University College Dublin, UCD

Location: Dublin

Single En-suite Residential Accomomdation
Ages: 13-17yrs
Dates: 16th June to 11th August 2024

Contact us

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Teens can choose to study English with ATC at University College Dublin this summer and enjoy student life on one of Ireland’s largest and most modern campuses.

Belfield is the main UCD campus and is on a spacious and landscaped 132 hectare site, only 4km from Dublin City centre. With a bus terminal on campus and excellent public transport links it is the perfect location to explore the city as well as the discovering the beauty of south Dublin.

When you choose ATC’s junior summer programme at University College Dublin, students will enjoy an exciting international learning and social environment on a modern university campus, making memories and friends that will stay with them forever.

University College Dublin, UCD
Groups and Individuals
Age Range: 13 to 17 yrs
Accommodation Type:

Residential Full Board on Campus


16th June to 11th August 2024

University College Dublin, UCD Course Dublin

What you get


International Classes


Single en-suite accommodation


15 hours’ minimum tuition per week, course materials included


Innovative half-day activities focusing on personal development


ATC Staff and Managers on campus 24/7

Who is it for?

ATC’s summer residential programme at UCD is ideal for students aged 13-17 who would like to experience a fun and memorable study trip. Students can join the summer programme at UCD whether they are travelling individually or as a group with a supervising adult.

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Student Reviews

Spending time there, with lots of lovely teachers and doing many wonderful activities, was something that I will never forget… Moreover, I made a lot of friends in class, with whom today, I continue talking

Angela & Maria, Students, Spain

Thank you for taking care of us. You are very good team, who made us and our children (that the most important thing) satisfied. It was a big pleasure to meet and work with you.

Mrain, Group Leader, Russia

further information

When a student arrives in Ireland they will be met at the airport by one of ATC’s experienced representatives and travel by private transport to the campus. They will then ‘check in’ and be introduced to ATC staff who will be available throughout their stay.

Accommodation is in single en-suite rooms; all rooms are in apartments with a living area shared with other students. Each student will have their own key card to access their building, apartment and room. Students will stay on a full-board meal basis, with breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dedicated ATC restaurant on campus Monday for Friday, students will have a packed lunch at weekends when on full day trips. 

On their first day of classes, students will have a test to determine their level of English, they will then join the right class for their level and age. There are 2 lessons per day, in the morning or afternoon, a total of 3 hours 20 minutes each day.


Lessons are delivered using the communicative approach, this provides an interactive and engaging learning experience for all students. Lessons have been developed using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR. Levels from A1 (Elementary) to C1 (Advanced) are offered. Lessons are task based, ensure student centred learning and are focused around topics that teenagers can really identify with.

The course is designed to develop students’ English language skills by integrating the key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Lessons are designed specifically for different age groups and levels of English. Teachers design lessons based on the interests of the students and each lesson will have a particular focus on communication skills. Students have regular assessments in order for teachers to monitor progress and ensure students are suitably challenged and they are progressing during their stay.

All student will receive an end of course report at the end of their stay. ATC’s teachers are all degree qualified, hold an international English teaching certificate and some have been teaching with ATC or in the Irish State sector for a number of years.

ATC Projects –

As part of the social programme ATC have designed activities to develop students’ personal skills for the 21st century, half day activities on campus include Film Making and Photography.

Student will also take part in a personal development session each week depending on their age; older students will join the ‘Next Generation Career Guidance’ workshop, focusing on topics such as the impact of Covid-19 on workplace automation and flexibility, the opportunities created by Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, the Green Economy alongside Cybersecurity and other emerging sectors.

Younger students will join a Conversation Club, discussing Digital Identity and Citizenship, where they learn to speak about their digital identity, their lives on social media and the challenges and opportunities presented to them as a result.

UCD offers excellent sports facilities including two indoor sports halls where students can play volleyball, basketball or indoor football. A full evening programme with a choice of exciting activities is provided on campus for all students 7 nights a week including activities such as karaoke, Irish night, quiz night, fashion shows and more.

The welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us and we offer a high standard of care and supervision to all our students. We provide nominated ATC staff members to act as guardians to our individual students that travel without Group Leaders.

By choosing summer with ATC, students will be sure to develop their English skills in a fun environment, meet new international friends, and lifelong memories.


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