If you are interested in a direct enrollment program at a modern and innovative institution in Dublin, the DBS program is perfect for you. Classroom sizes are intentionally small, allowing personalized attention from faculty and staff. Choose from a wide variety of elective courses and participate in study tours and extra-curricular activities while immersing yourself in Dublin and Ireland.

The FIE Dublin DBS program options include:

 Each semester includes an orientation prior to the start of classes and a week-long mid-term break.


Your course work begins with the with the FIE Irish Life and Cultures course. Explore Irish history, language, culture, and politics, with special emphasis on the history of peace and conflict in Ireland. Experience Northern Ireland (Derry and Belfast) and Western Ireland (Galway, Connemara, and the Aran Islands) on study tours designed to contextualize your coursework.

Additionally, Irish Life and Cultures has co-curricular activities to complement in-classroom learning. Examples are:

  • National Museum
  • Croke Park
  • Glasnevin Cemetery


You will study through DBS at their urban campus just off Dublin’s popular Grafton Street area. Choose four to five electives from DBS that include a range of topics from business and communications to psychology and social science. You can choose from the DBS Course Catalog*  in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Communications and Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • Journalism
  • Literature And Drama
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
  • Psychology
  • Social Science

* Please note, Dublin Business School is conducting an ongoing programmatic review for academic year 2019/2020 that is unlikely to result in dramatic changes to the current course catalog. As such, please continue to use the above catalog when referencing available DBS courses and electives.


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.

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