Ireland: Education


Sample of Courses Offered:

Spring Course, Summer Travel

KNHS 4950 or HONR 3900: Wellness Around the World
Professor: Hannah Bennett
Email: habennett@augusta.edu

This course will be exploring the various practices around the country of Ireland.  This course will be an active class, with excursions that cover the Ireland countryside.  Students will be immersed in Irish Culture, learning about how the Irish view health, wellness, and nutrition.

*This course will meet weekly in the spring semester- Mondays @ 12-12:50pm*

WELL 1508: Fitness
Professor: Hannah Bennett
Email: habennett@augusta.edu

This course will be an active fitness class, with excursions that cover the Ireland countryside.  Students will be immersed in Irish Culture, learning about how the Irish view health, wellness, and nutrition.

*This course will meet monthly in the spring semester *

EDTD 4950/ 6950: Education Around the World
Professor: Kim Barker
Email: kbarker@augusta.edu 

This study abroad program will examine the influence of the culture on the education system of Ireland. Students will be immersed in learning in the school settings at all levels as they visit and assist in the classrooms.  In addition, students will participate in a variety of planned experiences to key cultural exhibits to gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture of Ireland and explore various historical sites.

*This course will meet monthly on a Saturday during the spring semester.  Class meets: TBD*


Sample Itinerary:

*subject to change*

Day 1
Depart Augusta to Atlanta
Flight from Atlanta to Dublin 

Day 2:

  • Arrive Dublin airport where you will be met by Anglo Educational Services Representative. Transfer by private bus to Galway. 
  • Begin to explore Dublin with hop on hop off bus tickets.
    Hotel Arlington Hotel Dublin
    Welcome Dinner

Day 3:

  • In the morning, visit Dublin City University, Institute of Education partner School (Education Cohort). Rest of the group free to explore Dublin with hop on hop off buss tickets.
  • Depart by private bus to Galway City.  en route visit Clonmacnoise. This is a sixth century monastic site, located on the banks of the River Shanninis home to three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches, and two round houses.
  • On arrival in Galway, check into hotel. Harbour Hotel Galway

Day 4:

  • Morning Guided walking tour of Galway city, with its narrow medieval streets, historic buildings, buskers, colorful shop fronts and vibrant festivals, has a bohemian feel. Galway city considered the cultural capital of Ireland.
  • Meet with local young people for an afternoon playing the Gaelic Games of hurling and Gaelic football. Learn the skills of these great sports and compete with one another.
  • Afternoon, explore Galways' famous food culture and take in some of the city's best known and secret food haunts on a guided food journey. Your guide will bring a special focus on wellness and healthy eating to this afternoon's tour.

Day 5:

  • Depart by bus to ferry for a full day trip to the Aran Islands. Cross by ferry from Ross a Mhil, to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands to the last remnant of authentic Gaelic civilization. Walk a short distance to the pretty village of Kilronan and take a guided bike tour of the historic sites and spectacular scenery.

Day 6:

  • Depart for Galway for Killarney in Co. Kerry
  • En route visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising like a cathedral into the sky some 700 feet over the wild Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Mohr are a symbol of Ireland and are world-renowned for the their beauty. This views from the cliffs stretch as far as Galway bay and the Aran Islands.
  • Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland, Built in 1425 and restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor. The adjacent Bunratty folk Park is a living reconstruction of the homes and environment of Ireland of over a century ago. Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a 'living' village and rural setting.
  • Transfer continues to Killarney

Day 7:

  • Gather at Ross Castle from where you will enjoy a traditional horse drawn Jaunty Car ride. Enjoy the magnificent mountain and lake scenery of Killarney National Park.
  • Depart Killarney for Blarney Castle in Cork, home fo the famous Blarney Stone. Tradition dictates that the gift of eloquence is conferred on all those who kiss the stone. 
  • Transfer continues to Waterford- Ireland's oldest city founded by the vikings in 1914 AD                 

Day 8:

  • GIY (Grow it Yourself) Ireland is on a mission to encourage people from all walks of life and all ages to grow their own food and to provide them with the practical skills they need to do successfully. Learn about growing food with the gardener and gather some harvest for your lunch.
  • That afternoon, visit award-winning Waterford Treasures- Three Museums in the Viking Triangle, situated in the heart of Ireland's oldest city. Reginald's Tower. houses Waterford's Viking treasures. The Medieval Museum, the only purpose build museum specializing in medieval history in Ireland. The elegant Bishop's Palace, dating from 1743. is the home of the treasures of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. 

Day 9:

  • Depart for Dublin via Kilkenny and Wicklow
  • Visit Kilkenny Castle, founded after the Norman conquest of Ireland
  • Continue to the Wicklow mountains and Glendalough. Establishd in the 6th century, the Celtic Monastic site of Glendalough is magnificently in a glacial valley between two lakes. Hike around two lakes taking in the view and following in the footsteps of locals over many centuries. 

 Day 10:

  • Early morning departure for Belfast and on the the North Coast and Giants Causeway. See the Dark Age, the captivating location from the Games of Thrones, stop at the Carrick a Reded rope bridge, which spans a 30-meter-deep and 20-meter-wide rocky chasms and rewards the visitor with stunning views. 
  • Arrive back in Dublin circa 8:00pm

 Day 11:

  • Walk to Trinity college, Trinity college builds on it four-hundred year old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one fo the greatest universities of the world. Tour Trinity College Library homes to 200,00 antique tests, marble busts of scholars, and the oldest surviving harp in Ireland as well as the Book of Kells. This illuminated manuscript of gospels created by Irish monks around the year 800.
  • Free time to explore Dublin
  • Farewell Dinner with Irish music and dance

Day 12:
Transfer by private bus to Dublin Airport

 

Financial Information:

Program Fees: $3900 + Tuition & Fees

           Deposit: $200

Tuition & Fees: Click here to calculate how much yours will be
What's included? Airfare, lodging, meals, travel insurance, mandatory excursions
Additional Expenses: Passport, some meals

 

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Updated 10/27/2020