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FIE Dublin City 4The charming hustle and bustle of Dublin promises to capture your imagination from the moment you step foot on the Emerald Isle. Through your academics, internships, and personal travels throughout the semester or summer, you'll learn life lessons that are never forgotten. Our supportive staff are here to support you every step of the way during this eye-opening and life-changing journey. Check out our helpful links about your new home away from home.

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Picture this: you, breathing the salty Irish Sea air as you gaze in wonder at century-old castles. Warming your belly with the local favorite – black tea – as you jot down words that attempt to capture your amazing experiences. Chasing rainbows, learning in new and fascinating ways, and having the best summer of your life. Picture you, studying abroad in Dublin!

FIE’s summer study program in Dublin offers two fascinating courses on Irish life, politics, culture, and business through the esteemed Dublin Business School (DBS). Since there’s more to the Emerald Isle than its capital, we include two extra study excursions to help you have a broader understanding of what life in Ireland means, not to mention a more authentic experience. Join us! 



  • Live within walking distance of the city center and DBS in self-catered student residences

  • Awesome courses and flexibility for your semester scholastic commitments

  • Experience Dublin, an edgy capital city whose global influence knows no bounds

  • Two (yes, TWO!) included study excursions away to Northern Ireland and the west of Ireland





Northern Ireland 

As a country that has experienced its share of political upheaval, Northern Ireland presents a unique opportunity for students to delve deeper into topics surrounding conflict resolution, social justice, and peace studies. Soak it all up as you visit the Stormont Buildings (home of the former Northern Ireland Government) and the An Culturainn (the Irish Language Revival Center), then stir your inner activist on a tour of political murals in Belfast on this included excursion.

South & West of Ireland 

Home to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the Cliffs of Moher, AND the cultural powerhouse that is Galway (phew — that’s a lot!), a trip to Ireland is incomplete without visiting the south and west. Join us for this included weekend excursion; the numerous sheep passed on the meandering, country roads present the perfect excuse for practicing your Gaelic numbers 1-100!



"The experiences I had are irreplaceable, everything from the friends I made, to Causey Farms, to that one club in Belfast. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested." - Michelle, University at Albany - SUNY 

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"I could not have dreamed of a more fulfilling trip! The professors were so passionate about their country and in five short weeks gave us a much deeper insight into the rich and complex history of Ireland. The FIE team in Dublin was so involved with our group and really showed us Ireland. We saw so many parts of Ireland like the Cark-a-reed rope bridge, Sileve League, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway which I will always cherish." - FIE Dublin Student, Drexel University 

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Read all of our program reviews at GoAbroad and GoOverseas!

Live, work, AND play (not necessarily in that order) in Dublin, Ireland, where a treasure trove of internships await you. As the modern business landscape is all about globalization, international markets, and benefiting the public good, there’s never been a better time to get the leg up and add some TA-DA! to your resume than by jumpstarting your career with an internship at a small-to-medium enterprise (SME) in Dublin.

While juggling your coursework at the Dublin Business School (DBS) and your internship placement, you’ll take serious advantage of the “big village feel” that is unique to Dublin. After you clock off from a hard day’s work, find mighty craic (that’s Irish slang for “fun!”) with your new coworkers-turned-lifelong connections. The European professional scene is yours for the taking. Ready to snag semester or summer internships in Dublin?


  • SEMESTER: You will intern 2-2.5 days weekly while taking FIE's signature International Internship Course (IIC), Irish Life and Cultures , plus two or three DBS elective courses.
  • SUMMER: You will intern four days per week while taking FIE's signature International Internship Course (IIC) or an equivalent course offered by your home university.
  • ALL PROGRAMS: Hang out during organized social events and extracurricular activities with other FIE Dublin students.
  • ALL PROGRAMS: Thanks to our hands-on projects, you’ll gain a boatload of transferable professional skills, from empathy and intercultural awareness to time and project management.






Fall & Spring Semester Internships

The Study & Internship experience at FIE Dublin consists of three parts:

  • Two required courses (International Internship Course  or IIC and FIE's signature Irish Life and Cultures course)
  • Two to three Dublin Business School elective courses depending on your chosen Internship Stream
  •  An internship placement in a small-to-medium sized Dublin company 2 - 2.5 days per week. 

An internship stream helps you choose your two to three elective courses based on your interest area. Click the links below for more detail on available Streams.

Stream Interest Areas include:

Two weekend-long study tours to Northern Ireland and the west of Ireland are included in the internship program.

 Summer Internships

The Internship experience consists of the International Internship Course (IIC) or relevant online course from your home campus, and the internship placement.

FIE Dublin Summer interns are with their internship placements 4 days a week. 

Summer interns have access to FIE's subsidized student extra-curricular calendar, including activities in and around Dublin.




  • GPA: 2.75
  • Sufficient academic preparation and experience to participate in an internship abroad
  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites
  • If you attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus for any additional requirements
  • If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns



All students:

  • Check with your study abroad advisor for course equivalencies, credit approval, and transcript information on your campus

Summer internship students from partner institutions: 

  • You have two options to fulfill the academic requirements of the Dublin Summer Internship program:
    • If your home institution offers a campus-based, online internship course in which you are enrolled, no grade report or transcript will be issued
    • If your home institution does not offer a campus-based or on-line internship you will be enrolled in FIE's International Internship Course (IIC). Students will be enrolled at FIE's School of Record, Drexel University, and a Drexel University transcript will be issued

Independent summer internship students:

  • FIE's International Internship Course (IIC) is required
  • Students will be enrolled at Drexel University and issued a Drexel University transcript



FIE's International Internship Course (IIC) and electives if applicable are delivered by Dublin Business School (DBS). For summer internships, the course may be taught at the city center campus location of DBS or online. 


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