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Your journey begins in the cultural center (and the heart) of Ireland: Dublin. Just think, you’ll be studying in the City of Literature that’s home to such literary greats as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and Samuel Becke... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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Not only did I learn how to be a better traveler, communicator, and student, but I gained a lot more confidence in everyday things. From the moment I left for Ireland to the day I had to return to the U.S, I feel as though my confidence levels have changed dramatically and I am a much better person because of it. - Providence College View Entire Review
January 07, 2019 I Learned So Much!
I gained a new confidence in my ability to go out, try new things, and succeed. I made so many friends and connections while there. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I gained a better sense of myself, as well as a better sense of the world at large. I gained wisdom, friends, and experience. But the real gains are intangible, and hard to name with a single word--sort of intrinsic feelings of being wider, somehow, and deeper; of having one's world widened. It was most definitely worthwhile. - University of Rochester View Entire Review
The biggest lesson I learned was how to push myself out of my comfort zone. I think that is something that I had heard before and always thought I was doing until I got to a new city, in a new country with new people. It's easy to forget that even though doing something challenging may be a bit out of your comfort zone, doing th... - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I grew as an individual on the program and learned a lot about what I am capable of whether that be traveling on my own for the first time, diving into new things, or making a whole new friend group, study abroad and Ireland was one of the greatest things I have ever done. - University of Illinois - Chicago View Entire Review
Very worthwhile, I learned a lot about Irish culture and history with a focus on literature. My schedule also allowed me to travel around the country almost every weekend. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained a sense of adjusting to another culture. Yes it was extremely worthwhile - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned to welcome and appreciate any culture that I come across. Instead of rejecting the little differences, embrace them. They may not all be pleasant at first, but there was nothing that made me feel like I was in a completely foreign land. I also learned to put myself out there, to do things I wouldn't normally do. Those ... - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
I learned to be more outgoing and I became more independent. Before going on this trip, I had never been on my own before. It was hard at first, but after a while there was a sense of freedom. I was no longer waiting for others to join me on my adventures, because I was okay just doing it on my own. I was not restricted to someo... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile! I gained cultural knowledge, as well as developed a greater sense of awareness. I made friends and I still keep in touch with my roommates from the program. Furthermore, I absolutely fell in love with Ireland. It is filled with charming, caring, and diverse people. The scenery is so breathtaking... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I learned to be my own person and not depend on others for what I want to do. It was incredibly worthwhile and I would do it again if I could. - Hope College View Entire Review
Past Review Life In Dublin
I learned a lot about myself, and gained so much confidence that it cannot be measured. It was incredibly worthwhile. - Hope College View Entire Review
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I gained an open mind, an appreciation for traveling, and new friends/people to network with. I learned better time management skills and self dependence since I was living on my own. All of this was worth it. - Knox College View Entire Review
August 22, 2019 The Best Semester Ever
I gained an independence that I think would have taken me longer to develop if I hadn't gone abroad. Going abroad teaches you how to make decisions for yourself, and because you have the opportunity to travel so often, it also teaches you good planning and organization skills. I think I gained a confidence abroad that would have... - Sewanee: The University of the South View Entire Review
I gained so much more perspective. This was my first time overseas, so it changed my whole world view. I learned that things are so different in other countries, and that seeing the same country your whole life is not beneficial. It made me feel so lucky to get to see the world, and it was beyond worthwhile. - Purdue University View Entire Review
I gained confidence about my ability to take care of myself and handle any situation that comes my way. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
Past Review Dublin
How to experience a new Culture. - Hope College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was extremely worthwhile. Being able to learn, intern, and travel throughout Ireland through the IES Abroad Dublin program I gained a better understanding of the world around me. I have broadened my horizons and found myself to be more outgoing and excited to travel the world and experience more of it. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, became more comfortable with myself, and gained a lot more confidence. Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to be away from my family and really understand what it means to take care of myself and be responsible. I also traveled by myself for the first time without family, not only travelling to ... - Anonymous University View Entire Review
My academic interests were reinforced and shaped along the way which has influenced how I'm thinking about my career path now. Even though I know the world's greater than me, being in Dublin and having conversations with people really made that idea stick. It felt as though I was in a box before. The lid was open on this box I w... - University of Redlands View Entire Review
In Dublin I gained incredible professional experience at my internship, and I made great friendships and connections with both Irish citizens and international visitors alike. Dublin is an incredibly diverse city that introduced me to the Irish culture and gave me a sense of independence while living there on my own, more or les... - University of Florida View Entire Review
I learned so much not only about myself, but also so much about Ireland's beautiful culture and history. I also got to meet and gain perspectives from people from all over the United States. The landscapes are breathtaking and really opened my eyes to all the beauty this world has to offer! - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned to be self-sufficient and to be comfortable making my own decisions. I learned that every culture is different, but that it's very easy to find your home even in a foreign city. - George Washington University View Entire Review
Opened my eyes to the world and I see how and why people think the way they do about America/Americans - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent and, on the opposite side, I learned that it is okay to ask for help when you need it. Many times it is actually the strong thing to do. - Augsburg College View Entire Review

