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Summer Programs

Ireland Inside Track

This eight-day immersion program is designed to provide Notre Dame undergraduate students with inside access to Irish society, culture and economy. Participants interact with influential Irish leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and artists; they visit the European headquarters of major tech companies, and they gain an insight into Ireland’s position within the European Union and the modern global economy. They are also introduced to the magnificent Irish landscape and partake in Irish cultural and spiritual activities. This one-credit course is designed to ensure that these highly motivated students will not be passive tourists but will engage with influential Irish people, experience Ireland in a genuine way, and will absorb an authentic experience of contemporary Ireland.

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Creative Writing Seminar

A three-week immersive creative writing course, the Creative Writing Workshop takes place at the Dublin Global Gateway and the Kylemore Abbey Global Centre. The course features creative writing instruction including discussion of published works, site-specific writing exercises, and workshopping of student work led by Notre Dame faculty. The course also features literary events as well as seminars and master classes led by renowned Irish writers. During the 2016 course, Alice McDermott and Kevin Barry provided master classes to students over the course of the program. The master class instructors during the 2017 course were Niall Williams and Seamus Deane.

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Pre-College Study Abroad

Spend two weeks in Ireland studying Irish history and literature as well as learn with the soles of your feet on a variety of excursions, cultural activities and exposure to Irish music, drama and life. While visiting Ireland, rising high school seniors receive one credit that can be applied to their college transcript at Notre Dame.

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