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  • Dublin, Ireland
Why Dublin?

Experience the cultural and economic heart of Ireland this summer! With deep roots in theatre, music, literature, art, and a fascinating history, Dublin is also beautiful, full of friendly people, and easy to get around.

What You'll Study

This is the perfect place to study Ireland’s rich heritage and contemporary culture, while getting to know the city’s winding streets and unmistakable charm. Our summer program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in fully-equipped student residence halls, and field trips. Starting at the IES Abroad Center, this program helps you to gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of Ireland, and what it means to be a citizen of the world.

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

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Why Dublin?

Experience the cultural and economic heart of Ireland this summer! With deep roots in theatre, music, literature, art, and a fascinating history, Dublin is also beautiful, full of friendly people, and easy to get around.

What You'll Study

This is the perfect place to study Ireland’s rich heritage and contemporary culture, while getting to know the city’s winding streets and unmistakable charm. Our summer program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in fully-equipped student residence halls, and field trips. Starting at the IES Abroad Center, this program helps you to gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of Ireland, and what it means to be a citizen of the world.

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

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$4 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit more then $4 million each year to our financial aid programs.

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

You take two courses for a total of 6 semester credits. Disciplines include:

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Literature
  • Sociology

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

Anthropology
Course Name Term Language Credits
SO/AN 320 - Irish Communal Identity Summer English 3
Cultural Studies
Course Name Term Language Credits
LT/CU 270 - Celtic Myth and Legend in Early Ireland Summer English 3
Economics
Course Name Term Language Credits
EC 390 - Ireland and the EU Summer English 3
History
Course Name Term Language Credits
HS 340 - History of Ireland 1798-1922 Summer English 3
Literature
Course Name Term Language Credits
LT 340 - Irish Literature in the Last 100 Years: Identity, Selfhood and the State Summer English 3
LT/CU 270 - Celtic Myth and Legend in Early Ireland Summer English 3
Sociology
Course Name Term Language Credits
SO/AN 320 - Irish Communal Identity Summer English 3

Field Trips & Events

IES Abroad Dublin organizes a number of field trips as an integral part of its opportunities for cultural immersion in Ireland. These trips explore areas of significant regional interest and are led by people who contextualize what you are witnessing and experiencing. These field trips are partially subsidized by IES Abroad.  Possible destinations include:

Northern Ireland
3 days
Take in many of the filming sites of Game of Thrones, a famous “Troubles tour" of Belfast, and the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Causey Farm
1 day
Visit an open farm where you will have the chance to try Irish dancing, bake traditional Irish bread, learn to play an Irish drum called the bodhrán, and see a bog.

 

Course-Related Excursions

IES Abroad Dublin organizes course-related trips that complement what you’re learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Irish culture and society. These trips include walking tours of Dublin's significant architectural, literary, and political markers.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Dublin is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.

Orientation

The program begins with a two-day orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Dublin staff, your fellow students, and the city of Dublin. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time.

You also take guided tours around the Center and areas of Dublin as part of your orientation.

Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home. You will also take guided tours around the Center and areas of interest in Dublin as part of your orientation.

Get to Know Your New City

Take a Day Trip

Just a short train ride away are the towns of Howth, Dun Laoghaire and more. Let the explorer in you roam, and hike along the coast.

Catch a Live Performance

From traditional folk music to cutting-edge theatre, Dublin has it all. Venture to the theatre, or enjoy live music at your local pub.

Taste the Local Food

Irish stew, shepherd’s pie, boxty, and more—sink your teeth into the various fresh and delicious foods of Dublin.

Visit the Book of Kells

See this lavishly illustrated manuscript, located in the beautiful Trinity College Library.

Explore the Neighborhoods

Walk along the River Liffey, and meander through the city. Be sure to stop at Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square for the famous colorful painted doors.

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Dublin, it will feel like home.

Private Student Apartments-You will live in a private student apartment located in a residential area of Dublin. Three to four students of the same gender live in an apartment and up to two students share a bedroom. The private student apartment feature a shared living area with a TV and wireless internet access, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen. No meals are included. 

Private Student Residence -You will live in Binary Hub, a private student residence in Dublin. You will live in a private fully-furnished single bedroom and bathroom, and will share a kitchen and common area with up to four other flat-mates which may be of mixed gender. However, you will be able to indicate on your IES Abroad Housing Form if you have any accommodation request in relation to this. The private student residence also has WiFi Internet access along with other amenities. No meals are included.

 

 

Program Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Term: Summer 2018
Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2018 $5,015 $1,645 $135 $6,795


Use our budget worksheet to calculate your costs

$4 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit more then $4 million each year to our financial aid programs.