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Study abroad in
Dublin, Ireland

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Founded by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, today’s Dublin is both an ancient city and home to Europe's youngest population. Ireland’s capital city is also an important commercial and economic center, making it the ideal place to gain hands-on experience through internships, service learning, and volunteering. See centuries of British influence as you explore Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, spacious parks, and impressive public buildings. Live where generations of famous Irish playwrights, writers, musicians, and singers have found inspiration. Get to know the city’s modern-day mix of recent immigrants from around the world, all set in the rich context of Irish culture. When you study abroad in Dublin, the opportunities to immerse into the city’s unique mix of old and new are endless.

Programs to love in Dublin

Programs to love in Dublin

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Liberal Arts & Irish Studies

Liberal Arts & Irish Studies

CEA Dublin Center

Explore the richness of modern Irish life in a dynamic, diverse backdrop. This flexible program is designed for students interested in studying history, cultural geography, business, literature, or all-of-the-above in an Irish context. On-site activities, projects, and team tasks help you learn by doing; courses at the CEA Dublin Center take full advantage of the city of Dublin as a living classroom, bringing lessons learned in class to life through hands-on, real-world experiences. Courses at the International School of Business (ISB) (semester/academic year students only) offer a truly integrated experience, as you'll attend class alongside other international students.

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  • Starting at $4,995
International Business

International Business

CEA Dublin Center, International School of Business

Visits to local companies and business lectures help you obtain a unique cultural context in a place where European and American business practices merge. You’ll come away with invaluable multi-cultural business skills, a deeper knowledge of universal business concepts, and earn a leg up in the global marketplace.

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  • Starting at $16,495
Physics for Engineers

Physics for Engineers

CEA Dublin Center

Meet your Physics II requirement while spending a summer in Dublin, one of the friendliest cities in the world. A relatively small and accessible city, you’ll study at both the CEA Dublin Center and commute to Dublin City University to complete the lab component of the course (all credit is awarded by CEA’s School of Record, University of New Haven). With relatively small class sizes, you’ll have ample opportunities to contribute to discussions, ask questions, and get to know your instructor. Active learning opportunities will take you out the classroom to enhance your learning and learn how Physics can be applied in a global context.

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  • Starting at $6,995
Supply Chain Management in Irish Micro-Distilleries

From 1987-2007 there were just three active distilleries producing the entirety of Irish whiskey. Today, there are at least 30 whiskey distilleries in operation. This major boom requires planning and logistics for how this product will make its way to the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity and through the right channels to the right consumer.  Having a successful supply chain management strategy in place is to key to success for this growing industry. You’ll study first-hand through visits to local distilleries how those at the helm of this explosive industry are managing the demand for their product.

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  • Starting at $4,995
Child Psychology

Child Psychology

CEA Dublin Center

Spend an afternoon at the toy store analyzing the developmental and educational components of toys. Meet with staff at a local kindergarten to discuss play, toys, and socialization while watching infants at play. Visit an inner city school to learn about the challenges faced such as parent literacy, working with non-native English speaking families, and how nutrition and parental/peer behavior impact kids. All of these activities are part of your learning experience when you study Child Psychology in Dublin. Whether you’re an education, psychology, or nursing major, understanding the key stages in a child’s development from conception to adolescence is a necessity for any career related to children.

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  • Starting at $4,995
Study + Internship in Dublin

Study + Internship in Dublin

CEA Dublin Center, International School of Business

Build marketable skills while gaining résumé-boosting experience in a city that’s home to thousands of international companies. The Study + Internship program in Dublin allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and more. The program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program.  Our strong academic focus,  personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, and multiple options and price ranges—from 8-week summer sessions to a full semester program - allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking . 

 

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  • Starting at $7,795
Internship in Dublin

Internship in Dublin

CEA Dublin Center

Build marketable skills while gaining résumé-boosting experience in a city that’s home to thousands of international companies. The Internship in Dublin program allows you to develop practical skills in fields such as marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and more. Our strong academic focus and personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences, allow you to give your career a boost while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking . 

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  • Starting at $6,995
Service Learning

Service Learning

CEA Dublin Center, International School of Business

Give back to your host community in a service learning experience that combines meaningful volunteerism with course work in your areas of academic interest. You’ll gain invaluable skills and knowledge as you contribute to the quality of life in Dublin’s marginalized communities.

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  • Starting at $16,695
Dublin City University-Engineering

Dublin City University-Engineering

Dublin City University

Ideal for majors in Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computing, you can choose courses from a robust list of Engineering and STEM options at Dublin City University (DCU) to stay on track for your degree. Take only courses for your major or supplement them with electives in related subject areas. You’ll be in class alongside local, European, and other international students on this integrated campus. With such a variety of DCU STEM courses available, this flexible program puts the choice in your hands!

