Boston College Ireland looks forward to welcoming the entire Boston College community to Dublin for its 2016 football match against Georgia Tech, which will be hosted at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.