Summer in Dublin - June 16 - July 28, 2018


Program Summary

"If I can get to the heart of Dublin, I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world." - James Joyce

Dublin is one of the world’s friendliest, most beautiful, and most welcoming cities. Small enough for students to get to know well in six weeks, but large enough to provide an authentic, vibrant, big city experience, Dublin is an ideal place to study abroad. The city’s combination of intimacy and cosmopolitanism is reflected in the ethos of our program, which fosters a friendly and close-knit atmosphere, but also looks beyond the boundaries of the city to give students a taste of everything that Ireland has to offer–from traditional music festivals to the stunning islands of Ireland’s west coast.

Our home base is Trinity College, Ireland’s most prestigious university, located right in the heart of Dublin. Trinity’s famous front gate and stone walls enclose a beautiful, safe, ivy-covered campus, where our students live in individual rooms in dormitory accommodations, which one former student described as “absolutely amazing.” The immersive experience that the program provides is a key part of NYU in Dublin: rather than experiencing the city as tourists, our students live in the heart of Dublin, getting to know the city and its people as locals. As one of our students put it, “Dublin became a second home to me.”

Check out this 2012 Summer in Dublin video, or look at additional program images from 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016

The NYU in Dublin experience does not compare to any other place one can go. It is incredibly comprehensive with awesome trips that let you see all of Ireland, not just the capital. The program allows you to get to know the city in a magnificent way, both academically and culturally.

Tuition and Fees

The College of Arts and Science discounts CAS Summer Abroad tuition 33% to offset additional costs of study abroad. This discount is already calculated in the below rates. Fees, Housing and International Insurance are required, and these rates are set by NYU.

2018 Program Costs  
Undergraduate Tuition - 8 points $7,576
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 points $948
Graduate Tuition - 4 points
(Note: NYU Irish Studies MA Students
may only take 4 points)

Graduate Registration Fees - 4 points

Academic Flat Fee



Program & Activities Fee $650

GeoBlue International Health Insurance

for 6 week program



Single Room in 2 person apartment



PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are encouraged to budget for summer abroad programs based on individual needs. Additional resources for planning are available by clicking below.


Cultural immersion is also central to our academic program: all of our professors are from Ireland, and all of our courses use the city as a classroom, incorporating field trips and organizing class visits by local historians, award-winning writers, and musicians. Students rave about how our “phenomenal professors” make Dublin an integral part of the academic experience, holding class sessions at places like the National Gallery of Ireland; the quirky, perfectly-preserved Marsh’s library, which dates back to the early 18th century; and even the back room at Mulligans’, where James Joyce used to go to observe the locals and take notes for his fiction. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from NYU or from other universities. Program participants pursue an intensive study of Irish society and culture through courses in sociology, history, literature, Irish language and culture, and creative writing. All classes are held at Trinity College, where you will be in good company, walking in the footsteps of Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, and Jonathan Swift, to name just a few famous Trinity alumni.

Undergraduate Courses

All undergraduate students must register for 8 points. 

Graduate Courses

There are a limited number of courses open to graduate students. Graduate students may register for 4 or 8 points.

The following courses offered at the undergraduate level are also offered to graduate students, who attend the same classes and lectures as the undergraduate students. However, in terms of academic requirements, graduate students are expected to write a research paper for each of their courses, to meet with the professor one additional hour per week, and to take full advantage of their professor's area of expertise in terms of advice, supervision, and use of research resources in Dublin. For each of the following courses, see the corresponding description given in the undergraduate section.

ENGL-GA 9731 – Topics in Irish Literature: Contemporary Irish Literature – Creaney – 4 points

For description, see IRISH-UA 9762, above.

HIST-GA 9417 – History of Modern Ireland –  Hanley - 4 points

For description, see IRISH-UA 9184, above.

IRISH-GA 9467 – Contemporary Irish Politics and Society: The Sociology of Change – Slater – 4 points

For description, see IRISH-UA 9515, above.

IRISH-GA 9097 – Independent Study – Staff – 4 points

Supervised reading, research and writing on a topic chosen by the student. Requires instructor approval.

Students laying on sprawled lawn of Trinity College grounds

Application Deadlines

December 1 - Application Launch
February 1 - Priority Deadline
March 1 - General Deadline
April 15 - Final Deadline
April 30 - Final Confirmation

Contact Us

NYU Global Programs


t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

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Program Director

Conor Creaney, PhD.
Senior Language Lecturer, Expository Writing

View of shrubbery through stone doorway


Housing & Meals

All undergraduate students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. We’ll be living in the heart of Trinity’s picturesque campus, in the ivy-covered square known as “Botany Bay’ (a former 19th-century garden). Every student has his or her own room, and shares a kitchen, living room and bathroom with one other person. The campus is very secure- it's entirely walled off from the city, making it a peaceful oasis in the midst of the bustle of Dublin. Students have wireless Internet in most locations on campus, and 24-hour access to a designated computer lab, as well as summer hour access to the college library. Also, the National Library of Ireland is adjacent to the college campus, and students receive a comprehensive introduction to the library and its research facilities. Bed linens and towels are provided, and laundry facilities and a gym are also available.