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  • Starting at $17,995
Dublin City University-Full Curriculum

Choose from the full curriculum at DCU, with a range of course offerings in more than 80 program areas. Immerse into Irish student life as you attend class with local, European, and other international students on this integrated campus.

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  • Starting at $17,995
What's included in your Program'

What's included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Official Transcript(s)

Galway, Connemara, and the Aran Islands

Kerry

Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens

Belfast

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we’ve offered in the past. 

*In an effort to offer lower-cost internship options and support you in maximizing your professional development in a condensed timeframe, summer internship programs do not include excursions.

Galway, Connemara, and the Aran Islands

Relax as a private bus takes you and your fellow students across Ireland, from east to west, to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular vista of coastline and dramatic rock face. You’ll continue to Galway, the country’s fourth largest city and considered by many to be the cultural capital of Ireland. Enjoy the spectacular sunset over Galway Bay as you discover Galway’s charmingly narrow pedestrian streets. The next day, you’ll depart for Connemara, home to beautiful and rugged landscapes where the Gaelic language is still spoken. We’ll take a ferry to the Aran Islands, where you’ll experience a link with a time long passed. Explore Dun Aengus, a fort that dates back to the Iron Age, before returning to Galway to experience live traditional music in local pubs.

Kerry

Kerry is known as “The Kingdom” for good reason. Home to some of the most magnificent scenery in Ireland, from the gorgeous Killarney National Park to the jaw-dropping beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, we’ll venture off the typical bus tour routes so you can experience these places in a unique fashion, such as an early morning horse ride through the park and a (gentle) bike ride to Muckross House and Abbey. You’ll learn about the park’s flora and fauna, as well as the lives of the Kerry Chieftains that once resided there. No introduction to Kerry would be complete without a visit to Fungi the Dolphin; local fishermen will take you out to sea to meet Dingle’s biggest celebrity and learn about his Atlantic home. Enjoy a tasty lunch under the canopy of trees at Torc Waterfall and mingle with locals while experiencing the nightlife of Killarney town. The trip to Kerry offers a delicious combination of action, history and nature that is sure to leave you spellbound.

Glendalough and Powerscourt Gardens

During this day trip, a private bus takes you to County Wicklow and Glendalough, the site of an old Irish monastery founded by St Kevin. Explore this scenic setting in the Wicklow Mountains in a valley between two lakes (“Gleann da loch”) and take a tour of the site. This classic example of an Irish monastery dates back to a golden era when Ireland was referred to as the “island of saints and scholars.” On the way back to Dublin via the coast road, we’ll stop at Bray, one of Ireland’s favorite seaside resorts.

Belfast

Travel north by private coach to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Once battered by the “Troubles” between Catholics and Protestants, since 1998’s Good Friday Agreement, Belfast enjoys the hustle and bustle of any major city with its shops, bars, and restaurants full of life and activity. As a reminder of the past, we’ll visit “Loyalist” and “Republican” quarters of the city to view colorful murals that depict the bitterness of a divided community.

Newgrange

Traveling to Newgrange is like taking a trip back in time. Dating back thousands of years (older even than the Egyptian pyramids!) Newgrange is one of Ireland’s most ancient and impressive sites. This Neolithic passage tomb clearly illustrates the level of knowledge and organization that was present at the time. One of its outstanding features is a light box through which the dawn light penetrates and illuminates the inner chamber just once a year, on December 21.

Kinsale

Spend a day exploring the beautiful seaside town of Kinsale. Here, you’ll tour Charlesfort, a 16th century military base, and wander around this adorable town. Kinsale is the culinary capital of Ireland, so you’ll have the chance to sample some of the best seafood they’ll ever taste. A deep sea fishing tour with local fisherman Sean Og makes this coastal visit complete.

Dublin offers amazing opportunities to immerse into Irish life, from sports, theatre, and music, to dance, language exchanges, and volunteering. Wherever your interests lie, the Dublin staff will happily help you engage with Irish culture. Here are just a few examples:

Greyhound Racing

Engage in the electrifying thrill of one of Ireland’s most popular past-times for locals and tourists alike: greyhound racing. After an action-packed day at the races with friends, the phrase “going to the dogs” takes on a whole new meaning! With greyhound tracks scattered throughout Dublin, nothing makes for a better evening out with your new international friends than grabbing some meaty Irish stew at the local pub before heading off to the tracks for an evening of competitive canine rapture.

