CASA Trinity College Dublin Spring 2022 FAQ
This page provides site-specific information for students participating in the Spring 2022 Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) Trinity College Dublin program. All information included in these FAQs is based on current policy and guidance; students should expect the continued possibility of changes to country- or city-based COVID policies.
This page was last updated on November 12, 2021.
Masks are still required in some situations. Please click here for full information. It is important to note that over 90% of the Irish population is now vaccinated, and masking and distancing is taken seriously in Ireland.
COVID-19 testing is available as needed, but no longer required for entry to the country as long as you can show proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.
Public transportation is now operating at full capacity.
Daily schedules and business hours are not impacted much at the moment. Many businesses have reopened, and restaurants and cafes are open with indoor dining for those who can provide proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. More details are available here.
There is no period of quarantine required currently for travellers to Ireland from the US. This is yet to be determined.
Homestays are not offered. The Programme Director will be in touch with applicants about housing options after the 15 October deadline.
Guests are not currently permitted in Autumn 2021 due to COVID-19. A decision on Spring 2022 has not yet been made.
Students will be required to attend in-person classes, if in-person teaching occurs. If students need accommodations, the Disability Office at Trinity can work 1:1 with students to find ways to accommodate individual student needs. If students miss classes for an extended period due to a health issue, they can contact the Senior Tutor who can work with the student and their academic departments and Professors at Trinity to find solutions.
There is no required ongoing testing.
As of October 2021, a hybrid model is being followed, with larger lectures online and smaller tutorials, labs and seminars in person. More information can be found here.
Trinity has set up a number of outdoor spaces for students to socialise, as well as some indoor activities, following public health guidelines and protocols. A further easing of restrictions has been announced (due to start 22 October), which will mean that more events and activities will be able to take place on campus. More information can be found here.
All COVID Guidelines for the Trinity community are located at https://www.tcd.ie/about/return-to-campus/.