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Dublin, Ireland

Teach in Ireland Program

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13 weeks

Program Fee



21+ Euros/hour

Application Deadline

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Teach in Ireland with CIEE and embark on an unforgettable summer adventure! This unique program connects recent university graduates from the United States with teaching positions at English language summer camps in Dublin. 

Young people from around the world come to Dublin every summer to improve their English skills, and this program offers you the chance to make a difference in their lives. You’ll lead interactive and engaging English classes that allow your students to practice conversational English and build fluency.

You’ll also grow personally and professionally as you gain valuable teaching experience and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and stunning scenery of Ireland. Spend your weekends exploring Ireland and the rest of Europe! 

CIEE will support you every step of the way, with expert visa guidance, a comprehensive orientation, and assistance from CIEE staff in Dublin. You’ll also meet other CIEE teachers online before departure and in-person during orientation so you can build a network of new friends in Ireland. 

To qualify for CIEE’s Teach in Ireland program, you must be a current student or a recent graduate (within the past 12 months) of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate program. Click here for more info.

Program Highlights

  • Teach English to young people from all over the world
  • Experience Irish culture and travel on weekends throughout Europe
  • Connect with like-minded peers at CIEE’s 2-day orientation in Dublin
  • Gain valuable international work experience that can enhance your future career prospects





Summer 2024

Late May/Early June

2.5 months (Mid-August End Date)

February 15, 2024 (deadline has passed)

Summer 2025

Late May/Early June

2.5 months (Mid-August End Date)

December 1st, 2024

About Our Program Fees

CIEE, a non-profit organization, relies on program fees to provide participants with our TEFL certification course, international insurance, and support before and after arrival. The program fee of $1,650 is paid in two installments:

  • $1000 commitment deposit due after acceptance
  • Remaining balance due when you receive your teaching placement

 CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount!

What's Included

What's Included

  • Job placement in a teaching position at an English language school in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Enrollment in CIEE TEFL’s online 150-hour TEFL Certificate course ($1,195 value).
  • Up to one year of iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance services.
  • Guidance with application for Irish Working Holiday Authorization, which provides permission to work in Ireland for up to 12 months. Participants may choose to keep working in Ireland independently of CIEE after the end of the program in mid-August.
  • Airport pickup and transportation to orientation on arrival day.
  • Two-day orientation in Dublin with cultural activities, walking tours, and seminar topics including banking, transportation, health & safety, and more.
  • Three nights of shared accommodations during orientation.
  • Ongoing support and 24/7 emergency assistance provided by CIEE staff in Dublin.
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The Destination
  • Street in Dublin Ireland

The Destination

Dublin is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a young and welcoming population. As an English teacher, you will have the opportunity to live and work in a city with a rich history, culture, and thriving business and social scene. You will also be able to experience the unique Irish sense of humor and attitude. 

  • Explore the city on foot: Dublin is a walkable city with a lot to offer. You can explore the city center, visit museums and galleries, or meander through beautiful public parks, such as St. Stephen’s Green.
  • Visit Trinity College: Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and home to the Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript from the 9th century.
  • Take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher: These dramatic cliffs are one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations.
  • Enjoy traditional Irish music and dancing: There are many pubs in Dublin where you can enjoy traditional Irish music and dancing.

CIEE wants all our participants to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while teaching abroad. To that end, we've gathered information from local teams and perspectives from former CIEE teachers and others about conditions and cultural attitudes that teachers with specific identities might encounter abroad. We hope those resources are informative and helpful.

Job Description

Job Description

As a teacher in an intensive English summer camp, you’ll be responsible for leading classes of up to 20 students. Your students will be teenagers from around the world who are eager to develop their language skills in an immersive English-speaking environment. 

You may teach English to students at all proficiency levels, but most will likely be at the beginning or intermediate level. You will create a fun and engaging learning environment that allows students to practice communicating in English in natural, daily situations. You'll develop your own lesson plans based on a syllabus and curriculum provided by your school. CIEE TEFL’s 150-Hour TEFL Certificate course will give you the knowledge and skills to be a successful teacher.


Teachers in the CIEE Teach in Ireland program are hired by private English language schools located in and around Dublin. These schools provide intensive English summer camps to teenage learners from around the world, with many students coming from Spain, Portugal, and Brazil. 


Teachers in the CIEE Teach in Ireland program earn a competitive salary of at least 21 Euros/hour. All teachers will work a minimum of 15 hours per week during the mornings, and most weeks there are plenty of opportunities to work 5-15 additional hours in the afternoon. For enthusiastic teachers willing to work both mornings and afternoons, this compensation will cover basic living expenses (living with flatmates outside the city center).



To qualify for CIEE’s Teach in Ireland program, you must:

  • Have native-level English fluency
  • Have United States Citizenship and a valid passport with 3+ empty pages
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, awarded before start of program
  • Be prepared to enroll in CIEE’s 150-hour online TEFL certification course (included in the program package) no later than March 15th. If you are concerned about adding the TEFL course on top of final semester coursework, you should wait until the following year’s program.

CIEE Teach in Ireland participants must be eligible to apply for the Irish Working Holiday Authorization in April before their program. This visa grants permission to live and work in Ireland for up to 12 months. To qualify, you must:

  • Be a current student or recent graduate of a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate program. US citizens can only apply for this Working Holiday visa in the 12 months after earning one of these degrees. 
  • Be able to show the Irish consulate bank statements in your name with at least $4,000 to cover initial living expenses.
Participants in Dublin Ireland
TEFL Certification

TEFL Certification

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification gives you the skills, experience, and confidence to make teaching abroad even more rewarding – both for you and those you teach. The CIEE TEFL 150-hour certification course is included in the fee for this program and ensure that you:

  • Develop an awareness of the field and practices of TEFL
  • Understand the components of English related to teaching nonnative speakers
  • Get personalized feedback from an experienced TEFL tutor
  • Can design lessons for TEFL students at a variety of levels
  • Complete 20 hours of practice teaching experience to hone your skills

Our Team

Ashley Lozon

Teach Abroad Advisor

Ashley taught English abroad in Bangkok, Thailand and has traveled to 7 other countries. She is passionate about international education and supporting others on their journey with CIEE.

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