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, once a walled settlement of Viking origins, retains much of its medieval character together with graceful cathedrals and townhouses from its 18th century expansion. The program fee includes two program trips to Dublin, a three-day stay in Killarney, Co. Kerry in the rugged West of Ireland, and eight day trips across the gorgeous mountains and valleys of southeastern Ireland to take in some of Europe’s most outstanding castles, stately homes, gardens, ecclesiastical sites, and prehistoric monuments.
June 15 - July 20, 2017
Program Costs (subject to change)
Program Fee: $5,200
Program fee includes:
Round-trip airfare between Atlanta and Ireland
Accommodations at the Waterford Institute of Technology
Free three-day weekends
Hotel-based weekend in Killarney, Co. Kerry
Over night trip to Dublin
Three day weekend traveling the Ring of Kerry
8 day-trips across South East Ireland
A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses
***Program fee does not include tuition.***
A $300 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 $2450 is due on March 9, 2017. The second installment of $2450 is due April 7, 2017.
2 passport photos are due March 28th (late fees apply, please see below for details). Photos MUST be passport photos that adhere to the passport agency’s rules and regulations for photos. Photos that are submitted that do not comply with these rules will be denied and late fees will still apply. Please visit the Department of State’s website for detailed passport information.
An electronic copy of your passport is due March 28th (late fees apply, please see below for details). Passports should be scanned and emailed to the European Council coordinator; faxed and mailed copies are not accepted.
May 13th- There is an all-day *Mandatory* student orientation in Macon at the Middle Georgia State College. This meeting starts at 9am and is over at 4pm. Students who fail to attend will be penalized by dropping the final grades for study abroad courses by an entire letter; if you receive an “A” in the course, the grade of “B” will be submitted to your home institution as your final grade.
Late Fee Schedule for Photos & Passports
Items received between Mar 29 - Apr 12: $25 late fee
Items received between Apr 13 – May 4Apr 27: $50 late fee
Items received between Apr 28 – May 11: $75 late fee
Items received between May 12 – May 19: $100 late fee
Items received on May 20th or after will be charged the $100 late fee and an additional $5/day.
Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 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)
Introduction to Global Issues (POLS 2250)
Multimedia Reporting (KSU equivalent pending)
World Literature I (ENGL 2110)
US History to 1877: How the Irish Came to America (HIST 2111)
Death in the Emerald and British Isles (ANTH 4490)
Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 1102)
Colonialism, Rebellion and Revolution (POLS 4490)
Foundations of Mass Communication (KSU equivalent pending)
Irish Folklore & Creativity (ENGL 3350)
March 2, 2017
Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Supathi Puri, BEFORE the nonrefundable application fee of $300 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 $300 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 $300 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 3rd: all but $300 will be refunded
Withdrawal between March 4 and March 18: all but $500 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 Program Coordinator Supathi Puri in order for refunds to be processed.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.