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Winter 2018 in Ireland

About the Program

Ireland’s rich cultural heritage endured the colonial period and then the more recent post-industrial eras as one of the “Celtic Tigers.” Students will begin their exploration in Galway, followed by a stay in Killarney where they will visit the Ring of Kerry. Students will then head to the site of one of the first English Plantations – Kilkenny. The trip wraps up in Dublin, the capital. Day trips include Connemara, The Cliffs of Moher, and Belfast. Through visits to cliffs and castles, cathedrals and tombs, fortresses and museums, mountains and more, students will explore the vibrant history and culture of Ireland.

Check out pictures from previous years on our Facebook page.


Course of Study

Participants will register for a total of 4 credits. All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

  • HIS 392 Topics in European History (DEC I, SBC: SBS+) – 3 credits
  • HIS 447 Directed Readings – 1 credit 

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Course Information


Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway, Belfast

Language of Instruction


Language Proficiency


Program Type

Group experience led by SBU faculty

Program Dates

January 1 - 20, 2018

Living Arrangements

Hotel-style accommodations



2.0 or higher

Other Requirements
Application Deadline

October 1, 2017

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee


Tuition Rate

$278 per credit for NY residents


$1008 per credit for non-residents

Program Fee

$2,850 (includes room, 2 meals per day, group excursions, and international health insurance. Unfortunately it is not possible to ensure that Vegan diets can be accommodated)

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

Included in the Program Fee

Other Fees

$1,000 (approximately; includes personal expenses, books, passport)

Travel Costs

Estimated Airfare: $1,200.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site.  Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.

Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.

Student Feedback:

  • I would choose traveling over intersession. It was was an amazing experience because instead of being on my own (like for a semester program) I was with a fun group & we always had activities planned. - Participant, Winter 2016, Ireland
  • Just do it. Have fun. Make memories. Put time into the coursework. Have respect for the local culture and make a genuine attempt to immerse yourself in the culture. - Participant, Winter 2016, Ireland
  • I found I was better able to retain information because we were learning in a hands on environment (castles, museums, etc.) instead of exclusively in a classroom. - Participant, Winter 2016, Ireland

More Information

Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University.  Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

Links and Resources

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Contact Information

Pascale Jones
International Programs Coordinator
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
Dr. Tara Rider
Program Director
Sustainability Studies
Stony Brook University
W0523 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3352
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