• Ireland
    • Dublin
Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Anthropology Classical Studies Cultural Studies English Entrepreneurship European Studies Health Sciences History Hospitality International Business Law Liberal Arts Mathematics Tourism +4
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Dublin City University
Degree Level


Price Details
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! Our high-quality programs include tuition, housing, on-site airport pick-up, field trips and cultural activities, 24/7 on-site professional staff, and automatic iNext insurance. There are no hidden charges or surprises when you arrive, and scholarships opportunities are available!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Transportation
Apr 30, 2024
Apr 25, 2024
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About Program

One of Europe’s most youthful cities, the charm and ancient heritage of Old Dublin still shines through amongst today’s emerging European tech hub and growing multi-cultural population. For a true taste of Irish culture, Dublin is the place.

Founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin’s history as Ireland’s principal city dates back to the reign of King John. As befits a city with such a long history, Dublin is packed with monuments and buildings that date from Dublin Castle in 1204, to Trinity College founded in 1592, which houses the Book of Kells through the elegant Georgian Terraces and beyond.

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Program Highlights

  • CIEE Dublin is located on the Glasnevin, St. Patrick’s, and All Hallow’s campuses of Dublin City University, approximately 20 minutes by bus from the city center.
  • Traveling back centuries in time at Ireland’s National Heritage Park in Co. Wexford to see how ancient and medieval Irish lived.
  • Guided tours of museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites.
  • Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.

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Bring your interest in Irish culture and society to Dublin this January to earn credits and immerse yourself in the vibrant, culture-filled capital.

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Stay in one city the entire time or spend other blocks at our other Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, or Sydney.

CIEE First Year Abroad in Dublin

Dublin, Ireland's spirited capital, invites students to immerse themselves in a dynamic blend of rich literary history and the warm embrace of Irish hospitality. Wander through the historic streets, savor the sounds of traditional music in cozy pubs, and explore the cultural treasures of Dublin's unique fusion of past and present for an unforgettable experience for students ready to embrace the Emerald Isle.

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.

Program Reviews

4.80 Rating
based on 15 reviews
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  • Academics 4.1
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.2
  • Safety 4.75
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Yes, I recommend this program

Spring semester in Dublin

I loved my semester in Dublin this past spring! I chose CIEE because my school did not offer a home base in Dublin but was affiliated with CIEE. My favorite things were st stephens green, Dun Laoghaire, Galway, Hugh lane gallery, the food, so many things! I do recommend this program but be aware of how small it is and the housing isn’t the best with staff but a good location. Please travel to Galway, cork, Howth, Killarney, Dun Laoghaire, Belfast, Kilkenny, and Sligo. There’s such a rich history to discover!

What was your funniest moment?
I once was riding the Luas on a night out and the garda had entered the tram making sure a man couldn’t enter, the man was not dangerous but just crazy, as the doors closed he began licking the tram down the entire thing. I will always remember this memory shared with my friends.
  • Accessible
  • Safe
  • Inviting
  • Expensive
  • Crowded
  • Rushed
7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Dublin Block 2 2023 Review

This program was a once in a lifetime experience that I would recommend to others looking to expand their horizons and experience a new culture.
For the Dublin Program of CIEE, I loved the smaller amount of people in the program. It made it feel more personalized and allowed everyone to be in a more social setting while abroad. It allowed them to have a support system while away from home. It also made it easier for group travel plans.
Some things I had wish I had known before going to Dublin would be what the city was like and what we could expect excursion wise from our classes.
Overall, a great experience and I would recommend it to any student looking to travel while expanding their knowledge.

52 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Half Semester Abroad

I decided to go to Ireland for block I and it was a great experience. The CIEE staff were super helpful and very responsive throughout my time there. The excursions that we went on really delve into the history of Ireland, which I loved, and some were just fun and gave all of us on the program time to hangout together. Ireland was beautiful and everyone was so nice, I wish I had more time to spend here. I traveled quite a bit with a few other students in the program and it was great. The public transport here makes it really easy to get around once you get the hang of it. FYI you have to hail the busses here, in the US you normally don’t have to, but here you do.

