Dublin, Ireland

Summer in Dublin

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This program has been suspended for summer 2021.

Explore our other active study abroad programs for summer 2021, or check out our travel assurances and updated health and safety guidelines.

Immerse yourself in Ireland’s rich culture and examine the complex relationship between the British and the Irish; discuss issues of national identity, religion, and immigration; explore the pros and cons of tourism in a country that welcomes seven million visitors per year; and learn about beloved Irish storytellers and the influences on their works. Classes are complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Live and learn

    in the heart of downtown Dublin.

  • Take day trips

    to the outskirts of Ireland

  • Plan an adventure

    you’ll remember forever

  • pubs

  • acres of public green space

  • residents


Location & Culture

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With a young, vibrant population of more than one million, Dublin is a city on the move and an emerging European high-tech hub. Still, the charm, culture, and ancient heritage of old Dublin shines through, and echoes of literary giants Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett remain. Since the late 1990s, multi-ethnic Dublin has grown with arrivals from the European Union, China, and Nigeria. By 2006, the city’s foreign-born population had risen to 17.3%. Beyond the dynamic city, jewel green landscapes and sandy beaches beckon.

The Culture


Get to know Dublin with cultural activities such as guided walking tours, visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites like Kilmainham Gaol.

See more of Ireland with day trips that brings your coursework to life. During Sessions 1, 2, and 3 day trip excursions will take you beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding. Excursions could include visits to the Wicklow mountains of Glendalough, the medieval town of Kilkenny, or immersion into the farm life of rural Ireland.

Daily Life

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    Students have a private room and bathroom in an apartment suite shared with two to five students that includes communal living, dining, and kitchen areas.


    Students are responsible for their own meals. Cook your own or take advantage of being in the heart of the city with a variety of grocery stores and places to eat nearby.

Dublin, Ireland

Where You'll Study

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    Visit this beautiful and historic landmark

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    One of Dublin's many parks


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This summer program allows students to choose one, two, or three four-week sessions and focus on the history and culture of Ireland. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.

Courses are taught in Dublin city center by qualified CIEE instructors.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session.

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

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

Class Format

CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. Coursework includes daily lectures, readings, films, and frequent outings in the city.


The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on attendance, class participation, homework, project work and/or presentations, and final assessments.


Language of Instruction



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Course Information

Course Notes
“(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites

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.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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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.

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

Our Staff

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