AMERICAN COLLEGE DUBLIN, IRELAND
American college Dublin is an exciting and English-speaking environment for international students interested in learning about different cultures.
What makes Ireland one of the best countries to study abroad? Dublin is a wonderful option for our student exchange programs, as an exchange semester, year abroad, or summer abroad program in Ireland comes with the most memorable and fascinating experiences of a student’s life. Read on to learn why and how you can study abroad in Dublin, Ireland.
STUDY ABROAD IN DUBLIN WITH BEYOND ABROAD
American College Dublin
Top 5 in national university ranking
Fully accredited in europe and usa
- American College Dublin provides a high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education
- Programmes based on the best teaching practices and international syllabus
- ACD offers a range of opportunities to encourage and empower all students to achieve their personal and academic potential
- ACD offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels
- The institutional mission is to combine the best aspects of Irish and American education by facilitating a close-knit and multicultural academic society
- study in a dual-accredited institution and take advantage of the opportunity to earn both European and American qualifications.
STUDYING ABROAD AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF DUBLIN
ACD is based on a historic campus in central Dublin, Ireland. The institution seeks to offer the best characteristics of Irish and American higher education in an intimate environment underpinned by the holistic liberal arts model of learning. Students are encouraged to supplement their academic career by utilizing Dublin city life’s social and cultural offerings and availing of Dublin airport as a gateway to exploring the European continent and its surroundings.
Who is this “American college Dublin” program for?
- You’re a university student
- You’re interested in Ireland
- You want to study abroad in Dublin unique environment
- You want to expand your knowledge with a variety of topics
- You want to get to know people from all over the world
|Semester dates||January 16th – May 5th, 2023|
|Orientation||January 13th – 15th, 2023|
|Application deadline||December 5th, 2022|
|Exams||April 24th – May 5th, 2023|
|Semester dates||May 15th – August 2nd, 2023|
|Orientation||May 15th – 17th, 2023 (tentative)|
|Application deadline||April 1st, 2023|
|Exams||July 11th – 15th, 2023|
|Semester dates||September 11th – December 13th, 2023|
|Orientation||September 8th – 10th|
|Application deadline||August 1st, 2023|
|Exams||December 7th – December 15th|
For Non-European citizens, the application deadline is one month earlier than listed above!
*) Dates are still tentative
STUDIES & SCHEDULES
STUDIES & SCHEDULES
Q: Can I take Master’s level courses even if I’m a Bachelor’s level student?
A: It depends on your foundation courses from the Bachelor courses you have taken. It can be reviewed by ACD after pre-selecting your courses
Q: Are there mandatory courses?
A: There are no mandatory courses when studying at ACD. You may choose from the available courses for the specific semester you will be joining. You cannot pre-select courses that is taught for a different semester as classes are organized by semester schedule.
Q: When are my course selections confirmed?
A: The course selections are confirmed 1month before the semester starts. In some cases where the students need to confirm their courses through their Learning Agreements, they can send it to us as soon as available. The semester courses being offered in ACD is being updated towards at the beginning of each academic year or every after each semester.
Q: Can I drop out of a course or add a course after making the course selections?
A: Adding or dropping our of course may take place on or before your arrival at the destination. However, should you choose to add or drop a course feel free to contact the international office or school registrar and coordinate what needs to be done or should you need to change the course for your credits.
Q: How does the weekly schedule look like?
A: During the orientation a week before the semester starts, you will be provided with the class schedule. The reason why international students are encouraged to choose below 6 courses to ensure that there are still days and time you can dedicate for your intercultural learning, immersions or cultural excursions.
Q: What is the required minimum attendance?
A: Unwritten rule of thumb is to attend the classes 75% of the time including the mandatory lectures and workshops.
Q: When do the exams take place?
A: All exams will take place inside the official semester dates. Mid-term exams usually take place the week before the mid-term holiday and final exams the last week of the semester. The exams are scheduled for the same weekdays and times as your normal classes.
Dresscode: There is no specific dress code in ACD. However, you are expected to dress well. No flip flops or boardies. Just remember to cover your shoulders and knees – and to wear proper shoes
VISA & TRAVEL
VISA & TRAVEL
Q: What is the correct type of visa for studying abroad in Dublin at ACD?A: C Study Visa. This is for the students studying not more than 3months. If you are a non-EEA national coming to study in Ireland you must be enrolled in a full-time course on the Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP). You can find out more in our document on the immigration rules for non-EEA students.
Q: When can I apply for my visa?
A: As soon as you receive the official acceptance letter from American College Dublin. We will send this to you latest 1monthbefore the semester starts. You cannot apply for your visa with the initial acceptance letter from Asia Exchange.
Q: How can I find suitable accommodation options?
A: Read our accommodation guide for American College Dublin here.
Q: Should I book accommodation in advance or after arriving in Dublin?
A: It is completely up to you. Many of the cheapest places get booked in advance, but there are students who prefer checking the accommodation options in person after arrival.
HEALTH & SAFETY
HEALTH & SAFETY
Q: Which vaccinations do I need to take?
A: We recommend MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria and hepatitis A and B. You can ask your doctor for possible other recommendations for some routine vaccines before your trip.
Q: Can I bring prescription medicines to Dublin?
A: That shouldn’t be a problem if you bring the doctor’s prescription with the medicine. Some medicines can be very hard to find in Dublin even though there are plenty of pharmacies there might be some medicines that may not be available, then it’s important to also prepare.
Q: How are the hospitals in Dublin?
A: There are many international standard hospitals in Dublin. To name a few AeroMedevac Ireland, Ahsan Anaesthetist Ltd. and many more.
Q: Do I need to have travel insurance?
A: You are required to have valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate at the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.
In addition to tuition fees, you should be prepared to pay for the student visa, flights, accommodation, and other living costs and depending on each student’s lifestyle. For some, it can be an average cost of 1000€.
Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrollment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill out the document and send it to email@example.com and we will forward it to American College Dublin for signing.
Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter?
A: The electronic official letter of acceptance will be delivered to you approximately 1.5 months before the semester starts. Please print it for your student visa application.
Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?|
A: The university prepares and sends the transcripts of records usually within 2 months after the end of the semester ends.
Q: Which other essential items should I bring with me from home?
A: Sunscreen, contact lenses, tampons, underwear, power bank, USB stick and dry shampoo.
STUDY ABROAD AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE DUBLIN
“I would earnestly recommend the programme to anyone I know who is interested in studying writing. Every single staff member who works at ACD – whether it be behind the scenes or in the classroom – were welcoming, friendly, and extremely helpful. The professors were inspiring, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in my course work – and also in my well-being while I was staying abroad in Dublin. It was an absolute pleasure being a part of this program”
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