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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Internship, Study center
Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Emily Graber
Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Art, Art - Art History, Commerce, Communications, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, Film Studies, History, Internship, Media Studies, Other Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Sociology
Program Description:
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Dublin - Irish Studies

Program Overview

\Rich in culture and pride, modern Dublin is a vibrant city with more than half of its population under the age of 25. This colorful, cosmopolitan city is home to a world-class art scene and is known for its literature and famous writers, such as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett.

In this program, you learn about Irish culture through courses in the humanities and social sciences that focus on themes of tradition, change, and identity in modern Ireland. Writing and literature courses tap into the rich artistic history of Ireland, and you may also choose to participate in an internship or service learning placement to complement your classroom learning.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Why Dublin?

Your journey begins in the cultural center (and the heart) of Ireland: Dublin. Just think, you'll be studying in the City of Literature that's home to such literary greats as George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, and Samuel Beckett! Stroll around Dublin to see how the historic architecture blends with modern design. Enjoy the energetic music scene and lively theatre. And when you need to get away, you'll discover outdoor adventures just a short train or bus ride away.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at www.IESabroad.org/aid.

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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IES Dublin

IES Dublin Program

The IES Dublin curriculum focuses on the theme of "Tradition, Change, and Identity in Modern Ireland." The study of history and culture, particularly of rural Ireland, is balanced by the analysis of recent rapid economic growth and development, a flourishing Irish literary scene, dramatically changing roles for women, and the politics of post-colonialism.

IES Dublin offers a range of courses in the fields of Anthropology, Business, Economics, History, Literature, Political Science, Sociology, and Theater. They are taught by Irish faculty and follow the Irish approach to instruction whereby students are expected to supplement lectures with wide reading. A small library is available at the IES Center and you also have access to libraries in Dublin. Field study plays a central role in several IES courses, and classrooms expand to encompass the city of Dublin.

In addition, there are six outside enrollment options at prestigious partner universities and institutions: St. Patrick's College, the European Business School, Theater Performance with the Gaiety School of Acting, University College Dublin (Belfield and Blackrock Campuses), Dublin City University, and Trinity College.

Some courses are designated as intensive field study and others as writing-intensive courses. Students must carry 15 to 19 semester credit hours. Five courses equal 15 semester credits.

IES Dublin Summer Program

IES Dublin also offers a six-week summer program with three options:

  • Standard Program - Two courses in Economics/International Business, History, Literature and Drama, and Political Science. Courses include field study to historical and cultural sites in Dublin and attendance at performances in Dublin's theaters.
  • Internship Program - Full-time career-oriented internship opportunities with placements in business, politics, and the arts. Internship seminar required.
  • Theater Performance Program - Full-time intensive acting course in collaboration with The Gaiety School of Acting
  • Theater Directing Program - Full-time intensive directing course in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin

Dublin City

Modern Dublin is defining the new image of Ireland with its thriving economy, social programs, and art scene. Yet even in the midst of change, Dublin preserves its history, evident in its architecture and in its political, religious, and social institutions. Dublin plays many roles for Ireland, as the Republic's political capital, the home of past and present writers of international stature, and the center of the island's phenomenal economic growth.

Dublin also affords easy access to the beauties of the countryside, seashore, and mountains. The IES Dublin Center, ideally situated in the historic part of the city, places students in the middle of the city's business, politics, and arts.