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Ireland Scholars/Honors Study Abroad


Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in Athlone, Ireland are pleased to offer a summer study abroad program specially designed for all HCC students that are part scholars and honors programs. Participants will study for 4 days at HCC. On the 5th day, students will travel to Ireland and stay a couple of days in Dublin before traveling and staying at the Athlone Institute of Technology. The course will cover the culture and history of Ireland from ancient times to the present and will involve numerous excursions to important historical sites.

This study abroad program will involve significant walking.


Day 1: Course at HCC
Day 2: Course at HCC
Day 3: Course at HCC
Day 4: Course at HCC
Day 5: Depart for Ireland.
Day 6: Arrive in Dublin and settle into accommodations. Visit the National Museum.
Day 7: (Dublin) Rebel Walking Tour of Dublin and visit Kilmainham Goal.
Day 8: TBD.
Day 9: (Dublin) Visit Dublinia, Christ Church and take the Guinness Brewery Tour.
Day 10: Depart for Athlone and visit Athlone Castle.
Day 11: Visit the Rock of Cashel and Cashel Folk Museum.
Day 12: Visit Galway City Museum and Cathedral of St.Nicholas.
Day 13: Open Day.
Day 14: Visit Clonmacnoise and Birr Castle.
Day 15: Visit Carrowkeel Passage Tomb, Carrowmore, Queen Maeve's Tomb and Roscommon.
Day 16: Visit Knowth and Trim Castle.
Day 17: Visit Limerick, Bishops Palace, Hunt Museum, and King John's Castle.
Day 18: Visit the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
Day 19: Depart for America.
 Schedule is subject to change depending on prices and entrance availability.


“Celtic Ireland” - HIST-215 (3 Credits)

HCC Students who wish to receive college credits need to register for the History 215 (3 credits) course.
Celtic Ireland” - HIST-215 (3 Credits)
The student will be able to describe the his­tory and development of Ireland from the Celtic settlements to modern times.
The student will be able to evaluate the impact and response of native Irish society and culture to Celtic, Christian, Norse, Anglo-Saxon and British influences. Prerequisite: ENGL-121.


The cost of the program is $3,250*.
(Limited Financial Aid is available for HCC credit students.)

The $3,250* cost includes:
• Round-trip airfare.
• Transportation to and from the airport in Ireland.
• Room and some meals.
• All planned excursions, including entrance fees and transportation.

Additional costs not included in the program:
• Any Visa if needed.
• Personal expenses.

* HCC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs, and/or, currency fluctuations.


Frederick Campbell
Phone: 443-518-4852


$500 Non-Refundable due: at Registration   
$1,375 Initial Payment due: January 17, 2014
$1,375 Final Payment due: February 14, 2014


Contact Program Director or
International Education Office, CL 113
Howard Community College
Phone: 443-518-1640
Fax: 443-518-4571


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