|PROGRAM TYPE:||Direct Enrollment|
||apply nowUniversity College Dublin
|MINIMUM AGE:||18 (17-year-olds considered on a case-by-case basis)|
|ACCOMMODATIONS:||Student apartments. Between term housing is included for academic year students. All Dublin housing includes internet access.
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:||English|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
15 semester credits
Students who choose to study abroad in Dublin at the University College Dublin (UCD) choose from a range of undergraduate courses with local Irish and international students in the arts, business, engineering, law, and sciences.
Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style. Most courses at
UCD are equivalent to 2.5 U.S. semester credits. Students take 6 courses
and receive 15 credit hours per semester. Students in the business school
take 5 courses, 4 of which must be Business courses + a required course
in Irish history (run by the Business School). Students in the College of
Arts, Celtic Studies, and Human Sciences may take up to five Arts
courses + an optional elective from any other School or College
(Business, Science, etc). All the other programs - Engineering, Science,
Agriculture, Sport and Exercise, Nursing & Midwifery, Architecture, Pre-
Law, Pre-medicine, and Pre-Veterinary - permit students to take 4 courses
from their chosen faculty and 2 from any other school at UCD. The tuition
portion of the API program price varies based on the combination of
courses chosen. Visit the API website for complete course listings.
API students receive their transcript from University College Dublin upon successful completion of their program.
|ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED:||No, but a high school G.P.A. of 3.0 and SAT scores of 1500 (or equivalent ACT score) are required.
|DATES & PRICES:||Fall 2017:||September 4, 2017 - December 23, 2017||$19,750|
|Academic Year 17-18||September 4, 2017 - Mid-May, 2018||$38,500|
|Spring 2018:||Mid-January, 2018 - Mid-May, 2018||$19,750|
All gap students in Dublin will be linked with a peer mentor who is a second or third year Irish student at UCD.
As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. With one of the youngest populations comprising people from many different parts of Europe and the globe, the city has a full and varied cultural and intellectual life, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe.
Students taking their gap year in Ireland will quickly find that Dublin is particularly fortunate to have many theaters, museums and galleries throughout the city. Famous for its literary and musical tradition, Ireland’s capital has been home to well known writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians for many years. A particular feature is the tradition of live music in every conceivable venue, from street artists to the National Concert Hall to the many pubs where traditional Irish music still flourishes. In the literary field, the contribution of native sons has been outstanding, with Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett amongst the most prominent.