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History of Celtic Ireland

Ireland study abroad program

Program Description

Explore the beautiful and lush country of Ireland! You will begin studies at HCC and continue the following week in Ireland, where you will stay in student apartments 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. This program is designed in cooperation with the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) located in Athlone, Ireland.

The application deadline for all study abroad programs is November 30, 2018.

  • Credits

    HIST-215 “History of Ireland” (3 Credits)

    SABR-917 “Study Abroad” (1 Credit)

    Students may take this course for credit or not-for-credit. HCC students who wish to receive college credits for the HIST-215 course are required to register for the SABR-917 course as well. In order to register, students must meet with the International Education Program Coordinator during the application process.

  • Schedule

    The HCC on-campus course will run from May 28 – May 31, 2019. The group will travel to Ireland from June 2 to June 16, 2019.

    Sunday (June 2): Depart to Maryland

    Monday (June 3): Land in Ireland to Athlone, settle into accomodations

    Tuesday (June 4): Clonmacnoise, Athlone Castle and walking tour of Athlone

    Wednesday (June 5): Dublin: Walking tour, GPO Museum visit, free afternoon

    Thursday (June 6): Roscommon Castle, Boyle Abbey and Argina Mining Experience

    Friday (June 7): Trim Castle and Knowth

    Saturday (June 8): Galway: Galway Catherdral, St. Nicholas Church and Galway City Museum

    Sunday (June 9): The Burren and Cliffs of Moher and Aliwee Cave

    Monday (June 10): Free Day

    Tuesday (June 11): Dublin: National Museum and Free afternoon

    Wednesday (June 12): Limerick: Hunt Museum, St. Mary’sCathedral and King John’s Castle

    Thursday (June 13): Visit Emo Court House and Clara Bog Nature Reserve

    Friday (June 14): Dublin: Glasnevin Cemetery, Gaelic Games and Free afternoon

    Saturday (June 15): Cashel: Cashel Folk Museum and Rock of Cashel

    Sunday (June 16): Depart for the United States

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

  • Program Director

    Prof. Frederick Campbell
    Phone: 443-518-4852
    E-mail: fcampbell@howardcc.edu

  • Program Cost

    The tentative cost for the study abroad program is $2,800. This fee does not include the additional three credit course fee or the one credit study abroad course. The payment timeline is as follows:

    • $500 Program Deposit Fee (to be paid upon submission of study abroad application)
    • $1,150 Initial payment due by January 11, 2019
    • $1,150 Final Payment due by February 8, 2019

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

    The Program Cost Includes:

    • Roundtrip airfare
    • Transportation within the country
    • Some meals
    • Accommodation
    • All planned excursions

    The Program Cost Does Not Include:

    • Some meals
    • Free time expenses
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