This program is not yet accepting applications, as the program's budget has not yet been finalized. Please contact the Program Director listed below for more information on when it is likely to open.
Summer 2020 Dates TBD
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
Imagine this: an intensive, multi-genre, creative writing workshop, with Dublin as the classroom and the landscape and culture of Ireland as inspiration! In addition to the creative writing workshop, students will be immersed in Irish literature, drama, visual arts, music and culture. When not on the campus of Trinity College, students will have the opportunity to explore all that the great city of Dublin has to offer - in addition to day visits to both Sligo and Cork.
From Saint Patrick's Cathedral to the James Joyce Museum, students will visit some of the richest historically literary places of the world. Students will experience Ireland not as a tourist, but as an adventurous student and writer! All University of Kentucky students are welcome to apply.
For a draft of the day-by-day itinerary, click here!
- Write poems inspired by works in the National Gallery of Ireland.
- Visit the James Joyce Museum and see literary artifacts up close at the Dublin Writers Museum.
- Wander the stacks in the library of Trinity College and visit Saint Patrick's Cathedral, the final resting place of Jonathan Swift.
- Take a day visit out to both Sligo and Cork and see the Sligo Abbey, Yeats' building and grave, and the Munster Literary Center!
This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
- Students will enroll in ENG 207/407/507: Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing: Ireland (3 credit hours).
- All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in off-campus international student residences at Trinity College in Dublin.
Each residence will include a shared kitchen and living room, and internet access, and each residence building includes laundry facilities. A welcome and farewell meal will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and WorldStrides ISA Custom Programs (ISA). Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with ISA. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.