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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Reykjavik, Iceland; Split, Croatia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description
 

Overview



Game of Thrones poster



Quick Facts


June 1 - June 25, 2019

  • Four countries: Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Croatia
  • 5 day stays in five major European cities: Reykjavik, Belfast, Dublin, Split, and Dubrovnik
  • Academic visits to multiple Game of Thrones locations including Winterfell; King's Landing; Castle Black, the Wall, and lands beyond; Meereen; the Eyrie; the Iron Islands; and Blackwater Bay, among others
  • Open to all students with a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Earn 6 upper division credits
  • Space is limited. Apply early!
 

 

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

   

Location


Belfast
Belfast, Ireland

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland

Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Location Details

REYKJAVIK
Reykjavik, on the coast of Iceland, is the country's capital and largest city. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s volcanic activity is the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa, near the village of Grindavik. Game of Thrones locations include Dimmuborgir, Grjótagjá, Skaftafell, Vatnajökull and Thingvellir National Park. These locations represented the Eyrie and various places beyond the Wall. 

Iceland's most spectacular Game of Throne's filming locations

BELFAST
Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital. It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912. This legacy is recalled in the renovated dockyards' Titanic Quarter, which includes the Titanic Belfast, an aluminium-clad museum reminiscent of a ship’s hull, as well as shipbuilder Harland & Wolff’s Drawing Offices and the Titanic Slipways, which now host open-air concerts. Game of Thrones locations include Tollymore Forest, Ballintoy Harbour, Portstewart Strand, Binevenagh, The Dark Hedges, Downhill Beach, Castle Ward, Cushendun Caves, Marble Arch Caves and Inch Abbey. These locations represented Winterfell, The Iron Islands, the coast of Dorne, the Riverlands, Dothraki Grasslands, the Kings Road, The Stormlands, and Riverrun.
 
10 must see Game of Thrones locations in Northern Ireland
 
DUBLIN
Since its founding in the Middle Ages by Viking raiders, Dublin has played a major role in Ireland's turbulent history. Dublin is today the center of a lively music scene, offering everything from traditional Irish music to rock bands like U2. Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, and the Guinness Factory are some of the landmarks to visit during our stay in Dublin. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
 
DUBROVNIK
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants. Game of Thrones locations include St Dominika Street, the Ethnographic Museum, Bokar Fortress, Lokrum Island, Lovrijenac Fortress, Mineeta Tower, and the Trsteno Arboretum. These locations represented various areas in King’s Landing, Blackwater Bay, and the city of Qarth.
 
SPLIT
Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, is known for its beaches and the fortresslike complex at its center, Diocletian's Palace, erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. Within its white stone walls and under its courtyards are a cathedral and numerous shops, bars, cafes, hotels and houses. Game of Thrones locations include Diocletian’s Palace and Klis Fortress, which represented locations in Meereen. 
 
10 best Game of Thrones filming locations to visit in Croatia
 

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher. 

Courses

Students will enroll in both courses listed for a total of 6 credits:

  • FMS 441: Global Cinema (3) HU & G
  • FMS 450: Technology, Culture, and Media (3) L or HU

 

Split
Split, Croatia

Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
   

Faculty

Faculty Director



Christopher Bradley
Senior Lecturer
Film and Media Studies
Christopher.Bradley.1@asu.edu








Chris Bradley









 

Housing

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland

Program Housing

Program housing will be a combination of hotels and hostels.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the UK, getting around in cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities. In Ireland, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces. In Croatia, the geography is hilly and often steep, particularly along the coast, and presents challenges to people with mobility disabilities. Access to public transportation may not always be available.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2019 is $7,980.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, all housing, excursions, international health insurance, ground transportation in country, flights during the program (Iceland to Ireland, and Ireland to Croatia), some group meals, and faculty director support. 
Not included: ASU student fees, international airfare to Iceland and from Croatia, passport, books, additional meals, independent travel, and other personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.
     

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/08/2019
**
Rolling Admission 06/01/2019 06/25/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until Study Abroad Office contacts you to do so.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.