The importance of being earnest (in your quest for fulfilling educational adventures) has never been brighter. FIE has partnered with the Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland’s largest independent third-level college, to offer four stellar Dublin study abroad programs:

Get ready for an undoubtedly Wilde — and productive! — experience abroad.

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Over the past 40 years, Dublin Business School (DBS) has developed a strong reputation for its student-centered approach to teaching and for providing a level of academic innovation not usually found in the more traditional Irish universities. You can study more than numbers here. DBS offers a broad range of courses and social opportunities, and its relatively small student population allows for close interaction between students and staff.

DBS is centrally located in Dublin, just a few minutes’ stroll from St. Stephen’s Green (a beautiful public park, perfect for studying), Grafton Street (shop til you drop!), and the Temple Bar district (awesome music venues!). Be sure to take full advantage of the on-campus libraries, computer labs, and student recreation areas while you’re at it. 



  • Semester Study and Study & Internship (14-15 weeks)
  • Summer Study (5.5 weeks)
  • Summer Internship (8 weeks)



Your course work begins 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




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 and courses: 

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 required course, 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
  • Minimum Sophomore standing
  • 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 on of our partner institutions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns. 



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



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