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Loyola Irish Studies Program
Next program in Summer 2014Study 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 to the country will include a visit to
Students must arrive before 12 p.m. on July 1 to attend an on-site orientation. The program is directed by Dr. Mary McCay and Professor Robert Bell.
Class Schedule9 - 9:50 a.m.: James Joyce
10 - 10:50 a.m.: Psychology
11 - 11:50 a.m.: Irish Film
TBA: Travel Writing
Price is currently tentative and will be determined by November 1.
The estimated program cost is $4,500, plus airfare and spending money. However, if you pay the program fee by March 15, 2012, you will receive a discount of $250, bringing the cost of the program to $4,250, 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. 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 $250. This amount will be billed separately through Student Finance. Scholarships are available; check with the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Dean's Office. Check with 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 one grade point 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
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.
International student cards are available for $30 online at http://www.statravel.com. These are not required but provide discounts at certain museums.
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 email@example.com or (504) 864-7550.
Robert Bell, co-director, is the director for Writing Across the Curriculum at Loyola. He teaches first-year English, 20th-century literature, and will be teaching Irish Film and travel writing.
Erin Dupuis, an assistant professor in Psychology. She will be teaching Models of Human Behavior with a focus on The Irish Troubles.
Mary McCay, co-director, is the Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor. She will be teaching James Joyce and Travel Writing.
Last photo by Bethany Wilde
Click here to download the 2012 brochure.