Studying in Ireland
The Irish Experience (HU2661)

Prerequisites for HU2661: EN1011 or EN1015, First Year Studies class, 1000-level Humanities class (or permission of instructor)

+/- June 15-July 5, 2014 

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Pair this program with studying in The Netherlands or the U.K.

Program Director:  Steve Carmichae
Academic Director:  Mike Hutcheson  

Goal: to explore the rich history & culture of Ireland while living & traveling in Ireland

  • Study the history of Ireland while living in & experiencing 21st century Irish culture
  • Spend 2 weeks in the lively university town of Galway & 1 week in the busy capital city of Dublin
  • Alternate days in the classroom with all-day field trips, including ancient forts & tombs, museums, medieval churches, castle, & a prison

Special Considerations

  • Program involves lots of walking in all kinds of weather
  • Class is often held in the field or on the street
  • Requirements include 10 pages of edited writing by the end of the 3 weeks (academic support is available)
  • Students live in residence halls and shop for/prepare many of their own meals



Country Handbook

Travel Information


Cost for the trip is $6,000* and includes:

  • group flights
  • in-country transportation
  • field trips and housing
  • some group meals
  • price does not include individual spending money
  • limited financial aid is available (contact Jennifer Desmarais, Director of Financial Aid)

* Discounts for students who enroll in multiple summer study abroad programs.  Pair this program with studying in The Netherlands or the U.K.


Peg Alden, Ed.D.
Director of International Education
Administration Building, Rm 218