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 16-July 23, 2016
Program Costs (subject to change)
Program Fee: $4,900
Program fee includes:
Roundtrip airfare between Atlanta and Ireland
Accommodations at the Waterford Institute of Technology
Free, three day weekends
Hotel-based weekend in Killarney, Co. Kerry
Two trips to Dublin
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 $2300 is due on March 9, 2016. The second installment of $2300 is due April 7, 2016.
2 passport photos are due April 14th (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 April 14th (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 14th- 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 Apr 15- Apr 24: $25 late fee
Items received between Apr 25 – May 4: $50 late fee
Items received between May 5 – May 11: $75 late fee
Items received on May 12th or after will be charged the $75 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)
Irish Philsophical Tradition (PHIL4490)
Sociology of Modern Ireland (SOCI4490)
World Literature: Epics and Sagas (pre-requisite ENGL1102) (ENGL2111)
Theater Appreciation (TPS1107)
Intro to Philosophy (PHIL2200)
Intro to Sociology (SOCI1101)
Gothic Literature (ENGL4480)
Contemporary Irish Theater: Acting Techniques (TPS4490)
March 2, 2016
Completed applications MUST be submitted to the campus representative, Erin Rasche, 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 Advisor Erin Rasche in order for refunds to be processed.
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.