University College Dublin is a dynamic, modern university where cutting-edge research and scholarship provide a stimulating intellectual environment – the ideal surroundings for learning and discovery. For over 150 years, UCD has produced graduates of remarkable distinction including famous surgeons, architects, entrepreneurs and five of Ireland’s Taoisigh (Prime Ministers). Perhaps the best known of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902.
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.
Students who choose to study abroad in Dublin at the University College Dublin (UCD) will take 5 courses for a total of 15 credits for the semester, and may choose from a range of undergraduate courses offered in the Faculties of American Studies, Arts and Celtic Studies, Business, Engineering, Human Sciences, Life Sciences, and Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based predominantly on work submitted during the semester and by final exam.
Endicott adheres to an enrollment cap of accepting and nominating six (6) students per semester to study at UCD, and priority is given to students who seek to fulfill major requirements while at UCD.
For a complete listing of courses, please visit here.
The Fall 2017 Academic Calendar is as follows:
- Arrival Date: September 4, 2017
- Departure Date: December 23, 2017
The Spring 2018 Academic Calendar is as follows:
- Arrival Date: January 15, 2018
- Orientation: TBA
- Classes Start: TBA
- Mid-Term Exams: TBA
- Classes End: TBA
- Final Exams: TBA
- Departure Date: May 20, 2018
*Students are advised to confirm all arrival and departures dates in their API student portal prior to purchasing their flight, as dates may change.
API students live in university-owned student apartments located within 5 minutes walking distance from the university. Apartments generally consist of 3-5 single bedrooms, a shared living area, and a shared bathroom and kitchen. During the semester, API students may be housed with Irish and other international students, while summer students live alongside American and other international students. It is common for apartments to be co-ed.
Once accepted, students must submit a $275 housing deposit directly to API through their online student portal. A portion of this deposit is retained for maintenance fees following the conclusion of the program, and students are eligible to receive the remainder as a refund barring any damages to their housing.
During the program, students have the opportunity to broaden their classroom education through several organized excursions, which are included in the price of the program. Overnight lodging, breakfast, entrance fees and transportation to and from the excursion locations are included. Although excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather and other factors, students are provided with an itinerary for their program excursions prior to departure.
- Trips to the Aran Islands, Belfast, and Scotland
- Blarney Castle
- Travel to Limerick and Cork
And many more!
Students studying in Ireland are not required to obtain a visa.