Arcadia: Dublin - University College Dublin
University College Dublin is a world renowned higher education institution that offers multiple options for study at one of its seven colleges. The Quinn School of Business is rated one of the best business schools in all of Europe and is AACSB ac... read more
I understood that there is more to this world than the US and so the program has give me the want to explore more. Mohamed Mnete - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained an appreciation for a world and a culture much bigger than myself. Compared to Europe, America is basically a new country, and Europe was just so full of history, cultures, and traditions to learn and partake in. I also found a strength and an ability in myself that I wasn't sure I had- I jumped headfirst into situation... Jennifer Jussel - Trinity University View Entire Review
Abroad was an incredible experience and Ireland was truly worthwhile A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that putting yourself out there and going somewhere totally different where you don't know anyone is worth it. I had not connections in Ireland and it didn't matter. People are friendly and welcoming and I left feeling like I had found another home and built a little family of my own. Ruby W - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and global issues. Kennedy - University of Minnesota - Twin Cities View Entire Review
I learned how to live independently in someone else's culture. I learned a lot of my own personal limits as well as a rich history and culture of a new place with so much character and heart that I'm lucky to be able to consider a second home now. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I loved studying abroad. I felt like I learned so much about myself, what I want out of my education, and my future. Because of the atmosphere at UCD, I spent a lot of time in the city on my own, and I am so grateful for the independence that I learned as a result. I also traveled at lot which was convenient since I rarely had w... Christa - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Dealing with a different school curriculum and culture opened me up to alternative spectrums to observe my surroundings. One view may be different than the other, but neither is right or wrong. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile; I learned new things about myself, that I am fully capable carving out a space for myself in a foreign area without anyone familiar nearby. I also was exposed to a taste of Irish culture and history. A student - Providence College View Entire Review
I got comfortable traveling alone for a little bit A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
learned so much about culture, people and independence. It made me want to look for an international job after graduation Ted T - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned how to adapt to different cultures and experiences. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. I learned about the culture of different countries and made new friends. A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned how to travel on my own to different countries and how to budget in a very different way than I previously had to. I also learned how to better communicate with loved ones back in America. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned how to be more independent and that people live very different lives in other countries; also that Irish culture is super laid back. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Going abroad was definitely worthwhile. Most of the experience i had to pay for myself, which made it more worthwhile to know i had earned my trip. Also the confidence i gained and knowledge to know i could get myself around on my own was invaluable. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely a worthwhile experience. I felt like I learned sooo much about Irish history and culture, which is so rich and fascinating. I also definitely learned a lot about being on my own, cooking my own food, paying for everything myself, etc. That was a valuable lesson on independence and the kind of support system I w... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I felt like I learned a lot about Irish culture, and American culture in turn, by comparison. I also feel miles more independent. Joseph Schutz - Kenyon College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about what it was like to be independent as well as how much of a responsibility it is to plan trips. A student - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
No matter where you go abroad, you will learn countless skills--from living without wifi to navigating the crazy streets in a place where you do not speak the language and you lost your map. You learn to be independent and how to fend for yourself. You also learn a lot about your own biases and culture by constantly experiencing... A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Cherish life, make thoughtful decisions. Yes, it was a learning experience. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that the only person you can truly rely on is yourself. Before I went abroad I was always trying to make everyone around me happy but in reality what matters is my own happiness. Traveling and those experiences I had made me realize how independent I actually am and can be. Dodie F - Providence College View Entire Review
Lots of fun, met some new people A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned how to manage my money properly, I gained so much knowledge from all the places I was able to visit, I learned how to truly be independent. It was definitely worthwhile! A student - Providence College View Entire Review
culture experience money handling experience Maturity Safety experience Acceptance of Others Appreciation for the overwhelming differences from person to person around the world A student - Providence College View Entire Review
University College Dublin is a world renowned higher education institution that offers multiple options for study at one of its seven colleges. The Quinn School of Business is rated one of the best business schools in all of Europe and is AACSB accredited.
UCD is located in the Dublin suburbs, which combines the excitement of city living and quiet, bustling suburban campus life. There are over 140 clubs and societies to choose from, several of which make use of the university’s brand new, multi million euro Sports Facility.
Ireland Connect- Optional Cornerstone Course at Arcadia Center to explore the connections between ancient and modern Ireland through excursions and site visits.
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses.
Here is a sampling:
- Belfast Weekend
- Giant's Causeway
- Cliffs of Moher
- Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
- Game of Thrones set locations
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide
Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Political Science and Government
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Foods and Nutrition
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Neurobiology, Neurosciences
- English Language and Literature
- Business Communications
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Mathematics, Statistics
- Biological and Physical Sciences
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The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.