Community Outreach & Enrichment Programs

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Au Pair Program

Audit one or two undergraduate courses, on a space available basis, during the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

The Inspired Writer: Distinguished Author Series

Satisfy your intellectual curiosity and passion for literature while meeting renowned contemporary writers from around the world. Each Inspired Writer Series presentation includes an interactive talk, book reading, and book signing with an exemplary guest author.

Introduction To Irish Language

The heart and soul of any people is in their language and is the key to understanding their history and culture. Be part of the Irish language renaissance and register for Fairfield University’s “Introduction to Irish Language” course. For more information and to register for the class, email Elizabeth Hastings at

Manhattan Art Tour

Meet artists, visit galleries, experience popular museum exhibits as you explore the ever-changing, innovative, and exciting art scene in New York City during Fairfield’s spring and fall semesters.

Open Vision Forum

For more than two decades, Fairfield University’s Open VISIONS Forum has presented some of the premiere names in art, music, literature, politics, and modern culture. Hosted in the Quick Center for the Arts, each interactive, town hall-style lecture features a global thought leader – a nationally or internationally renowned guest speaker – who engages audiences in enlightening, educational, and thought-provoking dialogue.

Summer Writers Conference

Inspire the writer within and join award-winning faculty from Fairfield University's low-residency MFA for a four-day conference on the scenic and inspirational Enders Island, located off the coast of Mystic, CT, July 19 - 23, 2019.

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