Ireland Study Abroad 2020

Deadline for Study Abroad Ireland Summer 2020 Application is February 5th!

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to visit many breathtaking sites of cultural and historical significance in Ireland.

For more information contact studyabroad@lssu.edu

Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle
King John's Castle Limerick
King John’s Castle Limerick
Muckross House
Muckross House

Study Abroad In Ireland this summer and visit Galway, the 2020 European Capital of Culture, and … one of CNN Travel’s top 20 places to visit in 2020!

There are still some spots available for what is shaping up to be a fabulous program with stops in Limerick, Galway and Dublin. You will explore cultural, interdisciplinary, and healthcare issues in Ireland and will experience the richness of Irish history, music, art, traditions and cuisine during the trip. Please contact studyabroad@lssu.edu for further information.

Galway, a small city of almost 80,000 on Ireland’s west coast will host festivals, exhibits, concerts and workshops throughout the year relating to the Irish language, landscape and migration.

The events are by artists from Galway in addition to European artists who will “unveil their own interpretations of these themes,” the city’s 2020 programme website states. – By Euronews 31/12/2019

It might just have been named a European Capital of Culture for 2020, but Galway City, in the west of Ireland, wasn’t in need of any help where the arts are concerned.

As with the United States, Ireland’s west coast has historically attracted pioneers and mavericks. Battered by Atlantic winds, the weather is fiercer here than in the cultivated east. This is a rural land where people live by their own rules, and artists are drawn by the sublime beauty of the rocky landscape. The capital of County Galway, Galway City, is an artsy enclave where bonhomie and erudition are prized.
Festivals bloom freely in Galway, with cultural gatherings spread across its calendar like wild heather. Visit any season, and you’ll happen across celebrations of food, music, history, art, literature and nature, plus everything from burlesque to banjos, and ponies to Pride. – Katia Hetter and the CNN Travel Team, CNN • Updated 6th January 2020

Study Abroad Summer 2020 Ireland

Exploring Cultural, Interdisciplinary, and
Healthcare Issues in Ireland.
Poster for Study Abroad Program Ireland with images of King John's Castle, The Craggaunowen, The Long Room in Trinity College Library and The Cliffs of Moher. Full details of the course are noted below the image

The Class
Three (3) credit hybrid course that will satisfy cultural diversity General
Education requirements. Explore cultural and healthcare issues in both the
United States and Ireland. What problems do the two countries share, and
what is unique to each country? How does that tie into health and healthcare? What could we learn from each other?

When
• One week online component: May 4-10, 2020
• Two, 8-hour days of in-the-seat class on campus: May 11-12, 2020
• Travel to Ireland 16 days: May 13-28, 2020

Where
Plans are to visit a university campus, museums, historical sites, churches, hospitals, castles, geological sites of interest such as the Cliffs of Mohr, the Aran Islands, an Irish Coast Gaurd rescue squad, Kilmainham Gaol, the Emigration Museum, the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, cultural restaurants, performances, and more.

Why
• Earn cultural diversity credits.
• International learning experience in a beautiful country.
• Worldly perspective on culture and healthcare.

Steps
• Make an appointment with the Study Abroad Office.
• Talk to your advisor to discuss how this program will fit into your          requirements.
• Make an appointment with the financial aid office to
see if your financial aid may apply.
• Visit lssu.edu/study-abroad/ and
download the application.

Program Dates: May 4 – 28, 2020
Application Period: Dec. 4, 2019 – Feb. 5, 2020

For more information contact:

Professor Lori Oliver, School of Nursing loliver@lssu.edu
Teresa Yelverton, Study Abroad Office, studyabroad@lssu.edu

• LSSU FINANCIAL AID MAY APPLY
• OPEN TO ALL DISCIPLINES