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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Apartment
Areas of study: Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Math/Statistics, Molecular Biology, Music, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Pre-Law, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Direct enrollment GPA: 3.1
GPA for Political Science: 3.3 GPA for Economics and Philosophy: 3.5
Program Description:
Arcadia Excursions

Trinity College Dublin

Program Overview

Four centuries of scholarship on an iconic campus in the heart of the multicultural, buzzing, international city of Dublin await you!

Established in 1592 by Elizabeth I, Trinity College Dublin is ranked as Ireland’s #1 university, and its principles of research and academic freedom are upheld in all institutional endeavors. A highly ranked research university, Trinity is also the highest ranked university in Ireland for internationalization, with a diverse, friendly and welcoming student body of 17,000. 

Trinity’s secluded walled campus provides the opportunity to step back in time, into its renowned Library with its world famous illuminated manuscript, The Book of Kells, folios from which are on view for visitors. You’ll sense the echoes of its many famous alumni, including the writers Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Samuel Beckett, and Jonathan Swift. More recently, the University boasted a joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine, William Campbell, in 2015. 

Study abroad students at Trinity may choose from Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; the Business School, and Health Sciences. The program is open to Junior and Senior Level students with a strong academic background (3.5 for English, 3.1 all other departments). 

Special Academic Opportunity: A three-week pre-session course, Understanding Ireland is available prior to the start of the fall semester, which focuses on several areas of Irish Studies.

Campus life revolves around the many sports, clubs and societies you can join, and the spirit of the city itself. Dublin is a young and vibrant, diverse and exciting city, with plenty of history, culture, literary haunts, pubs, restaurants, and nightlife, and easy transport access to the many areas of scenic beauty and cultural importance throughout Ireland, near and far -- as well as to Great Britain and continental Europe. 


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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Academic Program
The program begins with an orientation in Dublin. Trinity College Dublin assigns credits based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), where courses are worth 5 ECTS or 10 ECTS. 

For fall 2022/spring 2023: A full semester course load at Trinity College must total 30 ECTS to earn 4.0 Pomona credits.
For fall 2023 onwards: A full semester course load at Trinity College is typically 30 ECTS (15 U.S. semester credits; 3.75 Pomona credits).
Trinity College accepts students by department. Students may select one to three departments and indicate which courses they wish to take.
The English and History departments may have limited spaces, and students must be declared English majors to enroll in English courses. Students must select departments in which they have completed coursework at Pomona.
Chemistry courses are only available to academic year students, and are not an available option for single semester students.
Computer Science and Engineering courses are only available to spring semester or academic year students, due to the examination schedule.
Students are required to take at least one, preferably two, upper-level (Sophister) courses. Students should bear in mind that most Sophister-level courses have prerequisites and admission to particular courses is contingent on approval by the relevant Trinity College department, based on the applicant’s background and experience.
During the fall program, Pomona students are required to enroll in the Trinity Semester Start-Up Program. This three-week course focuses on Irish Studies and earns 5 ECTS. Students enroll in three to five Trinity College courses to earn the remaining 25 ECTS. 

Students are required to take at least one course with significant Irish content. (The Trinity Semester start-up program counts towards this requirement for the fall semester).

Living Arrangements
Arcadia students at Trinity College live in Arcadia-provided flats in the heart of Dublin city about a 20-25 minute walk from Trinity College. Typical Dublin student housing includes five to seven students in each apartment, with a kitchen and living area. The accommodations are self-catered, and Pomona will provide a meal allowance.

Pomona College will cover the standard housing fees. Students who request housing that is outside of the standard offering are responsible for any supplemental fees, which are billed directly to the student. Please select housing options that fit within your budget.

Number of Students
Arcadia enrolls approximately 30 students, selected from a national pool. University enrollment is approximately 13,000 students. 

Host Institution
Trinity College

Faculty Liaison
Kevin Dettmar

Student Experiences
Listen to Liz Murray's (PO '21) experience on the Arcadia University - Trinity College Dublin program on the Sagehens Abroad Podcast.

Travel Advisories

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 02/19/2023 03/10/2023 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2023-2024 02/19/2023 03/10/2023 TBA TBA