Dublin, Ireland

Global Entrepreneurship

Summer '21 applications are now open!
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Get a crash course in business with Dublin’s most renowned startup players.

What does it take to score as an entrepreneur in today’s international, interconnected business world? Get the answers straight from entrepreneurial leaders – and get set to launch a venture of your own.

And what a country to do it in! In the last couple of decades, Ireland has become an entrepreneurial hotspot. With the recent recession over, Ireland has rebounded, thanks in large part to the spirit and imagination of its entrepreneurs, including some you’ll meet.

Gain experience that will shape your studies and career. Visit the country’s epicenters of business growth and meet its business visionaries. Work on a team to develop and pitch a concept– and return home with a framework for a plan you can implement in your community. Learn to spot and capture opportunities with vision, resilience, and resourcefulness – qualities that will pay off time and again in the months and years ahead.

In Dublin you’ll live in student apartments in downtown Dublin and spend time exploring the shops, markets, and street life of this exciting city!

The Take-Aways

  • Leadership

    More than 45 hours of targeted instruction in global entrepreneurial principles and practices

  • Experience

    Hands-on experience in building, serving on, and managing project teams

  • Certificate

    A certificate of learning in Global Entrepreneurship

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.

From traditional Irish soda bread to colcannon, Irish cuisine can compete with the very best of European cuisine. Don’t leave without trying a rich Guinness stew, made from the drink that typifies Ireland and Dublin in particular.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"We connected with Berlin and Dublin via Skype (technology is fun when it works!) and traded stories including our favorite new vocabulary terms in the local languages...."

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

  • Housing

    Dorm rooms or apartments on a local campus

  • Local Support

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

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Sample Activities

  •  Get swept up in the rampant excitement of Irish football and Gaelic games.
  •  Explore ancient Celtic sites like Christ Church Cathedral.
  •  Take a Ghost Bus Tour through Dublin!
  •  Join new friends on an overnight excursion to the western coast and cliffs.

​​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 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


  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.

Application Fee


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.

Ready to change your life?