Ireland - Dublin

Dublin as the capital city of Ireland has it all on the river Liffey. With a population of over 1.3 million in the urban area, there is something for everyone. It is a big city full of art, culture, and history.  Ireland's capital is edgy, sophisticated and fast growing, all while maintaining its quirky, historic charm. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick's Cathedral. City parks include landscaped St Stephen's Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. It is a great place to spend a semester.

Program Highlights

  • Students live & take class near the city center in Dublin where they can walk to all the sights and sounds that Dublin has to offer.
  • Only one of two semester programs that has an embedded internship as part of the program.
  • All students on this program embark on 2 overnight excursions, one to Northern Ireland and the other to Galway & Cliffs of Moher.


With our partnership with the Foundation for International Education (FIE)  and Dublin Business School, our students studying along side other US, Irish, and international students and are taught by local faculty. There is not a CSB/SJU faculty who accompanies this study abroad program. On this program, all students will take 2 required courses, which include Ireland Life and Culture and the International Internship course. In addition, students will take two additional electives from the Dublin Business School course catalog with CSB/SJU Common Curriculum attributes. The course offerings include options in Business, Communication, Literature, Psychology, and Film Studies and other academic subjects.

 All internship placements are procured by FIE, so students will not need to find their own internship.

For more details on courses and credits please refer to page 2 of the Dublin Brochure or on this program students choose Course Streams to find courses to best align with timings for the internship. Below are past offerings:

Alternatively, students can review the past Course Catalog to see the type of courses offered in the past in the Dublin Business course catalogue.

Experiential Learning and Activities

All students on this program will complete an internship placement with a small to mid-sized company in Dublin, which is a pre-professional, field-based experience coupled with an academic course. The internship will occur for at least 2 days a week for 11 weeks of the program.  Possible internship placement areas include: Accountancy & Finance, Communications, Business, Economics, History & Cultural Organizations, Media, Justice Organizations, PR & Marketing, Sports, and Travel & Tourism. Through FIE's internship placements, you have the opportunity to build professional skills, increase industry knowledge and experience working in a different culture and in a major global city.

Students on this program have a lot of opportunities to get involved on the campus as well in a variety of different clubs & societies.


Participants on the Dublin program will live in furnished flats (apartments) or residential style housing. In the flat, there are single sex bedrooms, but the kitchen and living rooms areas are shared by Johnnies and Bennies. Also residing in the same building, are other US or International students. Meals are not included in the program fee, but students have access to shared furnished kitchen facilities in their flats or student residence. All housing options will be about a 20-30 minute walk to campus and located in the heart of the city.

Students have use of the campus computer lab, library, and the student recreation area. Wireless Internet access is available in all buildings.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for Dublin are: early-January to late April (spring semester).

Financial Considerations

 For more information on the "Program Fees" for this program, please refer to the Dublin Program Brochure for specific information.  Another great resource is the Financing your Experience brochure. In this brochure, there are estimates of what past participants spent on this program. Also included in this brochure is information regarding scholarships and financial aid.

See which Scholarships you may qualify for with participating on this program. 

Explore Further

Program Advisor: Joy Ruis, Center for Global Education