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Study abroad in
Ireland

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Discover the Emerald Isle

Study abroad in Ireland to connect with Europe’s most warm and welcoming people. With a history reaching all the way back to the Mesolithic period, Ireland has a wealth of fascinating landmarks to see and learn from. Kiss the Blarney Stone, a limestone block that’s part of the medieval Blarney Castle, and find out if it really does give you the gift of gab. Step back in time at the Rock of Cashel, fifth century home to Munster’s kings, where it overlooks the pastoral countryside in County Tipperary. Meet the Benedictine nuns who live in Kylemore Castle, a 19th century private home transformed into an abbey after World War I, and walk through their Victorian gardens. Take a tour of Kilmainham Gaol, the Dublin prison where the leaders of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising were imprisoned and executed and where many other pro-independence Irish men and women were held during the war. Walk the five thousand year old burial grounds at Newgrange, where Irish kings were laid to rest. Visit the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, where 18th century author Johnathan Swift once served as the Dean. In a country known for its verdant, unspoiled landscape, don’t be surprised if you want to spend as much time outside as your class schedule allows. Visit one of the sheep farms situated in Ireland’s rolling green hills. Go night kayaking on Lough Hyne in West Cork and let the bioluminescent phytoplankton living in the lake guide you with their light. Get up close to Fungie the wild dolphin, who’s been greeting visitors in Dingle Bay for decades. Visit the famous Cliffs of Moher, dramatically rising almost four hundred feet above the Atlantic in County Clare. If you’re in Dublin, you don’t have to leave city limits to get your nature fix: Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed park in any European capital, features acres of fields where wild deer graze, Victorian flower gardens, and the Dublin Zoo. For a more rugged adventure, the Wicklow Mountains invite you to hike through their gorgeous terrain into the Glendalough Valley. Bike the Waterford Greenway, a dedicated off-road track connecting Waterford and Dungarvan, and take in the lovely views of the Clonea Strand Beach. Roam Killarney National Park to bask in mossy green woodlands, watch colorful sunsets by the lake, and tour the grounds of Muckross House, a pristinely preserved 19th century estate.  

Cities of Ireland

Cities of Ireland

Dublin

As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is small city with much to offer. With a history harkening back to a Viking settlement in the 9th century, Dublin is both an ancient city and home to Europe's youngest population.
Population
1.8 Million
Summer Temp
62°F (17°C)
Winter Temp
40°F (6°C)
Geography
Urban
Sample Programs
  • Business
  • Internships
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Galway

Long a favorite with musicians, artist and creatives of every stripe, the small misty city of Galway is alive with theater, musical events and Irish folk songs. In many ways, Galway is the heart of Ireland.
Population
259,000
Summer Temp
61°F (16°C)
Winter Temp
43°F (6°C)
Geography
Coastal
Sample Programs
  • Engineering
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences

The Irish people have always prized the arts and their own big name contributors to music, literature, and film. You don’t have to take a trip to continental Europe to see great art. Spend a whole day browsing the art collections at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, where some 15,000 works are displayed, or hunt for the thought-provoking and gallery-worthy murals in the streets of Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick. For a small country, Ireland is brimming with independent bookstores, from the old and cozy to the modern and minimalist. Dublin, named an UNESCO world heritage site for literature, can keep you busy with the James Joyce Museum, a literary pub crawl, and a Writer’s Museum dedicated to an array of literary memorabilia. The country that birthed Bram Stoker, author of Dracula; Oscar Wilde, the infamous 19th century novelist, poet, and playwright; world-famous playwright Samuel Beckett; and the great poets William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney unashamedly loves a good story and will give you plenty of your own to tell. Few countries in Europe love music the way Ireland does, and the Irish are a truly musical people. Live music and pubs go hand in hand, whether you’re in Dublin, Galway, Cork, or elsewhere. Musicians and performers of every genre can be found busking in the streets and playing at venues big and small. With a long list of internationally successful bands and solo performers, including The Dubliners, The Chieftains, Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, Enya, The Corrs, Sinead O’Connor, Clannad, The Cranberries, The Pogues, U2, Snow Patrol, and Damien Rice, Ireland’s an inspiring destination for future professional music performers.  

Popular Programs

Popular Programs

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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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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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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Spending time in Ireland means having access to authentic Irish cuisine, which you’re sure to enjoy. Order a tasty sandwich on Waterford’s blaa bread for lunch and treat yourself to a hearty lamb or beef stew for dinner.  If you’re a seafood fan, don’t miss the opportunity to sample freshly caught Galway oysters in the seaside city. Try colcannon--mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage or kale—as a nod to the Irish people’s favorite vegetable, the potato. For a more contemporary taste of Ireland, order a “spice bag,” the perfect take-out dish featuring French fries, bell peppers, fried onions, and battered chicken tossed in a paper bag. If you have a sweet tooth, Irish desserts won’t disappoint: Porter cake, Guinness chocolate mousse, apple tart, and Carageen Moss pudding are solid options. In Ireland, there’s never a wrong time for tea, and if you’re in a café, pair your cup with sweet scones or barm brack and butter. When you study abroad in Ireland, you’ll find it easy to thrive in an English-speaking culture where friendliness and social warmth are the norm. Attend class at respected institutions like Dublin City University, the International School of Business, and the National University of Ireland. Develop the skills you need to land a great first job after graduation with an internship in Dublin. Listen to and learn Irish Gaelic in the world’s only place where it’s widely spoken. Whatever you come to study here, Ireland is your gateway to a bright and rewarding future.  

Ireland Points of Interest

Ireland Points of Interest

  • Blessington Basin Often regarded as Dublin’s secret garden, Blessington Basin is conveniently close to the city center and student housing. Much of the park is taken up by a large lake and fountain, both unusual features for a Dublin park.
  • Salthill Promenade Head out from the Galway city center along 3 kms of coastal footpath to Salthill, a seaside resort area with lovely cafés, a casino, and one of Galway’s hidden microbreweries. Take in the fresh sea air while walking, running, or cycling, and join the locals in “kicking the wall” once you reach the west side of the promenade. You can even dive into the Atlantic Ocean off the platform at Blackrock… if you can brave the cold!
  • Galway City Market Stroll through this quaint city market that offers everything from fresh organic produce to beautiful paintings of your favorite Galway landmarks. This bustling street market has been trading in Church Lane by St. Nicholas’ Church for centuries. The crepes and doughnuts are a must, with a lovely cup of freshly brewed coffee.
  • Cliff Hike from Bray to Greystones One of the highlights of walking in County Wicklow is this well-maintained, 4.3-mile walk that leads you from Bray to Greystones along the scenic coast. Those spectacular ocean views and sightings of marine wildlife along the way are sure to help you work up an appetite, so grab a bite in Greystones before jumping on light rail (DART) for your easy return trip to Dublin.