Dublin, Ireland

Writers Program

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Part-Time Internship
Fall, Spring

At a Glance


Residence Hall


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:


Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


About the Program

Whether you approach writing as a future vocation or as a creative outlet, our courses help you discover and explore your voice and hone your craft. Customize your course schedule with area studies courses from our Irish Studies program,  a writing-focused part-time internship, or community-based learning placement at no additional cost. Attend our four-day Writers Retreat where you focus exclusively on your writing in an environment conducive to reflection, renewal, and inquiry. What's more, each semester, students compile an anthology of creative works.

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Experiment with Your Writing Style

From short stories to poetry, our courses cover a variety of styles.

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Create an Original Work

Help create the anthology through the course Homespun Sails.

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Attend a Writer’s Retreat

With the opportunity to write and workshop.

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Explore the Neighborhoods

Walk along the River Liffey and meander through the city.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 13 - April 26

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


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

a street in Temple Bar lined with green and orange flags

Why Dublin?

Writers in Ireland have used words and images to inspire, inform, persuade, and entertain for centuries—think W.B. Yeats’ celebrated lines, James Joyce’s “universal city” in Ulysses, the stage of the Abbey Theatre, and the blogs of The Irish Times. Through study of contemporary Irish authors, as well as those of the past, this program is designed to inspire and challenge writers to elevate their skills to the next level.

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.
  • 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.