Paintball in the Dublin Mountains

Run! Dodge! Duck! Shoot! Paintballing in Dublin’s mountains gives you an opportunity to test your teamwork skills and tactical abilities—it’s a fun form of warfare! CEA staff and students join other international students to battle it out in Mother Nature’s Irish stadium: the iconic, emerald mountains of Dublin, a stunning backdrop to the day’s activity.

International Food Evening

Whether they’re from North America, Europe, or anywhere else in the world, students are required to bring only one thing to the CEA Dublin Center’s International Food Evening: a hearty appetite. Let your taste buds to do the learning during this activity, as you share specialties and delicacies from your home country with classmates, and try theirs in turn.

Irish Ceili and Set Dancing

The Riverdance phenomenon introduced traditional Irish Ceili and set dancing to a worldwide audience. You can experience the thrill of this vibrant dance form at Dublin’s many Ceili and set-dancing venues. Join us at the national center for Irish music and dance to learn a few basic steps and, with the help of locals, participate in various forms of Irish dance.

Irish Sports – Gaelic Football, Hurling

The countrywide Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) hosts thousands of Gaelic sporting events throughout the year. Why not try your hand at Gaelic Football or Hurling by joining a local team? Even if you don’t want to participate, you can still attend weekly matches and discover just how deep each team’s pride goes… whether it’s from the local area, the county, or the province.

Theatre and Music

The Irish are known the world over for their literature, theatre, and music, and many luminaries come from Dublin. Opportunities to experience the performing arts abound throughout the city. Attend a play in the famous Abbey Theatre or enjoy the raw talent of emerging Irish musicians and groups in the pubs and venues that dot the city.

Gaelic Language

Irish (or Gaelic) may be Ireland’s first spoken language, but today it’s only spoken in rural areas of the west coast. However, it’s still the country’s first official language and is taught to all children in Irish schools. Taking a class in beginner’s Irish through Conradh na Gaeilge (Gaelic League) will add another dimension to your understanding of Irish identity.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Irish are known for being generous with their time and talents when it comes to volunteering. You can participate in this aspect of Irish life by sharing your time and abilities with those less fortunate, such as local organizations that assist the homeless, travelers, immigrants, and those with addictions.

Examples Include:

  • Working for a charity shop
  • Helping kids in an after-school project
  • Soup runs for the homeless

Career and Re-entry Workshop

Explore the skills and knowledge you’ve gained and learn how to articulate your growth in your future job searches. In this interactive workshop, you’ll reflect and process your study abroad experience, connect study abroad with your career goals, and obtain practical advice to help you transition back to the U.S.

Mobile Journalist Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Mobile Journalist (MOJO) program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

CEA Dublin Center Sports

What do tennis, squash, badminton and soccer have in common? They’re all are available to CEA students at the CEA Dublin Center! Enjoy the opportunity to participate in the weekly sports events occurring on campus – no ability or experience required.

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What's included in your Program'

Dublin Housing

Available:

Semester
Summer

Immerse into student life when you live in a CEA student residence. Located just a stone’s throw from energetic pubs and tasty restaurants, this housing option embraces the bustling Dublin city center and typically houses European and North American students. If you enjoy living in the city with fellow students, this housing option is a great fit for you. You will be placed in a shared room. Single room is available at an additional fee. This option will be available starting Fall 2019.

Typical Commute

CEA Dublin Center: 25-30 minutes walking

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • 1-2 students per bedroom
  • 6-8 students per Residence

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Communal pay as you go Washer / Dryer
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

  • Summer (Single): $250 - $500
  • Semester (Single): $1,000 - $1,300

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Semester
Summer

Host families are carefully selected by CEA and provide a typical Irish welcome to students who are away from home. Nutritious meals, a single room, a family environment, and Wi-Fi access combine to create homestays an attractive housing option. Please note that host families do not live in the city center, so students should expect 40–50 minute travel time on public transport to get to the CEA Dublin Center. (Additional Fee applies)

Typical Commute

  • CEA Dublin Center: Within 40-50 minutes by public transportation
  • Dublin City University: Within 45 minutes by public transportation

Meals Included

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Roommates

  • 1 student per room

Unit Amenities

  • Family kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Limited telephone access
  • Laundry services provided
  • Central heating

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Semester

Immerse into Irish student life when you live in a Dublin Student Residence. Located just a stone’s throw from energetic pubs and tasty restaurants, Student Residences embrace the bustling city center and typically house Irish, international, and North American students. If you enjoy living in a student community and want to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you. DCU Student Residences are only available to students in Dublin City University programs. Students studying at Dublin City University will select their housing through the DCU portal. Please note, some DCU housing options may carry a supplemental fee. Contact your Site Specialist for details.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Dublin Center: 20-25 minutes by public transportation
  • Dublin City University: Student Residence Apartments on Campus

