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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.”

"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."

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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

Phone

t: (212) 998-4433

f: (212) 995-4103

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Program Director

Conor Creaney, PhD.
Senior Language Lecturer, Expository Writing

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.

2019 Program Costs  
Undergraduate Tuition - 8 points $7,784
Undergraduate Registration Fees - 8 points $972
Graduate Tuition - 4 points
(Note: NYU Irish Studies MA Students
may only take 4 points)
$5,536

Graduate Registration Fees - 4 points

Academic Flat Fee

$709

$30

Program & Activities Fee $650 (TBC)

GeoBlue International Health Insurance

for 6 week program

Included

Housing

Single Room in 2 person apartment

 

$2,902 (TBC)

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 on the Additional Costs page.

The Campanile of Trinity College

Architectural detail at a Dublin cemetery

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Academics

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.

Students on a class trip

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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.

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Housing and 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. A campus map of Trinity College can help orient you in the space. House 13 at Botany Bay will be your home this summer.


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

Housing was better than my NYU living arrangements... 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.

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Excursions

In addition to living and learning in Dublin, students travel together to various parts of Ireland, north and south. Destinations may change slightly from year to year, but all excursions and co-curricular programming are designed to enhance and deepen the understanding of Irish culture that students receive in the classroom.

Past activities have included: two days on the beautiful island of Inishbofin, off the Galway coast, guided by one of Ireland's most eminent archaeologists, Michael Gibbons; an overnight stay at Kylemore Abbey, a picturesque Victorian Benedictine nunnery in Connemara; a visit to the Willie Clancy traditional music festival in Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare; a trek 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 look at the inner workings of the Dail, Ireland's parliament; a visit to Kilmainham Gaol, one of the most important historical sites in Ireland; a play at the historic Abbey Theatre, and so much more!

Students by the cliffside

Students on a hike

Students sitting by the sea

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Faculty

Conor Creaney

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: conor.creaney@nyu.edu.

Brian Hanley

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

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

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

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.

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Photo Gallery

View of the sea

Students posing by the mountains

Students on the Giants Causeway

Liffey River at night

Student under a rainbow

Man playing the accordion

Students by the sea

Sunset over the Irish countryside

View of the Irish countryside

Students posing on a mountain

Students on an excursion

View from Carrowkeel

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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
    classroom.
  • 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. 

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