Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Study Abroad in Maynooth: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Student Apartment

  • Single en-suite room
  • Shared kitchen and living area


  • Students will receive a meal allowance worth approximately $800 to subsidize the cost of meals and groceries

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Maynooth


Students will live in apartments on the Maynooth University north campus. The apartments have 4 or 5 single en-suite bedrooms with shared living areas and kitchens.

Meal Allowance

Students will receive a meal allowance worth approximately $800 to subsidize the cost of meals and groceries. There are a variety of restaurants and cafés on campus or you can cook at home with your friends. Students who wish to opt out of the meal allowance will receive an $800 discount on the program fee.

Cultural Activities

In addition to excursions a program of social and cultural events will be included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of local Maynooth and AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Irish life and culture. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Group meals
  • Irish music nights
  • Museum and gallery visits
  • Walking tours
  • Irish sporting events
  • Theater performances

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some of the events offered each semester.

Transportation Pass

Students receive a travel pass for use on trains, the LUAS and buses in Dublin which can be used to travel between Maynooth and Dublin. Passes will be loaded with €100 credit on arrival and can be topped up during the semester as and when needed. Students are responsible for costs above the initial €100 contribution.


A week-long orientation program is included at Maynooth for all students including a campus and library tour, academic subject meetings, introduction to clubs and societies, student support meetings, a scavenger hunt and welcome event.

Sports and Recreation Facilities

AIFS students will have access to a wide range of on-campus sports facilities including indoor sports hall, fully-equipped gymnasium, fitness center, weights room, physical therapy center, racquetball and tennis courts and football pitches.

Student Support

In addition to a designated Resident Director, students at Maynooth University have access to wide ranging support and welfare facilities including chaplaincy, academic advisory center, student health center, counseling and security.

AIFS in Maynooth Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

AIFS Resident Director

Clíodhna Dunne

Phone: (353) 85 236 7272

Hi, my name is Clíodhna and I'll be looking after you in Maynooth. I have lived close to Maynooth for my whole life. I recently graduated from Maynooth with a degree in History and Accounting. I love to travel and have been to most of Europe and America twice. I would love to explore America more when I get a chance. I have been working with study abroad groups in both Maynooth and Dublin for close to a year now. I will be helping you to settle into University here and will show you a lot of Ireland and Irish culture. I can't wait to meet you and welcome you to my home university and to Dublin!

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.