This innovative research program brings you to Dublin, Ireland, to one of Europe’s leading research-intensive institutions, University College Dublin (UCD). Ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education rankings, UCD has the facilities and faculty to support your research program in the UCD O’Brien Center for Science.
A variety of innovative research projects are offered in key areas of study: biology, chemistry, computer science, geological sciences, and ecology. You will conduct your independent research alongside academics and Ph.D students with expertise in areas such as molecular biology, particle physics, synthetic chemistry and data analytics.
Spending your summer conducting independent research in your STEM field of choice with leading experts in Ireland will add a fascinating dimension to your resume when applying for graduate school or a career in the field. The young and lively city of Dublin is thriving in summer with many exciting cultural opportunities.
This is a highly competitive program with limited places so please apply early to increase your chances of acceptance onto the program.
You will engage in faculty supervised, hands-on research projects with results that will culminate in the preparation of a research paper.
Faculty mentors will work closely with you to direct your continued growth and knowledge development in the chosen research topic discipline.
The Arcadia Dublin Center staff will be on-hand to support you and ensure that you also find time to meet Irish people and enjoy their rich culture, strengthening your understanding of this fascinating country.
The full range of facilities at UCD’s leafy Dublin campus will be at your disposal: clubs and societies of all kinds and a prime location to help you explore everything Dublin and Ireland has to offer.
Prior project examples include: Genetic and pharmacological determinants of vision (using zebrafish to early onset model blindness); The effects of trauma-induced neuroinflammation on Alzheimer's disease-related pathology; Automating digital forensic evidence analysis through deep learning
The university boasts a number of field stations for the study of marine science and geology. It has particular strengths in engineering, biological sciences, chemistry, anthropology, religious studies, philosophy and law, and offers an Antarctic studies program. Additionally, Canterbury’s School of Business and Economics has recently earned AACSB business accreditation. Spend a semester or year at New Zealand's second-oldest university and a center of research and academic excellence. Canterbury's academic program is divided amongst five colleges and a school of law. It is well-known for its engineering program, and it is only one of two universities in New Zealand to offer this major. It is the only university to offer speech and language therapy, and astronomy.
Credit-bearing course selections can include an internship of your choice in the humanities, social sciences and communications students. Placements include: radio presenting, NGOs or service learning projects.
Special scholarships are available for all students with at least a 3.0 GPA studying at University of Canterbury with Arcadia.
The University is just minutes away from one of the main shopping districts in Christchurch.
The University of Canterbury Students Association runs a wide variety of clubs and societies from the cultural and social to the sporting and educational. From BeardSOC (a social club for fans of beards) to Musoc (a theater production group), you’re sure to find a group that will make you feel at home.
The University of Canterbury has five field study sites across the South Island, providing opportunities for students of astronomy, geology and marine research.
The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is a large comprehensive university with famous colonial era buildings and an urban campus located in downtown Sydney.
In addition to being recognized as a world class research institution, the University of Sydney offers a full range of courses that include arts and social sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health sciences, music, science and visual arts.