Welcome to Dublin, a city that's as intimate as a village and as friendly as an Irish pub. Framed by mountains, centered on a river and edged by a beautiful bay, the city's streets and alleys are filled with vibrant art and historic buildings, hip cafés and traditional "old man" pubs, as Dubliners call them. Walk the streets and you'll feel the energy of over 1,000 years of history, as echoes of the Vikings mix with buzzing boutiques, cobbled streets reverberate with the sounds of buskers, and 18th century parks play host to festivals, film and food markets.

Dublin is a resoundingly social place, packed with culture, creativity and craic (fun). You'll see it in the busy pubs, in the rolling nightlife scene, in the music and in the chat. But this ancient gem basks in natural beauty, too. Head out beyond the city, and the UNESCO Biosphere of Dublin Bay opens up with coastal walks, little villages, wide sea views and rugged mountain backdrops. Take to the Dublin mountains for a hike, go rock-climbing in Dalkey Quarry, walk the cliff path at Howth or join the Dublin hardcore who sea-swim whatever the weather. There's an adventure around every corner.

Business at the Technological University Dublin in Ireland


This exciting exchange in Dublin, is open to CSI business majors only.  The Technological University Dublin (TUD), founded in 1887, has been recognized as a pioneer in technological higher education. Being located at the heart of the social, cultural and business life of Ireland’s capital city, Technological University Dublin provides rich opportunities for intellectual and personal development. TUD is Ireland’s largest higher educational institution with over 22,000 students studying across its four faculties—Art and Tourism, Business, Engineering and Built Environment, and Science and Health. 

Information Sheet
Advisor Gonzalo Villena
Advisor Email
Minimum GPA 2.75
Class Standing 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior, 5 Graduate
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English
Areas of Study Accounting, Business, Business Design, Business Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics
Housing Option Independent Housing
Program Open to CSI Students


This is a business exchange and is therefore only open to students prepared to take a full semester of coursework in business classes. This exchange is only open to currently enrolled CSI students.

TUD Degrees are based on a 3 or 4 year programs of study. Students take a planned set of core and optional modules on a year by year basis. Unlike other countries, Irish Students have a defined path of study set out from the start. Each Program is managed as a coherent offering by the School/Department within the College.

Full-time students are required to study 60 European credits (ECTS) per year - 30 per semester. This is roughly equivalent to 15 US college credits.

You can use the Undergraduate course search on TUD's website to find course options. Here are some useful terms in determining which courses you are eligible for:

PROGRAMME = Degree - it could be 2, 3 or 4 years long

MODULE = course - usually a module which is worth 5 ECTS (3 US credits) has 2-3 contact hours per week

As an Exchange student you can choose from across different programs and levels. Since you are allowed to choose from across different programs, you will notice that in the Module Catalogues the same module is offered various times - this is to give you a wider range of choice in terms of schedule. There are more than 300 modules in the TUD Module Catalogue on offer to you as a Visiting student.

This can be a confusing process as the courses are listed very differently than US students are used to. If you have questions, contact the Center for Global Engagement (



There are several options for finding housing around TUD. Please visit studentsupport/accommodation to learn more about the different housing options. Students pay for housing upon arrival in Ireland.


Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture. Dublin is also the city with the youngest population in Europe, allowing you to explore all it has to offer alongside a population of primarily 20-somethings.


The program is open to CSI students only, who major in business, who are in good academic and student standing at CSI, and who have a minimum 2.75 GPA. These exchange programs require a certain level of maturity, independence, seriousness of purpose, and an ability to adapt to new environmental and academic conditions, and therefore require an in-person campus interview. Late admission can only be considered on a space by space basis. 

Dates & Costs

Please note all dates and costs are subject to change. Students accepted to the exchange program will be registered for a minimum of 12 study abroad credits per semester and pay CSI tuition before departure. Below are some estimated additional costs you should be aware of.

All exchange students should pay CSI the cost of the mandatory CISI health insurance even if the students have their own insurance or the host institution/country requires a different one.

   Fall     Late September - Late January    
    Spring     Late January - Late May
    Academic Year          Mid-September - Late May


    Airfare     $800-1200
    Housing     $2000-3500    
    Meals     $1500-3000
    Miscellaneous Expenses.        $1500

(Above costs do not include independent travel.)

Application deadlines:
Fall:          March 1
Spring:     October 1
Please ask for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

Arts and Sciences at Maynooth University in Maynooth, Ireland


Maynooth University offers a great semester and summer program opportunity with a comprehensive liberal arts and science offering.  Maynooth University is Ireland’s fastest growing university with over 11,000 students from more than 90 countries. MU is located on the fringes of Dublin in the quaint town of Maynooth, Ireland’s only university town. MU boasts a tradition of academic excellence in the humanities and sciences tracing back to 1795.

Maynooth offers a suite of selective programs across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and the Sciences. Please visit the Maynooth website for a comprehensive overview of the exciting programs open to Maynooth study abroad students.

Watch the Maynooth video here.

