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*WCU Summer in Ireland - EDA 103/203/542 in Limerick, Ireland
Limerick, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/01/2018
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Rolling Admission 07/13/2018 07/29/2018
NOTE: Students will have class at WCU on campus prior to the start date for this program. All dates and costs listed are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director listed below to confirm the information.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Other (see "accommodations" section below for details) Max Credits Offered: 3
Area of Study: Education Program Type: WCU Faculty-Led Study Abroad
Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit Faculty/Staff Director: Dawn Patterson, Mary Houser
College: Education
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Come study with us during Summer Session II in 2018 at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland. Students will have the option of taking EDA 103 (no pre-requisite), EDA 203 (pre-requisite EDA 103), or EDA 542 (for graduate students). You will spend the first week or two of class at WCU (depending on the course you take).  The remaining weeks of the course will be spent living in student housing at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, and attending class on campus. Students will visit local Special Education agencies in the community and hear guest lectures from Special Education school personnel while abroad.
 
LOCATION
This program will be primarily based in Limerick, Ireland.
 
ACCOMMODATION
All participants will live in student housing in Limerick for the duration of the program.

LANGUAGE
This course will be instructed in English.
 
COURSE INFORMATION
Students will have the option of taking either EDA 103 (no pre-requisite) or EDA 203 (pre-requisite EDA 103). Graduate students may participate as well and would earn credit for EDA 542.
 
EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EXCURSIONS
Academic Site Visits
Blue Box – Art Therapy and Music Therapy Centre
Brothers of Charity
Special Needs residential facility in Kilkenny
St. Vincent’s School & Enable Ireland
Local school principal guest lecture
MIC Early Grades faculty guest lecture
Northside Learning Hub
Limerick Youth Service
 
Excursions
The Burren & Cliffs at Mohrer
The Aran Islands
Kilkenny
Galway
Dublin
The Ring of Kerry
 
PROGRAM COSTS
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the three credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $2,275.00.  This amount includes housing in Ireland, in-Ireland transportation and all academic and cultural excursions. In addition, all students will be billed the non-refundable $100 study abroad application fee upon applying to the program and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance (estimated around $35) prior to departure.

Students will be responsible for the additional purchase of a round-trip plane ticket (estimated around $1,500) and money for food (students will have cooking accommodations in their student housing and should budget approximately 45-60 Euros per week for groceries). Students may also need to budget for any additional transportation and excursions they plan to take in their free time (outside the program's scheduled activities) and spending money.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Mary Houser, Assistant Professor of Special Education
309E Recitation Hall
mhouser@wcupa.edu
610-436-3234

 

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.