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INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

Gain valuable skills in a multicultural environment

FIE IN DUBLIN

Explore the past while creating your future in Ireland

FIE IN LONDON

The world's most popular study destination becomes your classroom

FIE IN AMMAN

Peace and conflict resolution in the heart of Jordan

FIE provides immersive study abroad programs in London, Dublin, and Amman

Dublin Transport


 

 

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There are many public transportation options for getting yourself around Dublin and its surrounds. You can jump on the DART, Dublin's coastal train service, to visit quaint villages along the seafront, or use the local bus network and Luas light rail to traverse the city and suburbs.  

 

Leap Cards

Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for public transport services in Dublin and surrounding counties. It saves you carrying change and Leap Card fares are usually 20% cheaper than cash single tickets. Using your Leap Card is easy. Simply buy your card, Top-Up with Travel Credit or a Period Ticket and away you go. Check their website for information on fares, using your card, card types, and where to buy. 


Buses

Travelling by bus is a great way to explore the wider Dublin area and beyond.

Be aware that busy traffic throughout the capital may mean that your journey isn’t as speedy as by foot or by bike. Check Dublin Bus for city routes.

For cross country coach trips, check out Bus Eireann for routes and pricing. 


Taxis

There are many taxi companies in Dublin. You can call a taxi company and order a taxi, or simply flag one down on the street.

If you’re familiar with ordering taxis with UBER, the Irish equivalent is known as the MyTaxi app, and is very easy to use. 


Trains

The DART Train (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a quick and easy way to get around Dublin and the surrounding seaside towns. It runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in North County Dublin, southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow.

For train travel across the greater Irish Isle, Irish Rail is the national train system. You can leave from Connolly or Heuston stations for destinations across Ireland – why not take a look at their routes for inspiration for your next destination!


Luas

The Luas is Dublin's Light Rail Tram System. There are currently two Luas lines running through the city and extending into the suburbs. The Red Line runs West to East and the Green Line runs North to South. It is a relatively cheap way to travel and using your Leap Card will give you discounted fares. 

Arrival FAQ

 

WHERE CAN I BUY...?

Need to buy groceries/towels/toiletries/cell phones/sim cards? There are a plethora of stores in the local area, all a short walk, bus or Tube ride from your residence. See our handy guide for further information and a map of local stores!

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT ABOUT MY HOUSING PLACEMENT?

You will be notified of your housing allocation approximately 30 days prior to arrival via email.

CAN I MOVE INTO HOUSING EARLY?

Your housing is available for the duration of your program only and FIE cannot cater for early arrivals or late checkouts.

What Should I Bring to London

IS BED LINEN PROVIDED?

Yes. Bed linen is provided (fitted sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillowcase, and pillow) and you may choose to have your bedding changed once a week.


WHERE IS MY RESIDENCE?

Most of the residences are located in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, within 10-15 minutes walk to Foundation House and at least one of the following tube stations: Gloucester Road, High Street Kensington, South Kensington, or Earl’s Court.

*Please note* that due to a significant increase in enrollment, some student groups may be placed in housing outside of the Kensington area. Just like students in FIE’s residential buildings, students in new accommodations will be notified within 30 days of the program start date and given details of their housing placements. These additional residences are of high quality and boast excellent locations in the city, with only a slightly longer commute to FIE’s Foundation House. Please contact our Director of Residence Life with any questions. 


WHAT TIME CAN I CHECK IN TO MY RESIDENCE?

You will receive an email from our Department of Residence Life approximately 30 days before your arrival in London. Our "standard" check-in time is 10:00 am on your arrival date. However, this is subject to availability and could be as late as 2:00 pm on the day of your arrival. Therefore, a "safe" time to ensure you can get into your room immediately is 2:00 pm. You should plan to arrive at the airport no later than 12:00 noon on the day of your arrival to get through customs and to be at your residence. 


CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE WITH FIE BEFORE OR AFTER MY PROGRAM DATES?

FIE will NOT store your luggage for you before or after your program dates. If you are planning on traveling before, during or after your stay in FIE’s residences, you may have luggage and/or items that you don’t really want to drag along with you. Most rail, airline and coach terminals in London offer some sort of storage for luggage (often called “left luggage”). These facilities are generally operated by businesses that are independent of the stations, airports or Transportation for London, so be sure to pay attention to their terms of storage and particularly their hours as they may be different from the stations’ or airports’ (as in not open 24 hours, 7 days a week!). Please read your email regarding your housing assignment from our Department of Residence Life approximately 30 days before arrival. 


WHERE SHOULD WE GO OUT ON OUR FIRST NIGHT?

We recommend that students stay within Central London on their first few nights before they become familiar with the city. For the first night, we suggest areas such as Covent Garden, Piccadilly, and Leicester Square where you will find a variety of bars, theaters, restaurants, and clubs.

 

Residence Life

      

WELCOME TO LONDON!

The Residence Life team at FIE will probably be the first to welcome you during your program and the last to say goodbye as you depart! Our staff consists of the Director of Residence Life and Residence Life Coordinator, who can both be found in Metrogate House, and our Residence Life Supervisors (RLS) who live in all of our student residences to provide out of hours support.

We collaborate closely with other FIE teams, including the Facilities Support Team based at Metrogate House, Facilities Team, Student Life, and Housekeeping.

Members of the Residence Life team are your go-to point of contact for housing queries as well as arrivals information, maintenance, housekeeping, and health, safety, and security. Pssst... the RLS are also great resources for learning about London life, including places to get student discounts, find specific types of food, nightlife, and travel! They can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 MEET OUR TEAM

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London’s Student Life team is here to help you make the most of your time studying abroad. We provide a comprehensive orientation program, organize activities outside of the classroom, offer travel advice, support your health and well-being, and can provide guidance on other opportunities and services in London.


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