Ireland: Literary Dublin

Dublin castle

Summer Study Abroad Program: ENGL 565.01 Literary Dublin 2022

The UNH “Literary Dublin” Summer Program allows students to spend five days pre-departure, on Zoom, learning about Irish history and culture and reading its contemporary literature before exploring Dublin, for 10 days, staying at the Village Residences of the University College Dublin (UCD). Program benefits include:

  • Experience 20th- and 21st-century literature first-hand while exploring the cosmopolitan city of Dublin and its surroundings
  • Ask and explain what is meant by “Irish” to discover the many identities in Ireland beyond that of the Celt, including Jewish, African and Asian Irish.
  • Gain an appreciation of Ireland’s many challenges of self- and other identity related to its location, conquest, colonization, emigration, religions, and recent global immigration
  • If you have Irish heritage, research your genealogy
  • Understand the interconnections among Ireland and America
  • Appreciate and respect the culture, people, and places of Ireland
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Program dateS

May 23-27, 2022 on Zoom; depart for Dublin May 30, 2022 and leave Dublin June 9, 2022

Information Session

Tuesday, February 15, 12:40-1:30, Ham Smith 108

Friday, March 4, 12:10-1:00, Ham Smith 108

Application Deadline

March 15, 2022

Deposit deadline

March 30, 2022

How to apply Financial Aid/scholarships


Monica Chiu
Professor of English
Phone: (603) 862-1058

Michael Merrill
Education Abroad Advisor
Phone: (603) 862-4788

At the time of application, all students are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • At least 12 credits earned at UNH
    • Freshmen students not meeting the 12-credit requirement may be allowed to participate in the program. Approval is needed from both the Program Faculty Director. Contact the COLA Center for Study Abroad for guidance.
  • A declared major
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    • Students who do not have a declared major or who have an established GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 may still apply. Admission will be at the discretion of the program faculty director.
  • Good standing with the Student Conduct System
    • A student who is on probation, regardless of the underlying violation, must successfully petition through the Academic Standards and Advising Committee (ASAC) for permission to participate. Students who have had a past violation will also be required to petition. Please contact your Dean’s Office for more guidance and the petition form, if needed.

The program includes walking tours, one cultural fieldtrip to Neolithic remnants outside Dublin, museums, and opportunities to explore the very safe city of Dublin with peers and on your own.

The week before departure, classes meet three hours daily Monday through Friday; after this Zoom week concludes, we meet in Dublin the following Monday to learn actively through a a possible lecture by Dublin-based faculty and by visiting museums in the city, cultural and historical sites, and city squares.

Students will earn four English credit hours upon the completion of the program to fulfill English major or minor credits or four credits toward the 128 needed for graduation from UNH. This is course is not designated as Writing Intensive nor does it fulfill Discovery credits in World Cultures.

Students will register for ENGL 565: Literary Dublin. The 4-credit course will begin by Zoom stateside (3 hours of Zoom class time daily, plus homework) and continue, in person, in Dublin for 10 nights hence. Through writing, reading, on-site visits and a host of lectures by guest speakers from English, history, anthropology and migrant studies, students will gain an appreciation of Ireland's many challenges of self- and other identity related  to its location, colonization, religions and global immigration. The predominantly twenty- and twenty-first-century course selections are brought to life on site. Daily classroom meetings will take place at the University College of Dublin.


Founded by the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, today’s Dublin is both an ancient city and home to Europe's youngest population. Ireland’s capital city is also an important commercial and economic center, making it the ideal place to gain hands-on experience through internships, service learning, and volunteering. See centuries of British influence as you explore Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, spacious parks, and impressive public buildings. Live where generations of famous Irish playwrights, writers, musicians, and singers have found inspiration. Get to know the city’s modern-day mix of recent immigrants from around the world, all set in the rich context of Irish culture. When you study abroad in Dublin, the opportunities to immerse into the city’s unique mix of old and new are endless.

Estimated Summer 2022 Program Costs


Tuition/4 credits


Registration and Tech Fees


In-state Undergrad

$1884 ($471/cr.)

€630.37 at current exchange rate: $745.76

Registration: $20
Tech: $26


Out-of-state Undergrad

$2072 ($518/cr.)

€630.37 at current exchange rate: $745.76

Registration: $20
Tech: $26


  • UNH Tuition (4 UNH credits): $1,884 for NH residents, $2,072 for out-of-state residents
  • Room & board, excursions, on-site orientation (estimated): $600
  • UNH mandatory fees
    • Study Away Administrative Fee: $100
    • International Healthl Insurance and Travel Assistance Plan Fee: $70
    • Technology Fee: $26
    • Registration Fee: $20

Total payable to UNH for NH residents: ~ $2,700
Total payable to UNH for out-of-state residents: ~ $,2888

The program fee covers: 10-nights lodging and all tours, entrance fees, two dinners.

Not included: Airfare; public transportation in Dublin; meals other than the two mentioned above; other travel not in the itinerary; an international plan for mobile phones (students are required to have mobile phones for Emergency reasons).

Payment Info and Refund Policy

$100 non-refundable deposit will be due from all accepted students no later than March 30, 2022. This payment will be credited towards the final tuition bill.