This interdisciplinary course includes lectures and experiential learning encompassing a variety of topics including Irish social life, history, and politics related to the conflict in Northern Ireland. Political Science/Criminology/Sociology program participants will be traveling with and participating in some activities with College of Nursing and Health Professions students allowing both groups to share their perspectives and collaborate.
Students will visit hospice centers, businesses, schools, social agencies, and universities, as well as relevant historical sites such as the site of the Cromwellian Massacre in Drogheda and the Battle of Bogside in Derry.
Additional excursions include a trip to the Giant Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and sightseeing in Belfast and Dublin.
Students will take a 200-level Political Science, Sociology or Criminology course. This course can be used to fulfill the social science general education requirement and as such, is open to all students.
Program Dates for Spring Break 2018 have not yet officially been determined. Dates listed will serve as an estimate until official dates are released. Please note dates will fall within the Valpo Spring Break period.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
This program is open to all students (no pre-requisites).
Applications will be reviewed by CONHP and Sociology and Criminology faculty leaders alongside the Office of International Programs study abroad staff after the deadline has passed. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page to begin an application.
Please refer to the budget sheet above. The Program Cost is an estimate that includes sight-seeing, airfare, all transportation in-country, housing and some meals.
Program Contact Information
Professor Amy Atchison
Phone: (219) 464-5348
Contact with program-related questions including course questions, registration, and cost.
Study Abroad Advising:
Erin Kunert - Associate Director of Study Abroad Programs
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Contact Erin with administrative questions about application.
Apply for a Passport!
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.