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Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey with the Convention Centre, Dublin.

Program at a Glance

University College Dublin

Country or area Ireland
City Dublin
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Themed, UC Curriculum
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

At the University College Dublin, fulfill life sciences requirements in physics. As a UC Irvine or UC Los Angeles student, you can earn two quarters in physics on this intensive summer program. Participate in lab experiments, attend group workshops, and hone your problem-solving skills. Spend a day on a traditional Irish farm where you'll make bread, play traditional Irish sports, and enjoy Irish dancing. Explore Ireland’s natural beauty, stunning cliffs, and a real-life portal to the past: the Tomb of Poulnabrone. On weekend breaks, check out Dublin Castle or cycle through Three Rock Mountain for an exceptional view of the city.

Where you'll study

University College Dublin (UCD) easily qualifies as Ireland’s most international university with high numbers of students, faculty, and researchers coming from outside countries. A leader in innovative science teaching and research, UCD’s vision is to benefit the world and encourage true enlargement of students' minds. UCD is Europe’s largest urban campus and, like most European campuses, has a mix of old and modern architecture. Located on a beautiful leafy campus in Belfield, close to Dublin’s city center, UCD is a place full of memories, myths, and legends. As an enrolled student, you’ll have access to UCD’s mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archives, enterprise space, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities. Spread over a 300-acre campus, UCD has over eight kilometers of woodland paths, including a sculpture trail and lakes.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>Weekly campus cinema nights</p>

Weekly campus cinema nights

<p>Lunch and tour to Stone Age passage tombs in County Meath</p>

Lunch and tour to Stone Age passage tombs in County Meath

<p>Day trip through the mountains, lakes, and towns of Wicklow</p>

Day trip through the mountains, lakes, and towns of Wicklow

<p>Watch an Irish hurling sports match</p>

Watch an Irish hurling sports match