Spend a summer just outside of Dublin in the spectacular city of Maynooth, Ireland with AIFS! Choose from a wide range of course options offered at Maynooth University, Ireland’s fastest growing university with over 13,000 students from over 90 countries.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 6 semester credits
Courses offered in anthropology, communications, computer science, digital marketing, English, gender studies, geography, history, literature, management, marketing, music technology, social history
University apartments on campus. Internet access is included
Breakfast Monday through Friday in the university cafeteria; lunch is offered Monday through Thursday
Dublin excursion with visit to Croke Park and welcome meal, Irish Farm Experience (day trip)
Walking tours, traditional Irish music concerts and Dublin events
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Maynooth University will also offer some optional excursions during the program. The details and fees will be listed here once confirmed.
Emma, an AIFS Abroad alum from Carroll College, recently took over our Instagram story recently to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad in Maynooth for a summer. Watch as she highlights her experience!
You will be staying in 4-5 bedroom apartments on campus.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Maynooth.
Maynooth is home to 12,500 residents year-round, which grows to a temporary 20,000 during the academic year when students arrive. It is about 15 miles west of central Dublin, which is easily accessible by train.
Maynooth is known for the Maynooth Castle which is one of County Kildare’s most well-known historic sites. It was founded in the early 13th century, and became the house of the Great Earl of Kildare.
Near to Maynooth you’ll find many places to enjoy the outdoors including Donadea Forest and Abbeyfield Farm.
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 am a graduate from Maynooth University with a degree in History and Accounting. I love to travel and have been to the U.S. and most of Europe. I have been working with study abroad groups in both Maynooth and Dublin since the beginning of 2018. I will be helping you to settle into the 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 Ireland!
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
The Maynooth summer program is designed to give students a well-rounded experience and a true taste of Irish life and culture. AIFS students can access a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and societies, events and excursions over the course of the summer including an Irish farm experience and tours around Ireland. Your AIFS Resident Director will also be a wealth of information about things to see and do to make the most of your study abroad experience.
It is less than a 10-minute walk from the housing to all classrooms, libraries, shops and public transport links. Frequent commuter trains to central Dublin take 40 minutes.
On-campus facilities for students include an indoor sports hall and fully-equipped gymnasium, which accommodates a wide variety of indoor sporting activities including badminton, basketball, fencing and karate. The university has a swimming pool as well as numerous playing fields which cater to outdoor sports such as soccer, rugby, hurling and camogie. Maynooth student clubs and societies offer on-campus events during the summer school.
Make your own Irish soda bread, learn how to milk a cow, take Irish drum and Ceili (dancing) lessons, ride on a tractor and more. Includes round-trip transportation and light refreshments.
Program is closed
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more