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CofC in Ireland 2018: Irish Studies, Film Studies, History, English

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
Program Starts: Jun 03, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 30, 2018
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,975
Link 1: View a Video from the Summer 2017 Program
Link 2: Dr. Kelly's Ireland program page
Program Countries:

Program Locations:

Ireland Dublin, Galway
United Kingdom Belfast
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Lodging
- Breakfasts
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Round-trip airfare to/from Ireland
- Most meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description


Students are expected to book their own flights to Dublin, Ireland. Tentative program dates are June 3-30 and exact dates TBA. At the end of the program, students may choose to depart for the U.S. on that date, or stay to travel on their own.


Students enroll in two of the following courses:

-ENGL 363: Sex, God, and Guns: Irish film, fiction, and song in the 20th Century (3 credits)
-HIST 347/WGST 120: Gender and Sexuality in Irish Culture and History (3 credits)
-ENGL 390: Studies in Irish Cinema (3 credits)
-IIAS 304: Stadiums, Sports, Space and Fandom: The GAA, Rugby and Soccer in Ireland (3 credits)


This will be a fully fledged College of Charleston Summer School in Ireland in which students are based in Dublin dormitories serving Dublin City University (DCU) . Students are able to take courses that will not only count towards a minor in Irish and Irish American Studies, but also take courses in Film Studies, Theatre, History, English, and Women & Gender Studies. In addition to living in DCU dorms, students will attend classes in a DCU classroom.

There will be several day trips in and around Dublin, most using public transportation, as well as an extended excursion outside of Dublin. Students will have the opportunity to partake in optional urban and rural hiking.

Non-CofC students are encouraged to apply.


Dr. Joe Kelly
Department of English

Dr. Kelly is Professor of English and Director of the Irish and Irish American Studies program at College of Charleston. He has directed study abroad programs to Ireland several times in the past.

Dr. Cara Delay
Department of History

Dr. Delay is Associate Professor of History at College of Charleston. She is an internationally respected scholar of Irish history.

Dr. Colleen Glenn
Department of English

Dr. Glenn is Assistant Professor of English at College of Charleston. Her specialty is in Film Studies.

Dr. Mathew Garrison
College of Charleston's Coordinator for Veteran, Military and ROTC Recruitment

Dr. Garrison has degrees in Irish Education, including an MEd and PhD on immigrant populations in Irish schools from Trinity College Dublin. He also played rugby in Ireland for several years.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or financial aid opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

Quick Facts

Population: 4722028
Capital: Dublin
Per-capita GDP: $ 40100
Size: 70273 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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