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ASU: London, Dublin & Edinburgh Communication
Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Website: Click to visit
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Social Sciences
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
GPA Requirement:
Graduate Courses Available:
College Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Social Sciences)
Department/School Sponsor:
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication
Language of Instruction:
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
International Coordinator:
Kyle Rausch
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


   Quick Facts

  • Three cities: London, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • Academic Visits to historical sites on the British Isles and theater performances on the West End
  • Earn 6 COM credits
  • Pre-requisite: COM 100


Big Ben

Location Details

London's many celebrated historical sites include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Trafalgar Square. Its museums and galleries contain collections of unparalleled scope, and its theater companies are the finest in the world.

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.

A city of stunning architecture and breathtaking views, Edinburgh is the center of Scotland's great culture and fascinating history. Edinburgh Castle is the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels and the new Scottish Parliament Building is an architectural marvel.

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.


Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all students who have completed COM 100, pending approval by the faculty director.


Students must take a minimum of 6 credits. 

All students must enroll in COM 494: British, Irish, Scottish Life and Culture (3 credits), and choose one additional course from the following list:
COM 494: Storytelling as Practice: Stories in Cultures (3 credits)
COM 316: Gender and Communication (3 credits, SB and C general studies designations)

*Please note that depending upon program enrollment, some courses may not be offered.

Big Ben and Phone Booth


Faculty Director

Dr. Belle A. Edson
Director of Undergraduate Studies
phone: 480-965-8264

Additional Faculty

Jennifer Linde
Sr. Lecturer and Artistic Director
Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

Program Faculty


Program Housing

In London, students will be housed in apartments with two or more persons per bedroom in the neighborhood of Kensington. In Dublin, students will stay in University College Dublin student residences with single-person bedrooms. In Edinburgh, students will be in double rooms with a TV and phone at the University of Edinburgh. Breakfast will be provided daily in Edinburgh. All residences provide cooking facilities.

Image courtesy of University College Dublin


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Dublin Bridge


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $7,995.

Program Fee includes: tuition for 6 ASU credits, all housing; transfers to and from all airports in the UK & Ireland, local transportation, flights to Dublin and Edinburgh, daily breakfast in Edinburgh; course-related field trips, computer/internet access, and admission to cultural events. Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and 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 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


  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 05/16/2018 06/28/2018

** 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.