Studying in Ireland
The Irish Experience (HU2661)

Prerequisites for HU2661: 1000-level HU, EN1011/1015, FY Studies (or permission of instructor)

+/-July 4-25, 2015

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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.



Country Handbook

Travel Information


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 Erin Craw, Associate 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