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Your journey begins in the cultural center (and the heart) of Ireland: Dublin. Just think, you’ll be studying in the City of Literature that’s home to such literary greats as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and Samuel Beckett! Stroll around Dublin to see how the historic architecture blends with modern design. Enjoy the energetic music scene and lively theatre. And when you need to get away, you’ll discover outdoor adventures just a short train or bus ride away.

Programs in Dublin:


  • Dublin Direct Enrollment - National Theatre School of Ireland (Gaiety School of Acting): The National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting specializes in conservatory acting. This program appeals primarily to those students who are ready for the challenge of adapting to an entirely new academic culture that requires significant independent work.


  • Dublin Summer - Intensive Acting: The IES Abroad Intensive Acting Program gives you an intensive, practical approach to performance. Over the course of the summer, you will come to know Dublin's winding streets and unique charm through a variety of culturally enriching opportunities. The program offers enrollment at the acclaimed National Theatre School of Ireland-Gaiety School of Acting, housing in fully-equipped student apartments, and field trips throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


  • Dublin Summer - Internship: Experience this city’s vibrant business environment that has emerged as part of Ireland’s economic recovery. Walk to work through Dublin’s historic streets or take a double-decker bus, the tram, Dart, or Metro. Linger over a lunch of shepherd’s pie or Irish salmon. An IES internship develops your professional skills, gives you the ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.


  • Dublin Summer - Irish Studies: This program is designed for students who seek intensive academic exposure to Ireland's political and social history, contemporary economic issues, and literary heritage. By combining coursework with study outside the classroom, you have the opportunity to discover the rich heritage of Ireland, as well as its contemporary culture through its art, theater, and film. Over the course of the summer, you will come to know Dublin's winding streets and unique charm. The Dublin Irish Studies Summer program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in fully-equipped student apartments, and field trips. Starting at the IES Abroad Center, near St. Stephen’s Green, this program will help you to gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of what it means to be a citizen of the world.


  • Dublin - Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology: There’s a reason why Dublin is now serving as the European headquarters for companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. For the past decade, Ireland’s pro-business environment has been an incubator for start-ups, particularly in technology, and its reputation as a principal technology hub of Europe is well-established. Our Entrepreneurship & Technology Program has been designed to provide you with leadership, entrepreneurial, and digital skills in an immersive environment so you can capitalize on the business-friendly energy of this city.


  • Dublin - Irish Studies: Rich in culture and pride, modern Dublin is a vibrant city with more than half of its population under the age of 25. This colorful, cosmopolitan city is home to a world-class art scene and is known for its literature and famous writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett. In this program, you learn about Irish culture through courses in the humanities and social sciences that focus on themes of tradition, change, and identity in modern Ireland. Writing and literature courses tap into the rich artistic history of Ireland, and you may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning placement to complement your classroom learning.


  • Dublin Witer's Program: The celebrated lines of W.B. Yeats, the creation of James Joyce’s “universal city” in Ulysses, the stage of the Abbey Theatre, the blogs of The Irish Times—writers in Ireland have used words and images to inspire, inform, persuade, and entertain their readers for centuries. As they moved into the digital age, writers reached larger and more diverse audiences through platforms that did not exist even a decade ago. Through the study of contemporary Irish authors, as well as those of the past, our Writer’s Program is designed to inspire and challenge writers to elevate their skills to the next level. Whether you approach writing as a future vocation or as a creative outlet, our courses help you discover and explore your voice and hone your craft. From short story writing and the graphic novel to digital communication and writing for the screen, our courses cover a wide variety of styles and genres. Choose from a range of writing-related courses, Irish studies courses, or an internship or service learning placement to create your 15-credit program.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Irish Studies
  • Writing, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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