Personal Enrichment Programs with Fairfield University

Close to several major metropolitan areas, Fairfield University is a natural hub for intellectual and cultural activity, attracting distinguished teachers and speakers from around the country and the world. With such an engaging learning environment, students of all ages come to us from a broad range of backgrounds and interests to pursue personal enrichment. You can:

  • Learn for a Lifetime. Explore the world of arts and humanities by auditing a wide spectrum of undergraduate courses during the semester and attending the summer week of learning from June 6 - June 10, 2016. Spring Open House to select courses to audit will be held in the Kelley Center Lobby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
  • Be part of the Irish language renaissance!  The heart and soul of any people is in their language and is the key to understanding their history and way of thinking. Introduction to Irish Language will be offered. For more information and to register for the class, please email Elizabeth Hastings at or phone (203) 254-4000 ext. 2688.
  • Enjoy our Manhattan Art Tour. Meet artists, visit galleries, and see museum exhibits to gain greater insights  as you explore the ever-changing, innovative and exciting art scene in New York City during the spring and fall semesters.
  • Inspire The Writer Within and attend the Summer Writers Conference. Learn from award-winning faculty on the scenic and inspirational Enders Island off Mystic, CT between July 15 - July 19, 2016. 
  • Au Pair Program - Audit one or two 3 credit undergraduate courses, on a space available basis, during the fall, spring or summer semesters! Spring 2016 Open House for Au Pairs to select and register to audit spring courses will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Kelley Center Lobby from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please call Elizabeth Hastings at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2688.
  • Satisfy your intellectual curiosity through The Inspired Writer: The Distinguished Author Series and meet renowned, contemporary writers.
  • Attend the Open VISIONS Forum, featuring nationally recognized speakers. With more than a decade of hosting some of the premiere names in art, music, literature, politics, and modern culture, the Open VISIONS Forum offers programs that engage and enlighten.
  • Courses for Personal and Professional enrichment: To expand your knowledge in a wide range of subject areas - in the arts and sciences, business, engineering or nursing - take a course at Fairfield and inspire your life. Review our courses and convenient schedules.

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