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EC Waterford, Ireland

APPLY NOW!! (Deadline: March 15, 2018)

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Waterford, Ireland: June 14 – July 19, 2018

Join faculty and students from across the University System of Georgia for a 5-week adventure in Waterford, Ireland!  Students will spend Term B living, studying, and exploring a country rich in tradition, history, and natural beauty.  Stay at the Waterford Institute of Technology, explore the scenic Irish coast as your daily surrounds, and travel outward to the Irish countryside to experience the towns of Killarney, Cork, and others.

Students will spend two days per week in the classroom, attend class field trips two days per week, and have several free and planned 3-day weekends.  All students will be registered for classes through Georgia Southern and receive Georgia Southern credits.  It is mandatory to register for at least 3 credit hours while on this program.

Program Cost
The 5-week program cost is $5,200.00 and includes the following:

  • Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and Ireland
  • Accommodations at the Waterford Institute of Technology
  • 35 meals
  • Hotel-based weekend in Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • Overnight trip to Dublin
  • Three-day weekend traveling the Ring of Kerry
  • 8 day trips across South-East Ireland including Cork, Cashel, and more
  • A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses

The program cost does not include: Georgia Southern tuition and fees, personal shopping or travel expenses, or food/meals beyond the allotment provided.  HOPE and other forms of financial aid are available for students participating on summer study abroad.  Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 912.478.5413 to learn more.

Course Equivalencies
What will you earn credit for at Georgia Southern?  Use this guide to help you select the courses you need.  Georgia Southern course numbers are listed in italics.

Morning Classes
Intro to Global Issues – INTS 2130s: Introduction to International Studies
Global Social Work – SOCI 3094s: Global Social Work
Multimedia Journalism: Feature Writing – MMJ 3332s: Feature Writing
Intro to Art – TBD
Irish & British Literature – ENGL 2232s: British Literature II (ENGL 1102 pre-requisite)
War & Revolution: Struggle for Irish Independence – HIST 3030s: Struggle for Irish Independence

Afternoon Classes
Politics of Irish Nationalism & Rebellion – POLS 4031s: Politics of Irish Nationalism
Introduction to Sociology – SOCI 1101s: Intro to Sociology
Sports Communication – MMJ 3030s: Sports Communication
Sketchbook Drawing – TBD
Writing Home Abroad – WRIT 4130s: Creative Nonfiction Writing

To learn more about the program, payment schedules and deadlines, read course descriptions, and apply, visit the program website.

For questions, contact:
Dr. Laura Thomason – Program Director,
Ms. Emilee Carr – Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs & Services,

Last updated: 7/16/2018