First-Year Abroad

Business, Leadership, and Innovation in Dublin

A Study Abroad Experience for incoming First-Year Students 

First-Year Abroad

Marymount University is excited to offer incoming first-year students the opportunity to travel abroad as a part of this introductory business course, MGT 123. This unique opportunity will allow students to travel together as a class with a Marymount Business faculty member and staff. 

Learn the ins and outs of doing business in an increasingly connected world with a class that blends cultural exploration, guest lectures, reflective reasoning and discussions. Led and taught by MU School of Business professor Dr. Catherine England, this course will be part of students’ standard course load in the fall, but will offer students the unique opportunity to travel as a group prior to Marymount’s New Student Orientation in August.

Study Abroad & Program Benefits

  • Gain independence and increased self-confidence
  • Hone your intercultural communication skills 
  • Boost your résumé and increase your employability 
  • Make friends and connect with faculty and staff before your first semester

Travel Dates

August 7-16, 2021*

* Mandatory program orientation will take place on Thursday, August 5 and Friday, August 6. Students who are living on-campus will be able to move into their housing on Thursday, August 5

Living Learning Community (Optional)

As part of this program, students are encouraged to take advantage of a special Living Learning Community (LLC) called the Global Village. Students who choose to take advantage of this LLC will live in Ostapenko Hall, amongst fellow classmates and participants on this program. They will have the opportunity to move in early and they will have access to living and learning experiences that are designed exclusively for them! 

Application Process

Please click here to apply to the program.

Please note that students must apply for admission to Marymount University prior to submitting their application for this study abroad program. Please click here to apply to Marymount University or to log in to your application.  

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Program Cost

The estimated program fee for this program is $1,000. The program fee includes: 

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Double occupancy accommodation
  • Transportation from MU to and from airport
  • Course-related activities and excursions 
  • On-site transportation
  • Some meals
  • Emergency travel insurance

* Program cost is subject to change and does not include other out-of-pocket expenses.*

Passport Information

Please note that students who do not have a current passport are welcome and encouraged to apply. Please also be aware that if your passport expiration date is before February 16, 2022, you will need to renew your passport. If you do not have a current passport, you must apply early. It may take as long as 12 weeks for processing. You are responsible for all costs associated with your passport. 

International Students

International students are welcome to apply; however, please be aware that visa and entrance requirements may vary according to your country of citizenship. The Center for Global Engagement will be able to provide supporting documentation for a visa application, but it is the responsibility of the student to work with the International Student and Scholar Office to ensure that such authorizations and documents are obtained prior to departure.

A Note on Covid-19 

Please note that the CGE continues to assess the safety and feasibility of student and faculty travel. We continually monitor the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of State, and we make all decisions in accordance with these guidelines. If it is decided that this program will not be able to run, students will be notified as soon as possible. In the event that the program must be cancelled, students will NOT be charged the program fee and will have the option to enroll in the larger course section.