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Studying in Ireland

HIS2711: The Irish Experience

Prerequisites: EDU1001/1011, WRT1011, and a 1000-level History, Art History, Philosophy, or Religion course, (or permission of instructor)

Dates: June 15 to July 6, 2019

Check out the Summer 2019 Ireland blog!

2019 Program Documents:

Program Overview

Primary goal: to explore the rich historical and literary culture of Ireland while living and traveling in Ireland

  • Study the cultural history of Ireland from 1800 to the present while living in and experiencing 21st century Irish culture.
  • Spend ten days in the busy capital city of Dublin and ten days in the lively university town of Galway.
  • Alternate days in the classroom with field trips to museums, country homes, the National Theatre, a castle, a prison, and the Aran Islands.

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 regular reading assignments, keeping a reading log (3-4 pages turned in each week) and the choice of writing a final paper or taking a written exam. Academic support is available.
  • Students live in residence halls and shop for/prepare many of their own meals.


Program Map

Map of Ireland showing Dublin and Galway

Program Leaders

Photo of Sarah Glennon

Program Director: Sara Glennon

Photo of Mike Hutcheson 

Academic Director: Mike Hutcheson

Program Cost

The Ireland program fee is $6,000* and includes:

  • 3-credit course
  • Group flights
  • In-country transportation
  • Field trips and housing
  • Health insurance for the duration of the program
  • Some meals: one lunch and two dinners, as well as breakfasts for the 10 days in Galway

Estimated additional costs: about $500 – 600.

Student spending can vary depending on the individual. Additional costs include:

  • Most meals (about 10 breakfasts, 20 lunches, and 19 dinners). Budget-friendly restaurant options are often available, and students will have access to a kitchen, including a microwave, in all their accommodations.
  • Free time activities
  • Cell phone costs, if students plan to activate a roaming plan or purchase a local SIM card
  • Souvenirs, gifts, etc.
  • Additional luggage fees beyond the first checked bag

Flights for this program will depart from Boston or the New York area. A shuttle bus will be provided from Landmark campus. Some students may incur additional costs to get to the departure airport to meet the group.

*Discounts for students enrolled in back-to-back summer study abroad programs. Pair this program with Scotland.

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