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.
"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.
“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.
CLASS TIME AT HCC
May 29: Course at HCC
May 30: Course at HCC
May 31: Course at HCC
June 1: Course at HCC
STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN IRELAND
June 3: Departure for Ireland
June 4: Arrive in Dublin. Depart for Athlone, settle into accommodations
June 5: Clonmacnoise, Athlone Castle, and walking tour of Athlone
June 6: Limerick's Hunt Museum and King John's Castle
June 7: Visit Trim Castle, Martello Tower and Loughshinny Beach
June 8: Aran Islands and Coral Beach
June 9: Roscommon Castle, Boyle Abbey, and the Arigna Mining Experience
June 10: Galway Cathedral, Galway City Museum, and Salt Hill
June 11: Northern Ireland - Marble Arch Caves, hike around the area, and Enniskillen Castle
June 12: Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, and The Burren
June 13: Dublin - Kilmainham Gaol, Glasnevin Cemetery, and Gaelic Games
June 14: Dublin -National Museum
June 15: Depart for America
Schedule is subject to change depending on prices and entrance availability.
Program Dates: May 29 - June 15, 2018
The cost of the program (not including the cost of credit courses) is $3,200*.
(Limited Financial Aid is available for HCC credit students).
The $3,200* 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
$1,350 Initial Payment due: January 12, 2018
$1,350 Final Payment due: February 9, 2018
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 9, 2018.