Program Description

Intercultural and Co-cultural Experiences:  Ireland

The emphasis on cultural diversity and international education is considered a valuable addition to a well-rounded education in the United States. Many employers place positive values on international experiences.  This course provides EIU students an opportunity for an international experience that will provide the opportunity to stand out from the crowd. The program provides a “hands-on” experience in a culture other than our own. the program focuses on four distinct geographical areas seeking to identify the rich cultural differences found in Ireland.

Join us as we go to Gaelic school in the Aran Islands and examine the old Irish cultures in the West from Galway to the Cliffs of Moher and south to the Dingle Peninsula.  Examine how the environment has affected their shorelines. The second region is based in County Cork and the Port city of Cobh. Cobh was the last stop of the Titanic and is the departure point for many Irish Americans. The third region is Northern Ireland with the opportunity to explore the ongoing social, political, and cultural ramifications of the "troubled times". Visit tradition of Irish industries especially the Bushmill’s Distillery and visit the Giants Causeway.  The final region is Dublin which is the entertainment capital of Northern Ireland with over 1,000 restaurants and pubs. Tour many of the key sights including the Book of Kells.

Join us for this rich trans-Atlantic eye opening Intercultural Experience.  You’ll never be the same.