A Dublin native, Karl Dowling studied and worked in Amsterdam before joining the FIE team in 2012. He has an MSc in Conflict Resolution and Governance from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in Politics and Economics from University College Dublin. Following his studies, Karl worked at Radio Netherland’s International Justice Desk, where he wrote and reported on international criminal tribunals. Following this, he joined the Euranet project, where he produced and presented a daily European news, sports and culture show. In 2018 Karl was awarded the Forum on Education’s Professional Certificate in Education Abroad.
His primary role as Resident Director is to guide students in their Dublin experience, acting as a point of contact and as a student resource, while managing aspects of program development and progression in Ireland.