|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2013||04/15/2013 **||Rolling Admission||05/16/2013||05/31/2013|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Course Disciplines:||English, Music, Religion, Writing||Faculty's Member Institution:||Austin Peay University, Belmont University|
|Program Type:||Short Program||Air Travel Options:||Group Travel Available (from CCSA Departure Cities), Independent Air Travel Available|
DATES: MAY 16, 2013 – MAY 31, 2013
PRICE: $2995 WITHOUT AIRFARE; $3995 INCLUDING AIRFARE
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 22, 2013
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: $100 discount for applications received by February 8, 2013
CREDIT: 3 hours
Join CCSA as the Ireland Early Program visits both Irelands, north and south. While based in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, we'll uncover the cultural significance behind Glendalough, Trinity College and places made famous by such writers as James Joyce and Jonathan Swift. Then we'll head north, tracking the history of Ireland, ancient and modern, stopping at the magnificent coastal World Heritage Site, The Giant's Causeway, and visiting locations associated more recently with the Troubles in Belfast and Derry. Then it's off to the beauty of the mountains, valleys and islands of the West of Ireland where Gaelic and traditional music can sometimes still be heard. Discover the beauty and the tragedy, the history and the hope that defines this land still struggling to be united.
By combining this intensive study abroad experience with course-specific directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.
Please carefully read the Program Details section for additional information pertinent to all CCSA programs.
For those making their own flight arrangements, the price of the Ireland Early Program is $2995. This includes internal transportation between program sites, accommodations, ISIC (International Student Identification Card), daily breakfast, program excursions, health insurance and some additional meals. Please note in making transportation arrangements: the in-country portion of the Ireland Early Program begins in Dublin on May 17 and ends in Dublin on May 31. Participants arranging their own air transportation must contact the CCSA central office before initiating travel arrangements and must file a copy of their flight itinerary with the office after reservations have been made. Please note that airport transfers to and from the accommodation site are provided ONLY to those participants for whom CCSA has arranged air travel.
For those traveling on a flight arranged by CCSA, the price of the Ireland Early Program is $3995. This includes round-trip transportation from designated cities, airport transfers, internal transportation between program sites, accommodations, ISIC (International Student Identification Card), daily breakfast, program excursions, health insurance and some additional meals.
Most meals, other than breakfast, are at the participant's own expense. A minimum of $600 should be budgeted for meals, additional course related transportation and entrance fees. Additionally, approximately $150 should be budgeted for textbooks and other required course materials. Participants should also budget additional funds for personal expenses such as souvenirs and independent travel, based upon their individual spending habits.
Tuition is not included in the program costs detailed above. Please refer to Registration/Tuition & Fees in the Program Details section for additional information.
All prices are subject to change in the event of unanticipated increases in airfares, monetary exchange rates or other changes in program costs. In some cases, program items may be deleted in lieu of a price increase.
ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS
Participants in the Ireland Early Program reside in local hotels and dormitories. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms; single rooms may be available at an additional price. Daily breakfasts and some additional meals are included in the program price.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE & DEADLINES
Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the February 22, 2013 application deadline, as priority is given to early applications. Applications submitted on or before February 8, 2013 receive a $100 deduction in the program price, reflected in a reduced application fee, due at time of application.
• Application Fee: $200 if received on or before February 8, 2013; $300 for applications received after February 8, 2013. Application fees, which must be paid by credit or debit card at time of application, serve as a deposit toward the overall program price.
• First Payment: $1800 due on March 8, 2013.
• Final Payment: $1895 for those traveling with the group,
$895 for those making their own arrangements,
due on April 5, 2013; the single room supplement, if applicable, is also due at this time.
Please familiarize yourself with the Cancellation Policy in the Program Details section.
Shortly after online submission of both the application fee and the first portion of the application, and following online approval by the local CCSA Campus Representative, all applicants will receive an application approval email and will then have access to the post-approval portion of the application. Students from non-consortium schools will receive instruction during the online application process for supplementary application requirements. An official letter of acceptance into the program will be sent electronically approximately three weeks after the program application deadline.
The following are descriptions of the courses of study offered for this CCSA program. Applicants may register for courses offered by professors from any member institution. Students are encouraged to email faculty to learn more about the classes. Before applying for any course, refer to the course description regarding prerequisites. Course prerequisite(s) must be completed, or where applicable waived by the course instructor, prior to the program's departure date.
With Pen in Hand: Ireland through the Writer's Eyes
Ireland is a land of saints, scholars, poets and a few rebels. On this program, you will experience the magic and mysteries of Ireland, while reading and writing in the very place of inspiration. You will experience the rich culture and troubled past of Dublin and Belfast, while rounding out the aesthetic with trips to Glendalough in the Republic and the Giant's Causeway in the North. At the end of your trip, you will have journaled your way across the land, creating your own travel narrative worthy of publication or at the very least a great collection of memories.
Prerequisite: one semester of First Year Composition or equivalent
(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Mrs. Kimberly Balding [firstname.lastname@example.org] Belmont University)
Come to Ireland to study Irish music! Students will attend and review/critique a tentative minimum of four live music events onsite in Ireland, featuring events such as concerts and dance performances, pub music-making, church services and Galway's famous Trad on the Prom. Study will include a brief survey of the history of Irish music and its cultural context. The Irish have a centuries-old knack for music-making and dancing, from "The Minstrel Boy" and "Londonderry Air" to U2 and Riverdance. Dublin, Belfast and Galway offer a wealth of opportunities to hear live performances by professional and amateur musicians and dancers.
(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Dr. Ann L. Silverberg [email@example.com] Austin Peay State University)
Celtic Spirituality: The Last 3000 Years
Would you like to wander among the Celtic ruins in the Irish countryside while you study the beliefs and history of Ireland, both ancient and modern? Would you like to learn about the pre-Christian and Christian Celts even as you are looking at famous Celtic burial mounds and beautiful stone crosses? Would you like to tour the Guinness brewery after reading why the founder was considered to be a great Christian man because he brewed beer? Join us for "Celtic Spirituality: The Last 3000 Years."
(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Dr. Ann Coble [firstname.lastname@example.org] Belmont University)