Study across an island divided by a border, but joined in history. The program takes you to both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. From Dublin, the capital of the Republic, we’ll uncover the cultural significance behind Glendalough, Trinity College and places made famous by such writers as James Joyce and Jonathan Swift.
Then we’ll head to Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom), tracking the history of Ireland, ancient and modern, stopping at the magnificent coastal World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway, and visiting locations associated more recently with the Troubles in Belfast and Derry.
Then it's off to the beauty of the mountains, valleys and islands of the West of Ireland where Gaelic and traditional music can still be heard. Discover the beauty and the tragedy, the history and the hope that define this land still struggling to be united.
The schedule, subject to change, includes stays in Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Sligo (or nearby), and Galway. Included are day trips to locations such as Glendalough and Aran Islands.
- Course-related activities and entrances fees
- Some minor additional course fees may apply. See our cost calculator.
- Additional cultural program excursions
- Health and emergency evacuation insurance (International Programs Only)
- On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7
Participants will reside at Marino Institute of Education the first week of the program. The accommodation is close to the city centre and is well serviced by Dublin Bus, with a stop directly opposite the campus gates. Local amenities include shops, restaurants, a supermarket, pharmacy and a sports park.
Individuals will be assigned to standard apartments, which consist of 3 – 5 private en suite bedrooms (including toilet, sink and shower) with access to a shared kitchen-living area.
While traveling from the east to west coast of Ireland, the group will be housed in hotels. Hotel accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy with occasional use of triple rooms. Singles may be available at an additional cost.
During the 3 nights in Galway, the National University of Ireland’s (NUI) Goldcrest Village will be home base. Participants will be assigned to standard apartments, which consist of 4, 5 or 6 private en suite bedrooms (including toilet, sink and shower) with access to a shared living room/kitchen. Bed linens and towels are provided.
Breakfast is provided daily. Participants will be responsible for lunch and dinner each day.
Ground transportation is provided for all program activities. Additionally, all participants will be provided a Leap Card for use on public transportation in Dublin.
Steven GunsOn-Site Director
Steven is the Senior Education Abroad Advisor at Murray State University and has been directing programs with CCSA since 2012. London is his favorite place to be and he loves to share the magic of the city with others. As a student Steven studied abroad in Spain and South Korea. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his masters of science in international education administration/college student personnel from Murray State University. His professional background is in university housing and education abroad. Steven has made accessible study abroad a focus, working on multiple programs designed for students with disabilities and has led student groups to Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and South Korea.
Group or Individual Travel Allowed
Option One - Group Travel
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.Includes:
- roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
- roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
- CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
Option Two - Individual Travel
If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time).
Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.
* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.
Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.
June 17, 2023 —July 03, 2023
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Enrollment Status: CLOSED
Regular Application Deadline
March 03, 2023
App Fee Currently $250