PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University has partnered with Trinity College Dublin as part of the Brown Plus One program for students interested in international study. Jane Ohlmeyer, vice provost for global relations at Trinity College, and Katherine Bergeron, dean of the College at Brown, signed the partnership agreement on April 25, 2012.
Trinity College will be the third international partner in the Brown Plus One initiative, joining the University of Edinburgh and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Commenting on the partnership, Professor Ohlmeyer said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Brown University and that its students will be spending a number of semesters at Trinity College Dublin,” Ohlmeyer said. “As Ireland’s premier university, the quality of the Trinity educational experience will be greatly enriched by these students and I know that they in turn will gain significantly from these excellent courses offered by the university.”
Under the Brown Plus One program, Brown students spend one or two semesters of study at one of the partnering institutions abroad while completing their baccalaureate degree at Brown. They then return to the partner institution for an additional year of study abroad, earning a Master of Arts degree there.
“We are so fortunate to have Trinity College as our newest partner in the Brown Plus One initiative,” Bergeron said. “To offer students the opportunity to pursue an advanced program of study at the top-ranked institution in Ireland is an important advance in our efforts to expand the scope of international education at Brown.”
Brown students declare their interest in the program during their fourth semester. Students accepted into the program spend all or part of their junior year studying abroad. In addition to the courses they take at the partner institution, students complete an independent study project designed with a Brown faculty member and related to their area of concentration. Their course loads will include at least one graduate-level course that, upon completion of the Brown undergraduate degree, will be accepted by the partner university in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master’s degree.
Students may choose from several master’s programs, with distinct options offered by the three partner schools. The program at Trinity College, Dublin, includes studies in political science, international relations, European studies, intercultural theology and interreligious studies, comparative literature, international peace studies, and conflict resolution and reconciliation.