Monday, October 15, 2012

Students can study in Ireland Spring 2013!

Lousiburgh Cottages where students live.

In 1980, Sister Mary Odile Cahoon developed The College of St. Scholastica's first study abroad program located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in Louisburgh, County Mayo

Each year, students have the opportunity to spend spring semester in Ireland at the College of St. Scholastica's Study Center in Louisburgh, an unspoiled village in County Mayo. Louisburgh is on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland, only a short distance from Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick, and the bustling little town of Westport. 

Students live in fully furnished holiday cottages on the edge of the village, only a brief walk away from the center of Louisburgh and a slightly longer walk away from miles of beautiful beach. When a recent Ireland participant was asked how the Ireland in the Spring Program (ISP) changed or transformed them as a person and/or a student, they responded as follows:

"It has definitely changed me as a person and a student. As a person I am more well-rounded because I have seen a very different life-style. I have a greater respect for nature (we spent a lot of time looking at scenery in Ireland) and I also have learned how amazing it can feel to relax and get away from the 'fast-paced world' of America. As a student I have come to appreciate the few years that I have left here at Scholastica."

The Ireland in the Spring Program consists of four 4-credit courses; topics and CSS faculty change yearly. Irish guest lecturers and a combination of day trips, three-day trips, and a five-day trip ensure that participants visit almost all of the Republic of Ireland and gain first-hand knowledge of the people and culture. The Ireland in the Spring Program is open to students at CSS and other institutions upon successful application.

Ireland 2013 Information
(there are a few openings left)

Location: Louisburgh, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. A short distance from Clew Bay on the west coast.

Time: Spring Semester 2013
Leave Minneapolis (estimate): February 1
Begin classes in Louisburgh (estimate) February 5
Leave Louisburgh for home or further travel (estimate): May 7

During the time at Louisburgh there will be four day trips, two three-day trips, a five-day trip, and a six-day trip. With this much travel, most of the Republic of Ireland is visited. 

For information on regarding costs or information about spring 2013 courses, please click on the link below.


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