IRELAND
Honors Summer Study Abroad
Cork, Ireland July 2013

Ireland

County Cork
In this four week summer experience, students will be exposed to the history and culture of Ireland. Our home base will be the seaport city of Cork, a community of 125,000 people. Founded in the 6th century, Cork soon grew into an urban commercial center heavily involved in European trade. Cork has seen it all—medieval feuds, the Black Plague, the English War of the Roses, and eventually the modern movement for Irish independence.  Although nicknamed the “Second City,” Cork residents consider their city the real hub of Irish culture and politics.

University College
We will be associated with the University College-Cork, one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities and the 2011-12 “Irish University of the Year.” UCC was founded by Queen Victoria in 1845, although as a site of education, its history is much deeper. The college sits near the monastery and former school of the 7th century Catholic bishop and Cork patron saint, Finbarr. With its history reflected in its classic Tudor Gothic architecture, UCC is now a vibrant, modern campus home to more than 20,000 students from around the world.

Program Details
6 hours of Honors Credit (in-state tuition possible for all students). Classes will run from July 1-26, 2013. Our courses will focus on Irish history from the medieval period to the present with a special focus on the late 19th and 20th centuries. Classes will consist of lectures, films, music, literature readings, and sports outings supported by expeditions into the Irish countryside, to the sea, and several days in the capital city of Dublin.

 

Estimated Costs
6 credit of in-state tuition: $1500.

Lodging: $900 (private room/private bath/shared kitchen)

Airfare: $900

Program Fee: $700-$900

In-country Expenses (transportation/room rental/guides and entrance fees): $800

Approximate Total: $4,800-$5,200

 

Deadlines
February 1, 2013: the application, along with a $200 deposit (if you are not accepted into the program we will refund this deposit) 

 

For more information, contact John Herron, herronj@umkc.edu Diane Mutti-Burke, muttiburked@umkc.edu


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