Study Abroad in Dublin - API Summer Architecture Program
Program Details


  • Unique access to leaders in cultural and creative sectors of Dublin architecture
  • Thematic study tracks


  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport/birth certificate
  • Entry requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018


SUMMER 1 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Academic Program


6 Semester Credits

University College Dublin (UCD ) and the National College of Ireland (NCAD ) have joined forces to offer a unique summer school program giving students the opportunity to pursue their disciplinary and scholarly interests through a creative and critical engagement with the ongoing transformation of Dublin today.

Participants choose from one of the specialist program tracks below, and come together for seminars and workshops around a core of ‘Critical Urbanism.’


ARCHITECTURE – This track covers designing urban interventions guided by faculty from UCD Architecture, key figures in architectural practice, and high profile researchers.

CULTURE , MEMORY AND THE CITY – Students in this track Investigate the relationship between memory and the city through psycho-geographic and critical writing practices.

INTERACTION DESIGN – This is a project-focused track to design, prototype, and evaluate the interaction of the human and the digital in a real-world setting, while acquiring skills in physical computing.

SPATIAL ARTS AND VISUALIZATION – Students in this track will be pursuing temporal, spatial and critical visualization and representation of ‘Unseen Dublin’ through project-based work with expert support.

URBAN DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE – This track utilizes design analysis, architectural history and material culture methods to explore the development, planning, architecture and everyday experience of Dublin.


API students will receive their transcript from University College Dublin upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Rachel Mogan is the Dublin Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Ireland.

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Resident Director

Sophie Bonheim is the Dublin Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Ireland.