Dublin Program Costs & Itinerary



Fall 2018 (subject to change)


  • January 10: Program Applications open
  • February 28: Program Applications close
  • April 2018: Orientation meetings
  • September 12: Program begins in Dublin
  • October 27-November 4: Fall Break
  • December 1: Departure from Dublin




This list of program costs will help students estimate their budget for the semester in Dublin


  • Tuition, Room and Board - Regular Benedictine College tuition for a semester (see Tuition and Fee schedule in the Financial Aid section of this website). Room cost for AY 2017-18 is $3,095, and meals $1,155. Benedictine College students can apply all their scholarships, non-Benedictine College students have to talk with the financial aid office of their home institution and ask to establish a consortium agreement with Benedictine, in order to apply their federal aid towards Benedictine College tuition. Dublin program’s benefits include:
    • Five three-credit courses of instruction and co-curricular activities.
    • Accommodation with host family, including breakfast and dinner, as well as use of the laundry.
    • Hot lunch in the school dining hall from Monday to Thursday.
    • Teaching materials, photocopies etc.
    • Tutor assigned to the group for the duration of their stay.
    • Four afternoon tour activities in the city, 4 evening meals out in the city, three full-day excursions outside of Dublin (at the weekend).
    • Welcome kit with guides, maps, brochures, tourist information, etc.
  • Administrative study abroad fee - $750 are paid with the application, $1,000 after students are accepted. The fee is on top of the tuition, and is non-refundable, unless the student is not accepted into the program, in which case they will be reimbursed.
  • Airfare - Cost depends on the airline and varies over time.
  • iNext Platinum card - Students pay $90 for Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Books – As required by course syllabi.
  • Telephone – Options include purchasing an international plan, or an Irish SIM card.
  • Meals – Program includes lunch on school days, and dinner with the host family.
  • Local Transportation – Students will use Dublin public transport to commute from accommodation to class.
  • Personal Expenses – The total amount of money for personal expenses largely depends on the lifestyle the student chooses. In particular, consider plans to:
    • Travel before or after the program and during weekends
    • Purchasing souvenirs
    • Shopping
    • Weekend meals and entertainment