Over the course of their first week, students will participate in a variety of orientation activities. FIE's Dublin Team conduct Welcome to Dublin presentations covering student life, residential life, the academic program, health and safety and more. Orientation discussions are crucial in helping students adjust to a different academic culture and learning about life in Dublin. Those students participating in FIE's Internship Program will have a separate Internship Orientation, where they will learn about their placement site and how to make a success out of their international internship.
TYPICAL ORIENTATION SCHEDULE
HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD ORIENTATION
Your residence hall orientation is followed by a tour of the neighborhood to become familiar with local shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, the bus stops and a few more essentials for Dublin living.
WELCOME TO DUBLIN ORIENTATION
The FIE Dublin team introduces you to the program with a day of presentations on health and safety, academic schedules, co-curricular activities, social outings, transport systems, travel to continental Europe and everything a student needs to know about life in Dublin.
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION ORIENTATION
Whether you have chosen to study at University College Dublin, Trinity College or Dublin Business School you will undergo academic orientation at your new academic institution. University Student IDs and class timetables are distributed. If you are attending Trinity College, class registration takes place during this orientation.
BUS TOUR OF DUBLIN
FIE Dublin students spend a few hours getting to know their new home at the beginning of each semester with a guided bus tour of the city. Students familiarize themselves with some city landmarks such as the Guinness Brewery, Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green, Kilmainham Gaol and Christ Church Cathedral amongst other sights and sounds of the city.
DAY TOUR TO HOWTH
FIE students take a day trip out to the picturesque coastal town of Howth to hike the famous cliffs, sample the local cuisine and say hello to the seals!
Get to know your FIE staff and fellow students while you enjoy free food, drink and an all-around good time!