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Summer Programs

Creative Writing Seminar

This six-week online Creative Writing Seminar taught by playwright Marina Carr on behalf of the Kylemore Global Centre. The course will feature online creative writing instruction including lectures, discussions, workshopping, and critiques of student's work. Students in this virtual setting will reflect upon peer's fiction, poetry, scripts and/or hybrid writing. Themes that will be discussed will be ghosts, hearing voices, climate, landscape, and contemplation. Students will have the opportunity to engage with classical texts, Irish poets, and authors in a virtual setting and workshop longer drafts and have readings in multiple genres will continue as we consider the role of the U.S./Irish writer in a global context. There will be the opportunity to attend virtual literary events, as well as virtual plays. Upon the completion of the course, the student will have had the opportunity to work and develop their craft. 

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Ireland Inside Track

The Ireland Inside Track Program is an eight-day immersion program designed to provide Notre Dame undergraduate students with insight and access to Irish society, culture and economy. Undergraduate students from Notre Dame will travel to Ireland to interact with influential Irish leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, and artists; they will have the opportunity to visit European headquarters of major tech companies, visit the parliaments of two countries and gain a real insight into Ireland’s position within the European Union and the modern global economy.

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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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ACE Summer Courses for Teachers 

Education has been a central component to life at Kylemore Abbey for decades. This tradition continues through a number of initiatives including the provision of Professional Development for teachers at Notre Dame’s Global Centre at Kylemore.

As part of the partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Ireland a range of complimentary activities will be offered throughout the week for those who wish to participate.

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