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  • Locations: Waterford, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Course w/ Travel SP
  • Restrictions: SUNY Oswego applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Course w/ Travel SP
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Course w/ Travel SP 2019 12/02/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2019 06/03/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Faculty-led SUNY Code: 842
Program Coordinator: Megan Kropf - Faculty Leader: Christopher Mack (, Timothy Delaney (
Program Description:


Mens Gaelic Football Women's Gaelic Football Hurling Camogie

The Program
The program in the History & Sociology of Irish Sport offers an in-depth learning experience in the role that sport has played and continues to play in Irish history, culture, and society. The program will be hosted and taught by faculty from SUNY Oswego and the Waterford Institute of Technology in Waterford, Ireland. Students will combine classroom learning on the history and sociology of Ireland and the ways that sport has served as a vehicle for both developing Irish nationalism and Irish identity with a strong component of experiential learning. Students will be taught the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association and its role in reviving traditional Irish sports, as well as the social, cultural, and political reasons for doing so in the nineteenth-century. Students will receive instruction from Irish national team coaches and athletes in the history and actual playing of the Irish national sports of hurling and camogie, as well as Gaelic football. Students will also attend team training sessions to observe the particular training practices of Irish athletes, as well attend matches to observe the practices of spectators and the role the sports play in Irish society and culture.

In addition, the faculty and staff will use Ireland as our classroom as we travel throughout the country to learn about Irish history, society, and culture. Along with the museums and sites in Waterford (Ireland's oldest city and one of the first Viking settlements in Ireland) students may visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Emigrant Experience in County Wexford, Blarney Castle, the Cobh Heritage Centre, and a trip around the Ring of Kerry, to name just a few.

Accommodations will be provided by WIT in modern and well-maintained student housing in a suite model with full kitchens, baths, and common areas. WIT staff is on duty 24 hours a day in the main lobby of the building to provide security and any needed assistance.

Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in shared self-catering accommodations on campus. 

Program Costs
The cost information (with details of included and additional costs) can be found in the "budget sheet" section at the top of this brochure.
Course w/ travel

Participants must be matriculated Oswego students.  Interested students will be sent registration information for "HIS 370 Irish Sport, History and Culture /SOC 354/355 Sociology of Sports" (or any approved Sports Studies class) during course registration by the Office of International Education and Programs. A course syllabus will be provided by the instructor.

Submit completed applications with a $250 deposit (cash or money order) made out to 'Auxiliary Services,' by December 2nd  to the Office of International Education and Programs.  Earlier applications strongly encouraged.  Refer to for application and registration instructions.
Rev. 09/17/2018