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|ENGLISH, HEALTH, HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION, LITERATURE, NURSING, PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL WORK||Program Catagory:||WKU Partner Program|
Ireland: One Island, Two Countries May 28 – June 12, 2018
Program Base Price: $2,899 - $2,999
Optional Group Airfare: $599 - $849
Dates: May 28 – June 12, 2018
Scholarships: Yes (see scholarships page)
Study across an island divided by a border, but joined in history. The program takes you to both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. From Dublin, the capital of the Republic, we’ll uncover the cultural significance behind Glendalough, Trinity College and places made famous by such writers as James Joyce and Jonathan Swift.
Then we’ll head to Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom), tracking the history of Ireland, ancient and modern, stopping at the magnificent coastal World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway, and visiting locations associated more recently with the Troubles in Belfast and Derry.
Then it’s off to the beauty of the mountains, valleys and islands of the West of Ireland where Gaelic and traditional music can still be heard. Discover the beauty and the tragedy, the history and the hope that define this land still struggling to be united.
The schedule, subject to change, includes stays in Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Sligo (or nearby), and a city in west Ireland. Accommodations are typically in dormitory housing in Dublin and in hotels, thereafter. Included are day trips to such locations as Glendalough/Powerscourt House and Aran Islands.
- en-suite accommodations in single rooms (Dublin) and twin rooms (with occasional use of multi–bedded rooms) for the remainder of the program
- local transport pass in Dublin (LEAP card)
- health and emergency evacuation insurance
- most program excursions, course-related activities and entrances
- daily breakfast and some additional meals
A GROUP TRAVEL OPTION through CCSA is available at additional cost and includes:
- Round trip air transportation from one of CCSA’s designated US departure cities.
- Round trip ground transportation between the destination/departure airport(s) and the accommodation sites.
English / Literature
We will visit the homes of William Butler Yeats (Thoor Ballylee) and Lady Augusta Gregory (Coole Parke), the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove, and two Seamus Heaney sites. Come to appreciate Irish literature in your ?deep heart's core? (as Yeats would say) in context in Ireland. Students should expect to walk up to 4 miles per day.
English / Literature / History / Celtic Studies
Our reading and exploration will allow us to understand how artists from medieval times to the current day tell stories that record the mythology of the past and also remake it to speak to the concerns of the their contemporary audience.
Nursing / Healthcare Administration / Social Work
Public Health / Race & Ethnicity / Nursing / Rehabilitation & Therapy