Nestled amidst 16th-Century castles and monastic settlements, Maynooth University gives students the quintessential Irish experience. The university is located in a vibrant college town in the north of County Kildare, and students are readily incorporated into local life through their classes, clubs, and housing, which is either in the university residence halls or with a nearby host family. The broad array of courses on offer make this program a smart choice for a variety of majors. And with Dublin a mere 15 miles away, excursions into the city - and flights across Europe - are easy to arrange.
Students enroll in 4-6 courses for a total of 30 ECTS (Irish credits). This transfers back to Catholic University as 15 U.S. credits. A list of courses for study abroad students is posted online, and Theology and Religious Studies classes are made available through the nearby St. Patrick's College. All courses are subject to change, and students should select several back-ups as a precaution.
On-campus accommodation is guaranteed for all study abroad students. Residence halls consist of apartment-style accommodations, and students are assigned a single en-suite room. The apartments come with a well-equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities are conveniently located nearby. Alternatively, students have the option of living with a nearby host family, which further enhances the cultural experience. Homestays provided to students will be within a 45 minute commute to Maynooth University.
Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students. This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide. Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.