• Ireland
    • Dublin
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Agriculture Architecture Business Economics English European Studies History Natural Sciences Social Sciences Theology Visual Arts +1
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level


Price Details
Program Price Includes:
• Comprehensive Advising and Support
• Tuition at the Host University
• Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter
• Housing
• Meals and Laundry Services
• Bridging Cultures Program
• Full-Time Resident Staff
• On-Site ISA Offices
• Computer and Internet Access
• Excursions
• The ISA Discovery Model
• Cultural Activities
• Medical Insurance
• Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support
• Airport Reception
• Visa Support
• Tutoring
• The Professional Development Toolbox
• Scholarship Opportunities
Jun 18, 2024
Jan 29, 2024
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About Program

Study abroad with ISA in Dublin! In this young and international city, ISA students will have a wonderful time exploring the Irish heritage in the country's capital. Students can choose from courses at Trinity College, University College Dublin and Maynooth University!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders, particularly the needs of underrepresented student populations. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

Neurodivergent Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our Health & Safety team is available to answer questions about insurance and medication, as well as provide students with materials on overseas access to support.

Accessibility Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. With our wide portfolio of program types and locations we’re confident there is a suitable and accessible program for each student. Accommodations abroad can be complex and take time, so those with accessibility needs should inform ISA of any accommodations requests as early as possible in the advising process. Please contact accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com with questions or for more information.



We have partnered with Fill it Forward to engage team members and program participants in waste reduction practices. The goal is to encourage the elimination of single-use waste. Every QR code scan shows the impact of reusable bottles and unlocks a donation to environmental impact groups.

Ethical Impact

WorldStrides, a global organization, is committed to educate and serve communities worldwide. Our commitment is fueled by the passion of our team members and partners to make experiential learning accessible, while also being socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible. Together, we accomplish this by investing in initiatives to promote inclusion, diversity, and sustainability.

Program Highlights

  • Dublin is the country's vibrant, charming, and historic capital, offering a dynamic urban experience with a diverse cultural scene, a wide range of international events, bustling nightlife, and the presence of major global tech companies.
  • Ireland's natural beauty is breathtaking, with lush green landscapes, rugged coastlines, and picturesque countryside.
  • Ireland is renowned for its excellent education system and world-class universities.
  • Wide range of course options with local and international students.
  • The country has a fascinating cultural history with deep-rooted traditions in music, literature, dance, and folklore.

Popular Programs

Trinity College

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) was founded in 1592 when Queen Elizabeth I issued a charter for Trinity College, thereby making it Ireland's oldest operating university. Its reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts outstanding professors and students from all over the world. Trinity is located on a small, beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Maynooth University is the second oldest university in Ireland; established in 1795 as St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. While Maynooth is one of the oldest universities in Ireland, it is also Ireland's fastest growing university. Located in Ireland's only university town just 40 minutes west of Dublin, Maynooth makes for an ideal setting if you desire an impressive, yet close-knit, university.

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland's largest university, University College Dublin (UCD) offers a beautifully landscaped 300-acre campus with strikingly modern buildings and residences. The main campus is the Belfield campus, an easy 2.5 miles bus ride south of Dublin's city center. With five of Ireland's Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) among its alumni, the university has played a key role in the history of the modern Irish State and continues to play a leading part in shaping Ireland's future.

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 4.2
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 4.85
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 4.7
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Catherine's Review of ISA Dublin

My time in Dublin with ISA was probably the best three months of my life. I studied music, history, and the Irish language at Maynooth University just outside Dublin. The university was amazing with wonderful professors, lots of fun social events, and great programs and resources. I also loved the town of Maynooth: it has a great social scene, it's very clean, and I felt very safe there. The proximity to Dublin is also great because of the city itself, but also because of the access to public transportation.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing I did while I was in Ireland was sing on live national radio! The Maynooth University Chamber Choir, which I was a part of during my time abroad, got invited to sing a song on RTE's Lyric FM. We got to go into the studio in Dublin and be part of a live national radio broadcast. It was incredible!
  • Warm, friendly people.
  • Great area: clean, safe, and lots to do.
  • Cheap public transportation.
  • Expensive.
  • Weather can be rainy and windy.
  • A few cultural differences.
25 people found this review helpful.
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ISA Abroad - Dublin, Ireland

I had the most wonderful experience studying abroad at University College Dublin with ISA! Aside from loving every second studying at the university, I was able to have many experiences outside of Dublin. UCD quickly became home, and I will always cherish the friends and memories made during my time abroad. Excursions planned by ISA allowed me to see other parts of the country and connect with other students studying with ISA. I especially loved the flexibility and support of the program as I was able to safely take trips outside of Ireland during the semester. This experience was something I will always miss, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity!

