Study intercultural communication abroad and pursue an independent study option as you spend 25 days in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This excursion-based program is designed to expose students to as many opportunities to investiga...
I learned about myself, my view on the world, and how an open mind can take you so much further in life. I learned to except people for while they are and not judge them on what I do and do not know about their background. I also realized how lucky I am in my current situation in life and that healthily relationships and communi...
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Study intercultural communication abroad and pursue an independent study option as you spend 25 days in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This excursion-based program is designed to expose students to as many opportunities to investigate the stories, the land and the history that makes up so much of Irish culture.
Students meet with former members of paramilitary groups from the political/nationalistic conflict known as “The Troubles”, including a tour of the Shankill Walls and the site of the Bloody Sunday/Bogside Massacre. We stay at and participate in activities with the world-renowned Corrymeela Community peace and reconciliation center. We will meet with people from all walks of life as we visit a working sheep farm, learn from a master crystal cutter, and tour the Irish Naval base and have lunch with Naval officers.
Three days of the program will be spent on the Aran Islands, where students learn Gaelic, hike, fish, and learn about a specific segment of the Irish population. Museums, distilleries, rope bridges and national landforms and parks are all part of the total experience, and give students a feeling of having truly “done it all” while giving them a rich experience to discuss with those they meet on their travels. Finally, students wrap up their experience with a weekend in Dublin with plenty of structured activities, such as Guinness Brewery, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, as well as free time to discover unique experiences in the Temple Bar area and other parts of the city.