Program Highlight: Study Abroad in Dublin at Maynooth University

July 29, 2017

Maynooth University (formerly known as the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) offers students the best of both worlds – a small-town experience located within an easy commute of Dublin city. The school prides itself on being Ireland’s only “university town,” and the beautiful, historic campus is closely integrated within the vibrant County Kildare town of Maynooth.

Maynooth University traces its origins directly to the foundation in 1795 of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and it is Ireland’s second oldest university. Maynooth University has a long-standing international reputation for learning and academic excellence in the sciences and humanities.

API students who choose to study abroad in Dublin at Maynooth University choose from a range of undergraduate courses as offered in the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture styles, and grades are based predominantly on one final exam.

But what did some API Dublin/ Maynooth Alum have to say?

“AMAZING! I was shocked and delighted to have plenty of space, incredible roommates, kitchen utensils, and my own bathroom. I felt like a princess, I could not have been happier.”
On the Resident Directors:
“[They] were absolutely amazing! I couldn’t have asked for better RDs!”
“Our RDs were wonderful and worked hard to create fun events for us to go to, as well as working to make sure we adjusted to life in Ireland.”
On the program:

“I feel like API provided enough information, notice ahead of time, and guidance while still allowing us freedom during my time onsite and during excursions. Perfect balance of help and trusting us to do our own thing.”

“I had a great year with API and enjoyed every excursion and the knowledge that I had people in my host countries who I could go to. I love my time spent exploring Europe and immersing myself in two different cultures.”
“The program allowed me to meet people from all over the world and the United States!”
“Just amazing overall!”
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