- Dublin, Ireland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
In this program, you learn about Irish culture through courses in the humanities and social sciences that focus on themes of tradition, change, and identity in modern Ireland. Writing and literature courses tap into the rich artistic history of Ireland, and you may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning placement to complement your classroom learning.
We offer unique courses that explore Irish cultural studies and Irish history through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our Irish professors enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. You take 15–19 credits per semester, and all courses are worth three credits unless otherwise specified.
Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.
- Setting Description:
- Your journey begins in the cultural center (and the heart) of Ireland: Dublin. Just think, you’ll be studying in the City of Literature that’s home to such literary greats as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and Samuel Beckett! Stroll around Dublin to see how the historic architecture blends with modern design. Enjoy the energetic music scene and lively theatre. And when you need to get away, you’ll discover outdoor adventures just a short train or bus ride away.
- We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- IES Abroad offers $5 million dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships and grants that can be used toward an IES Abroad study abroad program. Apply online using our universal Aid Application, and we’ll pair you with the scholarships and grants.
Based on 2 Reviews
- Best Semester Ever!08/23/19
I was completely caught off guard by how quickly I could fall in love with a place when I went abroad. I figured I would have a good semester, but I did not prepare myself to become absolutely obsessed with the city I was living in. I experienced a massive
culture shock in the best way. Looking back on my experience it all seems so romanticized, but I know that is exactly how everything felt at the time as well. Not only was the city amazing, but I got to study under some of the coolest and most intelligent professors I've ever had. They all care so much about what they teach, and they all have real-life experience with the course content. One of my favorite classes I took was the Service Learning course that IES offers. Once a week I got to volunteer at an after school program for elementary school students and help them do their homework. The program we did it through does so much for the community in that area of the city, and it was amazing to see the impact they have on the kids. It was fun to hang out with the students, and I was able to learn so much from them about the city of Dublin and about the lives of its inhabitants. This class is also where I got to meet some really amazing peers who I consider lifelong friends. The friendships you can develop abroad are so powerful, and they enrich your abroad experience greatly. You can make incredibly deep connections with people in a short span of time abroad due to the nature of your situation. People go abroad to experience new things, so everyone is very open to making friends and everyone wants to support each other during this time. I would say my favorite thing about being abroad was the people, both in my program and those outside of my program. Dublin has some of the kindest, most helpful, and most humble people that this world has to offer. I met so many people who were complete strangers to me, but wanted me to enjoy my time in Dublin and wanted me to experience the best of the city. My abroad experience gave me a certain confidence and independence that I will carry with me into my senior year of college.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Semester from heaven in Dublin, Ireland03/24/14
I have hardly any complaints about my semester spent abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Dublin is a perfect sized city filled with culture, parks, museums, pubs, and amazing restaurants and shops. Ireland is a relatively small country so it was simple to travel
anywhere desired in Ireland. Bus and train tickets were cheap and easily accessible for any destination in Ireland. I loved the people, the food, the night life, and my program. IES abroad was everything I asked for in a school. The staff and professors were amazing and dedicated people. They truly cared about our academics as well as our cultural immersion.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend