January, May and Semester Programs
SHU in Dingle offers two study-abroad options: short-term intensive programs in early January and mid-May and semester programs in the fall and spring, both of which are open to SHU and external students. The two-week intensive program offers a range of courses in the arts and humanities, sciences, business and professional fields. The semester abroad program offers courses focusing on Irish and Celtic history, culture, language, spirituality, and music. In addition, discipline-specific semesters have been developed for students majoring in biology, communication & media arts, nursing and psychology.
For first-year students, there is a foundational study abroad experience offered at the SHU in Dingle campus – the Pre-fall “Heart” in Ireland program. Pre-fall participants spend eight days surrounded by the natural beauty of the Dingle peninsula and immersed in a journey complete with guided reflections led by a SHU faculty member, cultural excursions, archaeological tours, music, hiking, and interactions with the Irish-speaking locals.
Course offerings in all programs include local field trips and community-based projects that give students the opportunity to learn firsthand the lessons and theories of the classroom. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in internships connected to a wide variety of majors. Complementing the academic program, excursions and cultural activities are included in both study-abroad options to provide students with a living experience of Irish culture and history.
While in Dingle, students will live in Glor na Habhann or Dingle Marina Cottages, fully furnished townhouse-style residences, just a few minutes walk from the SHU classroom building and markets, tourist attractions, and other amenities. Each residence includes a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, two bathrooms, television, and wireless internet service. Group dinners and/ or vouchers redeemable at participating pubs, restaurants and markets at Dingle are included in the program. Students may also prepare meals in their fully furnished kitchens. Groceries are available for purchase at local markets located within ten minutes walking distance from student housing.
The John Moriarty Institute for Ecology and Spirituality
The John Moriarty Institute for Ecology and Spirituality, which is also housed at the SHU in Dingle campus, will provide resources and present lectures allowing students to reflect on the ideas of John Moriarty. The institute will also sponsor study groups, workshops, monastic retreats, and adult educational tours in Dingle, Killarney, and Galway.
For detailed information about our programs, visit the Office of Global Affairs program pages: