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Loyola Irish Studies Program
Study Irish literature, film, and conflict resolution in the heart of the Hibernian Metropolis. Students will have the opportunity to visit the places writers such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and W.B. Yeats lived and worked. Trips in the country will include visits to Belfast and Sligo.
Loyola University New Orleans' Summer Program at Trinity College in Ireland is open to all students in good standing at Loyola or at their home university. Students study Irish film, social problems, James Joyce, and creative writing.
Accommodations at Trinity College, the oldest college in Ireland, include single rooms in suites with living rooms and cooking arrangements. Baths are shared with one other suite. The program provides trips to the National Museum, the National Gallery of Ireland, several Joyce museums, and other sites. Students also see a play at the Abbey theater, and take two weekend trips - one to Sligo to study Yeats and Irish myth, and one to Belfast to study conflict resolution. Students have a free weekend to travel on their own.
Students must arrive before 12 p.m. on June 29 to attend an on-site orientation. The program is directed by Dr. Mary McCay and Professor Robert Bell.
9 - 9:50 a.m.: James Joyce
10 - 10:50 a.m.: Sociology
11 - 11:50 a.m.: Irish Film
Monday and Wednesday 4-6 p.m.: Travel Writing
Price is currently tentative and will be determined by November 1.
The estimated program cost is $4,750, plus airfare and spending money. A deposit of $400 is due with the online application. All fees should be submitted to Center for International Education in Mercy Hall, Room 301. The final payment of $4,350 is due by March 15. There is no refund on the deposit. After March 15, 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, two weekend trips and study abroad insurance. 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. This amount will be billed separately through Student Finance. Scholarships are available for students in the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences through the LaNasa Scholarship. Contact the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Dean's Office and Student Finance for information on using student loans for this program.
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.
Any student currently enrolled and in good standing at an accredited institution may register for the Ireland program.
Students must check with their academic departments or university to determine that the credits and/or grades will be accepted toward graduation requirements at their institution.
Passports and Visas
In order to attend the program, students must have a valid, up-to-date passport, and any necessary visas. U.S. citizens do not need visas for Ireland, but other countries' citizens may need one. It is up to all students not holding U.S. passports to check with the Irish Consulate in Chicago about the necessary visas.
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, co-director, is the director for Writing Across the Curriculum at Loyola. He teaches first-year English, creative writing, and will be teaching Irish Film and travel writing.
Mary McCay, co-director, is the Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor. She will be teaching James Joyce and Travel Writing.
Sue Mennino is the associate director of the First-Year Experience and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from Tulane University and will be teaching Social Problems.
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