Ireland was settled by the Celts and subsequently invaded by the Vikings and the Anglo-Normans. After centuries of British rule, the Republic of Ireland gained independence in the early twentieth century after a long struggle. Dublin is one of the most culturally and historically rich global cities and a prosperous hub of high tech industries in the new global economy. Some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland is found along the west coast from Killarney to Limerick including the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park.
Course Meeting Time
GLS 100 Global Cities: Dublin offers students the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Dublin and Ireland, as economic development and technological innovation have transformed the country into an important role in the European Union. This course will consist of a 10–day study tour to Dublin, Ireland, from Friday, March 15th until Sunday, March 24th. This will offer students an opportunity for an intensive experience in the Irish capital and to travel to the beautiful Irish countryside with visits to museums, Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Blarney Castle, Irish craft centers, historic houses and gardens, ancient monastery ruins, various historic and cultural sites, and the spectacular scenery of the Cliffs of Moher. We will also enjoy evenings of Irish music and entertainment.
|Q3 2019 - Classes Start January TBA
|Friday, March 15
||Departure from the U.S.
|Saturday, March 16
||Arrive Dublin. Public transportation to hotel. Walking tour of the area. Evening fee.
|Sunday, March 17
||Meet at 11:30 for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
|Monday, March 18
||Leave hotel at 9:30am for an 11:00 am tour of Kilmainham Gaol; Guinness Tour at 1:30pm
|Tuesday, March 19
||Leave hotel at 7:30am for a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Return about 7:00pm.
|Wednesday, March 20
||Book of Kells, 10:30 am; Christchurch Cathedral at 12:30pm; Teeling Distillery at 3:00pm
|Thursday, March 21
Leave hotel at 7:30am for day trip to Cashel Rock and Blarney Castle. Evening return about 7:00pm.
|Friday, March 22
||Celtic Nights Dinner and Show at the Arlington Hotel. Dinner at 7:00pm. Show at 8:00pm.
|Saturday, March 23
||Free day to explore on your own.
|Sunday, March 24
||Departure for the U.S.
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in a hotel with 2-3 students per room. Breakfast is provided each morning.
The cost information (with details of included and additional costs) can be found in the 'budget sheets' section at the top of this brochure.
- December 2nd: $250 deposit due
- January 15th: Program Balance due
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Contact the Financial Aid office (206 Culkin) for information.
Course Enrollment & Requirements
The study visit is a required component of the 3 credit "GLS 100 Global Cities - Dublin" course. The course meets weekly during Q3, and a course syllabus will be provided with course requirements. The class for this program will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.