Dublin Summer - Irish Studies


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Program Description


Why Dublin?

Experience the cultural and economic heart of Ireland this summer! With deep roots in theatre, music, literature, art, and fascinating history, Dublin is also beautiful, full of friendly people, and easy to get around.

What You'll Study

This is the perfect place to study Ireland’s rich heritage and contemporary culture while getting to know the city’s winding streets and unmistakable charm. Our summer program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in fully-equipped student residence halls, and field trips. Starting at the IES Abroad Center, this program helps you to gain meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of Ireland, and what it means to be a citizen of the world.

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Dublin, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.


Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

You take two courses for a total of 6-semester credits. Disciplines include:

  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Literature
  • Sociology


This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

NOTE: IES Abroad reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond our control.

  • Irish Communal Identity
  • Celtic Myth and Legend in Early Ireland
  • Ireland and the EU
  • History of Ireland 1798-1922
  • Irish Literature in the Last 100 Years: Identity, Selfhood and the State
  • Celtic Myth and Legend in Early Ireland
  • Irish Communal Identity Summer

Field Trips & Events

IES Abroad Dublin organizes a number of field trips as an integral part of its opportunities for cultural immersion in Ireland. These trips explore areas of significant regional interest and are led by people who contextualize what you are witnessing and experiencing. These field trips are partially subsidized by IES Abroad. Possible destinations include:

Northern Ireland

3 days

Take a guided tour of Belfast, visit the Giant's Causeway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and explore the countryside on a Game of Thrones experience tour.

Causey Farm

1 day

Visit an open farm where you will have the chance to try Irish dancing, bake traditional Irish bread, learn to play an Irish drum called the bodhrán, and jump in a bog.

Course-Related Trips

IES Abroad Dublin organizes course-related trips that complement what you’re learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Irish culture and society. These trips include walking tours of Dublin's significant architectural, literary, and political markers.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Dublin is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.


The program begins with an orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Dublin staff, your fellow students, and the city of Dublin.

Our Comprehensive Orientation & Re-Entry Experience (CORE™) begins right when you arrive and continues through the semester with activities focusing on academic and cultural adjustment. Detailed information about housing, public transportation, culture, health and safety, and other important topics are also covered.


We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Dublin, it will feel like home.

Private Student Residence - You live in a private student residence with your own bedroom and bathroom within a four or five-bedroom apartment. Live with other IES Abroad students and share a fully-equipped kitchen and living area. Mixed-gender and single-gender apartments are available. The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi along with other amenities. No meals are included


Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Summer 2020

Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2020 $5,190 $1,715 $135 $7,040

Scholarships & Aid

Program-Specific Scholarships

Summer Need-Based Financial Aid

Up to $1,000.

Open to students who apply to and attend an IES Abroad or IES Internships summer program.

Criteria reviewed to determine award:

  • Level of financial need as determined from the information provided on the application. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.
  • IES Abroad program location.
  • IES Abroad membership status of the home campus

Our Center

The IES Abroad Dublin Center occupies a red-brick Victorian building that was originally a post office and has been completely renovated. The Center is walking distance from St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College.

Features include:

  • High-speed Internet, printer, photocopier, and scanner access
  • A student lounge with study desks
  • 4 laptops and 2 desktops
  • Classrooms
  • A small library and travel planning area
Last updated November 2019

About the School

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