Studying in Ireland
The Irish Experience (HU2661 / HU3661*)

Prerequisites for HU2661: EN1011 or EN1015, First Year Studies class, 1000-level Humanities class (or permission of instructor)
Prerequisites for HU3661: three 2000-level classes with a C or higher

+/-July 4-25, 2014

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Pair this program with studying in The Netherlands.


Program Director: Sara Glennon        
Academic Director: Mike Hutcheson 

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

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

Special Considerations

  • The 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 three weeks. (Academic support is available.)
  • Students live in residence halls and shop for/prepare many of their own meals.

Syllabus--coming soon

Itinerary--coming soon

Country Handbook--coming soon

Travel Information--coming soon


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

  • 3-credit class
  • 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)

* 3000-level class is pending final approval.

** Discounts for students who enroll in multiple summer study abroad programs. Pair this program with studying in The Netherlands for a 6-week/6-credit European experience.


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