University College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. At UCD undergraduate education, master's and PhD training, research,innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.Today UCD is Ireland's largest and most diverse university with over 30,000 students, drawn from approximately 124 countries
The UCD Sport and Exercise Summer Study Abroad program is an exciting opportunity to spend three weeks in Ireland for those studying or interested in Sport Management, Kinesiology, Exercise Science or Nutrition. The proposed program runs in early June each year, and offers a choice of courses as well as an elective module. Classes are held on four days each week leaving long weekends to explore Dublin and Ireland.
Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath), the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, is a warm, welcoming, cosmopolitan place. The most European of the Irish cities, Dublin offers a taste of the Continent as well as of Ireland. The city prizes its active cultural life and beautifully preserved buildings. Nearly one-third of the Irish population lives in Dublin, and half of the country's people aged twenty-six and younger live there. That sense of youth makes Dublin one of the most popular destinations for young people throughout Europe. Dublin is an excellent starting point for travel, with trains and busses to all major Irish cities, ferries to Wales and the Isle of Man, and flights to all points from Dublin International airport.
The general program structure consists of academic seminars each morning and/or afternoon (Monday to Thursday), with Fridays available for recreational activities and weekends free to explore Dublin and Ireland.
Student can choose to study one or two modules for a total of either 3 US credits (5 ECTS) or 6 US credits (10 ECTS), and UCD will provide all necessary information, including an official transcript to UMass Amherst.
The academic classes students can choose from are:
SMGT 10150 Health, Fitness and Nutrition.docx
Digital Sports Marketing and Analytics
SMGT 10280 Irish History, Culture and Sport.docx
SMGT 20230 Independent Research Project in Sport.docx
(available only to those taking 10 ECTS/6 US credits)
The program includes a number of social activities, such as a welcome and orientation evening, cultural events and a chance to experience Gaelic sports. There is also an optional cross-training add-on available for student athletes who would like to maintain their fitness during their stay in Ireland.
Cost & How to Apply
Students are billed directly by UCD.
Program costs include:
- Tuition fees
- On campus accommodation in single ensuite room in shared apartment (19 nights)
- Lunches (on class days; 12 in total)
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Field trips and extracurricular activities
. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 1st.