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This four-week summer program presents the best of both worlds – the opportunity to live and study in Ireland’s only university town in a rural setting while being only a half-hour away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin. The Maynooth University summer school offers the largest number of summer course options of any of our Ireland programs in topics such as international business, economics, history, literature, anthropology, geography, and environmental studies. Courses include unique field trips to places such as the Irish Parliament, the National Library, country estates, and more!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing (most meals included)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $6,750 Mar 31, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Dublin programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Dublin Bay Hike (Summer 2021 - MU)

    The beautiful Dublin bay hike brings you coastal walk to Greystones, begins from the pretty seaside town of Bray, taking about 2-3 hours, we navigate one of the most picturesque coastal hikes to the quaint village of Greystones, packed with yummy eateries to suit all tastes!

    We also include a fun program of Cultural events throughout the program.


    *Maynooth includes a Summer Social Program on campus with optional University led excursions to some of Ireland's major tourist destinations, In the past Students have gotten the chance to visit Kilkenny Medieval City, Galway, the Capital of Culture, And Belfast, the home of the Titanic experience.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 5-6 semester credits

Students who want to study abroad in Dublin should consider looking a little outside of the city at the charming Irish town of Maynooth!

This four-week summer program presents the best of both worlds – the opportunity to live and study in Ireland’s only university town in a rural setting while being only a half-hour away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin. The Maynooth University summer school offers the largest number of summer course options of any of our Ireland programs in topics such as international business, economics, history, literature, anthropology, geography, and environmental studies. Courses include unique field trips to places such as the Irish Parliament, the National Library, country estates, and more!

TRANSCRIPTS

API students receive their transcript from Maynooth University (formerly known as the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) upon completion of the program.

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    Courtney Kovacs

    Courtney Kovacs will be your program advisor and help prepare you to go abroad!

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  • Emilie Noble

    Emilie Noble

    Emilie Noble will be your Internship Coordinator on-site and will assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals abroad.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Students in the summer direct enrollment program at Maynooth University will take one course during the first two-weeks of the program (called Stream A), followed by one course during the second two-weeks of the program (called Stream B) for a total of 5-6 semester credits. Students should select one alternate course for each stream.

Not all courses are offered every semester or every year. The course selection may vary, and no course is guaranteed.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in Ireland operate on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. semester credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits.

Climate Change - STREAM A

This physical geography class addresses the causes and consequences of climate change. It examines the various techniques that calculate long-term perspectives, and how climatic fluctuations have social, economic, and political consequences. The implications of modeling-based projections are analyzed, as are options to mitigate global warming.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Economics of the European Union - STREAM A

This class provides an overview of EU institutions and policies, including a brief history of the EU and insights into current challenges facing the union. Students will learn about the economic theory of preferential trade areas, the EU’skey policies, and their impact on the outside world.

Language of Instruction: English   

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History - Ireland and the Great Famine - STREAM A

In this class, students are introduced to the causes and consequences of the 1845-1853 great Irish famine. The class examines the economic, social, and political background, as well as public and private reactions, and the changes in Irish society resultant from the famine.

Language of Instruction: English   

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International Marketing - STREAM A

This course focuses on marketing management in global organizations through the international dimension. Over the eight central themes students will consider both tactical and strategic issues in marketing, as experienced by multinational companies (MNCs) and small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Central themes are: the nature of international marketing strategy, international environment(s), market analysis and selection, market entry and ownership strategies, international market segmentation, international product management, international pricing, and global communication strategies.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Anthropology - Introduction to the Anthropology of Ireland - STREAM A

In this class, students explore Ireland’s economic, social and cultural challenges and look at how Ireland’s present-day multiplicity intersects with the traditional image of rural, monocultural and Catholicism. The class analyzes manifestations of Irish culture such as dance and language, how they are reproduced, and what meanings they hold.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Public Speaking - STREAM A

