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Summer Programs

Dublin Summer Program

The Dublin Summer Program provides undergraduates with an intense summer immersion experience. Students live in Ireland for six weeks, studying Irish history and culture with Notre Dame professors. Our academic offerings include a course in Irish history taught by Kevin Whelan, Director of the Dublin Global Gateway, and a 2nd Theology course taught by Fr. Gary Chamberland CSC, Director of the Newman Centre for Faith and Reason. This course satisfies the 2nd Theology core requirement.

The program is defined by the belief that cultural immersion animates the educational experience as much as classroom study. Students partake in a full cultural program, including field trips across the entire island, museum, theater, and gallery visits, guest lectures, sporting events, and musical and theatrical performances.

The four weeks in Dublin are bookended by an opening week based at the Kylemore Abbey Global Centre in Connemara, western Ireland, and a final week based in Sligo on the wild Atlantic way on the west coast of the island. The program offers access to the best of Ireland — the vibrant contemporary metropolis of Dublin, the ancient castles and cathedrals of the south-east, and the waters and the wild of the Atlantic coast.

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Engineering Summer Program

The Engineering Summer Program allows undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to experience Ireland to its fullest while taking both Probability and Statistics for Engineers, taught by Kerry Meyers the Assistant Dean of Student Development in the College of Engineering, and Ethics and Professional Issues, taught by Professor Kevin Bowyer, the Schubmehl-Prein Professor in the Department of Computer Science.

The program is defined by the belief that cultural immersion animates the educational experience as much as classroom study. Students partake in a full cultural program, including field trips across the entire island, museum, theater, and gallery visits, guest lectures, sporting events, and musical and theatrical performances.

The program opens with a week based out of the Kylemore Abbey Global Center exploring Connemara and the western counties of Ireland. Students spend the following four weeks in Dublin, taking their courses at the Dublin Global Gateway with afternoon excursions in and around the greater county. The program ends with a week in Sligo, exploring the wild Atlantic way on the western coast of Connacht.

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Mendoza Summer Finance Program

The Mendoza Summer Program is a three-week immersion program designed to facilitate an experience abroad in Ireland for students of the Mendoza College of Business during the summer. Students will take FIN 30210 Managerial Economics taught by Jason Reed, Assistant Department Chair of Finance at Notre Dame. This is a required course for all business majors.

The academic program will be supplemented by a full cultural program, including field trips across the entire island allowing students to get to know Ireland beyond their academic coursework.

The program opens on Ireland’s west coast in Sligo, home of William Butler Yeats, and the following two weeks will be spent in Dublin, taking their courses at Dublin City University with full access to the wider city.

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Mendoza Summer IT Analytics and Operations Program

The Mendoza Summer Program is a three-week immersion program designed to facilitate an experience abroad in Ireland for students of the Mendoza College of Business, particularly for Business Analytics and Business Technology majors. Students will take both ITAO 34230: Data Management (1.5 credits) with Professor Mike Chapple, Academic Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program, and ITAO 44520: Sports Analytics (1.5 credits) with Professor Martin Barron, Assistant Teaching Professor.

To augment the academics of the program, students will work with data sets from local sports teams in the native Irish sports of Gaelic Football and hurling, and also rugby. Students will get the opportunity to visit practices and attend matches in addition to a full complement of cultural enrichment field trips across Ireland.

Students will spend the three week program in Dublin, living and studying at Dublin City University with access to the wider city of Dublin to call home for the three weeks.

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Pre-College Study Abroad: Ireland

The programs offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs at Notre Dame offer high school students a chance to engage in immersive summer study. Since 2017, the Dublin Global Gateway has hosted a two-week program highlighting Irish culture, history, and literature. Participants spend a week based in Trinity College Dublin exploring the east coast: from the vibrant capital city of Dublin, to Belfast in the North, the Wicklow Mountains and the coast of Wexford. The second week focuses on the west of Ireland: the beauty of the wild Connemara landscapes, and the living culture of rural Connaught. High schoolers can earn a college credit and experience the Notre Dame classroom before the college admissions process begins.

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