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Study Abroad | Dublin

Ireland | Trinity College Dublin | January Term 2024
Trinity college.


Spend January Term in the friendly and culturally rich city of Dublin, Ireland, with AIFS! Study Irish literature at Trinity College Dublin, the country’s top-ranked university. Located in the center of Dublin on 47 acres, the university sports notable alumni including Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Course in Irish literature

  • Housing

    Double rooms in shared apartments or student residences

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Day trip to Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Guided walking tour of Dublin, a traditional Irish music night and a visit to the Guinness Storehouse

  • Welcome Event

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay

  • On-Site Support

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round trip flights U.S.-Dublin-U.S.

    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

Program Details: Study Abroad | Dublin Modern Irish Writing


January 2, 2024January 19, 2024


January Term


Trinity College Dublin

Application Deadline

October 15, 2023

Inclusive Fees



Open to Sophomore

Minimum of 3.0 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Literature

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s oldest and top-ranked university. Students taking the ‘Modern Irish Writing’ course will be taught by expert faculty from the prestigious School of English, supported by advanced research and teaching assistants from the university. 
Students will have access to the college Wi-Fi network, as well as reading and research privileges through the Trinity College libraries. 

  • Literature

Follow in the footsteps of alumni such as world-renowned authors Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett studying at the acclaimed Trinity College Dublin where you will earn 3 credits studying Modern Irish Writing.

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A student on a bridge in Ireland.

Living Abroad

Student Apartments or Student Residences

You will live with other AIFS students. The housing includes:

  • Double bedrooms
  • Access to communal facilities
  • Living area, bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen
  • Linen and towels with access to laundry facilities

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Dublin.


The country offers a rich diversity of cultures and ethnic groups dominated by young people, over half the population of Ireland is under 30 years old!


Ireland, known as the “Emerald Isle” due to its lush greenery,  was founded by Vikings, Dublin and the surrounding area have been home to many other groups including Celts, Danes, Normans, Welsh, and British.

Green Space

Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometer than any other European capital city, with 97% of city residents living within 300 meters of a park area. The city council provides 7.3 acres of public green space per 1,000 people and 255 playing fields and plants approximately 5,000 trees annually.

AIFS in Dublin Resident Director, January Term Program

AIFS provides dedicated on-site staff who will assist students throughout their stay in Dublin. Details and contact information will be published on the AIFS website prior to the start of the J-Term program.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Irish culture, various activities will be organized such as:

  • A guided walking tour of Dublin
  • Traditional Irish music night
  • A visit to the Guinness Storehouse to learn about the history of this world-famous brand and its importance to Dublin
  • A sporting event or a theater performance


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Dublin and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Ireland. Previous excursions have included:

Kilkenny, Ireland.

Wicklow, Glendalough and Kilkenny

Travel into the beautiful Irish countryside to the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. Includes scenic views of the round towers, Celtic crosses, waterfalls and landscapes, and a visit to Kilkenny.

  • Ireland
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    October 31, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2023
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 1, 2024
  • Program Begins
    January 2, 2024
  • Program Ends
    January 19, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 20, 2024
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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Ready to Study Abroad in Dublin?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: