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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: Students from any U.S. institution Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
Area of Study: Any Term: Summer
Program Advisor: Olga Crombie Credits: 3
Global Pathway UB Areas: Arts
Program Description:

Literary Ireland: Plays and Places


THIS PROGRAM WILL RUN AGAIN IN SUMMER 2020!        Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland and a UNESCO City of Literature, boasts four Nobel prize winners (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw, and Heaney), world-renowned universities, book festivals, and the internationally acclaimed Abbey Theatre. Dublin is rich in history, culture, and art, and it is both an influence to writers and a setting to literary works.
 
If sheep, lake monsters, mountains, bogs, valleys, myth, magic, and beautiful scenery are what you wish, then come with us to see the land that inspired generations of Irish writers!

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
Join us this summer session for a spectacular 16-day discovery of Ireland’s plays and places led by award-winning UB professor and Program Director, Maria S. Horne, and Associate Program Director, Chelsea L. Horne. This intensive experiential program integrates the study of dramatic literature with focused research on the Dubliner experience. The course explores themes of identity, nationalism, and revolt, emphasizing the tradition of tragi-comedy. While the program is jam-packed, there will also be free time to relax and enjoy Dublin and the truly magical Irish countryside on your own. This 3-credit course satisfies the SUNY General Education requirement for the Arts and it fulfills a component of the UB Curriculum Global Pathways.
 
This experiential course transforms Ireland into our classroom! Learning and teaching take place on-site at some of the world's most fascinating sites: from historical (Dublin Castle, the GPO, Kilmainham Gaol, St. Patrick’s) to cultural (Abbey Theatre, Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse, National Museums, a Literary Pub Crawl) and much more! Daily itineraries take us on comprehensive explorations of Ireland’s past, present, and future. And to further enrich appreciation of the influence of cities and landscapes in dramatic literature, the program includes several strategically chosen day trips, which may include: the seaside town of Howth and historic Blarney Castle where you may acquire “the gift of the gab”!
 
Our guided journeys allow students to become knowledgeable and familiar with the country that provides such inspiration for its writers. By learning how to appreciate dramatic literature through its landscapes, we expand our understanding of different cultures, and in turn, of ourselves and of humankind.
 
Additionally, program participants take on their own independent artistic and cultural research project: by working in small groups they will conduct field research on a topic of their selection, while interacting with local counterparts and digitally documenting their discoveries.Join us this summer session for a spectacular 16-day discovery of Ireland’s plays and places led by award-winning UB professor and Program Director, Maria S. Horne, and Associate Program Director, Chelsea L. Horne. This intensive experiential program integrates the study of dramatic literature with focused research on the Dubliner experience. The course explores themes of identity, nationalism, and revolt, emphasizing the tradition of tragi-comedy. While the program is jam-packed, there will also be free time to relax and enjoy Dublin and the truly magical Irish countryside on your own. This 3-credit course satisfies the SUNY General Education requirement for the Arts and it fulfills a component of the UB Curriculum Global Pathways.
 
This experiential course transforms Ireland into our classroom! Learning and teaching take place on-site at some of the world's most fascinating sites: from historical (Dublin Castle, the GPO, Kilmainham Gaol, St. Patrick’s) to cultural (Abbey Theatre, Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse, National Museums, a Literary Pub Crawl) and much more! Daily itineraries take us on comprehensive explorations of Ireland’s past, present, and future. And to further enrich appreciation of the influence of cities and landscapes in dramatic literature, the program includes several strategically chosen day trips, which may include: the seaside town of Howth and historic Blarney Castle where you may acquire “the gift of the gab”!
 
Our guided journeys allow students to become knowledgeable and familiar with the country that provides such inspiration for its writers. By learning how to appreciate dramatic literature through its landscapes, we expand our understanding of different cultures, and in turn, of ourselves and of humankind.
 
Additionally, program participants take on their own independent artistic and cultural research project: by working in small groups they will conduct field research on a topic of their selection, while interacting with local counterparts and digitally documenting their discoveries.

ACCOMODATION
While in Dublin, students follow in the footsteps of iconic Irish scholars and writers and will reside in the heart of the city, and within walking distance to all the top attractions.  All accommodations are prearranged and included in the program fee.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Open to students at all levels of experience. There is no pre-requisite for this course. Applications are welcome from both undergraduate and graduate students from any major and in good academic standing with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Applicants are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to apply early, as enrollment is limited.
ESTIMATED COSTS
Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Summer. The Program Fee includes: administration and instruction, 3 credits of SUNY tuition, a shared room in Dublin, entrance/fees to all activities/excursions/performances, and ground transportation to all program activities while in Ireland. Participants are responsible for roundtrip airfare, health insurance, meals and personal expenses, passport and visa fees, and UB/SUNY home campus fee.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the Faculty Program Directors:

Maria S. Horne
marhorne@buffalo.edu

Chelsea L. Horne
horne@american.edu


The Study Abroad Program Advisor, Olga Crombie, can be reached by email ​omlepkyj@buffalo.edu or by phone (716) 645-6279. Walk-ins are welcome in 1Capen on M-F from 12:30-4:30pm and appointments can be scheduled M-F from 10am-noon.



This program is currently not accepting applications.