Summer Programs 2

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 Developmental (2nd) Theology course taught by Fr. Kevin Sandberg.

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.

Learn more   Study Abroad website

Engineering Summer Program

The Engineering Summer Program allows undergraduate engineering students the opportunity to experience Ireland to its fullest while taking both Embedded Systems, taught by Robert Stevenson, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Physics and Engineering in the Practice of Medicine, taught by Thomas O’Sullivan, an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering.

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.

Learn more

Dublin Summer Business

The Dublin Summer Business 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 can take either ACCT 24100 Foundations of Accountancy/Accountancy I taught by Professors John and Claire Donovan or FIN 34600 Investment Theory taught by Professor Rob Battalio. ACCT 24100 is required of all Business majors and FIN34600 is required of all Finance majors in addition to counting as a broadening elective (fulfilling part of that requirement for members of the Class of 2026). The program is open to students of all 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, and the following two weeks will be spent in Dublin, taking their courses at University College Dublin with full access to the wider city.

Learn more   Study Abroad website

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.

Learn more