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Program Description
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Overview

Dublin, Ireland

Irish history and contemporary politics is a fascinating story of connection with the United Kingdom, independence, and participation in the European Union. As in many societies, Irish contributions to culture sometimes reflect their politics. Develop a rich understanding of the historical political development and the culture of Ireland and where the two concepts intersect. Students will stay in Dublin and Belfast, offering two completely different glimpses into the storied culture.  

Quick Facts

Day trips include Maynooth University and Giant's Causeway, Dark Hedges and Dunlance Castle (of Game of Thrones notoriety)*

  • Program dates are June 21 - July 5, 2020
     
  • Two capital cities: Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, and Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland
     
  • Academic vsits to Queens University, Maynooth University, and a tour of historic Falls and Shankill Roads in West Belfast. Visits also included to Croke Park, Kilmainham museum, the Titanic exhibit and more*
     
  • Earn 3 POS or SGS credits

    *Subject to change

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.

Location

Dublin, Ireland(Dublin city center)
Trinity College Dublin(Trinity College)
Belfast
(Belfast)

Location Details


DUBLIN
Since its founding in the Middle Ages by Viking raiders, Dublin has played a major role in Ireland's turbulent history. Dublin is today the center of a lively music scene, offering everything from traditional Irish music to rock bands like U2. Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral, and the Guinness Factory are some of the landmarks to visit during our stay in Dublin.





BELFAST
Belfast was a great Victorian success story, an industrial boomtown whose prosperity was built on trade, especially linen and shipbuilding. Famously (or infamously), the Titanic was built here, giving Belfast, for a time, the nickname "Titanic Town."   Today its population is nearly 300,000, tourist numbers have increased, and this dramatically transformed city is enjoying an unparalleled renaissance.  This is all a welcome change from the period when news about Belfast meant reports about "the Troubles." Since the 1994 ceasefire, Northern Ireland's capital city has benefited from major hotel investment, gentrified quaysides (or strands), a sophisticated new performing arts center, and major initiatives to boost tourism. (Source: Fodor's)

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

Academics

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all students who are interested in studying the politics and culture of Ireland with at least a 2.5 GPA, 25 hours of earned credit, and who are in good standing with the university.

Course

POS/SGS/SLC 494: Politics and Culture of Ireland (General Studies: G designation)

Giant's Causeway

Faculty

Faculty Director

Dr. Tara Lennon
Senior Lecturer 
tara.lennon@asu.edu 
Phone: 480-965-1331

Additional Faculty

Dr. Gina Woodall
Senior Lecturer
gina.woodall@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-7890
 

Tara Lennon
Dr. Tara Lennon

Gina Woodall
Dr. Gina Woodall

Housing


Dublin, Ireland
DCU - Dublin aerial
 


Program Housing

In Dublin, students will be housed in apartment-style hotels with two or more persons per bedroom. In Belfast, students will stay in shared hotel rooms. 

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the UK, getting around in cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities.  In Ireland, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.   

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.  

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 TBD.

Program Fee includes: tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing, course-related field trips, transportation pass for Dublin, welcome and farewell meals, and international health insurance. Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses. Please note that there will be a required group lunch, the cost of which may or may not need to be covered by individual students depending on the enrollment size of the group. Please budget $45 for this lunch as a precaution.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines

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