Dublin, Ireland

College Away

A Different Kind Of Remote Learning
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Information for term College Away

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

February 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Dates: Mar 15 – Apr 9, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Extended Deadline

January 20, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: January 20, 2021
  • Dates: Feb 15 – Mar 12, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

March 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Dates: Apr 12 – May 7, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Extended Deadline

January 20, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: January 20, 2021
  • Dates: Feb 15 – Apr 9, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Extended Deadline

January 20, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: January 20, 2021
  • Dates: Feb 15 – May 7, 2021 (12 weeks)
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

February 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Dates: Mar 15 – May 7, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Online Never Looked So Fun

One thing is for sure, Spring 2021 won’t look like any other... Why not make it awesome?!

CIEE College Away gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in Dublin, Ireland, while keeping up with all your online college courses and requirements! Call Dublin “home” for four weeks at a time, and bond with a group of U.S. college students abroad.

Take “distance learning” to a whole new level and take control of your spring experience. Make it a semester to remember for all for the right reasons! Come home refreshed, more independent and with new lifelong friends and memories.

Each session is in 4-week blocks. Apply for your desired start date , and you can add up to three sessions during the application for 12 weeks in Dublin!

Unique Experiences

  • FOCUS

    Take your online courses in the vibrant city of Dublin, Ireland – Slainte!

  • EXPERIENCE

    Explore the Cliffs of Moher, medieval castles, and historic cathedrals

  • EXPLORE

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a socially distanced stroll around Irelands' famous villages

  • ACRES OF PUBLIC GREEN SPACE

    3,700
  • PUBS

    1K+
  • YEAR DUBLIN WAS FOUNDED BY THE VIKINGS

    998

Location & Culture

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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.
 
Enjoy a thriving community of artists, musicians, and writers, along with galleries, museums, and places of historical interest that enhance the genuine bohemian atmosphere - a dynamic, lively city between the jewel green landscape and the Irish Sea.
 
Home to Shaw and Swift, Joyce, Lewis and Yates – what better place to write your own story of discovery than Ireland?

Daily Life

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know Dublin with regular cultural activities
  • Guided walking tours and visits to sites such as the National History Museum, Christchurch Cathedral and the Dublin Castle
  • Explore more of Ireland with excursions to Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains, the medieval town of Kilkenny, or a trip to Howth and the Malahide Castle

Activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and student feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Get ready for maximum fun!

STUDY RESOURCES

  • Internet access 
  • Study rooms are available for online work
  • Local CIEE program staff support
  • Virtual global internships can be added to the program

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Single rooms with en-suite bathrooms in local student housing with other international students attending Irish universities. Flats house 4-8 students with a communal kitchen and living area.

  • Meals

    Two meals with a wide range of fresh foods will be available free of charge for self-catering breakfast and lunch in student housing. Lunch bags will be provided for trips and excursions.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details
  • Choose one 4-week session that aligns with your desired start date. You can apply for up to three sessions for a total of 12 weeks in Dublin and accommodations will be provided between sessions for continuing students.
  • This program requires 14 days of restricted movement after arrival. This period of restricted movement ends if you receive a negative/’not detected’ result of a PCR test five days after your arrival in Ireland. You should wait for your negative test result to be returned before ending the period of restricted movements. The test is included in the program fee and arranged by CIEE.
  • Supervised off-campus excursions will also be provided
  • Must be at least 18 and a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior matriculated to a U.S. college or university.
  • Proof of class enrollment for spring 2021 with a current GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.
  • Students are expected to keep up with their school requirements and remain responsible for their own grades and deadlines.
  • A virtual global internship can also be added for $750.
     

View CIEE's COVID-19 risk mitigation measures and student guidelines.

Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

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APPLICATION

When are the programs running in the spring?
Programs are running January, February, March and April 2021. Additional dates may be added with demand. Courses will be from your home institution (online).

What are the College Away program requirements - is this for high school or gap students too?
Students must be 18 years old to participate in this college program, be enrolled as a full-time student at a U.S. university for Spring 2021 and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA. We do have a High School Away program as well.

When am I notified of application approval?
Qualified applicants will be notified of acceptance within a few days of your application. Programs are first-come, first-served, but capacity is limited.

How do I apply to multiple sessions or locations?
Students can enroll in only one location at this time, but you can apply for up the three 4-week sessions. When you create your new application online, select from the available session combinations. If you have already started an application, you can email applications@ciee.org and our staff can add sessions to your application.

Can I extend my program for additional sessions once I arrive?
Student can attend up to 3 consecutive sessions. An extension would depend on capacity and the program application deadline.

If I am not a U.S. citizen, can I still participate in this program?
Please email inquire@ciee.org for more information or to speak to a representative directly. Students are responsible for following all immigration requirements for their host country.

