Cornell University

ILR/UCD Semester in Dublin Program

119 Ives Hall, 607-255-2266

Pre-Departure Information

Studying and living abroad requires attending to numerous details.  Please take time to review the information below as you prepare for your semester in Dublin.  If you have specific questions, please contact Brigid Beachler for assistance.

To review some general information on Ireland and Dublin, please visit:

Please be sure to read this checklist (pdf) over carefully to ensure you have completed all of theLee-photo necessary paperwork for the program.

Packing & Luggage

Our best advice on luggage and packing is to PACK LIGHT!  While this maybe hard to do, you will thank yourself in the end!  Weather in Dublin is moderate, but wet, so you will need a good umbrella but not snow boots.  Take only those things you feel are most important and that you will actually use. 

Be sure to pack things for both social activities like hiking as well as more formal events that you may choose to attend.  You are likely to accumulate many new things (souvenirs, gifts, books, etc.) during your semester, so leave a bit of extra room in your luggage.

Also keep in mind, that most airlines have fairly rigid restrictions on both carry-on and checked luggage.  You should contact your airline to confirm both weight and excess baggage restrictions for international flights.  You may be charged significant fees if you go over these limits. 

This a list of useful items (pdf) you may consider bringing with you.