Financial Aid is available for eligible students. IPSL also accepts AmeriCorps Segal Education awards.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAM IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE UNTIL IRELAND OPENS IT'S BORDERS TO TRAVELERS ONCE AGAIN.
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The IPSL Global Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu) has designed and delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service and engaged research for close 40+ years. IPSL programs combine credit-bearing coursework, ethical volunteer service and advocacy research opportunities abroad to provide a meaningful and impactful study abroad experience. Like IPSL, NUNM has been focused on educating, serving and supporting the development of healthy communities for many decades!
IPSL’s Ireland program offers students the opportunity to explore what it means to assume the responsibilities of global citizenship. Living with a host family in Dublin, working for community-based groups and agencies, and with easy access to the rest of the country and to Northern Ireland, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich and varied cultural heritage and begin to understand, firsthand, the current issues of both native Irish as well as immigrants to Ireland's shores.
*Introduction to COSA (COSA: Community Organizing and Social Activism)
*COSA in Ireland
*Exploring Irish Literature from the Birth of Ireland to Contemporary Times (elective)
*Irish History: The Making of Modern Ireland (elective)
*Film Making and Digital Production for Social Justice (elective-Summer only)
Volunteer opportunities may include:
*At-risk youth; agencies supporting the homeless
*Agencies/schools working with people with mental and physical disabilities
*Organizations working with drug and alcohol addicted populations
*Agencies providing services for the elderly, and other marginalized groups
*Refugee and immigrant relief and assistance
*Conservation and working on the world's environmental challenges
Students live with a local Irish family (partial board). An integral part of the program, the homestay, offers the opportunity to make life-long friends, gain higher proficiency in the language, and experience the culture from "the inside." All IPSL host families are carefully selected and experienced with hosting students.
Excursions may include:
*Dublin city bus tour (orientation)
*Book of Kells
*GAA – Gaelic Athletic Association
*Weekend trip to the western or southern coast
*Day trip to Wicklow County
*Day trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland to visit Peace and Reconciliation centers
IPSL engages students, educators, and grassroots organizations around the world in hands-on service to promote equitable relationships, social justice, sustainable change, and a commitment to our shared humanity.
IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). They invest over 83% of our revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.