Immerse yourself in Ireland’s largest university and CIEE’s partner school by enrolling in courses at University College Dublin (UCD) alongside Irish and international students. Select coursework across six colleges: Arts & Humanities; Business, Engineering, and Architecture; Health and Agricultural Sciences; Science; and Social Sciences and Law. Students can opt to take a full course load at UCD (five courses per semester) or combine UCD courses with CIEE electives, taught by adjunct lecturers at CIEE Dublin, located on Dublin City University’s All Hallows campus. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
With a young, vibrant population of more than one million people, Dublin is a city on the move and an emerging high-tech European hub. Still, the charm and culture of old Dublin shine through, and the echoes of literary giants like Joyce, Shaw, Swift, Wilde, and Beckett remain. Since the late 1990s, a multicultural Dublin has emerged with immigration from around the world. Today, the city is a dynamic, lively multicultural space between the jewel green landscape and the Irish Sea.
- Get to know Dublin with cultural activities such as guided walking tours, visits to museums, cathedrals, galleries, and historic sites.
- See more of Ireland with day trips that bring your coursework to life. Excursions could include visits to the Wicklow mountains of Glendalough, the medieval town of Kilkenny, or immersion into the farm life of rural Ireland.
- Experience Irish culture with live music, theatre, and more.
- Get involved in the hub of student life at the UCD Student Centre and the extensive range of amenities at the UCD Sport and Fitness complex.
Students attend University College Dublin (UCD), one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities and immerse themselves in the Irish academic system. Ranked in the top 1% of universities internationally, UCD hosts 30,000+ students, 27% of which are international.
University College Dublin (UCD) is located less than three miles from the center of Dublin and offers 60 sports clubs, 100 societies and clubs, and an active student union.
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||Current CIEE Calendar
Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
|Areas of Study
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This program is a good fit for the following majors:
- Communication Studies
- Computer Science
- Cultural Studies
- Food Science/Nutrition
- Health Sciences
- Health Studies
- International Studies
- Liberal Studies
- Social Science
- Urban Studies & Planning
||Students enroll in 22 - 27 quarter credits per semester
||Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
|Language of Instruction
|Host Country Language
||Residence Halls, students share dorms on the University College Dublin campus. Each dorm has 4-5 rooms with a common area and kitchen. Students have private rooms with an individual bathroom.
|Class Standing Eligibility
|Minimum GPA Requirements
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
||No previous language study required
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All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.