Communications and Culture in Dublin, Ireland

Study Tour
Delivery Method:
Single Term

About the Program

In a city with a rich heritage in communication and culture, you can explore both in the context of a globalized economy. Examine how individuals and organizations can—and do, right here in Dublin—adapt communications to acknowledge cultural similarities and differences across national boundaries. With your eyes firmly on a career in the global marketplace, you assess internal workplace communications in diverse and multicultural workforces with the help of expert guest lecturers and visits to some of Dublin’s most recognised global entities.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft: Dublin is the European home to tech giants

Research and present a group Capstone Project on communication and culture

Make memories in Howth by the harbor, on wild cliffs, and in cozy pubs

Start your adventure with a welcome reception and meal in central Dublin

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

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About the University

About IES Abroad Dublin Center

Dublin’s IES Abroad Center is just south of the cosmopolitan city center. Form lasting bonds with other students at your study hub in a former Victorian post office fully renovated with a library and student lounge. Just a short walk away is Dublin Castle, St. Stephen’s Green, and Trinity College where you can learn Dublin’s rich history and discover Ireland’s gregarious spirit. 


In small, welcoming groups at IES Abroad Dublin, you move from an introduction to effective communication into understanding theories and concepts that stretch across geographical boundaries. Diving into case studies and the art of storytelling in cross-cultural marketing, you gather concepts, theories, and ideas into your toolbox.

From there, you build your knowledge of international communication studies by visiting local businesses and/or learning from expert guest lecturers. And the culmination of your course is working in a small group to develop and present (using PowerPoint) a well-researched Capstone Project.


The streets of Dublin, Ireland’s capital, add to your comprehensive classroom experience during your study abroad adventure experience. Woven into your rigorous academic program, you share with your classmates trips to Dublin Castle, Guiness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, and the fully interactive EPIC Ireland museum, where you get hands on with Ireland’s culture, past, and far-reaching influence on global culture. At every turn, you can apply your newly enhanced knowledge of culture and communication theories and concepts.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you will need to provide one of the following:

  • Cambridge Eiken: 150 
  • Duolingo English Proficiency Test: 65 
  • GTEC: 960 
  • GTEC Academic: L/R 240, L/R/W/S 550 
  • IELTS: 4.5 
  • iTEP Academic: 3.0 
  • STEP EIKEN: Level 2 
  • TEAP: 280 
  • TOEFL iTP: 450 
  • TOEFL iBT: 45 
  • TOEIC: 450 

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Spring 2024 Study Tour

Program dates:
February 26 - March 09
Application Deadline:
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As academic study tours are typically a short, intense period of exploration and discovery, with a narrow lens on a specific theme, they usually last a few weeks—shorter than the normal study abroad experience—and sometimes travel to multiple destinations.

For this reason, SAF arranges the best short-term student accommodation, which usually means the cohort stays in hotels or hostels during term time and, for summer programs, in university campus or off campus, private residence halls. Each program has different accommodation requirements, so SAF plans for each diligently. Program advisors can share more detailed information and field additional questions.

About Dublin

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Dublin is an international hub and a welcoming city filled with classical Georgian squares just moments from Dublin Bay’s fine harbors, cliff walks, and vast skies. The IES Abroad Center in the city’s south side puts you steps from St. Stephen’s Green, where students lounge in the sun and stroll around the ponds. Dip into James Joyce’s literary legacy, sip Irish whiskey in the Temple Bar district, and relax with new friends in one of the city’s many cafés.

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Home Sweet Home

We transfer you from the airport to your university campus or nearby accommodation and help you settle in

Settling In

Talk to SAF Staff on the ground whenever you need support. Living in another country can be disorientating – we have the answers you need

Find Your Way Around

Where to shop, what to eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch – ask us. We’re your friendly locals

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you

In the Classroom

The IES Abroad Center has classroom, computer labs, and academic facilities to support your coursework and academic development

Get Social

We arrange social and cultural events, so you meet other international SAF Scholars and local students

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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