Irish Studies

The Dublin predeparture guide prepared by IES provides important information about the program, and you should read it with care. The following supplemental information pertains to Indiana University students only.

IES and IU

IES Abroad is a nonprofit organization that administers 140+ study abroad programs in more than 34 global locations worldwide. More than 250 U.S. colleges and universities, including Indiana University, have formal agreements with IES, and their representatives work with the Institute to set academic policy and approve curricula. Through its office in Chicago, IES administers the Dublin Irish Studies program.

IU has made special arrangements with IES to recruit and orient IU students for this summer program. IU students make up a great proportion of the enrollment on the Dublin program. You will, however, have many classmates and flatmates who come individually from other U.S. universities.

Financial Arrangements

You pay all program fees directly to Indiana University. Any questions regarding finances for the program, including financial aid, should be addressed to the Office of Overseas Study at Indiana University. Students from other U.S. universities have different arrangements with IES regarding fees and housing deposits.


You will earn 6 IU credits for two courses from the list below.

IES CourseIU EquivalentCOLL

History of Ireland: 1798-1922


Ireland and the EU


Irish Literature in the Last 100 Years:

Identity, Selfhood & State

ENG-L 383

Celtic Myth & Legend in Early Ireland


Irish Communal Identity


General Education Requirement: This program will satisfy the International Experience option of the World Languages & Cultures general education requirements.

If you have any questions about how Dublin courses fit into your degree program, contact Overseas Study.

Although you will be asked to indicate course preferences to IES after acceptance, final enrollment will not be confirmed until you arrive in Dublin. IES is committed to placing every student in his/her first choice courses, but you should remain flexible about your alternative choice.

Dublin courses are rigorous and cover a great deal of material very rapidly. Your professors will expect you to be fully engaged in the courses. Do not let the excitement of Dublin distract you from your studies. Prepare your papers and reports far enough in advance to avoid the last-minute crunch at the computer lab.