Semester program details can be seen on the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) site here:
Summer program details can be seen the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) site here:
You can read summer details below.
NOTE - Program offering, costs, and dates for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 will be similar to that of 2018-2019.  Likewise, summer 2019 will be similar to the 2018 summer session.  We will update info on this site soon.

Information Sheet
Advisor John Dunleavy
Advisor Email
Minimum GPA 2.5
Class Standing 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply 12
Language of Instruction English
Areas of Study Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Business Design, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Finance, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, International Business, International Relations, Latin, Latin American Studies, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Media Studies, Music, Music Studio Art, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Spanish
Housing Option Dorm, Homestay
Program Open to CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students


Semester Academic Options
Course offerings for Maynooth's semester can be found on their website.  Courses are available in the following areas Arts, Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Mathematics.  

There are also certificate programs available in International Business and Irish Cultural Heritage.  

Summer Program Academics

Maynooth University International Summer School (MUISS)

The Maynooth University International Summer School is Ireland’s most flexible summer package. Offering students the chance to build-their-own-adventure, the International Summer School offers classes from 9 academic disciplines. Summer school instructors are experienced and enthusiastic experts in their field and teach 40 contact hours over the 4 weeks, with class 4 days a week, 5 hours per day.

Courses carry either 5 ECTS or 7.5 ECTS.
5 ECTS can equate to 3 US credits but please check with your home advisor.

Eligibility: Students must be sophomores, juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 545 (paper based) or equivalent is required if English is not your first language.

Students pick two courses to take as part of this summer school program - one from 'Stream A' and one from 'Stream B'

AN 303/Anthropology: 5 ECTS - Stream A
Introduction to the Anthropology of Ireland

In this class, students explore Ireland’s economic, social and cultural challenges and look at how Ireland’s present-day multiplicity intersects with the traditional image of rural, mono cultural and Catholicism. The class analyses manifestations of Irish culture such as dance and language, how they are reproduced, and what meanings they hold.

MN 313/Business: 5 ECTS - Stream A
International Marketing 

This class focuses on marketing management in global organizations and introduces students to the nature and complexity of international marketing strategy. Students will identify opportunities and challenges associated with expansion into new geographical markets and formulate strategies for product development and promotion.  

MN 329/Business: 5 ECTS - Stream B
Social Media

This class addresses the many issues surrounding the use of social media in business and marketing channels, exploring how individuals and firms navigate social media to gain a competitive edge. It undertakes a practical examination of how to make use of social media for the purposes of customer acquisition, information gathering, the maintenance of business contacts, market design, and decision-making.

MN 215/Business: 5 ECTS - Stream B
International Business

This class focuses on international aspects in management theory and literature. Students will discuss approaches to ethics, negotiation, motivation, and management and leadership across countries, considering the importance of understanding and embracing difference across countries.

EC 217/Economics: 5 ECTS - Stream A
Economics of the European Union

* prerequisite: introductory course in microeconomics
This class provides an overview of EU institutions and policies, including a brief history of the EU an insights into current challenges facing the Union.  Students will learn about the economic theory of preferential trade areas, the EU’s key policies, and their impact on the outside world.

EN010/English: 7.5 ECTS - Stream A
Public Speaking and Communication

This course introduces students to the key elements of communication, providing practical experience in the preparation and presentation of speeches. It improves critical learning skills and enables the development of core professional communication skills.

EN 272/English: 5 ECTS - Stream A
Creative Writing

In this class students are introduced to writing, both poetry and prose. The class focuses on the practicalities of writing, editing and giving and taking criticism of work. Students will produce writing for discussion and criticism and work on developing these extracts in response. Students will also look critically at the work of established writers.

EN 254/English: 5 ECTS - Stream B
Modern Irish Literature

In this class, students will discuss a number of exemplary works from the early decades of the twentieth century, a period of remarkable creativity in Irish writing. Students will explore the complex relationship between literature, culture and politics in this formative period of Irish history. 

GY 313/Geography: 5 ECTS - Stream A
Climate Change

This physical geography class addresses the causes and consequences of climate change. It examines the various techniques that calculate long-term perspectives, and how climatic fluctuations have social, economic and political consequences. The implications of modelling-based projections are analysed, as are options to mitigate future global warming.

GY357/Geography: 5 ECTS - Stream B
Women, Gender and Society

This class introduces students to historical, sociological, geographical and political perspectives on women and gender, and to contemporary debates about gender and society. Students will learn about the main trends in gender inequality on a global scale.

HY 273/History: 5 ECTS - Stream A
Ireland and the Great Famine

In this class students are introduced to the causes and consequences of the 1845-1853 Great Irish Famine. The class examines the economic, social and political background, as well as public and private reactions, and the changes in Irish society resultant from the famine.

HY 254/History: 5 ECTS - Stream B
Pilgrimage, Travel and Tourism in Ireland

This class examines a range of key historical themes in pilgrimage, travel and tourism, wider social, economic and political contexts, fluctuations in the numbers of people travelling, the significance of travel writing and the mid-nineteenth century development of railways and their role in facilitating greater mobility.

