Maynooth University, Ireland

Maynooth University  is Ireland´s fastest growing university and it is located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin. With about 12,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth University offers a great range of programmes as well as an international atmosphere.

I spent my Erasmus semester at Maynooth University in autumn 2018. Students can choose from a grand variety of courses; I attended some classes for my intercultural module as well as some courses in Area Studies concerning Irish culture and history. The university provides a social and friendly atmosphere; there are over 100 clubs and societies which range from topics like Harry Potter to sports like archery or trampoline.

Maynooth is a university town with about 15,000 inhabitants. The beautiful campus is the heart of the town and slightly resembles Hogwarts. Dublin can be reached easily by bus or train and several nature reserves and excursion destinations located around Dublin, such as Howth, the Wicklow Mountains or Bray, offer the opportunity to go on hikes and trips and enjoy the Irish nature.

Ann-Kathrin Polenz, Studentin B.A. Kultur und Wirtschaft: Anglistik/Amerikanistik

School of Humanities – International

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