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.
- Center: IES Abroad Dublin
- City: Dublin
- Country: Ireland
- Program Credits: 6 credits
- Language of Instruction: English
- Language Prerequisites: None
After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.
- Arrival: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
- Departure: Saturday, July 22, 2017
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:
- Cultural Studies
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.
SO/AN 320 - Irish Communal Identity (Summer)
LT/CU 270 - Celtic Myth and Legend in Early Ireland (Summer)
EC 390 - Ireland and the EU (Summer)
HS 340 - History of Ireland 1798-1922 (Summer)
- LT 340 - Irish Literature in the Last 100 Years: Identity, Selfhood and the State (Summer)
- LT/CU 270 - Celtic Myth and Legend in Early Ireland (Summer)
SO/AN 320 - Irish Communal Identity (Summer)
IES Abroad Dublin organizes field study 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.
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 Apartments - You will live in a private student apartment located in residential Dublin. The private student apartments are shared by three to four flat mates, and consist of a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with large fitted wardrobes, two bathrooms, and a shared living area.
The private student apartments are completely furnished and have WiFi Internet access along with other amenities. You are responsible for your own meals, and can prepare your own food at home or eat at local, inexpensive restaurants.
Private Student Residence - You will live in a private student residence, Binary Hub, in Dublin. At Binary Hub, you will be given your own private bedroom and bathroom. You will share the floor with up to four other flat mates, which consists of a fully-equipped kitchen and a shared living area.
The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi Internet access along with other amenities. You are responsible for your own meals, and can prepare your own food at home or eat at local, inexpensive restaurants.
The program begins with a two-day orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Dublin staff, your fellow students, and the city of Dublin. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time.
You also take guided tours around the Center and areas of Dublin as part of your orientation.
Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home. You will also take guided tours around the Center and areas of interest in Dublin as part of your orientation.
- 18 years of age
- In good standing at your home school
- 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
Passport & Visa Requirements
A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required.
U.S. citizens in possession of a valid passport do not need to obtain a visa to enter or study in Ireland. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to obtain a student visa prior to arrival.
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.
- Tuition: $5,015
- Housing: $1,645
- Insurance: $135
- Total: $6,795