Ireland Dublin Custom Building

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.

API students who study abroad during their gap year in Dublin will take courses at the elite University College Dublin. 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.

API students who elect to pursue an internship during their gap experience in Dublin will be able to select from a wide variety of placement opportunities across companies large and small.

“My experience with API was fantastic. My time abroad would not have been as enjoyable had it not been for the fantastic program and our amazing Resident Director."

William B. Salem State University
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    Cultural Activities

    • Walking tour of Dublin
    • Cooking demonstrations
    • Viking tour
    • Leprechaun Museum
    • Irish dancing
    • Day trip to Glendalough
    • Day trip to Birr Castle
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    API Gives Back

    API students in Dublin have the opportunity to give back to their local community through various volunteer projects and community service events.

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    Things to Do

    Visit Dublin's famous breweries and distilleries

    Attend a curling match

    Check out one of Dublin's many great museums

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    Smoked salmon

    Coddle (stew dish)

    Soda Bread

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    Festivals & Holidays

    St. Patrick's Day Festival (March)

    Temple Bar Tradfest (January)

    Bram Stoker Festival (October)

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    University Highlights

    The University College Dublin is also one of the top 100 universities in the world and carries prestigious accreditations for business (AACSB and EQUIS) and for engineering (ABET). It also has some of the best sports facilities in the country.

U.S. Staff

On-Site Staff

Madden Nikki

Nikki Madden

Nikki Madden will be your Resident Director and a resource for you while you are in Ireland!

Emilie Noble

Emilie Noble

Emilie Noble will be your Regional Director on-site and will assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals abroad.