Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is consistently ranked one of the best cities in the world for study abroad – and it’s no wonder why. Ireland’s capital is edgy, sophisticated and fast growing, all while maintaining its quirky, historic charm.

When you choose an FIE Dublin program, you’ll embark on an unforgettable journey to a vibrant and dynamic city, full of historical and cultural significance and, of course, you’ll be welcomed by the famously friendly people. One in twelve Dubliners are students so you’ll fit right in!

While Dublin may still be better known for its ancient pubs and famous Guinness Storehouse than as a hub for technology startups, things are changing quickly as Internet heavyweights including Google, Facebook and Twitter have set up shop next to scrappy newcomers such as SumUP, Dogpatch Labs and Dropbox in an area of the city known as the Silicon Docks. For students more interested in old lit than high tech, it doesn’t get much better than Dublin. In a single afternoon, a person can walk in the footsteps of giants like Beckett, Joyce and Wilde before delving into their famous tomes housed in the massive National Library, located just across the street from esteemed FIE Partner, Trinity College.

The city has a charming big-village feel and there’s always something to do no matter what your interest. If you fancy a run you can visit Phoenix Park, for some fresh sea air just jump on a 30-minute train to Howth, for the culture vultures the Chester Beatty Library, the famous Abbey Theatre or the National Museum are just some of the museums and theatres available, for sports fanatics a trip to Croke Park is in order to watch Ireland’s national sports, Gaelic Football and Hurling and for the shopaholics Grafton Street and Henry street will have everything you’re after.

FIE has several opportunities for study in Dublin. FIE offers semester long study with Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin Business School as well as internship and summer program options. Students have access to a broad range of academic and cultural programs across a variety of disciplines.

Semester Programs

All FIE students on semester programs take the Irish Life and Cultures class with FIE and enroll directly in courses at their respective institutions.
Semester at Trinity College Dublin
Semester at University College Dublin (UCD)
Semester at Dublin Business School and School of Arts (DBS)

Semester Internship Opportunities

Students on the Semester at DBS program may also undertake an internship during their term abroad.

Summer Program

This 5.5-week program explores Ireland through two largely experiential courses.