Introduction As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. With one of the youngest populations comprising people from many different parts of Europe and the globe, the city has a full and varied cultural and intellectual life, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe. Dublin is particularly fortunate to have many theaters, museums, and galleries throughout the city. Famous for its literary and musical tradition, Ireland’s capital has been home to well-known writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians for many years. A particular feature is the tradition of live music in every conceivable venue, from street artists to the National Concert Hall to the many pubs where traditional Irish music still flourishes. In the literary field, the contribution of native sons has been outstanding, with Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett amongst the most prominent. API, in conjunction with the Walton International Project and Trinity College Dublin, offers a dynamic and innovative summer high school program in Dublin that focuses on STEM studies (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). “The API cultural events were a brilliant way for us as foreigners to get a better understanding of the culture that we were now living in for the months we were here. We were able to enjoy man a little something out of each one." Joseph C.