Live and learn in the city where high tech and heritage connect

See how Dublin is the experience of a lifetime

Immerse yourself in all things Ireland

ACD Study Abroad is your ticket to real-world experiences in the gateway to Europe. Learn about international business or performing arts. Explore Irish history and culture. Gain a global mindset to fulfill your potential in an ever-changing world.

“I spent one glorious month in Dublin, Ireland and I have to say it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The professors and staff fully immersed us in the Irish culture and helped us make the most out of our time abroad. Speaking to the locals and experiencing new foods, I was definitely able to break out of my element.”

Kevin Studer, Dublin study abroad student, summer 2014
Dublin, Ireland

Destination Dublin

With its "Silicon Docks," entrepreneurial outlook and rich history as one of the world's literary capitals, Dublin offers a rich and varied learning experience.
American College Dublin

U.S.-accredited university programs

ACD Study Abroad provides a real world laboratory that is rich with technology and culture. Choose from international business or performing arts.
ACD students

Competitively priced packages and year-round opportunities

The ACD Study Abroad program offers fall and spring semesters as well as up to three summer sessions. Tuition includes housing, excursions and more.

The best of Irish and U.S. higher education

American College Dublin (ACD) is a private, not-for-profit, U.S.-accredited institution of higher learning. ACD Study Abroad enjoys a unique partnership with Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, which serves as a recruitment partner.

Dublin ranks third on a list of most successful cities for innovation, livability and capacity to reinvent

The City Momentum Index of innovation-oriented cities, compiled by global real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), ranked London first, followed by Silicon Valley, Dublin, Bangalore and Boston. Dublin and London are the only European cities in the index's top 20.

Frequently Asked Questions

Travel questions

  • Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to participate?

    No. Non-U.S. citizens studying at U.S. universities/colleges or at institutions outside the U.S. who meet the minimum eligibility requirements are welcome to apply to ACD Study Abroad programs. Note that students from institutions outside the U.S. may be subject to additional eligibility requirements, including but not limited to English language proficiency. Depending on the program duration and/or the student’s nationality, a student visa may or may not be required. Student applicants are solely responsible for researching the visa requirements and securing a visa if required.

  • Can I stay for more than one semester?

    Yes. Students wishing to complete a full academic year with ACD Study Abroad, or to extend their stay for an additional semester or summer session, may do so by completing the required application.

  • Do I need a visa to stay in Ireland?

    Depending on the program duration and/or the student’s nationality, a student visa may or may not be required. Student applicants are solely responsible for researching the visa requirements and securing a visa if required.

  • Do I need a visa to visit other countries while I’m studying in Ireland?

    Depending on the countries the student plans to visit and/or the student’s nationality, a visa may or may not be required. Students are solely responsible for researching the visa requirements and securing a visa if required for each country they plan to visit.

  • Do I need medical insurance?

    Rest easy—you’re covered. You will have medical insurance automatically upon acceptance into the program. Our staff will tell you what’s covered, and who the approved medical providers in Dublin are.

  • Are my travel expenses covered in the ACD Study Abroad program fees?

    Transportation to and from Dublin at the beginning and end of your program is not covered in the program fees. All travel expenses for program-related excursions are covered.

  • What public transportation is available in Dublin?

    Buses are plentiful. Light rail is also available, as is the DART coastal train. Dublin also has a program for renting city bikes.

  • Will my electronic devices from the U.S. work in Ireland?

    We’ll ensure devices such as laptops and tablets get connected for use at ACD and in your accommodations. Remember that you will need to provide a plug adapter for your power plug. Also, the ACD staff can help you purchase an Irish cell phone plan if you would like. It’s cheaper and more reliable than using a U.S. phone with an international plan. You can still bring your U.S. smartphones for use in Wi-Fi spots, which are in both ACD buildings and your accommodations.

Accommodations and security

  • Are pets allowed in the accommodations?

    No.

  • Do I get to choose the students I live with?

    Yes. During the enrollment process, all students complete a housing questionnaire in which they can request a roommate. ACD Study Abroad will make every attempt to honor each student’s request, but cannot guarantee roommate requests.

  • How close are the accommodations to the campus?

    An easy 25- to 30-minute walk.

  • I have certain dietary restrictions. Can ACD accommodate them?

    Meals are not included in the program fees, and it is the students’ responsibility to do their own shopping and meal preparation. ACD Study Abroad staff will help students identify where they may obtain certain food items.

  • What does ACD Study Abroad do to help protect the health and safety of students in the program?

    We care about your well-being and will take many steps to protect it while you’re a student in the ACD Study Abroad program. For U.S. citizens, we will enroll you in the “Smart Traveler Enrollment Program” of the U.S. State Department. Enrollment automatically puts you on the protective radar of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin. The Embassy provides another point of emergency contact should you or your family ever need it. ACD Study Abroad also keeps in regular touch with the U.S. Embassy in Dublin and automatically receives relevant advisories and warnings. It’s one of the ways we keep a pulse on world events as well as those in Ireland.

    Most important, your first line of help for anything related to health, safety and security is right on the ACD campus.

    • We provide 24/7 emergency support and maintain emergency contact phone numbers in both Ireland and the U.S.
    • Protocols are in place for handling
      • personal medical emergencies
      • family medical emergencies
      • natural disasters
      • evacuation plans for any reason
    • Policies are in place regarding
      • alcohol and drug use
      • sexual conduct

     

    ACD Study Abroad also has a direct line to our U.S.-based office at Lynn University in addition to the 24/7 emergency support line. This provides a second layer of support for family members in the U.S. who need to reach us.

    Finally, all ACD Study Abroad students have medical insurance automatically upon acceptance into the program. Our staff will tell you what’s covered, and who the approved medical providers in Dublin are.

Payment and enrollment

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