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We invite you to spend your summer in Ireland with API at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland's largest university! Ideal for health students seeking a global perspective, the Health Sciences Summer School at UCD provides an enriching international education experience in central Dublin. You will develop knowledge of comparative health systems and enhance your research skills, all while benefiting from the rich culture of Dublin and the opportunity to integrate into Irish life.

Enroll in classes alongside students from across the world, earn valuable academic credit, experience the warm hospitality of the Irish people, and explore this charming European capital!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions 

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing

Social and Cultural Activities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Open to juniors and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2023 - Jun, 2023 $5,900 Mar 1, 2023 No Extension Apr 1, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $10,500 Mar 1, 2023 No Extension Apr 1, 2023

**There is an additional 2 weeks of ongoing assessment following each block of classes, wherein students will be completing assignments, taking exams and virtually presenting with their peers. Therefore, it’s essential that students be available to finish any remaining coursework remotely during this time. In total, the 2-week program involves a total of 4 weeks of ongoing assessment and the 4-week program involves 6 weeks of ongoing assessment.

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Dublin summer programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Dublin Bay Hike (Summer UCD)

    The beautiful Dublin bay hike brings students on a coastal walk to Greystones for one of Dublin's most recommended hikes. Beginning from the pretty seaside town of Bray and lasting about 2-3 hours, the group will navigate one of the most picturesque coastal hikes to the quaint village of Greystones, packed with yummy eateries to suit all tastes!

    *UCD includes a Summer Social Program on Campus with exciting cultural events, Health sciences include an Irish Sporting experience and a day trip visit to a farm or one of Ireland's top tourist sites, Cliffs of Moher, Glendalough, Blarney Castle. UCD also hosts a welcome & farewell meal. Subject to change.

  • Bray to Greystones Coastal Hike

    The beautiful coastal walk to Greystones begins from the pretty seaside town of Bray. Students will navigate one of the region's most picturesque coastal hikes to the quaint village of Greystones, and will visit yummy eateries to suit all tastes!

  • Dublin Bay Hike (Summer UCD)

    The beautiful Dublin bay hike brings students on a coastal walk to Greystones for one of Dublin's most recommended hikes. Beginning from the pretty seaside town of Bray and lasting about 2-3 hours, the group will navigate one of the most picturesque coastal hikes to the quaint village of Greystones, packed with yummy eateries to suit all tastes!

    *UCD includes a Summer Social Program on Campus with exciting cultural events, Health sciences include an Irish Sporting experience and a day trip visit to a farm or one of Ireland's top tourist sites, Cliffs of Moher, Glendalough, Blarney Castle. UCD also hosts a welcome & farewell meal. Subject to change.

  • Malahide Castle & Malahide Beach Tour

    Malahide Castle, set in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for 800 years, and is an eclectic mix of architectural styles.

    After a tour of the lavishly ornate castle, students will explore the famous botanical gardens, take a magical walk around the fairy trail, pop into the butterfly house, old Abbey ruins, and experience the award winning Avoca Cafe & Handweavers, famous for its baked goods, and amazing woolen designs. A trip to Malahide beach is also recommended, as it’s one of the east coast's prettiest beach walks.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 2.5 - 7.5 U.S. semester credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Dublin at the Health Sciences Summer School at University College Dublin (UCD) take courses in the field of healthcare, including Introduction to Health Systems, Critical Appraisal of Research for Healthcare, and Introduction to Statistics.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from University College Dublin upon successful completion of their program.

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    Courtney Kovacs

    Courtney Kovacs will be your program advisor and help prepare you to go abroad!

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    Rachael O'Malley

    Rachael will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in Dublin!
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  • 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.
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COURSE OFFERINGS

For weeks 1-2 (June 8-June 19) of the program, students can choose one or both of the two 5 ECTS classes on offer: An Introduction to Health Systems and/or Critical Appraisal of Research for Healthcare. For weeks 3-4 (June 20-July 2), students can stay on for an additional 5 ECTS of Critical Appraisal of Research for Healthcare or Introduction to Statistics.

There is an additional 2 week ongoing assessment period after the end of each block of classes wherein students will be taking exams and virtually presenting with their peers, so, the 2 week program is 4 weeks of ongoing assessment and the 4 week full program is 6 weeks of ongoing assessment.

Courses at University College Dublin (Health Sciences Summer School)

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Courses at University College Dublin (Health Sciences Summer School)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Students will live on the lively UCD campus, along with UCD students from other summer schools. You will have access to all of the facilities that UCD has to offer, its student centre, gym, cinema and shops. You can also explore the woodland walks that surround the 320 acre campus and enjoy the leafy environs every day. You are also connected within twenty minutes to the city, and greater Dublin area, with the second largest bus hub in Ireland on your door step. Your UCD housing will be shared with fellow students in apartments comprising four individual bedrooms with two shared bathrooms. Communal kitchens and living spaces are shared in each apartment with access to kitchen utensils and cooking facilities. Bed linen is supplied and changed weekly. You also have access to Wi-Fi (campus wide).