Summer 2020 study abroad programs are canceled. Contact your GEC program manager for more information.
About the Location
Many have been inspired by Ireland's captivating culture and lush greenery including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw to name a few. Dublin is a unique mixture of both old and new with ancient castles alongside modern architecture, and colorful doorways on top of cobblestone streets. Once you experience the majesty of Dublin's beauty, you will understand why so many artists, authors, and musicians have called it home.
Dublin is the European headquarters for many of the world's largest technology corporations and is very supportive in fostering the growth of smaller companies. The city is a great, bustling business hub and is a dynamic place to share ideas, create new ventures, and grow existing businesses. This makes an international internship in Dublin an ideal location. There are a multitude of opportunities for many career fields in this location and our competitive enrollment process ensures we find the right placement for each candidate. Everyone is encouraged to join us through our early admission process for all start dates as we fill our spaces well ahead of program deadlines. Due to Dublin's thriving entrepreneurial spirit there is a special program designed for those with a drive to learn more about starting their own business.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful and historic capital city of Ireland with an 8 or 12 week internship in Dublin this summer, fall, or spring. Though it may be brimming with Irish culture and history, Dublin is very much an international city bustling with people from all over the world and featuring multinational companies offering terrific opportunities in entrepreneurship, marketing, non-profits, and law. Dublin is a fantastic city for both first time travelers and seasoned veterans, and is within close proximity to the rest of Europe for your weekend travels.
Global Experiences offers some of the best internships Ireland has to offer. Dublin is the perfect way to enjoy the undeniable magic of this country and pick up some new professional skills while you're at it.
Dublin, Ireland has established itself as a global leader in the worlds of technology, business, start-ups, and entrepreneurship, and is known for its hospitable atmosphere for multinationals. In addition, Dublin has a myriad of opportunities in fields like psychology, non-profits, government, history, and communications. As a result of our long history, Global Experiences is firmly entrenched in the community and has a large number of personal relationships with fantastic Irish employers. See the Global Experiences Internships page
for details on internships available at this location.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Global Engagement courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
General Program Dates
- Summer 2020 program dates: May 30 - July 25, 2020 (UCD, 8 weeks), June 13 - August 8, 2020 (8 weeks)
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheet.
GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (Study Abroad or Study USA) program. The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application. Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification.
For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your global engagement program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Intern in Dublin and you will live in a student residence. Each room is single occupancy, containing a bed, ensuite bathroom, basic desk space, bed linens, and a small wardrobe. Three to ten of these single rooms form a suite with a shared living/dining area and a kitchen with a stove, mini-fridge, and basic supplies (plates, silverware, etc.).
You can expect Wi-Fi internet and coin-operated laundry facilities. Within the residence or in the vicinity, you have access to a fitness center, study rooms, common areas, and other amenities. Campus security is 24/7. The residence is well situated and connected to the city center and other nearby towns by bus and other forms of local transportation. All of our accommodations are in close proximity to shops, cafes, and restaurants, and have easy access to public transportation, making it ideal home bases for exploring with other GE interns and students.
Students must complete the online MyElonGlobal application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by Global Experiences.
Note: This program has limited capacity. Applications for a given term will no longer be accepted once capacity has been reached.
A successful semester and summer abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the summer and semester programs.
Additional Information and Links
Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!
Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni. Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more Study Abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement. They are looking forward to hearing from you!