Dublin, Ireland

January in Dublin

Study Irish Culture, Society, and Identity
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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. During January in Dublin, students take the required Irish Culture, Society, and Identity course at CIEE Dublin, which is complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

The Take-Aways


    a compact high-tech campus with central green areas, cafés, a theater and sports center, all within close proximity to the center of Dublin.


    such as the National Museum, Dublin Castle, and many Viking and Norman sites in the city.


    religion, and immigration with dedicated CIEE staff.

  • acres of public green space

  • students at DCU

  • seats at Croke Park, the third largest sports stadium in Europe


Location & Culture

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The Culture


  • Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the youthful city of Dublin, with an estimated 50% of its citizens younger than 25.
  • Partake in cultural activities, such as visits to medieval castles, cathedrals, galleries, and a field trip to Northern Ireland.
  • Sample food from around the  globe – in restaurant and market form – in this city that embraces diversity and multiculturalism.
  • Take a walking tour along the cobblestone alleys of Trinity College, founded in 1592 and one of seven ancient colleges in the UK.  

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Daily Life

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    Shared apartments: Students share apartments in an on-campus student residence at DCU. Students share a twin room and small bathroom, and have a shared living, kitchen, and dining area. There are four students to each shared area.


    Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. There are dining facilities and a small grocery store on campus.

Dublin, Ireland

Where You'll Study

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    DCU isa 20 to 30 minute bus ride from downtown Dublin. Public transportation is easily accessible.


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January in Dublin offers challenging coursework and culturally immersive activities so students can gain an in-depth understanding of Irish culture, society, and identity. The program focuses on the history and culture of modern Ireland and includes lectures by educators associated with several Irish institutions of higher education.

CIEE Dublin is located on the Glasnevin, St Patrick’s, and All Hallow’s campuses of Dublin City University, located approximately 20 minutes by bus from the city center.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

All students take one required course.

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Academic Culture

The course includes daily lectures, readings, films, and frequent outings in the city, as well as a field trip linked to the coursework. CIEE courses are taught by the CIEE academic staff.

Class Format

CIEE courses are for CIEE students only.

Language of Instruction



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Course Information


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

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals are not included  
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation - an introduction to Irish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2022 Nov 1, 2021 Dec 27, 2021* Jan 17, 2022*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

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    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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