Dublin, Ireland



"Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.”

This was the call of Irish the Easter Rising of 1916, which began in central Dublin. It was a defining moment in Ireland’s path to independence – so significant that summer 2016 is the focus of Ireland’s 2016 Centenary Program. 

And the Bradley May Interim group resides in Trinity College Dublin, the literal center of those events!  You will experience Dublin in the midst of unique cultural, historical, artistic, and social events that will mark the uprising centenary.


Program Dates: May 24, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Comprehensive fee of $3950 includes:

  • 3 hours of Bradley credit
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Room with private bath, breakfast each day
  • Local transportation for class-related activities
  • City tour and/or walks, visits to historical and cultural sites of significance

ALSO INCLUDED! An excursion to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Belfast's famous

Titanic Museum!


Classes offered  (3 credits): 


*LAS 325  Irish Society and Culture (Gen Ed SF)

Dublin will be our classroom as we explore the arts, music, food, society and culture of Ireland. With daily learning excursions in and around Dublin, and either study tour of the heart of Ireland or an excursion to Belfast and the Titanic Museum! This course traces the development of Irish culture from the ancient peoples who inhabited the island, through periods of invasion, famine, mass migration, and national independence. This course satisfies Bradley’s Social Forces General Education requirement.

Dr. Jackie Hogan, Department of Sociology

*BIO 300  Landscape and Human Impact in Ireland (Gen Ed TS)

This course traces the development of the Irish landscape and examines the ways human activity has shaped and been shaped by the landscape. Through daily learning excursions in and around Dublin and an excursion of several day to western Ireland, we will examine changes in the Irish landscape over time, consider the history of human occupation and land use, and explore the sustainability of some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world.  

Dr. Kelly McConnaughay, Department of Biology

*ENG 300  Exposition:  Writing About Travel (Gen Ed C2)

This intensive writing course will dovetail perfectly with your travels. In addition to class writing workshops, you will take notes on your experiences and turn those into daily travel essays that will develop into a travel portfolio, accompanied perhaps by photos, memorabilia, and other fascinating travel miscellanea. Along with the extensive daily assignments, you will write two formal essays. All of your writing will focus on describing, narrating, and analyzing the ways in which daily interaction with a new culture can affect and change you, the traveler. Alumni of the Travel Writing class taught abroad comment that it helped them remember and process even the smallest details of their overseas experience, and that they witnessed rapid improvement of their writing skills.

Dr. Martha Craig, Department of English

HS 350 Special Topics in Health Science:

Gaelic and American Sports: Cross-Cultural Perspectives  

Students will explore the role that sports have played in the evolution of Irish culture and compare that role with the role of sports in American culture. Sport injury and management of sport injury relative to Gaelic sports will be discussed and compared to similar sports in America. Students will participate in hurling and Gaelic football, tour the legendary Kroke Park and the Gaelic Athletic Association Museum, as well as attend local sporting events to talk to coaches, athletes, and sports medicine personnel.

Dr. Steve Tippett, Department of Physical Therapy


TO REGISTER: Begin on our website:   Follow the instructions for May 2016 pre-registration.  Pre-register before noon on Thursday, October 29, 2015.  Then, you must complete the registration process in person at 8:30am on Friday, October 30 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Students will enroll in order of the cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits.  Thereafter, enrollment for any remaining class places in first-come, first-served in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.  

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration.  Deposits must be made by check or cash only.  We are no longer able to accept credit cards. 

A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA earned at Bradley is required to register for study abroad courses.

Program Payment:  after the $500 deposit, the remaining balance of the program fee will be due in two installments:  half of the remaining balance is due by February 1, 2016, and the final balance is due no later than March 1, 2016. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Those who cancel after the February 2016 payment date will be subject to a $750 cancellation fee. Those who cancel after May 1, 2016 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.