Spend a semester or year in the lively city of Dublin, Ireland, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at Dublin City University. This program offers students an international experience living in a multicultural global capital city combined with the local, friendly small town feel that living in Ireland always brings.
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.Review Our Policies
Up to 15 semester credits depending on program and course selection
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English
Student apartment on campus
An overnight excursion to Cork and Kilkenny and an Irish farm experience
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Galway (3 days)
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Dublin
Students receive a travel pass for use on trains, the LUAS and buses in Dublin. Passes will be loaded with €100 credit on arrival and can be topped up during the semester as and when needed. Students are responsible for costs above the initial €100 contribution.
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.
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.
A dedicated AIFS Resident Director will be on-site throughout your program providing guidance, support and information on all aspects of the program. Details of the AIFS Resident Director in Dublin will be posted when available.
In addition to excursions a program of social and cultural events will be included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser-known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of local Dublin and AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Irish life and culture. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some of the events offered each semester.
An orientation program is included at Dublin for all students including a campus and library tour, academic subject meetings, introduction to clubs and societies, student support meetings, a scavenger hunt and welcome event.
DCU was named sports college of the year in 2019 and 2020. AIFS students have access to a wide range of on-campus sports facilities including a 25m swimming pool, high-performance gym, running track, and sports pitches.
Make your own Irish soda bread, learn how to milk a cow, take Irish drum and Ceili (dancing) lessons, ride on a tractor and more. Includes round-trip transportation and light refreshments.
Guided sightseeing tour with free time to explore. Includes round-trip transportation and accommodations.
Guided walking tour. Visit the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast and a group meal with traditional music.
* Minimum enrollment of 6 students is required for this trip to run.
Program is closed
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.)
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.Learn more