Study Abroad

Contemporary Ireland – 2015

GE2015_IrelandIreland & Northern Ireland

Course Title: Contemporary Ireland: Traditions, Talents, Treasures, and Troubles
Course Number: HRE 3317; NPL 3317; NPO 3317
Credit Hours: 4
Term Offered: Spring 2015
Prerequisites: None
Travel Dates: May 10 – 24, 2015
Estimated Cost:

  • $5,699 – $5,999 (10 – 14 students)
  • $5,199 – $5,299 (15 – 18 students)

Faculty Leaders: Dr. Christine Cugliari & Dr. Pamela Palmer

Get behind-the-scenes access to some of Ireland’s and Northern Ireland’s most successful and well-known nonprofit organizations. Spend time working at the only Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Europe and see the wall in Belfast that continues to divide the Catholic and Protestant communities while learning about The Troubles. Learn about the Irish Red Cross and its history of work both in Ireland and around the world. Spend a day with the Brothers of Charity in the small community of Castlerea, where you will visit a typical Irish home, enjoy local hospitality, and meet with clients and staff of the organization. Other planned visits include The Shrine at Knock, Giant’s Causeway, and Cliffs of Mohr. This course meets the HPU Global Studies requirement.

Program Highlights

  • Visit the historic Trinity College and see the Book of Kells
  • Have the opportunity to kiss the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle
  • See the Peace Walls & Murals and learn about the conflict in Belfast
  • Give back to the community while learning about Irish NGOs during days of service
  • See where the Titanic was built and explore the Titanic Museum
  • Spend time at the breathtaking Irish seaside
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners are included
  • See the flyer for Contemporary Ireland

Interest Meetings – For more information come to the next interest meeting on Wednesday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. in School of Education 112


The Office of Global Education is located in Cottrell Hall, Suite 142. Building #12 on the HPU Campus Map.

Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280

Click here to meet our staff.


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