Do I need a current passport? At the time I apply? 
Yes! This is essential. Students do not need to upload a copy of their passport to complete the College Away application, but you will need to have a valid passport before you travel!

Are Dublin and Monteverde applicants eligible for the Yucatan in case of overcapacity?
Definitely! Our Yucatan location will be opening up based on demand. Complete your application today, and our team will reach out if programs have reached capacity and will open to Yucatan. 

STUDENT LIFE - LOCATIONS 

Are the rooms single occupancy like a dorm?
All programs include single occupancy bedrooms.

If I stay for multiple sessions, would I be repeating the same activities?
College Away staff will try to avoid repeat activities, but if there are “can't miss” activities we may rerun a select few. If there are multiple repeat participants, we would likely organize some parallel activities.

Will the program activities accommodate my course schedule?
If possible, yes.

Do you have any tips for deciding between Monteverde or Dublin?
Consider whether you prefer

  • a city experience or one immersed in a more wilderness setting
  • more history and culture or outdoor activities, sports, etc.
  • practicing Spanish or not
     

In Monteverde, are there College Away bubbles for each program – college, high school, etc. – or do the cohorts eventually merge?
The bubbles will merge.

PROGRAMS

Will I earn college credits while I am abroad?
Yes, you would continue to be enrolled in your home college or university online coursework for Spring 2021. You would receive credits directly from your school. You would need to speak with your college about current tuition/fee rates for the spring. These programs will not change those rates.

Trimester school classes start in early January and end mid-March, would College Away interrupt my term?
There are for session options to choose from including a mid-April start date. Students are required to be enrolled in online classes through their university. Program dates are on the Monteverde or Dublin program pages.

Are there spring internship opportunities?
Yes! If you are interested in doing a virtual internship while on College Away, please note that on the application and visit ciee.org/internships for information.

How can I apply?
The applications are live for College Away in Monteverde or Dublin. Click apply on either of those pages to start your application!  

COST 

What is the cost of each program and what does it include? 
College Away is $3,900 for Monteverde and Yucatan per session and $4,900 for Dublin per session. The fee includes housing, meals, activities, onsite support, iNext travel protection, excursions, but does not include airfare. In Dublin, groceries for breakfast and lunch each day are provided by CIEE and included in the program fee. You will need to purchase your own dinner. In Monteverde all meals are included. 

Does the alumni discount apply to College Away programs?
Yes.

Are there scholarships available for the College Away programs? 
Not at this time. 

Does financial aid cover the cost or do I need to pay out of pocket?
We recommend you check with your university to see if financial aid would apply. The payments are made by the students.

COVID-19

What are the COVID testing requirements for each location? 
The COVID related restrictions are related to the government policies of each location. View requirements here for Monteverde and Dublin.

After clearance, are there precautions and social contracts to avoid risky activities out in the community or other cities?
For our bubble program in Monteverde, students complete a social contract are only allowed CIEE-supervised off-campus excursions. Dublin provided supervised off-campus excursions and students are required to follow restricted movement policies.

Can I travel after 5 days to any other countries?
This would not be advisable due to the possible need to restrict movements upon return. In some cases it may be possible, but it is strongly discouraged. 

Are students staying for multiple sessions? 
Yes! Our fall programs had students doing multiple sessions and the students from the earlier sessions could certainly stay as a pod and have more freedom. 

How many times do you have to take a Covid test in the bubble in the 8 week program?
For Monteverde, you take it once before arrival, and twice in an 8-week program.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January Start 2021 Deadline Passed Jan 18, 2021 Feb 12, 2021
$4,900
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,433

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

January + February 2021 Deadline Passed Jan 18, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
$9,800
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $600 *

Educational Costs = $9,033

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $9,800

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

January + February + March 2021 Deadline Passed Jan 18, 2021 Apr 9, 2021
$14,700
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $900 *

Educational Costs = $13,633

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $14,700

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

February Start 2021 4 weeks Jan 20, 2021 Feb 15, 2021 Mar 12, 2021
$4,900
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,433

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

February + March 2021 8 weeks Jan 20, 2021 Feb 15, 2021 Apr 9, 2021
$9,800
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $600 *

Educational Costs = $9,033

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $9,800

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

February + March + April 2021 12 weeks Jan 20, 2021 Feb 15, 2021 May 7, 2021
$14,700
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $900 *

Educational Costs = $13,633

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $14,700

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

March Start 2021 4 weeks Feb 1, 2021 Mar 15, 2021 Apr 9, 2021
$4,900
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,433

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

March + April 2021 8 weeks Feb 1, 2021 Mar 15, 2021 May 7, 2021
$9,800
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $600 *

Educational Costs = $9,033

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $9,800

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

April Start 2021 4 weeks Mar 1, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 May 7, 2021
$4,900
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,433

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

What's Included

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What's Included

Housing
Meals
Cultural and Extracurricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support