- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Ireland
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Participants in Ireland are assigned to furnished, shared student residences, typically housing 3-6 students in each apartment. There will be a shared kitchen, shared bathroom, shared double bedroom and shared living area. Internet access and laundry facilities are available in the residence complex. Participants should be open to all types of accommodation, as housing placements are based on a number of factors such as availability, program length, cost, number of participants and proximity to the internship site. Specific details about accommodations and local transportation to and from internship site will be provided approximately 3 weeks prior to departure.
Students arriving early or staying after the program will need to make their own housing arrangements.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
A welcome dinner is included in the program cost. All other meals are not included in the program cost and are the responsibility of the participant.
All students will participate in the Bridging Cultures Program that takes place upon arrival. This multi-day, on-site orientation aims to ease the student’s transition to their new environment – both inside and outside the workplace – to accelerate readiness to live and work in Ireland. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in many self-led as well as organized cultural activities and reflection workshops throughout the program. Possible activities and workshops may include:
- Sampling regional cuisine and partaking in cultural traditions
- City tours, museum visits, sporting events, dance classes, art and cultural festivals
- Optional fee-based, one-day excursions for Galway: Cliffs of Moher; Aran Islands; Kylemore Abbey
- Optional fee-based, one-day excursions for Limerick: Adare; Ring of Kerry
- Group and individual reflection activities
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
From Lonely Planet Ireland:
“A small island with a big reputation: breathtaking landscapes and fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome.” Read more
Language Spoken: English and Irish
Ireland has a temperate maritime climate. The weather changes and can be unpredictable. Be prepared for plenty of rain, but also expect some occasional warm spells during the summer months. Average temperatures for June/ July are 50s -- high 60s. Bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort. There will be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a jacket, poncho, or umbrella.