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Dublin, Ireland

 SIGN-UP IS OCT. 21 AND YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER, SO

PRE-REGISTER NOW!

from the link on our home page

Program Dates: May 24, 2015 - June 10, 2015

(Check out photos from our most recent Dublin program  HERE.)

Comprehensive fee of $3900 includes:

  • 3 hours of Bradley credit
  • Roundtrip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Room with private bath, breakfast each day
  • Local transportation passes
  • City tour, excursion to Newgrange, and site and museum visits

Classes offered  (3 credit hours): 

*LAS 325 Special Topics: Irish Journeys (Gen Ed SF)

First-time Gen Ed topics course offered abroad!

The Irish have taken to the seas in staggering numbers. Although Ireland’s population today is just 4.6 million, there are more than 100 million people of Irish descent scattered around the globe. Why have so many Irish left their beautiful, green island for unknown lands? In this course, we consider the many complex factors that have shaped the epic journeys of Irish migrants. Daily outings take students to some of the most significant sites in Ireland’s fascinating history.

Dr. Jackie Hogan

COM 307 Feature Writing

Department of Communication students wanting to hone their feature writing skills while taking advantage of the cultural, social and historical richness that Ireland has to offer won't find a better place to do it than Dublin this May. This course will allow you to learn about different types of feature stories, including columns, reviews, personality profiles, and trend pieces, and to experiment with the linguistic artistry that will make your stories sparkle. You will also write your own feature stories based on the excursions you take and the people you meet while abroad. Dublin has stories lurking around each corner, waiting to be uncovered; spend your May term seeking them out. Prerequisites: COM 201, COM 215; please see Dr. Netzley for scheduling advice.

Dr. Sara Netzley

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

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

MTH 300 Topics for Middle School Math Teachers or

MTH371  History of Mathematics 

We will conduct a survey of the historical development of mathematics from antiquity to the twentieth century.  Focus will be on interactions between the mathematical developments and their cultural context.  Given the Dublin location, we will pay particular attention to connections between mathematics and the British Islands. 

 Dr. Mat Timm

 

To register:  

Pre-registration is required.  Follow the link on our Study Abroad home page and pre-register by noon Monday, October 20, 2014.  Then you must complete the registration process in person at 8:30am Tuesday October 21 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Students will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits.  Please note that a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to register for all study abroad programs.

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. 

After October 21, enrollment will be in the Study Abroad office, 325 GCC.  

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 2, 2015, and the final balance is due no later than March 2, 2015. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Those who cancel after February 2015 payment date will be subject to a $750 cancellation fee. Those who cancel after May 1, 2015 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.