Studying in Dublin

Dublin is a large and sophisticated European city on the cutting edge of innovations in architecture, design, film and music. It’s also an extremely young, modern metropolis, with a large percentage of residents younger than 30 years old.

During the “Celtic Tiger” economic boom of the early 1990s, Ireland’s capital drastically changed as its cultural scene and population became increasingly diverse. Dublin is now an incubator for artistic and multimedia innovation; home to headquarters of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, eBay, PayPal and IBM earning the city the nickname, ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley' and making it a great place to study and explore media and communication.

Students will be enrolled in the School of Communications at Dublin City University (DCU) taking classes alongside other international and Irish students. The School of Communications has been leading in media communication in Ireland for over 20 years and is the largest department focused on media in Europe. DCU is internationally recognized as one of the top young universities and it continues to grow as a leader in higher education.

Students interested in spending their summer in Dublin can do so every other year through our International Urban Storytelling program. Visit the International Urban Storytelling program section of this site for more information.

Klein College Global Opportunities offers separate Dublin programs.

Dublin Semester Program

  • Terms available: spring or the academic year
  • Dates
    • Spring 2019: Jan. 23 – May 19, 2019 (tentative)
  • Internship: not available
  • Courses (12–18 credits): Advertising, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media Studies and Production, Communication and Social Influence, and Public Relations
  • Faculty: none
  • Student life: Apartment or residence hall style housing in Dublin; comprehensive on-site orientation and introduction to Dublin City
  • Application deadline:  Oct. 10
  • Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, cannot be a senior graduating in spring due to Irish academic calendar conflicts with TU calendar

Summer 2020 Program in Dublin

  • Term available: summer
  • Dates: Early June through early July with possibility of extension to complete internship
  • Internship: optional six-week internship for an additional three credits
  • Courses (6 credits): Media in Irish Society and Temple Faculty Course TBD
  • Faculty: Klein College faculty program leader
  • Student life: Apartment-style housing in Dublin near campus
  • Application deadline: February 2019

To schedule an appointment to learn more or to start your application for the Dublin semester program, visit the Global Opportunities’ application portal.