API at University College Dublin in Dublin

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API at University College Dublin in Dublin

Direct Enrollment: Students who choose to study abroad in Dublin at the University College Dublin (UCD) choose from a range of undergraduate courses offered in the Faculties of American Studies, Arts and Celtic Studies, Business, Engineering, Human Sciences, Law, Life Sciences, and Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based predominantly on work submitted during the semester and by final exam. 4 to 16-week engineering internship opportunities are also available to students who meet certain criteria. Please visit our website for more information on this opportunity and pricing information.

Summer Architecture Program: 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, and come together for seminars and workshops around a core of ‘Critical Urbanism.’ Specialist tracks include:

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.

HIGHLIGHTS As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. With one of the youngest populations comprising people from many different parts of Europe and the globe, the city has a full and varied cultural and intellectual life, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe. Dublin is particularly fortunate to have many theaters, museums and galleries throughout the city. Famous for its literary and musical tradition, Ireland’s capital has been home to well known writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians for many years. A particular feature is the tradition of live music in every conceivable venue, from street artists to the National Concert Hall to the many pubs where traditional Irish music still flourishes. In the literary field, the contribution of native sons has been outstanding, with Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett amongst the most prominent. Why Dublin? Capital of Ireland A city that feels more like a large village Strong artistic, literary, and musical traditions Top tier universities Semester, year, summer, and graduate programs Hub for European travel Famous pubs and restaurants Charming Irish hospitality Vast course selection across many majors

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  • Political Science
  • Architecture
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Agricultural Business And Technology
  • Engineering (Chemical)
  • Engineering (Civil)
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Mathematics
  • Social Work
  • Admin (Hospitality, Sports)
  • Veterinary Medicine/Science

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API High School Bella Italia: Art, Language, and Culture in Italy

API students will discover the wonders of Italy on this two-week art, language and culture program. Starting in Rome, students will visit many of Rome’s major sites, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Then, the group will travel to Tuscania to meet welcoming host families ready to prepare home-cooked Italian meals for students while they live in an idyllic medieval town to explore the creative arts of drawing and photography. Tuscania has been admired for centuries for its picturesque setting, fine culture and foods, and cobblestoned streets. Surrounded by medieval walls and guard towers, the town provides endless opportunities for authentic cultural immersion.

Students will spend mornings studying Italian language, photography* and sketching with the wonders and beauty of Italy as the backdrop for inspiration. In the afternoons and on weekends, students participate in experiential activities such as pottery workshops, cooking classes and urban treks, and will explore the pillars of Italian culture and history with visits to Florence and Venice.

Requirements:
Ages: 15-18 year olds only, completing grades 9-11
Language Level: No Italian language experience required

Housing: Local host families/hotels; Some meals and laundry are included; breakfast and dinner daily are included. Students are responsible for buying lunch.

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API Gap Year in Madrid, Spain

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Students are not required to take a Spanish language course at this level. Spanish Language, Business, and Humanities Program This program offers classes taught in English in both business and humanities, as well as Spanish language courses at all levels. Students who have completed more advanced Spanish courses can choose from a wide variety of classes focusing on Spanish culture and civilization that are taught in Spanish. A placement exam determines the language level of each student. The fall semester begins with an intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits. The spring early start semester begins with an intensive four-week Spanish language course for 6 credits. Students are then required to take at least one Spanish language class during the semester. Depending on the term, students then choose four or five additional classes at 3 credits each for a total of 12-21 semester credits. Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. Taking a gap year in Madrid means experiencing more than a classroom – it means experiencing the history of Spain and its people. Aspire by API gives students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

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