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As the capital and largest city in Ireland, Dublin has a rich history, natural beauty, and an extensive collection of dining and cultural opportunities. Located just outside the city center and close to Dublin Bay, University College Dublin hosts a spacious campus with lakes, woodland walks, and wildlife. In addition, student-athletes studying abroad in Dublin have access to the University College Dublin's training facility for all their training needs. With two summer sessions per year, Dublin is an ideal destination for student-athletes looking for both natural beauty and a bustling English-speaking city to immerse themselves athletically, academically, and culturally. 



University College Dublin's mission is to contribute to the flourishing of Dublin, Ireland, Europe and the world through the excellence and impact of their research and scholarship, the quality of their graduates and their national and global engagement; providing a supportive community in which every member of the University is enabled to achieve their full potential.


University College Dublin's values are based on a fundamental belief that excellence in teaching, research and innovation (Ad Astra) is achievable. Their values have at their core a commitment to equity and fairness (Comhthrom Féinne).





Summer Session 1 2023:

June 12th-30th, 2023 

Application due May 15th, 2023


Summer Session 2 2023:

July 15th-28th, 2023

Application due June 15th, 2023



Student-athletes visiting Dublin, Ireland take two courses over a three-week span. The classes are taught in person at University College Dublin's campus. Upon completion of the program, student-athletes are awarded six transferable college credits from our accrediting partner, Hellenic American University. In addition, student-athletes in Dublin have access to University College Dublin's training facility for athletic training purposes.


In addition to traditional Irish sites, all student-athletes have the chance to visit local sports organizations and mental health and wellness experts. Activities will include a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, musical shows, a tour of Croke Park, and a Gaelic Games experience.


Summer Session 1 2023:

SHI 100 - Introduction to Student-Athlete Development 

SHI 103 - Entrepreneurship in Sports

Summer Session 2 2023:

SHI 101 - Introduction to Mental Health in College Athletics

SHI 104 - Sports Management


Visiting student-athletes reside in on-campus apartments close to the host institution and the training facilities. Apartments have individual rooms and shared common spaces. All apartments have a full kitchen, wifi, and bed linens. There is also an onsite laundry facility and multiple lounges. 


The program provides medical and accident insurance for all student-athletes. In addition, student-athletes have access to on-site student support services (academic advising, career guidance, and counseling). All student-athletes must complete a pre-departure orientation and on-site orientation. Airport transportation is provided upon arrival and departure. Lastly, student-athletes who complete the coursework receive an official Hellenic American University transcript. 

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