Ireland: Literary Dublin

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Summer Study Abroad Program: ENGL 565.01 Literary Dublin 2024

The UNH “Literary Dublin” Summer Program allows students to spend five days pre-departure learning about Irish history and culture
and reading its contemporary literature before departing for 10 days in country at the University College Dublin (UCD). Program
benefits include:

  • Earn 4 UNH credits toward an English major or toward the 128 credits needed for graduation
  • Complete your Discovery HUMA requirement
  • Experience 20th- and 21st-century literature firsthand 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
  • Boost confidence in living in an overseas place (for a short time) among various non-American cultures and ideologies
  • Enjoy living in UCD’s modern dorms: each student gets their own bedroom and bathroom; four units open into a common sitting area

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Program dates

June 17-June 21, 2024 on Zoom; depart for Dublin June 24, 2024 and leave Dublin July 4, 2024

Information Session

Thursday, February 8th from 12:40-2:00 PM in Hamilton Smith Room 205

Application Deadline

March 5, 2024

Deposit deadline

March 15, 2024

How to apply Financial Aid/scholarships


Cristy Beemer
Associate Professor of English

Michael Merrill
Education Abroad Advisor

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.