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. Dublin is a great place to study and complete an optional internship all in one semester.  

Explore complete Ireland - Dublin Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.


There is not a CSB+SJU faculty who accompanies this study abroad program. On this program, you can take courses and internship track all in one semester with a partnership with Foundation for International Education (FIE) and Dublin Business School (DBS). On this program, you are required to take Irish Life & Culture, Islam and the West, Internship placement & course and then 1 DBS elective. The DBS elective(s) are available in Business, Communication, and Social Sciences studying students along side other US, Irish, and international students.  The academic structure at DBS is quite different than CSB+SJU with many more lecture based classes. Evaluation is most often based on one or two assessments, instead of assessments throughout the semester.


For course descriptions and more information, refer to the course list links above and the CSBSJU-Global Portal. To explore study abroad course options and how they work with the Integrations Curriculum, Common Curriculum, and departmental requirements, checkout our new CGE Study Abroad Course Database. 


Students are required to complete an internship while on this program. Internship placements are typically 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, Hotel, Catering, & Hospitality, History & Cultural Organizations, Media, Non-profit organizations, Human Resources, IT & Multimedia, Legal & 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.


Participants on the Dublin program will live in furnished student residence called Binary Hub. In the student residence, there are single sex bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, but the kitchen and living rooms areas are shared with 3-9 other Johnnies and Bennies or other US visiting students. 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. FIE Dublin Resident Staff offices are based on the ground level of Binary Hub and available to address questions, comments, or concerns easily. This building also supports Residence Life Supervisors that live in the building and provide support 24/7.

Students have use of the campus computer lab, library, and the student recreation area. Wireless Internet access is available in all buildings. In the student accommodations, there is a small fitness center available for no additional costs. 

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB+SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying a CSB+SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Program Fee. Find Program Fee information on theCSBSJU-Global Portal.  

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with program costs, but must be searched out well in advance.   

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