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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.
Live and learn
in the heart of downtown Dublin.
Take day trips
to the outskirts of Ireland
Plan an adventure
you’ll remember forever
acres of public green space3,700
Location & CultureClick to Open
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.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
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.
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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.
Where You'll Study
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Visit this beautiful and historic landmark
SAINT STEPHEN'S GREEN
One of Dublin's many parks
AcademicsClick to Open
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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session.
Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits per session
CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
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
CoursesClick to Open
“(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites
Summer 2021 CoursesClick to Open
Summer 2021 course offerings and syllabi will available late fall.
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.See more scholarship info
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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.
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