|Program Sponsor:||CCSA- Cooperative Center for Study Abroad|
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|Course Disciplines:||Criminal Justice, English, English Education, Health Care, History, Literature, Political Science||Faculty's Member Institution:||Austin Peay University, Eastern Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College|
|Program Type:||Short Program||Air Travel Options:||Group Travel Available (from CCSA Departure Cities), Independent Air Travel Available|
DATES: JULY 8, 2013 – JULY 23, 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
Ireland: its green hills, quaint villages, dramatic coast and vibrant capital call to people around the globe to visit, and often to return home. Ireland's rich and complex history helps to explain both the love many people feel for the Emerald Isle and why more people of Irish descent live outside its shores than in it. Join CCSA for two weeks in July to explore this land so many Americans can trace at least some of their ancestry back to. Starting in Dublin, founded on the Liffey by Vikings over a thousand years ago, we'll explore the city James Joyce immortalized in his novel Ulysses, visit the ancient Celtic monastery at Glendalough, and hear the music that pours into the streets on Temple Bar. Then we'll take the southern route through picturesque fishing villages, across verdant valleys dotted with cottages and flocks of sheep and cattle, experiencing a rural life than has not changed greatly in the past century. Finally, in the west of Ireland, burial place of ancient heroes and W. B. Yeats, we'll reach some of the last outposts of the Gaelic language which gave birth to the Celtic culture which still defines this modern nation.
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 Late 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 Late Program begins in Dublin on July 9 and ends in Dublin on July 23. 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 Late 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 Late 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.
Writing Ireland, Writing Home
Ireland has the world's richest literary heritage. A history of poets, novelists, musicians and playwrights proves that there is something about Ireland that makes writers great. A summer in Ireland will let you see how the next generation of Irish writers is being molded. We'll study literary history as well as current educational practices, and we'll observe in schools, listening in as students are taught in English and in Irish, to learn how Irish writers develop. And by thinking critically about education in Ireland we'll see our own system anew, doing as Irish writers have: writing Ireland, writing home.
Prerequisite: Freshman/Introductory Composition:
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. Gill Hunter [email@example.com] Eastern Kentucky University)
"A Terrible Beauty is Born": Yeats, Joyce, Synge & Irish Modernism
From 1900 – 1920, Irish culture and politics exploded, inspiring some of the most shocking fiction the world had seen. Walking the streets of Dublin, we will recall the ecstasy and woes of Joyce's characters. Attending play(s) at the Abbey Theatre, we will imaginatively relive the riots of Synge's Playboy of the Western World. Hiking around the Lake Isle of Innisfree, we will recite Yeats' gorgeous poem. In a cottage on Aran Island, we will hear Gaelic spoken where Synge learned the language that changed modern theatre forever. This course will explore the birth of the Irish nation through its literary greats.
Prerequisite: one lower division Literature class
(3 cr. hrs., UD/G, Dr. Jill Franks [firstname.lastname@example.org] Austin Peay State University)
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A Tale of Two Countries' Health Systems
This course provides an overview of the continuum of care offered under Ireland and the United States' healthcare systems. The continuum of care includes the following: public health/preventive care, primary care, ambulatory/out-patient services, acute care, post-acute care (long-term/nursing home care, home healthcare/durable medical equipment services, hospice, rehabilitative services), behavioral health services and organ donation practices. Key select aspects of each system--access, quality, cost and continuity will be explored. Discussion will take place concerning important concepts associated with each country's system including operating infrastructure, funding sources and policy-making resources.
(3 cr. hrs., LD/UD, Dr. John D. Rudnick, Jr. [email@example.com] Thomas More College)