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Study Abroad Ireland ...adventures on the Emerald Isle

Students are eligible to receive 1 college credit during this 12 day seminar by 'learning through the soles of their feet.' Each day students spend time in the classroom before heading out to explore the streets of Dublin and taking in the sights and culture of the Irish countryside.

Kicking off the trip with a hike to Howth Head and walking the streets of Dublin (of course we stopped for fish and chips)!

Classes are held at the Dublin Global Gateway during week 1. For the second week, classes and lodging are held at the Kylemore Abbey Global Center. (Yes, students literally live and learn next to a CASTLE.)

Glendalough hike - seems like the perfect location for a class lecture!

Glendalough Monastic City is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland's Ancient East. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. and most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries.

A walking tour of Belfast.

cultural experiences

Students visit the 'peace walls' in Belfast as part of a history of Northern Ireland. These 100+ walls once served as a peace-keeping measure between the Catholic and Protestant areas of the city. Now the walls are covered with incredible street art and memorials and now have become a fabric of Belfast's tourism industry.

Next up for students is the Book of Kells tour - The 'Long Room of the Old Library' at Trinity College Dublin holds over 6 million volumes including The Proclamation of Irish Republic (1916) and The Book of Kells (9th Century).

Titanic was built in Belfast and set ashore for the first time on the city's river in 1911. This interactive museum allows students to experience the Titanic's inception to its launch.

EVOLVE. STRETCH. GROW.

Hiking Glendalough...in less than 10 seconds!

"This trip was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It really gave a more global perspective of the world and provided me with many once in a lifetime opportunities."

Hiking Glendalough, hurling with Wexford's Captain at Trinity College Dublin, and an afternoon at Gurteen Beach.

Lunch at Lough Inagh Lodge. You will NEVER forget these views.

Along the way, students immersed themselves in the culture and visited a sheep farm (and helped with the shearing!), made traditional Irish foods, and learned an Irish Ceili, a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland.

" Ireland opened my eyes to the values of study abroad programs in education! To be able to read a simple poem that can seem rather boring in class, but then read it in the setting that the author wrote it, you just appreciate it ten times more. And that's what learning should be like; to fully immerse yourself in the setting and culture of early writers furthers the knowledge and understanding in each student like no other. "

Students take on the "Turf Challenge"- an obstacle course that took students through the deep Connemara bog and into the Atlantic Ocean. (They all made it.)

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