WCCCSA

Washington State Community College Consortium For Study Abroad

Ireland

Posted by Cory Anthony On February - 17 - 2016

Application Deadline: May 15, 2016 ($200 deposit); balance due July 15, 2016. Please contact your campus coordinator for more information about the 2-week Ireland program.

Program Dates: September 3 – 17, 2016 (2 weeks & 5 credit Irish Life & Culture course)

Experience the magic of western Ireland in the surfing village of Bundoran, in Donegal, two minutes from the ocean. The program includes guided field trips to many places of interest, including Yeats Country, the O’Donnell Castle at Donegal Town, Sligo City, Parkes Castle and Glencar waterfall, Newgrange and the Boyne Valley, the Irish peat bogs, and the folk village of Glencolmcille.

Students will also visit Northern Ireland’s Derry City, including a walking tour of the Bogside and the 17th century city walls. Northern Ireland has dominated Irish politics in the late twentieth century, and the current peace process is a valuable model for the discussion of global conflict resolution. Students will have the opportunity to meet people who were involved in the Northern Ireland conflict.

The program concludes with a guided excursion to Dublin City with a walking tour, and visits to the National Museum of Ireland and Oscar Wilde’s home.

 

COURSES: Classes are conducted on the campus of the Institute for Study Abroad (ISA)-Ireland, by Niamh Hamill Ph.D., lecturer in Irish History and Culture.  Classes are informal, interesting and include history, literature, Gaelic Language, Irish songs & context for the afternoon field trips. A service learning experience is also included, along with a full cultural program of Gaelic language, Irish sports, Irish music, mythology, theatre tickets, and an Irish movie experience.

PROGRAM FEES: Based on an enrollment of 15 or more participants, the fee per person is $2,300. This includes all lectures, field trips, admission fees, private coach transport, all breakfasts and evening meals. This fee excludes airfare, tuition, mandatory medical travel insurance, passport or visa fees, meals other than those listed, personal expenses, and anything not specified.

 

HOUSING

Accommodation on campus is in apartments, maximum of 3 students to each apartment. Most apartments have one room with twin beds and one room with a double bed. If any student or visitor wishes to have a private apartment, this is possible for an extra supplement of 200 USD per person. Towels are provided.

DATES & DEADLINE

Program Dates: September 3 – 17, 2016 (2 weeks & 5 credit Irish Life & Culture course)

Application deadline: May 15, 2016 ($200 deposit)

Payment Schedule: Balance due July 15, 2016

COSTS

Program Fees: $2,300

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • College tuition and fees (paid to student’s home campus)
  • Passport fees (and visa fees, if applicable)
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Spending money

ORIENTATION

Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location:  TBA

What to Bring: Students need to bring (a) a signed copy of the Student Guidelines, (b) a copy of your passport, (c) flight itineraries, (d) a notepad to take notes, and (e) questions.

Student participants should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever they feel should attend with them. Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be served.