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Winter in Ireland

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    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 County 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. * Excursions subject to change.


    Location Dublin, Ireland
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 1 - 21, 2020
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Hotel-style accommodations
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 2.0 or higher
    Application Deadline Deadline extended to November 15 (Final deadline) Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

    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

  • Academic Information

    Course Information

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

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

    Additional 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.

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