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Explore the beautiful, lush country of Ireland. This study abroad program is designed in cooperation with the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) located in Athlone, Ireland. 

Participants will begin by studying for 4 days at HCC. On the second week, students will travel to Ireland and stay 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, including the Cliffs of Moher, and various landmarks in Dublin. Please note this study abroad program will involve a lot of walking.

  • Credits

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

    Celtic Ireland” - HIST-215 (3 Credits)
    The student will be able to describe the his­tory and development of Ireland from the Celtic settlements the Cromwellian occupation. Students 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: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121.

    AND/OR “Historical Geology”- GEOL 108 (3 Credits) In this course the principles of physical geology and stratigraphy are used to study the history of the Earth and its inhabitants. Geologic features such as rocks and fossils are used to interpret and date past events. The formations and geologic periods of Ireland will be emphasized. 

  • Schedule

    May 30: Course at HCC.
    May 31: Course at HCC.
    June 1: Course at HCC.
    June 2: Course at HCC.
    June 4: Departure for Ireland.
    June 5: Arrive in Dublin. Depart for Athlone, settle into accommodations.
    June 6: Clonmacnoise and Athlone Castle.
    June 7: Dublin: National Museum, History: 1916 walking tour and Kilmainhan Gaol. Geology: Geology building stone walking tour and Natural History Museum.
    June 8: Galway: Galway Cathedral. History: Galway Museum. Geology: Coral Beach and Salt Hill.
    June 9: History: Open Day. Geology: Sligo-Carrowmore and/or Queen Maeve’s Tomb and Benbulbin.
    June 10: Corlea Trackway and Trim Castle.
    June 11: Knowth and Newgrange.
    June 12: Visit Powerscourt and Glendalough National Park.
    June 13: Roscommon Castle, Boyle Abbey, and the Arigna Mining Experience.
    June 14: History: Limerick’s Hunt Museum and King John’s Castle. Geology: Open Day.
    June 15: Northern Ireland - Marble Arch Caves and Enniskillen Castle.
    June 16: Dublin: Glasnevin Cemetery and open afternoon.
    June 17: Visit The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
    June 18: Depart for America.

    Schedule is subject to change depending on prices and entrance availability.

  • Program Director

    Frederick Campbell
    Phone: 443-518-4852

  • Details

    Program Dates: May 30 - June 18, 2017

    The cost of the program (not including the cost of credit courses) is $3,300*.

    (Limited Financial Aid is available for HCC credit students).

    The $3,300* 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.


    $500 Non-Refundable due: at Registration
     Initial Payment due: January 13, 2017
    $1,400 Final Payment due: February 10, 2017

    Note: If you do not make a payment on time you will be automatically dropped from the program and will not be able to re-register. Registration is on-going until February 10, 2017.

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