On this program, students will immerse themselves in the life and culture of Ireland. Students will combine reading, classroom discussion, group stays and excursions throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and individual exploration to learn about Ireland past and present. The program will include:

  • reading and discussing modern Irish short stories, poems, and plays
  • visiting numerous sites of historical and cultural importance
  • attending plays, films, and festivals such as the Galway International Arts Festival and the Féile an Phobail in Belfast
  • interacting with working writers, historians, and performers in order to gain a better understanding of how Irish history, literature, politics, and the arts have informed each other