  • Great food
  • Amazing history all around you
  • Everyone is so nice
  • No public water fountains really
  • Not many public restrooms when you are out
  • Not really a con, but be ready to walk a lot
58 people found this review helpful.
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No, I don't recommend this program

Dublin, Ireland Study Abroad - Martha Hallmon

Being able to study abroad was the most fantastic decision I could have made. The program assisted in making this a smooth transition. The program coordinators helped me with handling doctors' visits, and they were very accommodating while I was dealing with the death of my father. This program introduced me to new friends, cultures, and beautiful experiences! This is an experience that all college students should take advantage of. It is such a great way to curate new memories, travel, and make friends!

  • Difference in teaching styles
  • Meeting people from different back grounds
54 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE College Study Abroad, Dublin, Ireland

CIEE in Dublin, Ireland was better than I could have ever imagined. Through this program, I met wonderful staff members and peers. Using CIEE for my study abroad experience allowed me to ask questions when needed, feel supported, and meet others while traveling. There is nothing more I could have asked for from CIEE. Enda was accommodating and helpful and so knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and universities. I wouldn't trade this experience for the world and the least I can do is leave a glowing review. Incredible experience!

  • Community support from staff members and peers
  • introduction to the area and help in navigation/planning
  • great communication!
  • no oven in the kitchen, but we worked around it
  • more events/trips would have been great!
74 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision of my life!

Studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland for J-Term was the most amazing experience. I chose to study here because it is a huge technology hub and the possibility of moving here someday. During my time abroad, I met lifelong friends and made unforgettable memories. The locals there were the friendliest and funniest people. The housing was impressive with a private room and bathroom - and it was very clean. The coursework wasn't too much and the excursions were eye opening. The CIEE program was very well organized and the center director, Enda O'Connell, was helpful and always there for the students. I wish I could redo it all over again!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The views from the hikes in Ireland are breathtaking. I did not expect something that beautiful.
119 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Journey of a Lifetime

Spending my time abroad has been a dream of mine ever since starting college. Due to certain circumstances, I was not able to go during any school semester, but stumbled upon this opportunity from CIEE to spend my summer in Dublin, Ireland. I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 months there to really be immersed in a different culture and learn more about myself and the people around me. It was for sure one of the best summers that I will never forget. From all the people I met, places I visited, and memories I made.

What would you improve about this program?
Slightly better accommodations and more on-time interaction from the staff when it comes to certain logistics would be a good way to improve!
113 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Craic in Dublin

This trip was great craic (an Irish slang term for fun)! Not only did we get to become a part of the beautiful city of Dublin, but we also as a group got to take a secondary trip to Ireland's medieval capital of Kilkenny, which was probably my favorite part! Kilkenny was just a super cool little town, with a beautiful castle and incredible nightlife. While in Dublin, I was studying the Shaping of Modern Ireland, which was a history class outlining Ireland from 1800 up through 1949. Dublin City University was a nice school that was just far enough outside of the city center, and I had a great professor who cared deeply about the topic and made sure that the class was understanding him. This class was great for me, as I finally got to learn the history of my Irish ancestors and about the land that they came from. Outside of the classroom, Dublin was an incredible city to call home for a month. The beautiful churches were probably my favorite thing to explore. That and the pubs of course! I cannot recommend this study abroad experience enough; if you have any desire to learn anything about Ireland, you have to do it!
For me, one of the reasons this trip was so great was that I really was able to get in touch with my Irish roots; I got to visit the same churches my ancestors went to, I learned about their experiences and how they lived back then, and I was able to explore the city that they called home! I feel that it also really helped with my world outlook, because although Ireland is very similar to the United States, it is simultaneously completely different. It was super convenient for me that there was no language barrier to overcome here, but there were still a few cultural differences, which I found to be more fun than annoying.
While here, I would highly recommend trying to take in as much of the local culture as possible, especially the sports! Before coming here, I had no clue what Hurling or Gaelic Football were, but I can say that going to those matches were some of the most fun that I had while on this trip!
As I stated earlier, I cannot recommend this trip enough! Dublin is a fantastic city, and I cannot wait to come back in the future!

What would you improve about this program?
My only recommendation for improvement would be improving the housing situation. There were certain aspects of it that were great, such as the private bedrooms and bathrooms, but I feel that the place where we stayed was not managed very well, and there were frequent miscommunications between the program staff and the managers of the apartment complex. And the laundry room was incredibly small; there were only three washing machines and dryers to serve the entire complex.
109 people found this review helpful.

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