apply nowTrinity College Dublin and API are offering high school students a unique, 10-day university-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) enrichment program, through the Walton International Program. This offering is designed specifically for students who have a strong interest in STEM areas. Through the Walton International Program, students will have the unique opportunity to participate in hands-on learning in the STEM fields through workshops built around physics, mathematics, coding/technology, and engineering. Projects like building a small electronic car and writing the code that controls it, all alongside local Irish participants, will prepare US students for future study in the STEM fields.
|Dates||Summer 1: June 15 - June 25, 2017|
|Summer 2: July 6 - July 16, 2017|
|Price||$3,950 per term; without airfare
|Ages||15-16 year olds only (Completing grades 9-10)
|Accommodations||Double rooms in Trinity Hall, the freshman residence hall at Trinity College Dublin (all meals are included)|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Admission Requirements||Grade report/transcript; 3.0 G.P.A; personal statement
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, founded in 1592, is the oldest university in Ireland and is recognized internationally as Ireland's No. 1 university. For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally-recognized education. Some of the most famous people in Irish history have been educated here: writers like Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett; scientists like William Rowan Hamilton and E.T.S. Walton, who won the Nobel Prize for splitting the atom in 1951.
It is said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten. The Irish landscape has a mythic resonance, and the country’s history is almost intangible. In terms of Irelands landscape, the gentle rainfall, called “soft weather” by locals, really does create 40 shades of green and quite a few rainbows as well. Ancient moss-covered ring forts crouch in lush valleys, while stone-strewn monastic ruins and lone castle turrets brave the wind on nearby hilltops. Many come to Ireland with high expectations of its romantic scenery, a blend of the raw and rugged with mist-covered verdancy, and seldom return home disillusioned.
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.
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.