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Sutdy Abroad Programme

The UCD Clinton Institute offers a Spring Semester Abroad programme.  The programme offers modules tailored for US based students who wish to gain an international perspective on their own country and the United States relationship with Ireland.  The programme consists of several modules which examine America’s global role and provides students with an opportunity to closely study the perceptions and impacts of the US in another country.  The programme is suitable for students with different majors including American Studies, International Relations, Politics, History and Media studies.

“The UCD Clinton Institute served as a home away from home for the five of us undergraduate students who partook in the Study Abroad Program .  The professors and staff at the Institute were incredibly helpful and accessible, and they made us feel welcome and comfortable from our very first day to our last.  The classes offered were intellectually stimulating, and being in class alongside students from all over the world led to very rewarding and interesting class discussions.  In contrast to many other study abroad programs, the Clinton Institute offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn in a small classroom setting in which conversation and interaction are encourages, rather than placing students in huge lecture halls where you may get lost in the mix.” – Grace Loughney 


Programme Structure 

Students can take up to 30 credits (6 modules) and should have the approval from their home university advisor if they wish to take less.   You will be pre-registered to your modules before you arrive in UCD.

The UCD Study Abroad team in the UCD International Office will support you before you leave home, when you first arrive and throughout your time in UCD.  The aim is for you to get the most out of your experience academically, culturally and socially.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for any UCD Study Abroad Programme, you should have a GPA average of 3.0.    You must submit your transcript and a copy of your passport as part of the application process.

Application Process


You can make an application using the online application system. You will need to create an account and follow the on-screen guidance to complete and submit your application.

Please review instructions on completing the form before commencing your application.  Information about the application process can be found on our FAQ section.

Application Deadline 

For Spring Semester 2017 applications should be submitted by the 25th October 2016

Tuition Fees

UCD Study Abroad Fees can be found here


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Spring in UCD
Spring in UCD
The River Shannon
The River Shannon
Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park






While modules for the Semester Abroad Programme at the UCD Clinton Institute can vary from year to year, students can expect to take modules similar to:

Ireland and the US

American Politics Today

Media and US Foreign Policy

Foundations of US Foreign Policy

America and Globalisation

Transatlantic Relations

Public Diplomacy

Challenges Facing US Foreign Policy

Ireland Uncovered

Discovering Ireland