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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 1-Sophomore and Above Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: All courses in English
Click here for a definition of this term Course Prerequisite(s): None Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities: No
Click here for a definition of this term Research Option: No Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer: 16
Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available: Accounting, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computing Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, French, Geography, German, German Studies, Greek, History, International Studies, International Studies: Europe, Italian, Latin, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education & Health, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Health Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Sport & Event Management, Statistics, Theatre Arts Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity: Unlimited
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager: Bill Burress ELR Unit: 2 units
Program Description:
AboutAcademicsDatesCostScholarships / GrantsHousingApplicationsOrientationsInformation / Links

About the Location

Ireland is the third largest island in Europe. Dublin, the capital and largest city, is an ancient city and offers a variety of cultural, educational, and social activities. Though Dublin is a large, rapidly growing city, the Old Dublin charm is present everywhere.


Academics

University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities where undergraduate education, postgraduate masters and doctoral training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic continuum of activity. UCD ranks among the top 200 higher education institutions worldwide.  Ireland’s largest university, UCD enrolls almost 25,000 students, including nearly 5,000 international students. UCD's campus is located just on the outskirts of Dublin and a quick bus ride from the city center.

The semester program at UCD is offered in partnership with the Foundation for International Education (FIE).  All FIE students take a foundation Irish Life and Cultures course. The course includes visits to museums and historic sites in Dublin, as well as two weekend excursions outside Dublin.  Students enroll in 3-5 additional elective courses at UCD.  Students choose from courses across many disciplines in the different colleges at UCD.  Business students are able to enroll in courses at the AACSB-accredited Quinn School of Business.  View the UCD course catalog and the UCD academic information for study abroad students for a full listing of classes.

Students should note that UCD uses the ECTS Credit system. The majority of courses at UCD will transfer back to Elon as three semester hours.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
  • Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available on the Course Planning Registration for Study Abroad and Study USA page.

General Program Dates

  • Fall semester – late August to mid-December

  • Spring semester – early January to late April


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadline and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

FIE offers scholarships to students studying abroad on their programs. View the FIE Scholarships page.

Housing

Students live in UCD residence halls or in apartments in the city center.  Placements vary each semester.  Multiple bus lines connect the UCD campus with Dublin's city center.  UCD and city center apartments are furnished, including kitchen utensils and cookware.  Wireless internet access is available in each residential facility.  Students with live with other Irish and international students at UCD, or with other FIE students participating in the DBS, UCD, and Trinity programs in the city center apartments.  In addition to the services provided by UCD, student support in Dublin is provided by the FIE staff, including a resident director and residence life staff. 


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance. 

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by FIE.


Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the semester programs.


Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center on Facebook to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources

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Testimonial:
Testimonial:
Studying abroad opened my eyes to how different the world can be. I wasn't sure that I was going to get a lot out of just being in another country but it gave me a whole new appreciation for different ways of life and ideas.
     — Kellen Darmody, Spring 2015
Read what others have said about this program.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/18/2018
**
Rolling Admission 01/09/2019 05/19/2019
Fall 2019 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission 09/02/2019 12/21/2019
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Academic Year 2019-2020 02/14/2019
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: October 9 to 11:59 p.m., November 15. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by December 4 and GEC Access Scholarship support by January.

Rolling Period: December 4 to 11:59 p.m., February 14. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by February 14 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by April.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, April 9. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Spring 2020 09/12/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/08/2020 05/17/2020
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

Early Action Period: April 2 to 11:59 p.m., May 2. Students that would like an early answer on their application status and scholarship support may apply Early Action. Students that apply Early Action will be notified of their status by May 21 and GEC Access Scholarship support by early summer.

Rolling Period: May 21 to 11:59 p.m., September 12. Applications submitted within these dates will be reviewed within two weeks of submission in the order received as space is available. Students must complete the GEC Access Scholarship questionnaire by September 12 to guarantee consideration. Students will be notified of GEC Access Scholarship support by October.

All applications for this program, whether submitted Early Action or Rolling, are non-binding until the deposit credit deadline, November 7. Please view the deadlines page for payment and cancellation information.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.