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Program Details

Program Type
Dublin City University
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Apartment Dormitory Host Family


Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes
Jun 20, 2023
Aug 30, 2023
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About Program

Home to hundreds of U.S. corporations, Dublin is the perfect place to study or intern abroad. Its multicultural influence makes it a hub for art, culture, history, religion, literature, business, and politics. Pub crawls, kayaking, and ghost tours are just a few of the things this walkable city offers!

You can study at the Dublin City University, the International School of Business, or at CEA CAPA’s Dublin Study Center, located in the heart of the city where the traditional Celtic and modern worlds meld! Set on a dynamic and youthful downtown campus, the CEA CAPA Dublin Center takes you out of the classroom and into the city, where you’ll enjoy first-hand encounters with local culture and more.

Interested? Click the “Visit Site” button to learn what’s waiting for you!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions

About Dublin City University

Dublin City University
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Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland’s University of Enterprise, is a top young global university and continues to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation in Ireland and around the world. DCU is committed to global engagement through the formation of new and sustainable alliances with strategic global partners. The International Office at DCU is committed to international engagement through the management and development of international partnerships, international student recruitment and student mobility through relevant study abroad and exchange initiatives.



CEA CAPA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.88 Rating
based on 65 reviews
  • 5 rating 87.69%
  • 4 rating 12.31%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.15
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.5
  • Housing 4.65
  • Safety 4.8
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Yes, I recommend this program


CEA Dublin was my first study abroad trip and it was amazing! I participated in the 4-week summer program and I thought that it was the perfect amount of time. The staff and professors were amazing and did an excellent job at making you feel welcome and cared about. I took the Popular Culture in Ireland course and it made me better appreciate and understand Ireland's culture and history. The side trips we went on were amazing and a great way to explore more of what Ireland had to offer. Overall, my experience was a 10/10.

  • Amazing Staff and Professors
  • Apartment location was walkable to the school and the city center
  • Very safe - never felt unsafe even walking at night
  • Classes were a little long, but it was accelerated
19 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Lily! Thanks for sharing your amazing experience in Dublin. Your 10/10 feedback certainly shows and we love that you shared your story through pictures too. :)

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Yes, I recommend this program

Dublin - the time of my life

I studied abroad In Dublin, Ireland, with CAPA, and it was the experience of a lifetime. I went for my spring semester of 2020, so my experience was cut short; however, I did get to go for about 50 days. To start, the people at CAPA were so helpful before and while I was there. Any questions you have, they can answer, which helped relieve my stress. CAPA is a great company that wants to make the transition as easy as possible. The city is absolutely beautiful, and it is easy to get around! Dublin is filled with history, culture, and amazing people. They have an excellent public transportation system as well, and you can walk everywhere. As a hospitality major, it was fantastic to take classes from a different perspective. I met some of the nicest people while I was there, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I think I was scared to go and meet new people. When you go abroad, you leave everyone you know and go to a new country, which is extremely nerve-wracking, and so when I got there, I just tried to be myself and open to new ideas. Once I was there, I remembered that everyone else is just as scared and is looking to make friends!
106 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Summer in Dublin 2019

I am so glad that I spent my summer 2019 abroad in Dublin, Ireland. It was without a doubt the most fun and adventurous summer I have ever had in my life. The program I was in lasted ten weeks. CAPA did a great job coordinating both my classes and my internship. CAPA was instrumental in setting everything up beforehand (where I would be staying, where I would be taking classes, etc.) as well as maintaining the same helpfulness after we had arrived. Studying at Griffith college was an amazing opportunity and a new experience for me, as I had never taken classes outside of my home university. The university is only about a mile away, which doesn't seem very far after the all of the walking you will inevitably be doing around Dublin. I was also very happy with my internship. CAPA asked me a few questions beforehand regarding my interests and where I would like to be placed. I really enjoyed the company I ended up working for. CAPA also provided everyone with detailed directions on how to navigate the city and get to your internship site, along with bus fares if needed. Lastly, the housing accommodations were very nice. Staycity apartments, where we stayed, is a very nice apartment complex that typically holds four people in two bedrooms, a kitchenette, a small living room, and a balcony.

What would you improve about this program?
There is not much I would improve about this program. I think they did a good job in all aspects of their service. I particularly enjoyed the day-trip to Belfast that was provided by CAPA.
107 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Semester Ever!!!

Before deciding where to study abroad I looked into many different locations and programs but I could not be happier with my decision to study abroad with CEA in Dublin, Ireland. All the teachers and advisers at the school were so friendly and fun to be around, I always say they weren't just my teachers but they were also my friends. I loved how the school planned different trips and activities throughout the semester to help students see different parts of Ireland and really get to experience true Irish culture. Thanks to the programs I have decided to get my masters in Ireland next year because how much I fell in love with the city and the country thanks to CEA.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Everything about this program was amazing, though if I could change one thing it would be not to stress as much about the little things and just really enjoy every moment and say yes to every opportunity. Some of my greatest memories came from just saying yes and I wish I would've learned that sooner in the semester.
92 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review, Anna! We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with CEA in Dublin. “I have decided to get my masters in Ireland next year because how much I fell in love with the city and the country thanks to CEA” is music to our ears. Your advice to future students about not stressing about the little things will serve as a guide when researching their own study abroad experiences. We hope you’ll stop by and say hello when you return for your master’s degree in Ireland, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Semester. Ever.