  • Interesting courses
  • Location
  • Safety
  • Expensive city
57 people found this review helpful.
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Sin é

Studying abroad in Dublin was the best decision of my life. Deciding to study in Dublin wasn't an extensive decision- it was just something I knew I wanted to do. I didn't have "Irish" family (something you immediately learn to not say once you land in Ireland) and I'd never been to the country before- I just knew I wanted to go to Dublin. It felt right.

I knew my decision was right when I stepped off the plane in Dublin airport. The city is amazing and has an energy that can't be duplicated. The people are lovely, the city is beautiful, and has this strong sense of identity like no where else I've ever seen.
My favorite part of Dublin is the plethora of things to do, no matter you interest. A city based in such rich history- literary, sport, and historical history- there is so much going on in a place that has perfectly balanced old and new. Go to a book or music shop. Go to a cafe. Hungry? Go to one of the food or book markets. Want to stay outside? Go to Pheonix Park, the largest park in Europe. Want to go inside? Hit up the museums. They're everywhere, unique and interesting, and they are FREE. Go grab a pint and people watch. Go to Penneys. Just do it, even though you'll spend all your money. I met some of my best friends here, and we had some amazing, crazy adventures (30 Euro flight to the French Riviera? Okay!) but some of my favorite memories are just walking down Dame or O'Connell Street, and looking at everything- the people, the buildings, the buses. It's a beautiful city with so much to do, and everything is so accessible that it's impossible to have regrets.
Dublin is my favorite city in the world. Within days, it felt like home- partially due to my willingness to let it, but mostly due to the friendliness, style, and diversity of the city. If I could do the whole semester over again, I would- not to make any changes, but so I could relive it again! I miss this place and the people I met their every day. Slainte!

What would you improve about this program?
I would have liked more things to do on the overnights- ex rather spend the whole day in Galway City, the option to go to Connemara or the Aran Islands. Just because it was hard to get back out there!
111 people found this review helpful.
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ISA Study Abroad Fall 2014

This was my second time in Ireland with ISA and this trip was just as amazing as the first time! I love using ISA because of all of the support they give! Any question I had or problem I faced, the resident director was available to answer and help me out! They definitely were the perfect fit for me!

What would you improve about this program?
I think I would change the amount of activities we did inside Dublin. While we took lots of trips around Ireland, it would have been nice to spend some time exploring Dublin as a group, especially at first.
86 people found this review helpful.
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University College of Dublin

Wow, that is the first word that comes to mind. Ireland is a beautiful country with an even better culture. It's not as much as a place but the people that make a place wonderful, that is what University College of Dublin and Dublin Ireland did for me. Assimilating into the culture was very easy and the talking with Irish and International students made it even easier. While I was at UCD I lived in the dorms which made the experience even better being on campus while close enough to the city if you wanted to do something downtown. Classes were a different style that I was used to but I learned new study habits and utilized my resources more. If you wanted to go away for the weekend the airport was close enough to be there in 40 minutes and could travel to many other European countries at a cheap price, thanks Ryanair! Having an ISA student and faculty in the country made it easier if we had any issues or if we wanted to do something fun, they were just as excited to do experience it with us students! Overall, UCD and Ireland was one of the best experience I have ever had in my entire life.

What would you improve about this program?
Letting students know that If you live on campus, there are guard gates with guards on the parameters of the dorms and can't invite friends in after 10 pm.
86 people found this review helpful.
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I had an amazing time in Dublin, Ireland and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great program academically as well as a location where the social scene is phenomenal. Trinity has so much to offer academically- all of the classes I took abroad transferred easily into my home university and counted toward my degree and program. Trinity also had a lot of clubs and organizations available for study abroad students. I took part in several of them and got to travel all around Ireland with their help. Not only is Trinity great, but so is the city of Dublin. The people are the most friendly people I've ever met and are ALWAYS up for a good time. If you like to be social, then Dublin is perfect for you. A day doesn't go by that I don't wish I was back in Dublin. I hope some of you choose to do this program because it most certainly made an amazing impact on my life and gave me an experience I will be taking about for a lifetime.

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