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1-2 student per bedroom
  • 3 - 6 students per Residence Apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Washer and Dryer, pay-per-wash
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

  • For superior room options only: $800 - $2,000
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While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our Dublin housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

 

Typical Commute

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Meals Included

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Institutions

CEA Dublin Center
CEA Dublin Center

The CEA Dublin Center opened its doors in 2010 and provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and business education in the heart of Dublin, with courses in a range of business and liberal arts subjects. You’ll enjoy an invaluable opportunity to actively improve your global competency while immersed in a city where the traditional Celtic world and the modern era blend effortlessly. The CEA Dublin Center enjoys a unique association with the International School of Business, which specializes in study abroad programs for European students. The CEA Dublin Center and ISB share teaching facilities and housing options, leading to a richer cultural experience for both U.S. and EU students. This partnership also offers you all the benefits of a large school, while maintaining an intimate classroom experience.

Designed to build on the natural strengths of the city’s history, culture, and business environment, curriculum at the CEA Dublin Center focuses on international business and culture in Ireland. Each course incorporates multiple activities, designed to take the curriculum out of the classroom and into the community. These may include visits to museums, Parliament, local and international businesses, and first-hand encounters with locals through interviews, social activities, and sporting events. You’re encouraged to apply the lessons learned in class to real-life, drawing connections between the subjects examined during class and daily life in the host community. This ongoing, active, and reflective structure of study not only helps you gain a better historical and social understanding of Dublin and contemporary Ireland, but helps you develop the international cultural fluency required to communicate and function effectively in an increasingly globalized world.

The CEA Dublin Center’s mission is not simply to provide you with the tools and direction to learn about Ireland, but also to reflect and articulate critically on your own national, cultural and social identities. Faculty at the CEA Dublin Center foster intellectual and cultural growth by engaging in lively debates, multi-media research presentations, and round-table discussions. Purposefully small learning environments provide the flexibility to accommodate individual student needs and learning styles.

Courses taught at the CEA Dublin Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA Dublin Center, you will receive credit for your work from UNH. Located in Connecticut, the University of New Haven is a student-focused, comprehensive university that’s fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The agreement between CEA and UNH follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad and satisfies the rigorous requirements of the University's institutional accreditor, making credits earned at the CEA Dublin Center are easily transferable to US-accredited institutions. Learn more about UNH's service as the University of Record for CEA.

Accreditation

Courses taught at the CEA Dublin Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA Dublin Center, you will receive credit for your work from UNH. Located in Connecticut, the University of New Haven is a student-focused, comprehensive university that’s fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The agreement between CEA and UNH follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad and satisfies the rigorous requirements of the University's institutional accreditor, making credits earned at the CEA Dublin Center easily transferable to US-accredited institutions. Learn more about UNH's service as the School of Record for CEA

Grading

Professors will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout the session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

The following grading system is in use at the CEA Dublin Center.

CEA Grading Scale (Effective Spring 2017)

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

Numerical Grade High Range

Percentage Range

Quality Points

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 - 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 - 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.40

7.69

74.0 – 76.9%

2.00

C-

7.00

7.39

70.0- 73.9%

1.70

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 - 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F), as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

To determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio (QPR).

Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty selected by CEA and approved by the University of New Haven.
  • Faculty come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • You’ll attend class with other CEA students and, in some cases, with European students at the International School of Business.
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges from 15 to 25 students for electives, allowing you to receive personalized attention from instructors.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • CEA Academic Resources
  • Digital Resources from UNH Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Dining Facilities
Dublin City University
Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is situated on an 85-acre campus just a 10-minute bus drive from the city center. Students at DCU enjoy the best of both worlds: the social and cultural benefits of city life, and the security and vibrancy of a modern campus. DCU opened its doors in 1980 with the goal of creating a highly-trained workforce in the fields like business, science, electronics, computer technology, communications, and languages. Today, DCU is recognized as a center of academic excellence, with more than 12,000 students and 120 programs across four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Health, Engineering and Computing, and the DCU Business School, which holds the accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

DCU has introduced a number of innovative ideas to the Irish education system. For instance, DCU was the first university in Ireland to introduce work placement (INTRA) into degree programs, and the first to offer interdisciplinary degree programs. DCU’s research centers are known for their international collaboration with other universities and across industries. These research centers transcend traditional boundaries, integrating academic disciplines such as biotechnology, electronic engineering, physics, and chemistry. 

