Study Abroad in Dublin

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Explore Dublin, Ireland

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.

Students taking a group pic in Dublin Ireland
Students playing sports in Dublin Ireland

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion.

In addition to getting to know Dublin with cultural activities such as guided walking tours, visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites, past excursions 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
  • Wrestling with the challenges of identity politics in post conflict Belfast

Where Students Study

CIEE Dublin
Our Center in Dublin is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block Network. CIEE Dublin is located on the All Hallows campus of Dublin City University and offers students easy access to restaurants and cafés, nightlife, and a variety of shops. The leafy 19th century campus is located in the suburb of Drumcondra, just north of the city center.

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. 

Study abroad students taking a group picture in front of campus building

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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Pocket Guide to Dublin

  • Currency

    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

  • Climate
    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

  • Airport
    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

What People are Saying

  • "The city and staff are great."

    William S., Elon University