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Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Loyola Irish Studies Program 2016
In 2016, the Republic of Ireland will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising, the pivotal point in Irish history that eventually led to independence from England. The Irish air will be alive with history as we visit key locales connected to the Easter Rising and all of Irish history.
Students must arrive before 12 p.m. on June 26 to attend an on-site orientation.
Students take 2 courses.
The program costs $5,000, plus airfare and spending money. A deposit of $500 is due with the application form. There is no refund on the deposit. The deadline for final payment is April 1. After this date, there will be no program refund unless the dropout is able to find a replacement. After May 1, there is no refund. The program suggests that students get travel insurance to cover the cost of the program in case their plans change and they cancel. Program cost covers room, breakfast, two Loyola courses, walking tours and museum trips, and two weekend trips. Students will need money for food, entertainment, and optional travel. In addition, all study abroad students must pay the university study abroad fee of $300, billed separately through Student Finance. Scholarships are available for students in the College of Arts and Sciences with competitive application.
Loyola University New Orleans’ Summer Program at Trinity College in Ireland is open to all students in good standing. Loyola’s general academic policies apply to study abroad programs. Because of the time frame, students must attend all classes and trips in order to fulfill the requirements for the courses. If any classes or trips are missed, the student’s grade will be lowered for each class or trip missed. All classes have finals that are traditionally marked.
In order to attend the program, students must have valid, up-to-date passports and any necessary visas. U.S. citizens do not need visas for Ireland, but citizens of other countries may need one. It is up to all students not holding U.S. passports to check with the nearest Irish Consulate about the necessary visas. The following website also provides visa information: http://www.inis.gov.ie/
The Center for International Education (CIE) will be happy to discuss health care concerns you may have related to study abroad. Because of the particular challenges, both mental and physical, that integration into a new culture and learning environment place on an individual, if you are currently receiving treatment for any chronic illness it is strongly recommended that you talk with CIE or your doctor about plans to manage your health condition abroad.
This program includes activities that may involve using public transportation, negotiating stairs, taking long walks, and attending scheduled classes. If you have any concerns about your ability to perform any of these activities or have other special needs or disability-related concerns, contact CIE at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 864-7550.
Robert Bell is the director for Learning Resources and Writing Across the Curriculum at Loyola. He teaches first-year English and 20th-century literature. He will be teaching the film courses.
Mary McCay is the Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor at Loyola. She will be teaching James Joyce and Travel Writing.
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