In addition, the campus’ bright, modern architecture makes DCU a vibrant, attractive place to study; even the layout encourages community interaction, from the library at the east end to the restaurant and Helix Arts Centre at the west end. Here, students live, learn, and develop in a dynamic environment. 

Accreditation

Dublin City University is accredited by Department of Education and Skills, Ireland and is a member of the European University Association (EUA). DCU's Business School is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

Grading

American students may find a different system of accountability than they’re used to at their home universities. Irish professors assume that you are there to learn and they typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even if homework is not assigned, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

DCU grades on a 100-point scale with 70+ equaling an "A+". Please keep in mind that scores above 70 are uncommon.

DCU

Verbal Grade

DCU

Numerical Grade

(Mark Awarded)

American

Letter Grade

First Class Honours

70 - 100%

A

Second Class Honours, Grade 1

65 - 69%

A-

60 - 64%

B+

Second Class Honours, Grade 2

55 - 59%

B

50 - 54%

B-

Third Class Honours

45 - 49%

C+

40 - 44%

C

Fail

0 - 39%

F

 

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty from DCU teach electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams (spring semester only) will be administered.
  • Attendance in some classes is mandatory and monitored by professors.
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 15 and 30 students for upper division courses, and 50 to 300 students for lectures.
  • You will attend class with CEA participants, other international students, and Irish students.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Union
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Center
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Career Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Banks & Post Office
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
International School of Business
International School of Business

The International School of Business was established in 2009 and is a young, vibrant, university-level institution. Located in the very heart of Dublin, ISB offers a dynamic context in which to study international business. ISB specializes in study abroad programs for European students and is accredited by the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI – formerly HETAC). This accreditation ensures the quality of educational services and aligns ISB to the National European Framework for higher education. ISB shares CEA’s mission and objectives in the area of international education and offers students a range of study abroad opportunities in Dublin. CEA Dublin Center and ISB share teaching facilities and housing options, leading to a richer cultural experience for both U.S. and EU students.

The CEA Dublin Center’s mission is not simply to provide you with the tools and direction to learn about Ireland, but also to reflect and articulate critically on your own national, cultural and social identities. Faculty at the CEA Dublin Center foster intellectual and cultural growth through lively debates, multi-media research presentations, and round-table discussions. Purposefully small learning environments provide the flexibility to accommodate individual needs and learning styles.

Accreditation

International School of Business, Dublin is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI – formerly HETAC), the national body responsible for higher education in Ireland.

Grading

Professors will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout the session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance. The following grading system is in use at the CEA Dublin Center. The Irish university grading system is in use at ISB Dublin: 

Irish Grade

Irish Term

USA Letter Grade

USA Numeric Grade

85-100

Distinction (1.0)

A+

97-100

70-84

First Class Hons (1.1)

A

94-96

65-69

Second Class Hons (2.1)

A-

90-93

60-64

Second Class Hons (2.1)

B+

87-89

55-59

Third Class Hons (2.2)

B

84-86

51-54

Third Class Hons (2.2)

B-

81-83

46-50

Third Class Hons (2.2)

C+

78-80

42-45

Pass

C

76-77

40-41

Pass

C-

74-75

35-39

Fail

D+

71-73

28-34

Fail

D

64-70

24-27

Fail

D-

60-63

0-23

Fail

F

35-59

 

Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by Irish and international faculty. 
  • Faculty represent diverse academic and professional backgrounds. 
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered. 
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor. 
  • You’ll attend class with other CEA students and, in some cases, with European students at the International School of Business. 
  • Teaching styles in Ireland may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges from 15 to 25 students for electives, allowing you to receive personalized attention from instructors. 

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • CEA Academic Resources
  • Digital Resources from UNH Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Dining Facilities
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Hear from Ireland students

Dublin, the City Steeped in Tea | Brianna Bence | July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

Dublin, the City Steeped in Tea

Brianna Bence

The Adjustment of Studying Abroad in Galway, Ireland | Anna Sullivan | July 16, 2019

July 16, 2019

The Adjustment of Studying Abroad in Galway, Ireland

Anna Sullivan

Don't Know Where To Study Abroad? Why Ireland May Be Ideal For You | Kelsey Fredricks | June 03, 2019

June 03, 2019

Don't Know Where To Study Abroad? Why Ireland May Be Ideal For You

Kelsey Fredricks

Leaping into the Unknown: Reflections from a Solo Female Traveler | Kelsey Fredricks | June 03, 2019

June 03, 2019

Leaping into the Unknown: Reflections from a Solo Female Traveler

Kelsey Fredricks

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Dublin Staff

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Francis Kelly

Center Director
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Darragh O Briain

Academic Director
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Damien Kelly

Assistant Director
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Colin Hogan

Assistant Director