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  • Study Abroad in Ireland

    Communications/Journalism International News Writing & Reporting in Ireland

    Dates and Costs

    Dates: May 15 - May 30, 2014
    Cost: $3,995
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    Offered through the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad with SFU’s Dr. Pat Farabaugh

    Join CCSA as the Ireland Early Program visits both Irelands, North and South. While based in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, we’ll uncover the cultural significance behind Glendalough, Trinity College and places made famous by such writers as James Joyce and Jonathan Swift. Then we’ll head North, tracking the history of Ireland, ancient and modern, stopping at the magnificent coastal World Heritage Site, The Giant’s Causeway, and visiting locations associated more recently with the Troubles in Belfast and Derry. Then it’s off to the beauty of the mountains, valleys and islands of the West of Ireland, where Gaelic and traditional music can sometimes still be heard. Discover the beauty and the tragedy, the history and the hope that define this land still struggling to be united. By combining this intensive study abroad experience with course-specific directed study activities preceding and/or following the travel portion of the program, students may earn three semester hours of college credit.

    For details, contact

    Dr. Pat Farabaugh
    Scotus 107A
    pfarabaugh@francis.edu
    472-3188
    or visit: www.ccsa.cc
    or stop by the Center for International Education, Schwab 214, for a program booklet

    Communications/Journalism Course

    What does it take to be an international news journalist, responsible for covering anything from political revolution to economic upheaval to climate change to war? This course provides students with the opportunity to put themselves “in the shoes” of a contemporary foreign news correspondent. The course is interactive, and students will have the opportunity to explore a range of different topics in Northern Ireland, while developing the skills they need to take a story from conception to publication. Close attention will be paid to writing and critical thinking, essential qualities of international news coverage.

    Housing and Meals

    Participants reside in dormitories and local hotels. Accommodations are based primarily on double occupancy, with occasional use of multi-bedded rooms; single rooms may be available at an additional price.

    Dates and Costs

    Dates:May 15 - May 30, 2014; Cost: $3,995

    The $3,995 cost includes: tuition for three credits, round-trip airfare, health insurance, accommodations, daily breakfast, program excursions, internal transportation, some additional meals, and an ISIC (International Student Identification Card).

    Most meals, other than breakfast, are at the participant’s expense. A minimum of $600 should be budgeted for other meals, additional transportation and entrance fees. Additionally, approximately $150 should be budgeted for textbooks and other required course materials. Students should also budget additional funds for personal spending, such as souvenirs and independent travel.

    Payment Schedule and Deadlines

    Applications can be found at www.ccsa.cc

    • First Payment: $1,700 due on March 7, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the February 21, 2014, application deadline, as priority is given to early applications. Applications submitted on or before February 7, 2014, receive a $100 deduction in the program price, reflected in a reduced application fee, due at time of application.
    • Non-refundable Application Fee: $200 if received on or before Feb. 7, 2014; $300 for applications received after Feb. 7, 2014. The application fee, which must be paid by credit card at time of application, serves as a deposit toward the overall program price.
    • Final Payment: $1,995 due on April 4, 2014; the single-room supplement, if applicable, is also due at this time.
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