LS20/History/History of Art: 5 ECTS - Stream B
Art and Architecture in Ireland 1600-1900

This class surveys the main artistic and stylistic movements evident in Ireland in the period of 1600-1900. Students will identify key individuals, structures, designs, visual art and artefacts defining Ireland’s cultural landscape as it evolved over this 300-year period, within their social contexts. 

ID202/Nua Gaeilge: 7.5 ECTS - Stream A
The Cultural Heritage of Medieval Society
 - cannot be combined with ID201
This class introduces students to early cultural history, with an emphasis on the past as a foundation for the present, as well as the disseminations of cultural heritage. Students will assess the manipulation of history in relation to some of the great Irish prehistoric and early medieval locations.

ID201/Nua Gaeilge: 7.5 ECTS - Stream B
Introducing the Cultural Heritage of Early Ireland 
- cannot be combined with ID202
In this class students develop a broad understanding of early cultural heritage in the areas of archaeology, history and early Irish literature. Diverse and exciting aspects of Irish cultural history, as well as care, presentation and future development of important heritage sites are assessed. 

MC 102/Kennedy Institute: 5 ECTS - Stream B
Understanding Conflict: The Irish Experience

This class helps students understand the nature and impact of violent conflict, with special reference to the Irish situation. It incorporates concepts from Psychology, Sociology and Economics to explain origins, logic and motivations for violence. By looking at the Irish conflict, students will explore how it is possible to move from a situation of violent conflict towards a transformative peace. 


Transcripts are issued in mid-September once assessments have been corrected and the external examination board has met.


Attendance is obligatory. Credits will only be awarded to students with full attendance at the end of the program. 


SUMMER:  Summer school students all stay in Maynooth’s on-campus Village apartment-style residence. Students will enjoy a single room with shared washrooms, 2 per 5-room apartment. The apartments come with a shared living-kitchen space, stocked with key appliances and utensils. Bedrooms are supplied with towels and bed linen which is changed weekly. Laundry is available on site for a small charge.
SEMESTER:  Semester Study Abroad students have the option of living in Maynooth's high-quality on-campus rooms (space dependent) or with an Irish host family.


Activities and Field Trips

As part of the summer school students can enjoy participating in events on campus and beyond. Events hosted last summer included: Ceili night: Gaelic Football: Archery: Trampolining: Ultimate Frisbee: Pub Trivia nights.

In addition, day trips are included such as:

Dublin orientation – includes visits to Dublinia and either Kilmainham Gaol or Dublin Castle, as well as a chance to explore one of Europe’s most vibrant capital cities

Glendalough and Bray – soak up the beauty of one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions and its lakes and valleys before enjoying time at the beach!

Kilkenny – a charming medieval town, this day trip includes the chance to tour Kilkenny castle and explore Kilkenny’s winding medieval lanes, crammed with shops and cafes 

The MUISS program offers students the chance to truly build-their-own-adventures by selecting whether or not to join additional weekend trips around Ireland.

Full information is available here:


Student Life


Over fifty clubs and societies are active in Maynooth, providing many opportunities for students to get involved in social, cultural, and sporting activities. Student-run clubs form the core of the sports and recreation programs. The clubs and societies bring the campus to life in the evenings with events to suit everyone. The indoor sports hall and fully-equipped gymnasium accommodate a wide variety of indoor sporting activities including badminton, basketball, fencing, karate and racquet-ball. The sports hall is also the venue for the weekly aerobics and circuit training sessions.

Maynooth has a swimming pool as well as numerous playing fields which cater to outdoor sports such as hurling, soccer, camogie and rugby. The Canoe & Kayak Club make good use of the nearby River Liffey. There are a wide range of societies managed by students such as political parties, art, craft and design, comedy, music, drama, games and history. There is also a very active international student society that arranges social evenings and events for students. 


Second semester college freshman & up may apply.  SUMMER: A 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale required. 
SEMESTER: A 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale required.


Dates & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.  Please note all dates and costs are subject to change. 

Term Start / end dates Program cost
 Spring 2024
  •   January 29 - June 8, 2024
  • $13,695
 Summer 2024
  • Early July - Late July, 2024
  • $5,810
 Fall 2024
  •   September 15 - December 20, 2024
  • $13,695








* NOTE:  Non-CUNY and CUNY Non-New York State Resident students should contact program to confirm Program Costs above. These program costs may not apply.

Summer Costs Include: 
Tuition, housing, pre-departure and on-site orientations, field trips, administrative fees, sickness & accident insurance.

Summer Costs Do Not Include:
Airfare (approx. $700 - $1,200), Meals (approx. $700),  Personal Expenses (approx. $700)

Semester Costs Include: 
Tuition, housing, pre-departure and on-site orientations, field trips, administrative fees, sickness & accident insurance.

Semester Costs Do Not Include:
Airfare (approx. $700 - $1,200), Meals (approx. $1,200),  Personal Expenses (approx. $1,700), Irish Residence Permit (approx. $340) 

Application Deadlines:
Summer: March 15
Fall: March 15
Spring: October 15

Application Deadlines may be extended.

Please ask for application cycles currently open.