Check out the video below for a tour of a room at Trinity.


Click here for a campus map. House 13 at Botany Bay will be your home this summer.

A diverse array of cultural activities forms an integral part of the program. In addition to experiencing Dublin, students travel together to various parts of Ireland, north and south. Destinations vary from year to year but all excursions are designed to enhance and deepen the understanding of Irish culture that students receive in the classroom. Planned destinations for summer 2017 include:

  • Two days on the beautiful island of Inishbofin, off the Galway coast, guided by one of Ireland's most eminent archaeologists, Michael Gibbons.
  • Two nights in Doolin, Co. Clare.
  • A visit to the Willie Clancy traditional music festival in Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare.
  • A visit to the Connemara Pony Show in the picturesque village of Roundstone.
  • Two days in the Gaelic-speaking culture of Gweedore in Co. Donegal.
  • A visit to the rugged and remote Tory Island in the company of the island's "King." Patsy Dan Rogers.
  • A tour of the fascinating murals of Belfast.
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Dail, Ireland's parliament.
  • A visit to the majestic prehistoric monuments of the Boyne Valley.
  •  A trip to the stadium at Croke Park to see our national sport, hurling.
  • Visits to the National Library (where you will be given an introduction into how to go about doing research work in its vast archives), the National Museum, the wonderful Marsh's Library, the Chester Beatty Museum, the Irish Writers' Centre and more.
  • A tour of Kilmainham Gaol, one of the most important historical sites in Ireland.
  • A play at the historic Abbey Theatre.

Students gathered around courtyard listening to lecturer in center

Rows of saplings in woods

Roadway running through cliff overlooking sea


Conor Creaney (Program Director)

Conor Creaney, a native Dubliner and a full-time member of NYU's Expository Writing faculty, has been working for the NYU in Dublin Program since 2004. He received his B.A. and M.A. (in Anglo-Irish literature) from University College Dublin, and completed his Ph.D (English) at NYU. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you might have about the program:

Brian Hanley

Dr. Brian Hanley received his PhD in history from Trinity College Dublin, and has taught at Queens University Belfast, the National College of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin and NUI Maynooth. His research has focused on twentieth-century Irish republicanism, particularly the politics and activity of the Irish Republican Army after 1923, and he has published extensively in the field.

Claire Kilroy

Claire Kilroy is the author of four novels, All Summer, (Faber & Faber, 2003), Tenderwire, (Faber & Faber, 2006), All Names Have Been Changed, (Faber & Faber, 2009), and The Devil I Know (Faber & Faber, 2012), which was described by The Guardian as “a satiric danse macabre of brio and linguistic virtuosity,” and by the New York Times as “savagely comic... and great fun.” It was a Boston Globe choice in their Best Fiction of 2014. Claire has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year three times, and was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2004. She is the 2015 Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University.

“This young Irish writer packs a stunning worldly wisdom into her beautiful prose.” Barbara Kingsolver, author of Flight Behaviour.

Pádraig Ó’Cearúill

M.A. (1999) New York University. H. Diploma, Trinity College, Dublin; Language Lecturer and Irish Language Coordinator, Program in Irish Studies, New York University. A beloved and much-awarded teacher of Irish at NYU, Padraig is a native speaker of the language, as well as a gifted singer in the Irish Sean Nos tradition.

Eamonn Slater

Ph.D., B.A. Trinity College, Dublin; Lecturer in Sociology, National University of Ireland-Maynooth. Eamonn Slater has written widely on transformations in Irish society and geography from the Famine to the post-Tiger economy. Recent publications have explored suburbanization in Ireland, the ecology of 19th century farming practices, and the archaeology of Irish golf courses.

Student Testimonials

  • I can say without a doubt that coming on this trip was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I feel as though I've been able to engage with Irish culture on a new, deeper level after living here for six weeks.
  • The interaction between the students and the faculty allowed learning to extend outside the
  • It was incredible--a perfect balance of academic and cultural experiences. And fun!
  • The program activities and trips were completely unparalleled. I cannot express how valuable they were to my experience on this trip.
  • Housing was better than my NYU living arrangements. Trinity College is a beautiful campus, the dorm rooms are huge and there is weekly maid service. We got a full kitchen and dining room, and we lived right in the center of Dublin.
  • The program activities and trips were completely unparalleled. I cannot express how valuable they were to my experience on this trip. 
Sunset over buildings overlookin river