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FIE has partnered with Trinity College Dublin, an institution ranked in the top 100 of higher education institutions worldwide, to present a semester-long program combining direct enrollment at Trinity with FIE’s unique Irish Life and Cultures course.

Add some pep to your step as you walk across a beautiful cobblestoned campus — pop in your earbuds and press “play” on your favorite U2 (or Enya, the Cranberries, Van Morrison, Glen Hansard… you get the drill!) song. You’re studying at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), an internationally renowned Irish university. Hit “replay” again and cross your fingers for a glimpse of Bono himself!



Trinity College Dublin (TCD), founded way-back-when in 1592, continues tirelessly to build on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of prestigious scholarship to affirm its position as one of the great universities of the world. With over 400 courses from a variety of disciplines to choose from, the university’s liberal environment encourages its students to value independence of thought. Staff and students — including Trinity College Dublin international students — are nurtured to exceed their potential.

With more than 17,000 attendees, TCD is ranked 67th in the top 100 world universities. The list of Trinity College Dublin's notable alumni is lengthy, including the likes of authors Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, and Samuel Beckett, as well as former Irish President Mary Robinson.

 If Seamus Finnegan were a muggle, he’d probably be in that line-up, too.

Home to both historic architecture and state-of-the-art facilities, Trinity College Dublin covers more than 50 acres in the heart of the Dublin city center. If that doesn’t make your toes tap, we don’t know what will. 



  • Semester (14-15 weeks)



  • Irish Life & Cultures Course
  • Housing in Binary Hub
  • Co and extra-curricular activities
  • 4/5 TCD elective courses
  • Access to TCD campus, clubs, and societies


FIE programs in partnership with Trinity College Dublin include FIE's signature Irish Life and Cultures course and four or five Trinity College Dublin elective courses. FIE's Irish Life and Cultures course explores 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.

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

  • National Museum
  • Croke Park
  • Glasnevin Cemetery

 In addition, you enroll in four or five elective courses through TCD. Disciplines available include:



  • GPA: 3.1
  • Minimum Junior 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
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  • Check with your study abroad advisor for course equivalencies, credit approval and transcript information on your campus
  • You will receive a transcript from Trinity College Dublin



If our Trinity College Dublin study abroad program doesn’t feel like the perfect fit, consider directly enrolling at our other Irish partner institutions:

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