- Dublin, Ireland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester
- Program Description:
When you study abroad in Dublin, we encourage you to take advantage of studying at one of the best universities in Ireland and living in one of the best cities in Eurp[e. Get to know local Irish students and customs, and you will surely fall in love with this city of history, tradition, and subtle sophistication. You will experience: New multiculturalism in an up-and-coming city – Due to an economic boom in the past two decades and an influx of immigrants from around the world, Dublin has been transformed into a new, hip European hot spot. You’ll find delicious Lebanese cuisine, trendy film cafés, and colorful international parades alongside statues of Irish literary giants. A US-style education a world away – Your host institution, Dublin City University, is modeled on the US university education experience, so you’ll have less educational culture shock. Just because you are studying in a new country doesn’t mean you have to adapt to a whole new style of learning. International students – Many of your 10,000 fellow students come from around the world. You can learn from them in and out of the classroom and have friends to visit across the globe after your semester abroad. Tons to do on campus – With over 100 student activities on campus and great resources like a student union, cafés, a pool, and even a rock-climbing wall, you’ll never get bored! Travel opportunities throughout the region - With cheap airfare and train routes galore, you can travel within Ireland, around the UK, and to various cities, beaches, and mountains in Europe when you study abroad in Ireland!
Semester in Dublin is housed at Dublin City University (DCU). Unlike the academic systems of most Irish universities, when it comes to teaching and learning, DCU’s system is loosely based on the American system. Rather than having one or two projects or presentations deciding your entire grade, you will have “continual assessment". That being said, you will have more responsibility for learning material outside of class than you may be used to. The main subject areas available at DCU: biology, biotechnology, business, chemistry, communication, computer science, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, health, intercultural communication, international relations, journalism, law, nursing, physics, political studies, and sport science.
If you've ever wanted to study abroad in Ireland, then check out our Semester in Dublin study abroad program. Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique. Cultural Excursions Live in one of the best cities in Europe Meet students from all around the world in your classes Take advantage of Dublin’s many festivals Study in Dublin in a high-quality, progressive, US-style university Great on-campus facilities Live and study with Irish students Diverse course offerings
- Setting Description:
- It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten. Home to only 4.5 million people, the island's influence far exceeds its size. It is extremely attractive for its renowned creativity in literature, film, and popular music. On top of that historical status, in the last 15 years Dublin has also become the heart of new economic growth and multiculturalism. Dublin is now recognized as one of the top cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. Dublin is the country's largest city, and is located along the River Liffey. It has more of a small city feel with a lot to do! All of Dublin's great attractions are in the heart of the city. Shortly after you arrive you will be able to feel the passion that Dubliners have for their sports teams (including football (soccer), rugby, and Gaelic Football). From museums and libraries, to more modern day attractions (The Guinness Factory being a favorite among travelers), you'll always have something to keep you occupied. Dublin is home to numerous conc
- For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.
Based on 2 Reviews
- Best Semester Ever09/11/19
I spent this last semester in Dublin with the CISabroad program and I loved every minute of it. The CIS staff was amazing through the process and so ready to answer any and all of my questions. And our on-site program director was absolutely amazing!
He was always there to check in on us and if we had any questions he was one phone call away at all times. He also knew so much about Dublin, and Ireland in general. He was like our Irish dad, always watching out for us. The university that I attended was also really nice, they had a large number of international students and a lot of events and clubs tailored towards all of us. I got to meet people from so many other countries through their events. The university also had a variety of classes available for me to take, and it was cool because I was in classes with other Irish students. For a couple classes, I was the only international student there. So I was really able to learn from those Irish students, and see what their courses are like, how their schedules work, and how their programs are set up. The best part of my time in Ireland was definitely the friendships I made with my other CISabroad program-mates. There weren't many of us, but we all became so close. I still talk to many of them everyday and I miss them all so much. I would highly recommend this program, or any CISabroad program, to anyone wanting to study abroad. You will be well prepared to go, well taken care of while there, and you will be with some of the greatest people you will ever meet!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Time of My Life01/25/19
Dublin itself is an amazing place to be. Everyone that I met across Ireland was extremely welcoming and friendly. The people are very sociable and will talk to you forever if you let them. DCU offered a rather relaxed college experience, to me, which
was refreshing compared to school back home. The university has three campuses that range from a very modern feel to thinking you're having class in a castle. The university had different student nights on campus that really allowed us to meet more people around campus and see how the social life works there. CISabroad was extremely helpful with making sure that we had everything in order before we left, when we arrived, throughout our trip and helped us re-acclimate to being back home. The on-site advisors that CIS provides in each country are so helpful. Mr. John is the on-site advisor for Ireland and he showed us around Dublin, made sure we were okay throughout the semester, and threw us multiple pizza parties. Throughout the semester we took cultural excursions across Ireland to places that we may have not traveled on our own. I highly recommend studying in Dublin through CISabroad, it truly is life-changing.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend