Dublin, Ireland

Advocating for Social Justice

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Information for term Advocating for Social Justice

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 18 – Jul 8, 2023 (3 weeks)

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 9 – 29, 2023 (3 weeks)


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Develop the leadership skills you need to become the change maker you want to be!
This program brings together students like you, who want to make a difference in their community and the world. And it all starts with self-awareness. As you explore Irish culture through the lens of intercultural studies, you'll also investigate your own cultural background and identity. What is your leadership style? What social justice issues are you passionate about? How can you make a difference in your community back home?

Learn the history of the Northern Ireland conflict and current cultural, societal or political themes. Flex your intercultural muscles by recognizing cultural differences and similarities between U.S. American and Irish culture and develop effective strategies to bridge differences. Explore the experience of diverse populations in Ireland and gain insights that will help you better understand your home community.

Get ready to try out traditional Irish sports and dancing, take a ballad tour of the city of Dublin with professional musicians or visit iconic sights such as the Kilmainham Gaol (jail), a key site of the Irish nationalist movement.

For your final project, you'll analyze a cultural communication artifact (i.e.: a recent newspaper or magazine article, a podcast or a video...etc.) and share with your group. Emerge with the skills to be a powerful agent of change on the issues that matter to you now and well into the future.

The Take-Aways


    Develop an intercultural leadership practice and get public speaking experience presenting to your group. Gain the skills to be an agent of change as you discover Irish history and culture.


    After just 3 weeks away, you'll build self-confidence, gain a broader world view, improve your interpersonal communication skills and make lifelong friends from all across the U.S.


    Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, a Certificate of 50 hours of Service Learning.

Location & Culture

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Dublin is one of Europe’s most youthful cities with over 50% of the population under 25. Here you’ll find a lively music scene with a range of contemporary and traditional bands playing in clubs and small venues nightly.

Founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin’s history as Ireland’s principal city dates back to the reign of King John. As befits a city with such a long history, Dublin is packed with monuments and buildings that date from Dublin Castle in 1204, to Trinity College founded in 1592, which houses the Book of Kells through the elegant Georgian Terraces and beyond.

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.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

Every day brings new discoveries and fun, but you can always count on a perfect balance between interactive instruction, excursions and free time! Here's what to expect on a typical day:

  • 7:00 am: Get up and have breakfast at your dorm/hotel
  • 8:00 am: Walk or take public transportation to CIEE for morning instruction
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Interactive class with a local teacher. Format may change to workshops or guest lectures, depending on the day.
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00pm: Find a fun spot to grab lunch with your friends (your program tuition includes a stipend for lunches).
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Gather back at CIEE to go on today's cultural activity or excursion.
  • 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Each activity or excursion is designed to echo what you learned in class that morning.
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00pm: Free time! Hang out with your friends and shop. Commute back to your hotel/dorm.
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Dinner
  • 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Wrap up any homework. Usually just readings or personal research for your project.
  • 10:00 pm: Lights out!

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog.

  • Housing

    Dorms, shared rooms with other Global Navigators

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Sample Activities

  • Introduction to and participation in traditional Irish sports and dancing 
  • Irish Ballad lead tour of Dublin City with professional musician 
  • Visits to Kilmainham Gaol (jail) , a key site of the Irish nationalist movement 
  • Peer to Peer activities with Irish students 
  • Excursions to the West of Ireland 

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances, covid-related measures and restrictions and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • No specific requirements for standard sessions.
  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Application Fee


For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2023 3 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 18, 2023 Jul 8, 2023


Summer Session II 2023 3 weeks Deadline Passed Jul 9, 2023 Jul 29, 2023


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