Dublin is the capital of Ireland and situated near the midpoint of the country's east coast. Meaning "town of the hurdled ford," Dublin sits at the mouth of the River Liffey and is bordered by a low mountain range to the south and surrounded by flat farmland to the north and west.
Known as the historical and contemporary cultural center of Ireland, Dublin is also a modern center for education, art, administration, economy, and industry. As the center of Irish industry, the city has a very cosmopolitan and international workforce. Half of the population is under the age of 30, and the city is considered to be very modern and outward looking. Although Dublin is a large city, it is easy to navigate and students find Dubliners to be very warm and welcoming.
The host institution for this program is the University College Dublin (UCD), one of Ireland's premier institutions. UCD is Ireland's second largest university, with over 1,300 faculty and 17,000 students, and is located in the small enclave of Belfield at the southern end of Dublin. The IAS 196 course will be taught on campus by a UCD instructor.
Housing and Meals
You will live in student housing at the University College Dublin. Housing includes a single room in an apartment with a shared kitchen, living room, bathroom, and access to laundry facilities. Students will not be provided with meals, but will have access to a fully equipped kitchen.
|Please note that accommodations are subject to change.|
A comprehensive orientation will be provided both on the UC Berkeley campus as well as onsite. Orientation will cover various topics, including academics, internship and local culture, health and safety, transportation, and more.