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The Foundation for International Education (FIE) with Dublin Business School (DBS) & University College Dublin (UCD)


The Ireland Program partners with the Foundation for International Education, and participants attend either Dublin Business School or University College Dublin. FIE was founded in 1998 and has approximately 25 full-time staff members. In addition, FIE employs about 50 faculty members on a part-time basis. Their mission is to provide high quality educational experiences to the global community.

Dublin Business School
Over the past 25 years, the Dublin Business School has developed a strong reputation for its student-centered approach to teaching, and for providing a level of academic innovation not usually found in the more traditional Irish universities. DBS offers a broad range of courses and social opportunities, and its relatively small size allows for strong interaction between students and staff. The school stresses sound teaching and individual attention by limiting class sizes. DBS is located in the heart of the city just a few minutes stroll from St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, Trinity College, and the Temple Bar district. students enrolled in D'Amore-McKim School of Business attend classes at DBS.

University College Dublin
Established in 1854, University College Dublin is Ireland's largest and most richly diverse university. The university is located 3 miles south of the city center in an enclosed campus setting. UCD offers a welcoming campus community in which to live and study. A robust international student support structure exists at the university, complemented by excellent student health and welfare services. Particpants enrolled in the Architecture program or in the College of Science attend UCD.