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Dublin, Ireland

January in Dublin

Study Program



3 weeks



3 semester hours

4.5 quarter hours


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Bring your interest in Irish culture and society to Dublin this January and earn credits while immersing yourself in Ireland's vibrant, culture-filled capital. During this three-week program, students take a required course at CIEE Dublin relating to Ireland, which is complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding. 

Outside the classroom, you'll have every opportunity to immerse yourself in Irish culture, such as by attending the TradFest Temple Bar, Ireland's premier trad and folk music festival. See for yourself what the charming and dynamic city of Dublin has to offer!

Unique Experiences


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


religion, and immigration with dedicated CIEE staff.


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Your Destination

A small capital with a big reputation, Dubliners are Europe’s youngest population. Live amongst the famously friendly and outgoing citizens and experience the vibrant business, social, and cultural scene. 

The most cosmopolitan, international, and progressive city in an increasingly diverse and global Ireland, Dublin retains the rich literary and social heritage, humor, and attitude for which it is famed. With a young, educated population transforming and regenerating some of Dublin’s older districts, it is an exciting time to live in the city.

CIEE Dublin is located on Dublin City University’s All Hallows Campus in the leafy suburb of Drumcondra, one mile north of the city center. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Dublin.

The Culture

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  • Enjoy the vibrant nightlife in the youthful city of Dublin, with an estimated 50% of its citizens younger than 26. 
  • 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.   
  • Join the locals for a music session at one of Dublin’s heritage pubs

Program Blogs


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What People are Saying

  • "It was a well put together program and easy to follow."

    Cali M., Oakland University

  • "The city and staff are great."

    William S., Elon University



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 Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

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

Class Format

Classes take the format of scheduled, in-person classes at Dublin City University, but may also involve co-curricular activities in Dublin, or Ireland more generally. CIEE courses are for CIEE students only.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction


Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


Course Information

Languages and Cultural Studies

Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program January 2025 3 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,150

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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,720**

Housing = $1,050***

Insurance = $80

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $285

International Airfare = $1,100††

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $20

Personal expenses = $135†††

Total Costs = $1,640

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.

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*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††r?ound-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


Our Staff

Enda O’Connell

Center Director

Enda is responsible for overall management of CIEE Dublin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education Teaching from Dublin City University and the equivalent of a Master’s degree in...

Marcus Gatto

Academic Director

Originally from Denver, Marcus has lived in Ireland for a decade. Before joining CIEE, he oversaw an undergraduate law program at a private college in Dublin and taught various law subjects.

Taylor Hebert

Student Life and Internship Coordinator

Taylor Hebert is originally from Washington state but has called Dublin home since 2017. She has a BA from Loyola University New Orleans and an MA from Humboldt University of...

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