Study Abroad: Ireland (Next Ireland Program Tentatively Scheduled for 2021)
Spend time in the splendor of Ireland with Central Arizona College’s Study Abroad Program in County Donegal & Dublin. The lush Irish landscape is your backdrop to all the cultural, artistic and historic riches this country has to offer.
Students will participate in a literature class during the spring semester, exploring stories, poetry & novels from around the world with a special focus on Irish authors, including W.B. Yeats.
While in Ireland, students will be treated to daily lectures from Dr. Niamh Hamill of Institute of Study Abroad Ireland and excursions to historical sites to tie lessons to real-life experiences.
This program takes place over Central Arizona College’s spring break, so students will enjoy exciting outside activities, many of which are included in the program costs. Activities may include:
- Horseback Riding
- High-ropes Course
- Cliff Jumping
Plus, students may participate in a St. Patrick’s Day parade with locals in the charming town of Bundoran. Our Irish hosts will also take students to Dublin for an overnight excursion in this magical, modern city.
DATES: To Be Determined for 2021
REQUIRED COURSE: To Be Determined for 2021
Daily Activities in Ireland Include: Horseback Riding Surfing High Ropes Course Cliff Jumping Archery
Ireland Program Agenda
|Friday 3/9||Depart USA for Ireland|
|Saturday 3/10||Arrive Dublin Airport||Transfer to Bundoran, may stop at Boyne Valley.||Icebreaker|
|Sunday 3/11||Breakfast lecture 1: Intro to Irish history & culture with Dr. Niamh Hamill.||Field trip to Cavan Burren, continue on to Belleek Pottery Factory.||Traditional music session in 51 pub|
|Monday 3/12||Breakfast lecture 2: History of Christianity in Ireland—St. Patrick and the Irish Golden Age.||Visit to Ballyshannon St. Patrick’s Well and Catsby Cave. Visit to Franciscan abbey and the O’Donnell Castle.||Adventure/Team Activities|
|Tuesday 3/13||Breakfast lecture 3: Colonization & catastrophe—Famine in Ireland.||Visit to famine sites of Ballyshannon and surroundings. Surfing Lesson/Adventure Activity.||Free Evening|
|Wednesday 3/14||Breakfast lecture 4: The Irish Cultural Revival—The Yeats Family.||Visit to Yeats Country—Leitrim & Sligo||Gaelic Sports|
|Thursday 3/15||Breakfast lecture 5: Northern Ireland||Derry City: Walking tour of the murals of the Bogside.||Irish Cinema ‘Good Vibrations’|
|Friday 3/16||Horseback riding||Visit to Sligo Town or Sliabh Liag Cliffs||Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day|
|Saturday 3/17||Students will participate in the local St. Patrick’s Day parade in Bundoran!|
|Sunday 3/18||Church services available||Beginner Surfing Lesson||High Ropes|
|Monday 3/19||Depart for Dublin||Visit to the ‘Epic Ireland’ Diaspora Exhibition.||Free Night in Dublin|
|Tuesday 3/20||Depart Ireland for USA|