University College Dublin
Fantastic biosystems engineering experience
Submitted by Brian Roda - Penn State University | October 09, 2016
UCD has state of the art buildings, renowned professors, and incredible advisors. I studied abroad in Spring of 2016 for the whole semester and the academic experience far surpassed what I had imagined. The advisors were always willing to chat and help you out if needed which was a big help for me. The UCD campus is beautiful with two ponds that students regularly sit and hang out. All of my professors had "open office hours" so that you could approach them at any time if you needed help. The international office at UCD did a great job of scheduling coach bus trips to popular tourist areas around Ireland and most of these trips were even free. The campus food was great with a café in almost every building which made getting food in between classes easy and convenient. Social life is very good in Dublin and UCD is just a short 30 min bus ride from the city centre with buses coming every 20 minutes typically. There is even a bus stop on campus which makes it easy to travel into the city; I did it about 4 times a week for leisure and nightly social life. I highly recommend this program after having the best 4 months of my life and still stay in touch with the Irish friends I made at UCD.
University College Dublin
Submitted by matthewthompson - King's College | December 28, 2015
The experience was great in becoming better acquainted with life outside of school, helping to prepare me for my coming graduation. The people I met were very kind and a pleasure to be around. That said, it would have been nice to know ahead of time that the University College Dublin has a high rate of study abroad and transfer students from the United States. It was a great experience and I am grateful that I was able to travel during my time as a senior.
Submitted by AbroadfromNY - King's College | December 23, 2015
UCD was a really nice school. I wished they mixed students who stayed on campus with other countries, I ended up rooming with only other Americans. Also that they did not inform us they kept pots and pans in the room and we had to ask for them instead of buying ones and having to throw them away at the end of the semester. The classes were great and the professors were very good at what they taught. Everyone was very friendly and the school had a great atmosphere.
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Submitted by JessicaRodriguez1 - King's College | June 25, 2015
It was the most grand experience of my life. It went above and beyond my expectations. What I loved the most was how helpful the staff was. I never felt lost. It also helped making friends with Irish students.
School is good, don't stay on campus!
Submitted by Cal A. - Ireland | August 17, 2010
The quality of the school and programs are good, an excellent experience to go abroad. Lot of cultural exposure and a great time spending with the Irish. Don't make the same mistake I did though and stay on campus!
The rates for living on campus (comparatively with the same type of accommodation in the same area, considering the cost for room alone, minus the negligible difference in utilities, etc.) are much higher (about 50% higher). There is no sense of accountability or fair treatment from the administration of on-campus living either. There are a great deal of rules and fees for which they will bill you without any measure for filing a dispute over how they were applied.