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Study Abroad in Dublin

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Explore Dublin, Ireland

Study abroad in Dublin and gain a true taste of Irish culture. 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. 

When you study abroad in Dublin, you’ll be in the dynamic capital of Ireland, one of Europe’s fastest growing economies. Whether you’re looking to experience Irish life and culture, complete an internship, or experience a summer in Dublin, this city offers something for everyone.

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Study Tours & Cultural Excursions in Dublin

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. Past study tours and excursions in Dublin have included:

  • Walking in the footsteps of 6th century monks at Glendalough, an ancient monastic settlement nestled in a spectacular valley in the Wicklow Mountains
  • Exploring Ireland’s pre-Christian past at the ancient tombs in the World Heritage listed Boyne Valley
  • Touring the cathedrals, castles, and breweries of Kilkenny, the most complete medieval city in Ireland
  • Complete a walking tour of the cobblestone alleys of Trinity College, one of seven ancient colleges in the UK

If you’re a student looking to answer, “What is living in Dublin like?”, CIEE’s tours and excursions help you answer just that! Experience living in Dublin as a student on one of CIEE’s study abroad programs in Ireland.

About the Center

Set on the 19th-century All Hallows campus of Dublin City University, CIEE's esteemed partner institution, CIEE Dublin is located in the suburb of Drumcondra, roughly one mile north of the city center. On campus, students will find a café, complimentary WiFi, an academic advising office, and verdant spaces around university buildings.

Outside of campus, students will discover they have easy and convenient access to plenty of restaurants, shops, cafés, and nightlife. 

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Where Students Study

CIEE Dublin
Our Center in Dublin is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block Network and offers students easy access to restaurants and cafés, nightlife, and a variety of shops. 

Dublin City University (DCU)
DCU was established in the early 1980s and hosts 16,000 students. Its multidisciplinary programs stimulate entrepreneurial awareness and activity through strong links with Dublin-based and international businesses. 

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Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. Students can build new skills and intercultural competencies with an internship and become an active member of Dublin’s business and professional community.

In addition, CIEE Dublin works with a number of charities and NGO’s and will assist students who are interested in volunteer opportunities.

Study Abroad Programs in Dublin

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  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Draw inspiration from the legacies of two remarkable social justice leaders on this fully-sponsored program.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
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  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program

Bring your interest in Irish culture and society to Dublin this January

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Dublin has become the city of choice for some of the world’s most respected companies.

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Expand your business portfolio and broaden your life experience.

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Dublin’s historic streets and squares sit side by side with modern office blocks and repurposed industrial spaces.

Program Interests
  • Small City
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program

Spend your summer learning about Irish history and culture.

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Dublin, Ireland
AACSB Accredited
  • Study Program

Write your next chapter in Dublin.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program

Live, learn, and discover the amazing city of Dublin with direct enroll courses at historic Trinity College, the country’s highest ranked university located in the heart of Dublin city center.

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
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  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Study Program

Live, learn, and discover the amazing city of Dublin with direct enroll courses at University College Dublin (UCD), the country’s largest university.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
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Semester in Dublin (spring 2025)

Pocket Guide to Dublin


Spoken Languages 

Available Transportation 
Dublin Light Rail System (LUAS), Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART), bus, feet

Famous Local 
Oscar Wilde – eccentric Irish poet and playwright

Comfortable summers, wet cold winters, mild spring and fall

Did you know? 
Dublin has the youngest population of Europe – roughly half of its population is under 25 years old

Dublin Airport (DUB)

Social Norms 
Don’t attempt to imitate the Irish accent of locals – it’s considered annoying and rude

What to Pack 
Backpack, comfortable shoes, umbrella, layers, raincoat

Frequently Asked Questions

Dublin is a good place to study abroad for students looking to explore the charm and culture of Ireland through an authentic study abroad experience. A multicultural hub of younger professionals, Dublin offers a dynamic, lively city for students to study Irish food, history, culture, and more.

Ireland has frequently been rated one of the safest countries in the world, making its capital of Dublin a relatively safe place to visit for students. Although there’s a strong sense of comradery in Dublin, we encourage students to travel as safely as possible with others, keeping a good sense of their surroundings, belongings, and others.

Dublin is an interesting, lively city that exposes study abroad students to a new culture, while completing relevant coursework, from Business and Architecture classes to Agricultural Sciences and Law classes.

There are countless reasons to study abroad in Dublin, from the beautiful landscape and kind people to the culture and history of the country. Not only does Ireland have a diverse student population, it also has a unique heritage worth exploring. 

For a more detailed explanation of why you should study abroad in Dublin, check out our Ultimate Guide to Studying Abroad in Ireland.

With a diverse student population, Dublin is extremely fun for college students looking to meet others from all around the world. With fun nightlife, prestigious universities, cultural activities, and more, Dublin is a great location for college students looking to study abroad in Europe.

In order to ensure our students feel welcomed, supported, and empowered while studying abroad, CIEE staff completes comprehensive diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) training. Staff provide students with advice, resources, and ongoing support both before and during their study abroad program in Dublin.
For more detailed information on diversity in Dublin, visit our Diversity in Dublin page.

Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

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Apply in 1,2,3!

You may be wondering if there are any scholarships to study in Dublin. CIEE offers scholarships and grants for study abroad programs in Dublin to students with demonstrated financial need, proven academic merit, and for specific CIEE programs. Students can apply for scholarships through 3 simple steps:

  1. Search for and apply to your dream program
  2. Review all available funding opportunities
  3. Complete the Scholarship & Grants portion of your application
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Study Abroad Scholarships


Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enrolled institution. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.


Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.


Other scholarship awards are based on program or alumni status.


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Talk to a Student Who's Lived It...

Ask an Ambassador

Reach out to one of our Student Ambassadors to learn what CIEE Study Abroad is really like from alums who've lived it! Address any questions you may have about Dublin, from your academic interests and travel planning to housing and cultural differences. 

Study Abroad in Dublin Reviews

  • "The city and staff are great."

    William S., Elon University