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*WCU Spring Break in Ireland & England: Cultural Experience in Dublin and London
Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 11/17/2017
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Rolling Admission 03/09/2018 03/17/2018
NOTE: Please note that dates and costs are tentative and subject to change. Contact the Program Director listed below to confirm the information listed.

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options:
Hotel/Hostel
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: No Credit
Program Description:
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Please join West Chester University on a cultural experience program in Ireland (Dublin, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty) and England (London) during Spring Break 2018. Not every student has the ability to study abroad because of their heavy academic load and/or co-curricular involvement, so cultural experience trips provide you with an opportunity to have a short “abroad” experience that you can discuss with future graduate schools and employers. This program is not affiliated with a course and no course credit is given for participation. You are encouraged through this trip, to “immerse” yourself in the local culture as much as possible and appreciate the similarities and differences that can be apparent through different cultures. Planned schedule activities occur every day but we also include free time to explore “on your own”.
 
LOCATIONS
Dublin, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Bunratty, Ireland
London, England
 
ACCOMMODATION
All participants will stay in shared hotel rooms pre-arranged by the program.
 
LANGUAGE
The primary language in Ireland is Irish/”Gaelic”, but prior knowledge of the Irish language is not required for participation on this program. All tours and excursions will be conducted in English.
 
EXAMPLES OF EXCURSIONS
Possible excursions include: 1916 Walking Tour, Kilmainham Gaol, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Cliffs of Moher Day Trip, Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet, Double-decker bus tour, Buckingham Palace from outside, Westminster Abbey with tour, Big Ben from outside, British Museum with tour, Tour of London with beefeater tour and Crown Jewels, Globe Theatre Matinee Performance groundling, London Eye Flight, and Windsor Castle.

PROGRAM COSTS
All participants on this program will pay a program fee of $2,110 which includes all hotel accommodations for the duration of the program, breakfast daily, three group meals, all in-country ground transportation (including airport pickup and drop-off), international insurance, and the regional airfare between Ireland and England. All students will also be billed the non-refundable $100 WCU study abroad application fee upon applying to this program.  

Anticipated out-of-pocket expenses not included in the total above include the round-trip airfare from Philadelphia to and from the British Isles (estimated around $1,100) and the remaining meals not covered by the program (estimated $320).

*These costs are estimates and are subject to change at any time. Contact the Program Director listed below to confirm cost details.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Jackie Aliotta
Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Involvement
jaliotta@wcupa.edu
 

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.