Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cork, Ireland; Doolin, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level. TnCIS program courses are for credit only.
In Ireland, students will enroll in ONE course. For more information about each of these courses, including pre-requisites and syllabi, use the button provided below.
Known as "the land of saints and scholars", Ireland is the perfect location for a truly immersive study abroad experience. Students in TnCIS Ireland 2018 have the opportunity to take courses in World Literature, Mythology, World History, and Criminal Justice. Numerous excursions around the country will bring the academic material to life while on location. Additionally, students will have free time to explore on their own in each city as we travel around Ireland.
In Doolin, a small town on the western coast, students will be able to explore the natural beauty of the famous Wild Atlantic Way with a trip to the Cliffs of Moher or the Burren, which some scholars say inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to create the setting of Mordor in The Lord of the Rings books. Doolin, named Ireland's Foodie Destination of 2015, is also famous for its "farm to table" food scene, fresh seafood, cheese making, and artisan chocolate shop. After exploring the area and trying some seafood chowder, a visit to a local venue to hear traditional Irish music, any night of the week, will certainly be in order!
In Cork, students will be able to visit the former Cork City Gaol (jail) to learn about social issues of 19th century, the English Market to try local cuisine, or the Cobh Heritage Center to learn about Ireland's influence on world history. We may also have the opportunity to tour the beautiful grounds of University College Cork, see one thousand year old bog butter at the Butter Museum, or take a cruise on the River Lee.
In Dublin, Ireland's capital city, visits to Trinity College and the Book of Kells, the Natural History Museum, the Chester Beatty Library, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the National Museums and Library, and Kilmainham Gaol will further enhance the academic content of each course and enable students to truly experience Dublin life. Additionally, students may choose to shop on trendy Grafton Street, tour the Guinness Storehouse, hear traditional Irish music in the Temple Bar area, or stroll through the National Botanic Gardens in their free time.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk several miles each day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain, even in cities
Excursions May Include
Special opportunities while on location may include a trip to the Aran Islands to see the medieval ruins of Dun Aengus Fort, a tour of Blarney Castle, home of the famous Blarney Stone, a visit to the Rock of Cashel, former home of Irish kings, or a ferry ride to Spike Island, known as the Alcatraz of Ireland.
Classes will be held at various locations, including museums, cafes, and onsite at the lodging facility. Days and hours will vary, depending on individual professors.