Dublin Summer Programme
The Dublin Summer Programme provides undergraduates with an intense summer immersion experience. Students live in Ireland for six weeks, studying Irish history and culture with a rotating group of Notre Dame professors. Additionally, Kevin Whelan, Director of the Dublin Global Gateway, teaches Irish history, and P. J. Mathews, professor of English at UCD, teaches an Irish literature class that satisfies the University's literature requirement. An additional class is specifically designed for engineering students, and is taught by a visiting professor from Notre Dame’s College of Engineering.
The belief that cultural immersion animates the educational experience as much as classroom study lies at the heart of this programme. Students partake in a full cultural programme, including fieldtrips across the entire island, museum, theatre, and gallery visits, guest lectures, sporting events, film screenings, and musical and theatrical performances.
The four weeks in Dublin are bookended by an opening week at the Kylemore Abbey Global Center in Connemara, western Ireland, and a final week based in Kerry on the Atlantic coast. The programme offers access to the best of Ireland — the vibrant contemporary metropolis of Dublin, and the waters and the wild of the Atlantic coast.