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Faculty-Led Ireland/UK: Cross-Cultural Communication
Cobh, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; Derry, United Kingdom; Doolin, Ireland; Drogheda, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Glencolumbkille, Ireland; Kilfenora, Ireland; Kinsale, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Travel Study
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Travel Study 2017 12/09/2016 12/09/2016 TBA TBA
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Program Type:
Faculty-Led Travel Study
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Minimum GPA:
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Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Program Description:

Faculty-Led Travel Study Ireland/UK

Cross Cultural Communication

Location Ireland and Northern Ireland(UK)
Duration UW-W Spring 2016 class, May 23-June 11, 2016 (tentative travel)
Requirements Consent of the instructor, minimum 2.5 GPA, at least second semester freshman status, and good disciplinary standing
Language of Instruction English
Course Selections COMM 491/691 or JOURNL 491/691
Application Deadline Friday, December 4th 2015

The Program

The goal of this course is to provide students with understanding of intercultural communication practices through study of Irish culture and immersion experiences in Ireland.  The course can be taken for communication or journalism credits, for undergraduate or graduate level credits (academic requirements will vary).  The course will be offered at UW-Whitewater during the spring semester, followed by a mandatory three-week travel component to Ireland and Northern Ireland.  During the travel component, the class will attend lectures at universities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Field trips to museums, cultural and historical landmarks, scenic wonders, and cultural events will also be included.  Come hike the Cliffs of Moher, kiss the Blarney Stone, pray by a Celtic cross, follow the Titanic Trail, take a black taxi, pet a sheep, buy a sweater, sing a ballad, trace your ancestors, and have a shepard's pie with us this spring!

Estimated Program Fee $4,699
Fee Includes -Airfare and local transportation
-Local accommodation in hostels
-Indicated group meals
-UW System academic abroad insurance
Expenses not Included -Transportation from your residence to O'hare Airport
-Non-group meals
Tentative Travel Itinerary TENTATIVE TRAVEL ITINERARY Ireland.pdf

*The estimated program fee is based on 14 paying participants. The actual program fee will be established mid-term when all participants have obtained legal travel documents and the student roster is finalized.




Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5757 (direct)
  262-472-5759 (appointments)

Global Experience Coordinator
Dan Colleran

Faculty Contact:
Dr. Brian Lucas
Department: Communication
Office: HE 304C
Tel: 262-472-5067