Dublin, Ireland

Leadership & Social Justice

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Information for term Leadership & Social Justice

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – 31, 2021 (3 weeks)


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Develop the leadership skills you need to become the changer 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 investigateyour 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 Takeaways

  • Education

    Learn about Irish history and culture, as you develop critical thinking and leadership skills.

  • Hands on experience

    Develop an intercultural leadership practice and gain the skills to be an agent of change.

  • Certificate

    A Certificate of Participation in the Leadership and Social Justice program.

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.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

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

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  • 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 (if health conditions allow)
  • Excursions to Cork City and Cobh Heritage Center, Belfast City Hall, Peace Lines, Victorian Markets

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.
  • This summer (2021), this program is operating only for students who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Application Fee


For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session II 2021 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 11, 2021 Jul 31, 2021


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