Dublin, Thurles & Galway
May 13 - June 3, 2013
Total Program Fee: $4530
Academics and Courses Application, Cost, and Important Details
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The Ireland program is located primarily in the town of Thurles, County Tipperary. Thurles is a medium sized town located on the main train line approximately 90 minutes from either the capital city of Dublin or the city of Cork. Ireland has a rich history and among many nicknames is known as “The land of our fathers” or “The Emerald Isle”. The culture is reflected in music, breathtaking landscapes and picturesque seascapes. Students will have the opportunity to interact with students and faculty from Limerick Institute - Tipperary, meet townspeople, and engage in cultural activities centered around live music and dancing as well as take part in the world famous “Pub Culture of Ireland”. The goals of the program are to explore the warm Irish culture and the centuries of history.
The Ireland program offers several courses and each includes involvement with the Irish culture. Offerings are scheduled in Education, Marketing, Psychology, English and Mathematics. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to the history and culture through an initial excursion in Dublin. Opportunities for site visits include Trinity College, Christ Church Cathedral, and the Guinness Brewery. Additional experiences are related to Ireland’s literary tradition such as visits to Dublin Writers Museum and the famous Temple Bar district. Thurles involves classes, music, dancing, and a great opportunity for cultural immersion.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk at least two to three miles each day. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities.
: There will be a three days spent in Dublin on arrival and three days spent in Galway prior to departure. Day excursions are planned to sites near Thurles including the Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle. Students will participate in cultural and social activities in town.
: Classes will be held on the campus of Limerick Institute of Technology-Tipperary campus in Thurles.
: Students will stay in hostels in Dublin and Galway. A hotel setting will be used in Thurles. Single or multiple roommates housing is used throughout the program. Students will be responsible for the cost of their noonday meal. Breakfast will be provided in each setting. Dublin and Galway hostel settings will allow for some student food preparation for the evening meal.
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. TnCIS program courses are for credit only. In Ireland, students will enroll in ONE of the following courses:
ENGLISH: Myth and Tradition: Celtic Mythos (Prerequisite: ENGL 1010)
This course entails an introduction to great myths and legends, particularly Celtic in this instance, and their influence on present day attitudes and behavior. The relationship of mythology and the fine arts is also emphasized. Besides engaging local Celtic culture, students should plan to visit New Grange and Tara just north of Dublin as well as local sites such as Brigit's Well and Poulnabrone in western Ireland. See course syllabus
MARKETING: Principals of Marketing (1000 level - No Prerequisites)
This course is a general survey of the functions, processes, institutions and systems involved in the identification of consumer wants and their satisfaction through the exchange process. The course covers both commercial and societal exchange processes. Students will visit at least three commercial entities and federal sites of national interest while in Dublin, Ireland. In Dublin they will interview employees involved in Tourism Marketing in hotels/hostels and tour companies. In Galway they will visit with members of the Tourism Board focusing on the marketing of festivals and events in Galway. Those interviews and visits will form the basis for a reflection paper on the practices used in marketing Ireland as a tourism destination. In Thurles, they will visit with the owner of a Real Estate and Auction company to contrast and compare the marketing techniques in that business with those in the US. This visit will form the second assignment – a comparison and contrast of the Real Estate Marketing practices of the US and Ireland. See course syllabus