UF in Maynooth, Ireland
(for incoming Freshmen only)
Fall: September 13 - October 26, 2017
About the Program
In Ireland, a country where innovation, inventiveness, and opportunity abound, you will see how the Irish have tackled some of their most challenging environmental and economic problems. In this program, we will explore how the richly traditional Ireland continues to influence the thriving culture of her people. To do this, you will study Irish culture in a course at Maynooth University and take an analytical thinking and writing course with a UF faculty member that focuses on innovation in business and on the work of social entrepreneurs in Ireland. Along with the classes, you will travel across Ireland, where you will visit start-up and major businesses, innovation programs, and many cultural sites.
About the Location
Originally established in 1795 as St. Patrick's College, Maynooth University is the second oldest university in Ireland. In the last two decades, the university has gone through a major expansion, constructing some of Ireland's most renowned teaching, research, accommodation, and support facilities. Located just 20 minutes west of Dublin in Ireland's only university town, Maynooth University creates an ideal setting for those who desire a prestigious yet close-knit environment.