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Open Day Attendee 2018

Grace, a Trinity College Dublin student from Chicago, shares her experiences from our Trinity Open Days in the US in 2018.

 


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Take an aerial tour of our vast 47 acre campus right in the heart of Dublin city and hear our students describe why they chose Trinity.


What Parents Who Attended Last Year Said:


Trinity College in Dublin has been my son's first choice college since middle school, yet as a parent, I had many questions. Having an opportunity to hear about the various course options available and ask questions, as well as speak with alum, was invaluable. We were fortunate enough to sit with an alum at lunch prior to the event and listening to him speak about his experiences at Trinity brought the school to life. As my son has numerous fields of interests, a concern for me was needing to select one course of study right now. Speaking with an alum who had taken a science course and was now a writer - a skill he had acquired through participating in a literary club on campus - alleviated my concerns. I highly recommend attending a Trinity College US Admissions event if you have the opportunity.

My Son and I attended a US Open Day in Los Angeles and it was absolutely worth the time and effort! My Son has been interested in Trinity for some time. With everyone's busy lives, the Admissions Staff for the evening meeting, got straight to what the university is all about, how to go about it as a US Student, and had an incredible panel of varying alumni with different degree backgrounds and paths to Trinity. What we gained in one brief evening, was 'hands down' time better served than sitting with a hired college counsellor. Thank You to the Admissions Staff!

If you want to meet some people who are passionate about their school and facilitating the educational goals of their students, consider attending this event. In addition to a visual tour of the school via video, you are provided insightful materials about the courses of studies and the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, students and alumni. I thought it was great!

Student Testimonials

Elli Brennan
Elli Brennan
US Graduate: Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology

The moment I walked through the front gate of college I was sold. There’s something magical about strolling in from the loud bustling street into the dark tunnel of front gate. Those big wooden doors transport you into another world, a bright imposing and enduring oasis. After over 400 years of change, so much remains remarkably the same at Trinity. The history really drew me in.

Over the four years I became so much more independent, something I think a lot of American college students miss out on. The support services at Trinity are second to none, but at the end of the day it’s up to you to take advantage of them and to push yourself to succeed. Now that I’m finishing up my time here I feel so confident that I can go out into the real world and take initiative. I think this is a big reason so many entrepreneurs come out of Trinity. Going to Trinity taught me how to push myself and to earn everything I accomplish.

Ross Cooke
Ross Cooke
US Student: General Science

Probably the most important reason I came to Trinity was because I thought it would be such a great adventure. How often do you have the opportunity to live in an entirely new place and experience a totally different culture for four years? It just felt like an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

There were definitely a few cultural differences that were difficult to overcome when coming to Ireland, but I think that’s part of the adventure you sign up for when coming here.

Dublin is so accessible and student friendly that it feels like it is just one big college town! Dublin is a young and vibrant city with lots to explore. And since Trinity is so centrally located, you really get to experience a lot of the city while going to school here.

Damien O'Farrell

We are delighted to announce the return of our annual US Open Day roadshow taking place in Spring 2019. We are proud to revisit locations where we have had success in previous years, Boston, New York San Francisco. Additionally we will be hosting information sessions in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington.

Trinity is Ireland's premier university and ranks number 104th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). Trinity is a university with a global reputation, committed to the highest excellence in all academic areas. We are deeply rooted in our 425 year history while also leading internationally in many areas of research, innovation and scholarship.

We hope that giving you the opportunity to meet us in your own country will contribute to the convenience of planning your college tours. We aim to give you the peace of mind in making an informed decision when choosing your preferred university by offering a detailed schedule of alumni and academic panels, time with current students and a chance to personally liaise with dedicated recruitment, admissions and student experience staff members.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you in one of the six locations stateside, and potentially in the future onto the ancient cobblestones of our 47 acre campus situated in the heart of Dublin city centre. We invite you to walk in the footsteps of many famous graduates before you.

Best wishes,

Damien O'Farrell
North American Regional Officer

Office of the Vice President for Global Relations
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin