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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Blarney, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Killarney, Ireland; Kinsale, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/29/2019 06/09/2019

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
UCIE Program Coordinator: Megan Trickler Program: Ambassador
Program Type: Study Abroad Program Faculty Advisor: Daniel, Dane, Dr.
Supporting Department: Lake Campus - History Registration Term: Spring
Credit Hours: 3.0 Payment Value 1: 100
Program Description:

Contents:Blarney Castle


Program Description:

Experience the stunning beauty and rich history of Ireland and Northern Ireland on this two-week tour of the island's major cities! See Dublin, Cork, Blarney, Kinsale, Killarney, and Belfast through a unique and historical lens. Students will be visiting the major hot spots like the St. Stephen's Green, the Book of Kells, the Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry, the Rock of Cashel, and so much more!

To see a full program itinerary and details, visit the EF Tours website here:​
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Academic Course Information:

Students will enroll in  HST 3100: "History of Ireland and the UK." for spring semester 2019. 
Students will engage in a survey of Irish and British History, focusing on the relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom, and will explore the contentions therein.  students will be assessed on the basis of short papers on pertinent readings, reaction papers to sites visited, tour summaries, and the production of a photo book (e.g., Picaboo or Shutterfly) that incorporates information learned and pictures and captions re. the sites visited.

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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About the Faculty Program Advisor:

Dane Daniel, AdvisorDane Daniel, Ph.D.,Associate Professor of  History, is passionate about travels and studies overseas, and is excited about the opportunities available for students in his 2018 program.  He loves to share the world with students, immersing them in the sights, sounds, tastes, and cultures of countries with rich histories.  This is the fifth time Dr. Daniel will be taking students abroad, having previously led trips to England and France, Italy and Greece, Turkey, and Germany and Switzerland.  Dr. Daniel’s travels and studies overseas began in 1986, when he traveled Europe as a musician.  After committing to a career in history, he became an exchange student at the University of Lüneburg, Germany in 1995, and then lived in Berlin, Germany from 1999-2002 during the period of his doctoral research.  Since then he has worked in archives from the Netherlands to Ukraine, and has also spent summers in Bonn and Jerusalem.

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Meals and Accommodations:

While in Ireland, students will constantly be on the move, and will have the opportunity to lodge in the cities of Dublin, Cork, Killarney, and Belfast.  They will be able to get a taste of the different cuisines in all cities and try a traditional Guinness Stew Dinner in Dublin! Students will stay in hotels and should expect 1 or 2 roommates that are part of the program. 
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 Students are required to meet with the program advisor for an interview and also for a pre-departure meeting. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. 

Dublin, Ireland
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Before You Leave:

Students may be required to meet with the Program Advisor and the group prior to departure. 

Students will be required by the University Center for International Education to complete a mandatory pre-departure orientation online a few weeks before departure.
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Program Costs:

The cost of the program is $3899.00.  This includes round trip airfare, accommodations, in-country transportation, entrance fees, and all breakfasts, and four dinners.

Not included are UCIE fees listed below, 3.0 credit hours of tuition in spring semester, some meals, tips of to guides and drivers, passport application costs, and personal expenses. 

To hold a space for you, the UCIE will collect a $100 application fee; and a program fee of $52. The UCIE costs are non-refundable. 
Students should apply and pay at on this webpage. The UCIE reserves the right to adjust the program price up to 10%.

The remainder of the balance will be payable to EF Tours.  Payment plans are available.
EFTours is calling this tour: IRISH HERITAGE

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Affording the Program:

WSU financial aid is applicable to this program.  To learn more about your specific financial aid options you should contact the Financial Aid Representative, Gail Cyan, at to schedule an appointment and learn about your specific situation.

Some academic departments offer scholarships for study abroad, there are some scholarships available nationally as well.  Please ask your study abroad coordinator for more information.

Many students reach out to family, friends, and community and religious organizations for support.  Some choose to create an online funding site, others send out letters requesting support.
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Passports and Visas:Kinsale, Ireland

A valid passport is required for all international travel. Its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. The UCIE is an official US Passport Center and we can help you with your photo and passport processing needs.  See here for more information.

Though some study abroad destinations will require you to obtain a visa, a visa is NOT required for US citizens for this program.  A visa is permission given to you by your host country to allow you to enter the country for a specific amount of time.  In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage.

The UCIE is happy to guide you to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

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Health and Safety:

WSU is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

WSU faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. Please consider reviewing the following sites for further information:
US Department of State
US Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
International SOS ( for medical and security advice. WSU membership #: 11BSGC000054

Before travel WSU students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in several ways including:
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad
  • Get advice on how to travel with your medication
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad

WSU faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)   in case of an emergency abroad.

If you are participating in a WSU Ambassador Program, you are automatically covered with a UHP Health Insurance Packet  through University Health Plans.  
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Contacts and More Information:

University Center for International Education (UCIE)

Program Coordinator:

Megan Trickler
Education Abroad Coordinator

Faculty Program Advisor:

Dane Daniel
Associate Professor of History
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