Why Study Abroad?
Deciding to study abroad during your time at UCD provides a fantastic opportunity to build on your own life experience to date, giving you fresh perspectives and new directions at leading universities in Europe and beyond. It is not just about seeing and visiting new places, it is about living in that place, forming friendships, experiencing a different university system, learning the local language, and discovering the culture, history and politics of the country. The experience of studying abroad will enhance your understanding of our common differences and similarities. Studying abroad can present challenges, testing your resourcefulness and resilience but in a way that further supports your development and preparation for the next stage of life after your degree. The Erasmus programme has been running successfully for many years across Europe providing a reliable structure for your study abroad. It allows you to experience what 'Europe' really means, and to understand European issues better. UCD also has exchange agreements outside Europe: with North and South America, East Asia, and with Oceania.