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Chemical Engineering and Industrial Pharmacy in Ireland

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Ireland
Course # SA 10520
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring Break 2023 03/11/23 to 03/19/23

Program Leader

Name Cristina Farmus

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

The Purdue Young Institute for Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals is engaging with the Irish National Institute for Biotechnology Research and Technology (NIBRT) to develop a joint program for workforce development and R&D for the life sciences manufacturing industry. Students will also spend time at the University College Dublin (UCD).   Ireland is well known for manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, and these two institutions have strong reputation and connections with industry, making them a natural fit for this program. 
Enjoy a mix of cultural activities, academic and company visits, and the beauty of Ireland. 

*Please note the group flight departs from Chicago on Friday, March 10.  You must be able to leave campus by 3:00pm.  

Preliminary Itinerary (subject to change) 

March 10- Depart Purdue- Group flight from Chicago O'Hare 

March 11- Arrive Dublin- Group Transfer to hotel 

March 12- Tour of Kilmainham Gaol,  Book of Kells, Irish Emigration Museum and evening Welcome dinner and show at Taylors Three Rock in Dublin

March 13-All day activities and academic sessions at University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) 

March 14- All day activities and academic sessions at University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT)

March 15- All day activities and academic sessions at University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT)

March 16- Site visits to local companies and academic activities 

March 17- St. Patrick's Day- Free day- Watch Purdue Band in the Parade,  late afternoon motor coach transfer to hotel near the Cliffs of Moher area

March 18- Cliffs of Moher visit along with other tourist sites in the area, Farewell dinner.  

March 19- Return to Purdue via group flight to Chicago O'Hare 

Academic Credit

1 credit of ChE 49500.   Students must contact their academic advisor as to how this can be used their Plan of Study 


This program is open to students in Chemical Engineering, Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Chemistry, and ABE (concentration in Pharmacy).  Preference will be given to Juniors and Seniors, but Sophomores are welcome to apply and may be admitted on a case by case basis.  

If you are unsure if your major fits with this program, please contact the program leader.  

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The current estimated price is $3,200 which includes the group flight, all hotels, all ground transportation in Ireland, breakfast daily, two dinners, cultural excursions on the itinerary, and international health insurance. 

Additional expenses:  Meals, Passport, Visa (if necessary, no for US Citizens), and personal spending money and activities. 


Application Deadline

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis  until the program reaches capacity.  Maximum 16 spots are available  

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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