University System of Georgia
Live and study for five weeks in Ireland’s oldest city! See the cultural, artistic, and historical treasures which have made Ireland a destination for generations! Waterford, a walled city of Viking origins, retains much of its medieval character together with the graceful buildings from its 18th century expansion.
Just 100 miles south of Dublin, Waterford City is home to Waterford Crystal and gives you access to many castles, houses, gardens, and prehistoric sites. West of Dungarvan is a wild and beautiful peninsula containing the historic seaside resort of Ardmore and The Gaeltacht, a unique Gaelic speaking area. Southeast of Waterford City is the East Waterford Gaultier Coast, a peninsula with a distinct Anglo-Norman character, containing the seaside resort of Dunmore East.
June 19-July 24, 2014
Program Costs (subject to change)
Program Fee: $4,800
Program fee includes:
Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and Ireland
Roundtrip transportation between the airport and accommodation in Ireland
A full day coach orientation tour of SE Ireland with breakfast, lunch and dinner
A hotel based weekend in Killarney with two full Irish breakfasts and two 3-course dinners
6 meals per week
A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses
Transportation on field trips
***Program fee does not include tuition.***
A $200 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application and is subtracted from your total fee. Payment is broken into two installments. The first installment of $2300 is due on March 8, 2014. The second installment of $2300 is due April 8, 2014.
Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in the program. Full and part time students may apply.
All KSU students must take two three-credit courses (one morning, one afternoon) as well as the one-credit mandatory course for a total of seven (7) credits. It is recommended that you be advised before selecting courses to make sure courses count for KSU degree credit!
Introduction to Irish Culture
KSU Equivalent: SA 2290 (Study Abroad Special Topics)
Course descriptions and prerequisites may be found here: EC Waterford Courses Course listing and KSU equivalencies:
Art Appreciation (ART1107)
Psychology of Irish Mediumship and Ghosts (PSYC4490)
Intro to Philosophy (PHIL2200)
Intro to Film (SA2290)
World Literature II (ENGL2110)
Gothic Literature (ENGL4480)
Intro to Psychology (PSYC1101)
The Irish Philosophical Tradition (PHIL4490)
Theater History II (TPS4533)
World Literature II (ENGL2110)
March 3, 2014
Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Jan Morian, BEFORE the nonrefundable application fee of $200 is paid online. Campus representatives forward completed applications to the program office at Valdosta State University. Applications will not be processed by the EC office until both the application form (approved by the campus representative) and the $200 application fee are received.
Because of space limitations, acceptance is on a first come, first served basis, according to the date of receipt of the application and application fee at the program office. Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of the application deadline to assure them of a place on the program. Completion of an application form does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Students' application fee, deposits and other payments are applied towards required advances, purchase of airline tickets, and other costs related to the program. Note that the $200 application fee is non-refundable and covers processing and reservation fees.
Participants who withdraw from a program after the application deadline receive a refund according to the following schedule:
Withdrawal before March 10
All but nonrefundable $200 deposit will be refunded
Withdrawal between March 11 and March 18
all but $400 will be refunded
Withdrawal between March 19 and April 1
all but $850 will be refunded
Withdrawal between April 2 and April 30
all but $2000 will be refunded
Withdrawal after April 30
No money will be refunded
All withdrawals must be made in writing to KSU Education Abroad Advisor Jan Morian in order for refunds to be processed.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.