International Office - Once You’ve Applied

International Office

Orientation

International Student Orientation

Studying at a university overseas will undoubtedly be an exciting and challenging venture for you. In order to ease the transition into academic life in a different country, we have organised a focused and interesting orientation programme with an array of workshops and information sessions that cover everything from the legalities of living (and working part-time) in Ireland to dealing with academics and academia in an Irish institution and making the most of the student support services offered to you at DCU.

Semester 2 Orientation 2010/11

Orientation will take place on two consecutive days - Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February 2011. For a detailed overview of orientation click on this link: http://www.dcu.ie/prospective/pdf/IntOrientationFeb.pdf

All international students are strongly encouraged to attend all relevant orientation sessions on Thursday and Friday. The official Welcome Session begins on Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 10.00 am in QG15 which is located on the ground floor in the DCU Business School. The venue will open at 9.30 am and we would encourage you to arrive on time to pick up your Information Welcome Pack at the entrance and settle into your seat. Sessions begin at 10.00 am sharp.

A special welcome session for Postgraduate Students will be held on Thursday, 3 February 2011 at 4.00 pm in room QG21, followed by a Reception in the DCU Business School Foyer.

Meanwhile check out the online Student Support and Development services that will be available for first year students at DCU this year: http://www.dcu.ie/students/orientation/index.shtml.

Airport Pickup Service

We are organising an airport pickup service for international students on Wednesday 2nd February 2011. This pick-up service will only be available to students staying on campus or in the Shanowen Square / Hall apartment complex which borders onto the DCU campus. To avail of this service, students who have secured accommodation either on campus or at Shanowen Square / Hall must ensure that accommodation is ready for move in on that date. Students staying elsewhere on the night of 2nd February and students who arrive on a different date are advised to use public transport.

If you wish to avail of the airport pickup service, please send an email to international.office@dcu.ie by Friday, 7 January 2011 at the latest with the subject heading "Airport Pickup" and specify the following details:

  • Full Name
  • DCU Student ID
  • Name your accommodation on arrival
  • Date of Arrival
  • Time of Arrival
  • Airline
  • Flight No
  • Airport from which the plane will be arriving, e.g. London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Chicago etc
  • We will then add you to our arrivals list and meet you at the airport on that day between the hours of approximately 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. We will contact everyone wishing to avail of the service again after 7 January with exact details.