IES-Dublin: Irish Studies

Program Details

Program Location Dublin, Ireland
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33008
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/14/24 to 04/27/24
Past Dates
Fall 2023 09/03/23 to 12/16/23
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-Dublin: Irish Studies

Dublin welcomes you to experience life in the cultural and economic heart of Ireland. Known for its world-class art and music scene, your Irish education extends beyond the classroom when you listen to live music in Temple Bar or take in a show at the famed Abbey Theatre. See Irish literature come to life as you walk the same streets as authors George Bernard Shaw, Edna O'Brien, James Joyce, and William Butler Yeats.

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. Add a part-time internship or community-based learning placement at no additional cost for a unique opportunity to work with local Dubliners.

Join your professors on course-related trips around the city to expand your understanding of Irish culture and society. Previous trips have included visits to the National Museum of Ireland, the prehistoric monument Newgrange, and a stadium tour of Croke Park—home of the Gaelic Athletic Association.


For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


IES-Dublin: Irish Studies

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

You enroll in 15-19 credits per semester. Academic programming is scheduled five days a week.
  • IES Abroad area studies courses (required, 3 credits each)
  • Internship placement and seminar (optional, 3 credits)
  • Community-Based Learning placement and seminar (optional, 3 credits)
Courses are available in anthropology, communications, creative writing, film studies, history, literature, political science and sociology. Please see IES website for more details.


Even though your adventure starts in Dublin, IES field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. You share a portion of the cost with IES Abroad. Possible destinations include Northern Ireland,  and a day-trip that is voted on by students.

Extracurricular activities such as Gaelic Games, theater visits and cookery classes are also part of the program, as well as volunteer opportunities. 


Housing is arranged by IES in a shared apartment-style residence hall. No meals are included.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program Fee includes tuition, orientation, program activities, and on-site support.

Some program options may carry additional costs, see IES website for more information. 

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $13,945.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $4,800.00
Insurance $245.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students - $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,400.00
Local Transportation $240.00
Visa $330.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $2,400.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,900.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

IES-Dublin: Irish Studies

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email