This course will introduce students to the basic elements of communication, providing practical experience in the preparation and presentation of speeches. It will also improve critical learning skills and enable the development of core professional communication skills.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Creative Writing - STREAM A

Throughout this course, students will be introduced to writing, both poetry and prose. The workshops will focus on the practicalities of writing, editing and giving and taking criticism of work. Students will be expected to produce writing for discussion and criticism and to work on developing these extracts in the light of that criticism. Students will also look critically at the work of established writers.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Medieval Society - STREAM A

This class introduces students to the early cultural history, with an emphasis on the past as a foundation for the present, as well as the dissemination of cultural heritage. Students will assess the manipulation of history in relation to some of the great Irish prehistoric and early medieval locations.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Irish Cultural Heritage - STREAM B

In this class, students develop a broad understanding of early cultural heritage in the areas of archaeology, history, and early Irish literature. Diverse and exciting aspects of Irish cultural history, as well as care, presentation, and future development of important heritage sites, are assessed.

Language of Instruction: English   

Social Media - STREAM B

This course addresses the advantages and disadvantages of social media in business strategy. It will provide a high level overview of the theoretical underpinnings of social media and their relationship to business objectives. Students will gain a set of tools to gauge social media practices and performance, such as network analysis and social media analytics, and learn how to develop a social media strategy to enhance the overall business strategy.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Structured Programming for Beginners - STREAM B

This class introduces students to programming fundamentals. This class is designed for students with no previous knowledge of computer science or computer programming. Students learn to understand, evaluate, and create algorithms, write structured programs, select and implement data structures, and object-oriented programming.

Language of Instruction: English   

International Business - STREAM B

This class focuses on international aspects of management theory and literature. Students will discuss approaches to ethics, negotiation, motivation, and management and leadership across countries, considering the importance of understanding and embracing difference across countries.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Irish Art and Architecture - STREAM B

This class surveys the main artistic and stylistic movements evident in Ireland in the period of 1600-1900. Students will identify key individuals, structures, designs, visual art, and artifacts defining Ireland’s cultural landscape as it evolved over this 300-year period, within their social contexts.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Geography - Women, Gender, and Society - STREAM B

This class introduces students to historical, sociological, geographical, and political perspectives on women and gender, and to contemporary debates about gender and society. Students will learn about the main trends in gender inequality on a global scale.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Global Development: Issues and Response - STREAM B

This class explores the big challenges facing our world today and how we can respond to them. Students will learn about international development priorities and policies and about Ireland's and the EU's relationship with the wider world. They will examine the causes and consequences of climate change, globalization and migration and the roles of government, business, civil society and individuals in addressing these global challenges.

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Kennedy Institute - Understanding Conflict: The Irish Experience - STREAM B

This class helps students understand the nature and impact of violent conflict, with special reference to the Irish situation. It incorporates concepts from psychology, sociology, and economics to explain origins, logic, and motivations for violence. By looking at the Irish conflict, students will explore how it is possible to move from a situation of violent conflict towards a transformative peace.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Modern Irish Literature - STREAM B

In this class, students will discuss a number of exemplary works from the early decades of the twentieth century, a period of remarkable creativity in Irish writing. Students will explore the complex relationship between literature, culture, and politics in this formative period of Irish history.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in English
  • Small-town, authentic Irish immersion experience
  • Ireland’s only “university town”
  • 30 minutes from Dublin
  • Largest number of summer course offerings in Ireland
  • Special summer scholarship opportunities – contact the API office for details!
  • Most meals included!

Maynooth offers accommodation for over 900 students in purpose-built on-campus apartments, a short stroll from classes, the Maynooth town center, and connecting bus and train routes. Students can enjoy the privacy of a single bed ensuite room with shared communal areas for cooking and socializing. Crockery is not included. All utilities are included, with wifi available across the entire campus. There is 24/7 security and support for any issues you may experience. The apartments also offer lift access to upper and on-site laundry facilities, as well as the use of the campus fitness center, restaurants, cafes, and health clinic.

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