I studied in Dublin in the fall of 2019. I was the only student from my college, and I was completely terrified. I had never traveled further than outside the New England area, much less out of the country. In addition to this, I was a first semester senior. So I knew going in that this may be one of my most challenging semesters. Especially in a new academic environment, different from any other I had been exposed to.
Most of my worries and fears stemmed from this. I was petrified that I wouldn’t be able to handle my course load. Since I was a senior, my home institution required that I take 5 courses, as well as an internship while in Dublin. I had already known that I had good time management skills. At home I had taken five classes and worked during one semester. I knew I could do it at home, but I was worried that the cultural differences would make it difficult for me to succeed.
I have never been so happy to be wrong in my life. They say that studying abroad changes you in ways that you’d never imagine. I can say from first hand experience that they are absolutely true. My semester abroad was the best that I have ever had. I ended up becoming friends with everyone in my program! This made my transition and adjustment so much easier. In addition to this, I had the endless support of the CAPA staff in Dublin. If ever I had a question, comment, concern, or just wanted to share something I had learned, they were always there and more than happy to listen.
My courses were some of the best I’ve ever taken while in college. Each lecturer made their class filled with new knowledge in ways that I can apply to my career. We analyzed problems for real-life scenarios, then worked as a group to find real life solutions. As a business major, with hope of one day starting my own business, this is incredibly useful.
My internship was one of my favorite places to be during the week. I worked 15 hours, going to my site four days out of the week. My internship was at a startup Irish fashion company called Tonn. They make specialty T-shirts themed with the beauty of Ireland. I learned so much from being there. The company itself is only made up of four to five people, so I was able to see first hand the ups, downs, joys, and struggles of owning your own business. Here I learned how to plan for the unexpected, when and how to cope with frustrations, as well as when to walk away. In the U.S. I feel we sometimes struggle with this. Sometimes we take on more than we can chew, or get so invested in what we are doing that we can forget how important it is to take a break. My internship and my courses taught me that walking away and taking breaks are essential to success. While we would love to complete a task all at once, it is important to remember that we are not robots. We cannot run, continuously, forever. We are all human, and that is what makes us unique.
They say that studying abroad changes you in ways you can’t imagine. I can say that they are right. My time abroad allowed me to learn more about myself than I ever had before. It allowed me room to grow as a person, and find myself in places I’d never thought I’d be. I have made relationships that will last a lifetime, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't sweat it. Fear will melt when you arrive. Everything will fall into place. Be patient, and have an open mind.
112 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


An experience of a lifetime! CAPA supported me from the moment I applied to the moment I arrived in Ireland. CAPA made me feel safe and kept me engaged and informed while I was in Dublin. Anyone who wants to study and learn about the culture of Dublin is the place to visit. I learned so much about the history and the culture of Ireland. Be apart of a family and go with someone who will connect and show you the ins and out of the country CAPA is the program to go with! Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey.

What would you improve about this program?
The biggest thing that I would approve of this program is making sure students understand the difference between US grading and European grading.
101 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Once-In-A-Lifetime Semester in Dublin

I was so nervous before studying abroad, as I had never been overseas for three months before. Now, I would go again in a heart beat!! CAPA organized an amazing program for all students, with wonderful representatives to help Americans feel comfortable and confident in their abilities while in Dublin.
I was able to meet so many incredible people while abroad, from all corners of the world. As Griffith College was a diverse community of international students, it allowed for a great academic opposition, where my ideas and perspectives were challenged by other students. The 20 other students in the CAPA program were a great deal of fun as well. I lived with 3 other students in the program, and we all got along so well and often spent evenings cooking together and spending our weekends abroad. I personally did not do an internship abroad, which made for some extra free time. Due to this, I travelled a great deal while in Ireland to mainland Europe. This was incredibly doable thanks to the accessibility of Dublin's airport.
Overall, this semester was one full of challenges, growth, and FUN! My semester abroad was easily the best three months of my life, and I would redo the program if I could. CAPA organizes a terrific program for students, and ensures that everyone feels confident, comfortable, and able to take chances while in Ireland. Whether you are branching out and meeting new people, travelling on your own, or taking classes outside of your major, this semester proposes challenges of all kinds that enable students to grow and develop faster than any US University campus. If you have the opportunity to study abroad, choose CAPA Dublin. Most amazing experience of my life.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I missed a train while in Austria to Budapest, and these things are going to happen while abroad. While you are learning the ropes of traveling abroad, you are bound to make some mistakes which include missing flights, trains, etc. It happens, and that's apart of the growing journey. In these moments of panic, remember that you can ask for help! In an airport or train station, there are staff members that are there to help you when problems arise. Therefore, when traveling abroad, don't be afraid to ask for help and be prepared to face some challenges and mistakes. It's a part of the process!
96 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Study in Dublin, Ireland with CEA!

Studying in Dublin, Ireland was the best decision I have ever made. Now, most people would probably say that after spending a month in another country exploring and learning about the local culture. However, this program is special because it was with CEA. The staff from CEA was willing to help me more than my own university! My program visited Galway for a weekend with a trip to the Cliffs of Moher and we also visited Belfast on a day trip to learn about the Troubles. Without CEA planning some trips, it would have been much more expensive to travel to all of the big attractions that Ireland offers. It was nice to be picked up outside of our housing, hop on a bus and be taken to our destination!
By studying through my home university and partnering with CEA, I was eligible for a scholarship from CEA which helped lower the overall costs. There are many scholarships available making your dream to study abroad possible and CEA is willing to help you!
If you have ever considered studying abroad, talk to CEA and your home university study abroad office and it can happen!

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve the housing as I had a few issues with the cleanliness. However, all of my other friends had no issues at all! They are student apartments so they are conducive to learning in a foreign country.
98 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Thank you for your review, Jackie! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful experience in Dublin with CEA. Your insight will help guide future students when researching their own study abroad programs! Be sure to stop by and say hello the next time you’re in Ireland, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors! We are always looking to improve our programs, so if you have any further feedback you’d like to share, please get in touch!

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