Dublin, Ireland

Summer - Intensive Acting

Study Abroad

At a Glance


Private Residence, Shared Housing


6 per Summer

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About the Program

Designed for theatre students seeking an intensive, practical approach to performance, this is an immersive, conservatory-style acting program. Your first two weeks of the program will take place in Killarney, hosted by the West End House, School of the Arts. The school, founded by Michael Fassbender, provides an intimate setting for students to learn from some of the country's top tutors and to experience this culturally rich city in county Kerry. The remaining 4 weeks of the program will then continue in Dublin at the National Theatre School of Ireland (The Gaiety School of Acting) for a total of 6 credits.

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Learn From the Best

Take classes from two top theater programs in Ireland.

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Experience Killarney

Find creative inspiration from the Irish countryside.

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Explore Dublin Neighborhoods

Walk along the River Liffey and meander through the city.

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Dublin Will Be Your Classroom

Take in an Irish play at The Abbey Theatre and explore Dublin Castle.

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 and Killarney?

Irish Theatre has a global reputation for its heritage and excellence. Dublin, as a UNESCO City of Literature is at the heart of this living tradition, and Killarney, located in County Kerry, boasts stunning scenery and lively summer festivals. Your program will help you take advantage of the all that Dublin and Killarney's theatrical community has to offer.

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

Sink your teeth into the various fresh and delicious foods of Dublin.

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Visit the Book of Kells

See this lavishly illuminated manuscript in the Library of Trinity College.

The Student Experience

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A clean apartment kitchen and living space, with sleek counters, dark cabinets, and modern appliances.
  • Private Residence
  • Shared Housing

Private Residence

While in Dublin, you will 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 and a short walk from the Gaiety School of Acting. Residents are invited to attend a range of social events such as mindfulness workshops, movie nights, volunteer days, and more.