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  • Locations: Maynooth, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/28/2019 06/08/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Exchange Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Housing Options: On-campus housing
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Non-UD Students: No
Language coursework offered: No Field of study: Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Fine or Applied Arts, Foreign Languages, Health Sciences, Humanities, Math, Physical or Life Sciences, Social Sciences
Program Advisor: Heather Schieman Academic Level: Undergraduate
Max credit hours: 18
Program Description:

Maynooth University Exchange 

Maynooth

About the Program

Take the opportunity to study at Ireland's second-oldest university 
Maynooth University  
Maynooth University offers a comprehensive curriculum, as well as an excellent learning environment that has sparked the interest of UD students semester after semester.  The welcoming community and staff at Maynooth University have consistantly made an imprssion on our students as they spend their semester abroad at one of the fastest growing universities in Ireland.
Maynooth's ideal location, only a short 30 minute drive from the Dublin airport, supplys both small town Ireland feel and Dublin city benefits.  Students who participate in this exchange get the best of both during their time abroad, often ending their semester asking themselves how long they will have to wait until they get the chance
to return!


For more information check out their Facebook Page or our Pinterest Board  to get up to date information on campus events, tours of housing, maps of the city, and images of the campus.
 


NEW Program Feature – Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership (SAIL) Program

Starting Fall 2016, students that attend Maynooth University during the fall semester may take advantage of a unique one-year long program that combines a fall semester abroad with an intercultural leadership program during the subsequent spring semester at UD.  Once students return from Ireland, they will be located in signature housing (GLLC for Freshmen and Sophomores, Special Interest House for Juniors and Seniors) during the spring semester and undergo a leadership training program that will entail learning about the various aspects of intercultural competency, leadership development, “un-packing” your experience abroad, cross-cultural relations, career development as study abroad alumni, and more.  Students that are a part of the SAIL program will live together, as roommates and study abroad alumni, as part of a shared living and learning experience.    
 
Program Cost
                              
SAIL students will pay UD tuition, room and board during the fall semester and other program inclusions, such as an additional $3,000 scholarship, are detailed here.

The SAIL program is a fall semester only program.  Students that attend Maynooth during the spring semester or a full academic year will pay only UD tuition prior to departure and will not be eligible for the SAIL scholarship, housing or leadership program.

 

Where is it Located? 
Click the map to learn more about the city of Maynooth


   


Want to know more about Maynooth University? 
Check out the university logo below to link to a video made by a Maynooth undergraduate student


maynooth University
 

 

Areas of Study

Most majors will find courses at the National University of Ireland- Maynooth that will apply towards their degree at UD.  
Please click on the subject offerings below to see a complete and up to date list of the courses offered at NUIM.  
Some things to consider when browsing course offerings:

  1. Please pay attention to the semester each course is offered (Is it a semester 1 or 2 class? or both?) 
  2. European schools have a different credit system than we do.  Please keep in mind that 2 ECTS = 1 US credit.  Therefore you will need to have a minimum of 24 ECTS to be considered full time at UD while you are studying in Ireland.
  3. Business majors - NUIM is not an AACSB accredited school.  Please speak to the Business advising center to be sure you have ample courses left in your four year plan to attend NUIM.
FACULTY OF ARTS,CELTIC STUDIES
& PHILOSOPHY
FACULTY OF
SOCIAL SCIENCES
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
& ENGINEERING
Hamilton Institute
National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
Mathematics and Statistics
 
An Foras Feasa Sociology  
Language Centre Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education  
  Adult and Community Education  



If you are in need of Religion credits please follow the links below for course listings at St. Patrick's - a sister university to Maynooth University.  You are allowed to mix these courses with courses taken at Maynooth University.  However, when getting courses approved please indicate the campus you will be attending on your paperwork.
Theology Courses 
Theology and Arts Courses 


Housing

Students will have the option to either live on campus or to live with a host family.
* Please click on the photo below to learn more about housing options in Maynooth.


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Eligibility 

  • Students must be in sophomore standing
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing - both at the time their application is being processed and at time of departure.
  • Students must submit at least one letter of recommendation from an academic reference (professor or academic advisor) at the University of Dayton.

Pre-departure Orientation

Students will be required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in the semester prior to their program participation.
Pre-departure is MANDATORY for all accepted participants and will be held either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (subject to change).
Dates and times will be announced within your application as they are scheduled. 


Additional Information and Things to Consider
 
  • If you do not yet have a passport, or if it is/or is about to expire, it is advised that you process a new one as soon as possible.  This is documentation that is needed for the final stages of your application.
  • Irish Visas are obtained on site in Ireland once you arrive for the start of your term. 

 

For more general information please follow the links provided:

Passports and visas >>
 

Health and safety >>

 



Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Program Value:
1 2 3 4
Academic Experience:
1 2 3
Cultural Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Anita Joann Weber, Spring 2015 Participant
If allow it to, this program can change your life. As with all things in life, the program will be what you make of it but I did not meet a single person there who was not excited to make the most of the opportunity in front of them. I would highly recommend the Maynooth program to anyone looking to study abroad as Maynooth was a wonderful initial adjustment to a new life because the university itself feels smaller and close knit, similar to the environment here at Dayton. Additionally, being in Ireland and so close to all the amazing travel opportunities Europe has to offer was an unbelievable life experience that I highly suggest any and all college students take advantage of.

Hannah Katherine Donovan, Fall 2016 Participant
Maynooth allowed me to explore my surroundings easily, while maintaining the comforts of a home space. Ireland allowed me to experience European culture, while still being true to itself. I highly recommend this program for its ease and comfort as well as the opportunities it allows for adventure and exploration.

Mary H Deeds, Spring 2017 Participant
Truly immersing oneself in the culture of any country he/she visits is important for getting the most out of the study abroad experience. In my experience at Maynooth University, and Ireland in general, the people were friendly and more than willing to teach you about the Irish culture and heritage, or engage in any sort of discussion. I believe this program allows you to make your experience what you want it to be by choosing to involve oneself in the multiple activities available, including clubs and societies. I would definitely recommend it to any student wishing to study abroad. At first I was unsure if I wanted to study abroad for a full semester, but I heard wonderful stories from my brother who studied at Maynooth, took the chance, and ended up enjoying every bit of it. A lot of that positive outlook had to do with creating new friendships and living in the town of Maynooth, Ireland.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
This experience changed my life. I have grown as a person because I went to Maynooth. I have met the most amazing people, and have been so privileged  to take part in an Irish student's life. 
     — Kasey Mulligan, Spring 2017
Read what others have said about this program.