SUNY Ulster is offering a study abroad session this summer in Ireland. The trip runs from June 21-July 2. One of SUNY Ulster’s Professors of English, Nicholas Haines, will lead and instruct the course as members take part in experiential learning through on-site lectures.
Participants will be learning about the history and works of authors with roots in Irish literature and will visit a number of historical attractions throughout the country. Participants will earn three English credits. The class is open to all SUNY Ulster students, adult learners, and community members.
The theme of the study abroad session is “The Three Arts: Poetry, Prose, and Drama.” By taking the course, participants will earn three credits for ENG 206 Topics in Literature: Irish Studies. Participants will learn more about the works and history of Irish authors over the last 100 years, such as Yeats, Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Roddy Doyle. Destinations covered in Ireland include Sligo, Galway, Limerick, and Dublin. Participants will tour a variety of cultural destinations including the Trinity College Library, Sligo Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, and Bunratty Castle.
Professor Nicholas Haines says, “The Ireland trip will give students the opportunity to experience Irish literature first-hand. We will visit some sites that will bring to life Ireland’s great literary culture and tradition, and in doing so, learn to appreciate those works even more deeply. From Dublin to the scenic western coast, this trip will bring students to the sites that inspired and informed some of Ireland’s, and the world’s, great literary works from authors such as Yeats, Joyce, and Lady Gregory.”
The cost for the trip is approximately $3,196, and this includes transportation to and from SUNY Ulster and the airport, airfare, shared accommodations, some site fees, and the three SUNY Ulster credits. The deadline for reservations is March 14. For more information, visit http://www.sunyulster.edu/academics/going_global/study_abroad/study-abroad-ireland or contact Chris Seubert, Program Coordinator of Academic Travel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.