Immerse yourself in Irish culture and environment with an international perspective.
Explore the Dingle Peninsula and all it has to offer.
Discover the landscape that has inspired philosophers, poets, and writers for thousands of years.
Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom.
Offered Fall Semester, January Short Term, May Short Term, and Spring Semester
The Fall semester in Dingle is an excellent time to experience the town when tourism slows down and students are able to establish much better friendships with local merchants. With rather warm weather, Ireland remains green throughout the Fall season and temperatures range from 55 degrees (F) in September to 48 degrees (F) in early December. While there are not an abundance of trees on the Dingle peninsula, heather and other bushes turn to brilliant colors. Students studying in Dingle for the semester are able to experience other areas of Ireland with trips to Galway and Dublin.
The Spring semester in Dingle begins after the New Year’s parties have left; Dingle is one of the most sought-after places to celebrate the new year. The early Spring semester has far fewer tourists so students are able to get to know local merchants and strike up many friendships in town. Dingle has a moderate climate and temperatures range from 45 degrees (F) in early February to 55 degrees (F) by April. Students studying for a full semester in Dingle are able to experience other places around Ireland, with trips to Galway, Dublin, and an extended trip to London.
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.
January Short Term
Spend the beginning of January in Dingle as we welcome in the New Year. Join us for a two week intensive program offers a range of courses in the arts and humanities, education, and tourism.