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API Gap Year offers semester and year gap year programs for recently graduated high school students. Students can take classes at University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork. A variety of subject areas are available, however gap year students will be restricted to beginner classes and certain departments. Taking a gap year abroad in Dublin can be a rewarding experience for gap students who are looking to add something extra to their experiences abroad before starting their college career.
Housing will be arranged at the university, and students will have the support of API Gap Year as well as local school staff. Visit the API Gap Year website to learn more about this gap year programs in Dublin.
Gap year students in Dublin also have the opportunity to participate in an 8-Week Fixed Date International Internship. These internships are tailored placements to the student's field of interest and are full-time, professional internships.
API Scholarships and Financial Aid Information
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.
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.
Students who choose to study abroad in Cork at the University College Cork – National University of Ireland (UCC) choose from a range of undergraduate courses (called modules) offered in the Faculties of Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law (full-year students only) and Science. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based predominantly on work submitted during the semester and by final exam.
This program will begin with two, five-week intensive academic courses taught by faculty onsite. Following the intensive courses, the students will participate in a 7-week full time internship placement. Students complete each component consecutively, which will allow students dedicated time to focus on the academic courses and internship separately, providing a better balance between study and professional development.
API international internships provide unique opportunities for participants to explore and cultivate their future career path through a high-quality, customized, credit-bearing placement in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs encompass a number of career development and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development.