University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in England and Ireland

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Students will travel to England (London, Bath, and Oxford) and Ireland (Dublin, Killarney, and Galway) while earning three UNI credit hours toward the capstone CAP 3102/TECH 3102: Living in our Techno-Social World course.  The course will include ... read more

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A student studying abroad with University of Northern Iowa: Capstone in England and Ireland
I learned a lot about technology and how different it is in other societies! They have solar trees in London to help charge cell phones in public, public gardens, and recycling in restaurants! How cool! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I felt that I gained confidence in myself because I learned to maneuver the cities and transportation systems quickly and successfully. I was very independent on the trip and it made it much more enjoyable. I can't put how much I loved my experience into words. I felt I learned a lot about myself and my ability. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I learned many things about the different cultures, like their food and how their language and terms are different from ours. I learned different etiquette and how different their daily lives are from mine. Lastly, I was able to see how they use sustainability in their every day lives and environment. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned that there are so many other things to see outside of Iowa. I feel that the European country is more relaxed then here in america. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
August 08, 2014 Best Experience Ever!
I learned a lot about myself and the culture around me! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned how to travel internationally by plane and using the tube system in London. I learned how to convert currency. I learned how to interact with people from other countries. It was absolutely worthwhile. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned about different environments and how that relates to me, made new friends, was exposed to new cultures, and enjoyed interacting with new people in an unfamiliar place. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Being abroad taught me get out of my comfort zone and experience the culture of another country. Talking to the locals was one of the best part of the trips. They enjoy talking to Americans and are willing to explain things that we wouldn't have known by reading a textbook. In Ireland one of the locals told us that we didn't ... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
My experience abroad was definitely worth while. It was interesting to have to get along and deal with 40 different personalities. I made so many new friends and I was glad that I went into it not knowing anyone else. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Things in other countries are a lot more different than we realize. It is worth it to experience a new place and try new things. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I got to see a lot of great sites and learn the history behind them. Very beneficial!! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned and was able to experience the culture in England and the culture in Ireland. What was especially great about Ireland was that I was able to see the culture in a place such as the Aran Islands in comparison to a culture in Dublin. I learned about the environmental efforts that England and Ireland put forth. I learne... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
This experience was absolutely worthwhile. I learned so much about the environment and Irish and English culture and history. I had the best experience possible. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
July 29, 2016 A Lot Of Fun
A lot about sustainability - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I gained the ability to accept different cultures, and understand that not everyone needs to conform to a certain culture. It was definitely worthwhile! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I experienced a different way of life and interacted with people who had a different background than me. I learned more independence and felt my worldview expand. I got to see an amazing part of the world and learn about country's whose history is older than my own. It was one of the best things I could h... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned that not everyone lives the way I do. Americans live a very complicated life, and people in other countries are very simple. I need to live a simpler life and things do not have to be so complicated. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
July 30, 2014 Great Trip!
I learned a lot about myself and my independence. I had a great time and would love to go back. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned that other countries are extremely different than America, and that people are much nicer in Ireland. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, other people, and the world we live in while I was abroad. Even though it was two weeks, it helped me gain a completely new perspective on the life I live and how it differs from others. The places, things, views, and attractions we saw were absolutely amazing. Going on this trip makes me want to ... - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the culture. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Past Review Good
Gained an appreciation for England and Ireland. Yes. - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
there are so many place to experience in life. Don't sit and wait for life to happen to you. Absolutely worth every penny! - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Past Review Excellent
More about myself and other cultures - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review
Learned a lot about the culture and meeting the locals. In addition, our class was focused on the environment in which I also gained an immense amount of knowledge on. SO worthwhile and highly recommended! I would go back and do it again and again - University of Northern Iowa View Entire Review

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Students will travel to England (London, Bath, and Oxford) and Ireland (Dublin, Killarney, and Galway) while earning three UNI credit hours toward the capstone CAP 3102/TECH 3102: Living in our Techno-Social World course.  The course will include a number of excursions and visits in different parts of England and Ireland to enhance the themes of the course such as industrial tour, science museum and exhibitions, national park, farms, and village site visits. It includes technology, transportation, politics, economy and the policy for each country. At the same time, the students will become familiar with the rich cultural, historical, environmental, and industrial sites of both countries.

Some of the highlights of the program are as following: Tower of London, London Eye, Windsor Castle, Oxford University, Roman Baths; Dublin; Book of Kells/Trinity College Campus tour; Old Kilmainham Jail, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, and many more. This trip allows for twenty students, and spots are based on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested apply today!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Science, Technology and Society
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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