Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ireland is one of the world’s most charming countries. Its friendly people, with strong cultural ties to Pennsylvania, are disarmingly frank and open. Stunning scenery like Slieve League (Europe’s highest sea cliffs), the Glens of Antrim, and the Giant’s Causeway set the background for important cultural contributions such as Newgrange megalithic site (5000 years old), Derry’s historic city walls and Corrymeela Peace Center. Prosperity and peace are transforming Ireland into a dynamic economy with ancient roots.
Education for Global Citizenship: The Northern Ireland Experience will be associated with St. Mary’s University College, Queen's University, Corrymeela Peace Center and Oideas Gael Irish Language College.
The course will be visiting Belfast city to meet civic groups, political leaders and grass roots organizations. We will also visit Stormont Castle, the Glens of Antrim and the scenic Antrim coast, Corrymeela Peace Center in Ballycastle, Derry city and its ancient walls, and a traditional Irish speaking community in west Donegal.
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Students earn 3 credits and can count the course as one of the following:
EDFN 586 Topics in Education
EDFN 511 Comparative Education
GOVT 408 Seminar in Political Science
SOCY 320 Sociology of Education
Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that these three credits are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.
All courses will be taught in English. The primary instructor will be Dr. Dominic Scott a professor at Millersville University.
Please see the link below for more information about this program and a video of Dr. Scott describing his course:
Cost: approximately $2,200.00 to participate for 11 days/9 nights in this course
This cost includes:
- Travel in Ireland
- Admissions and stipends for speakers
- Some Meals
This cost does not include:
- Millersville tuition and fees for 3 credits (For specific undergraduate Summer 2013 costs per credit click here)
- International Student Identity Card (ISIC) : $25 OR $80 (depending on insurance plan selected)
- Passport* (How to Apply for a Passport)
- Some Meals
- Personal expenses (souvenirs and other daily expenses)
In the past, students have spent approximately $500.00 for entertainment, souvenirs, incidentals, and meals.
* If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately. Keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to receive a passport.
A payment schedule is available.
Study Abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses. It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville, however in other areas of the world, the cost of living may be less.)
For undergraduate students: Federal/State Financial Aid: If you qualify for federal and/or PA state financial aid, you may apply it to your accredited study abroad program. For aid specific to summer aid, most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid. Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year. (Summer Class Financial Aid Question)
The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the official MU study abroad programs to submit to the Financial Aid Office. As part of the Pre-Departure Paperwork process, students must indicate on their paperwork whether or not they wish to use summer financial aid. If they choose to use financial aid for this course abroad, the Office of Global Education will submit a cost worksheet to the Financial Aid Office on their behalf. These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.) and are used to re-evaluate students' financial aid packages. Costs associated with any additional travel outside of what is required by the program will not be included in the financial aid cost worksheet.
All undergraduate and graduate students should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their specific financial aid package.
Students will study in Ireland for 11 days and 9 nights, June 15 – June 26, 2013.
- Megalithic Sites
- Belfast Murals
- Titanic Center
- Ulster Folk Park
- Peace Center
- Derry City Walls
- Bloody Sunday Museum
- Global Schools
- Hills of Donegal
- Glens of Antrim
- Carrick A Rede
- Rope Bridge
- Giant's Causeway
- Dunluce Castle
- Historic Gardens
- Irish Language Centers
Students will be housed in hostels with Motel 6 standards or higher. These are modern hostels, purpose built peace and cultural conference centers, and B & Bs.
Successful completion of the Undergraduate Application Form with a short answer quiz on various topics of Northern Ireland history.
Students must submit a $600.00 non refundable fee with the above listed application form to Dr. Dominic Scott in Stayer, Room 409.
For more information contact Dr. Dominic Scott, Professor of Educational Foundations:
- Stayer Educational Center, Room 409
- Phone: 717-872-3382
- Email: Dominic.Scott@millersville.edu