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Study Abroad in Ireland 2020

Ireland Study Abroad

Program Description

Explore renowned landscapes and sites steeped in myths, legends, and fairytales while earning credit toward your degree.  HCC is launching a new program during summer 2020 – join us and study abroad in the beautiful and lush county of Ireland. This program is designed in cooperation with the Athlone Institution of Technology (AIT) located in Athlone, Ireland.

Students will stay in single rooms in single-sex suites with shared bathrooms, kitchen, and living space in dormitories in Athlone. The dorms are located within walking distance to the town of Athlone. While in Dublin, students will stay in a hostel or hotel. Please note that this study abroad program will involve a lot of walking.

The application deadline for all study abroad programs is November 11, 2019.

  • Credits

    HUMN-101 “Introduction to Humanities” (3 Credits) OR

    HMGT-160 “The Travel and Tourism Industry” (2 Credits)


    SABR-200-105 “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 HUMN-101 OR HMGT-160 course are required to register for the SABR-200-105 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 26 – May 29, 2020. The group will travel to Ireland from May 31 to June 12, 2020. This itinerary is tentative and subject to change. 

    Sunday (May 31): Departure day/fly to Dublin.

    Monday (June 1): Arrive in Dublin settle into accommodations, visit The Irish Emigration Museum,Kilmainham Gaol, and group dinner.

    Tuesday (June 2): Dublin walking tour, visit other museums around the city. Cultural event in the evening. 

    Wednesday (June 3): See Trim Castle and Newgrange Heritage site. Travel to Athlone and settle into student apartments. Grocery shopping in the evening.  

    Thursday (June 4): Visit the Athlone Castle & walk around Athlone walk and go on a boat on Shannon River to Clonmacnoise. Travel & Tourism class visits the Sheraton Hotel and Intro to Humanities visits an Art Studio.

    Friday (June 5): Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus Tour. 

    Saturday (June 6): Bus to Galway: visit Galway Cathedral, St. Nicholas Church and Galway City Museum.

    Sunday (June 7): Argina Mining Experience, Roscommon Castle, and evening cultural event.

    Monday (June 8): Lough Key Forest and rest of the day free.

    Tuesday (June 9): Check out the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, and hike. 

    Wednesday (June 10): Participate in the Gaelic Games and see the Glesnevin Cemetary.

    Thursday (June 11): Visit the workhouse & other cultural events.

    Friday (June 12): Bus to Dublin Airport and return to Maryland.

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

  • Program Director

    Program Directors

    Introduction to Humanities HUMN-101

    Juliette Ludeker
    Phone: 443-518-4665

    The Travel & Tourism Industry HMGT-160

    Jodi Roze
    Phone: 443-518-4091

  • Program Cost

    The cost for this study abroad program is $3,100. This fee does not include the additional three credit course fee or the one credit study abroad course. The payment timeline is as follows:

    • $300 Program Deposit Fee (to be paid upon submission of study abroad application)
    • $1,400 Initial payment due by January 10, 2020
    • $1,400 Final Payment due by February 7, 2020

    *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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