Dublin, Ireland

Direct Enrollment - National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment

At a Glance


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19 per Semester

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About the Program

Designed for theatre students seeking an intensive, practical approach to performance, this fall study abroad program at the National Theatre School of Ireland's Gaiety School of Acting (NTSI (GSA)) lets you participate with other Irish and international students. This program is physically and emotionally demanding, and students participate fully in all aspects of the training process. If you are ready for the rewarding challenge of adapting to an entirely new academic culture that requires significant independent work, this fall study abroad acting program is for you!

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Walk in the Footsteps of the Greats

Famous alums and supporters include Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde.

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Build a Team

Work with a team of local and international students to hone your skills.

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Participate in the Vibrant Local Theater Scene

You'll have the opportunity to engage with Dublin's Theatre Festival.

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Explore the Neighborhoods

Walk along the River Liffey and meander through the city.

Program Advisor

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Macey Schondel

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

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Why Dublin in the Fall?

You won’t need the luck of the Irish to have an unforgettable study abroad experience in Dublin in the fall. By directly enrolling in a local university for the fall term, you have the opportunity to become a part of Dublin’s large student community (more than half of the city is under 25 years old). Plus you'll have the opportunity to engage with Dublin's Theatre Festival and integrate your coursework with the Fringe Festival!

Learn More About Dublin

Get to Know Your New City

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Take a Day Trip

Explore and hike along the coast just a short train ride from the city.

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Catch a Live Performance

Venture to the theatre, or enjoy live music at your local pub.

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Taste the Local Food

Walk along the River Liffey and meander through the city.

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Visit the Book of Kells

Walk the same streets as authors James Joyce and William Butler Yeats.

The Student Experience

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  • Residence Hall

Residence Hall

You live in a private student residence with up to seven other IES Abroad students each having your own bedroom and bathroom within the apartment. No meals are provided, but you'll share a fully equipped kitchen, plus a living area. Mixed-gender and single-gender apartments are available. 

The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi along with other amenities, including on-site laundry facilities and 24-hour reception and security. The residence hall is within walking distance or a short bus ride to the IES Abroad Center. Residents are invited to attend a range of social events such as mindfulness workshops, movie nights, volunteer days, and more.