IES-Dublin: Irish Studies

Program Details

Program Location Dublin, Ireland
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33008
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/11/24 to 07/27/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


IES-Dublin: Irish Studies

Experience life in the cultural and economic heart of Ireland this summer. Full of friendly people and easy to get around, Dublin is the perfect place to study Ireland’s rich heritage and contemporary culture.

Discover Dublin’s fascinating history and exciting theatre, music, literature, and art scenes. As you get to know the city’s winding streets and unmistakable charm, your studies on Irish Culture, Economics, and History will truly come to life.

IES Abroad Dublin organizes course-related trips that complement your academics and help you build your general knowledge of Irish culture and society. These trips include walking tours of Dublin's significant architectural, literary, and political markers.

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: 2.5 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

Take unique courses that explore Irish cultural studies and history through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our Irish professors enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.

Create your own academic experience by enrolling in two courses for a total of 6 credits.

Classes may include options such as:

  • Irish Communal Identity
  • Celtic Myth and Legend in Early Ireland
  • Ireland and the EU
  • History of Ireland
  • Irish Literature
Please see IES website for full details.


Even though your adventure starts in Dublin, 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.

Destinations can vary and are subject to change, but past options have included a 3-day trip to West Ireland and a day trip to Causey Farm. 


Housing is arranged by IES. You live in a private student residence with up to seven other IES Abroad students each having your own bedroom and bathroom within the apartment. No meals are provided, but you'll share a fully equipped kitchen, plus a living area. Mixed-gender and single-gender apartments are available.

The private student residence is completely furnished and has WiFi along with other amenities, including on-site laundry facilities and 24-hour reception and security. The residence hall is within walking distance or a short bus ride to the IES Abroad Center. Residents are invited to attend a range of social events such as mindfulness workshops, movie nights, volunteer days, and more. 

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 and on-site support.

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

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $5,152.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $1,703.00
Insurance $135.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,700.00
Local Transportation $80.00
Visa $330.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $1,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $800.00
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 Summer Programs Mar 1

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