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*WCU Spring Break in Ireland: Criminal Justice in Ireland
Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Break
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Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Hotel
Max Credits Offered: 3 Area of Study: Criminal Justice
Program Type: WCU Faculty/Staff-Led Program Abroad Credit Type: Direct WCU Credit
Available to Non-WCU Students?: No Faculty/Staff Director: Mary Brewster
College: Business & Public Management
Program Description:
Program Description:
The WCU Criminal Justice Spring Break in Ireland will be a part of a Spring 2020 semester course: CRJ 455/555-Topical Seminar. The topic for our course will be “Crime and Justice in Ireland.” The purpose of the travel/study program will be to explore the history of the justice system (police, courts/law, corrections, victim services, etc.) in the U.S., Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland, and to bring to life the similarities and differences in the three jurisdictions’ current justice structures and processes.  An examination of the historical roots of each justice system and an understanding of their evolution will be a primary emphasis of the course.

Participants will spend 9 days in Ireland over Spring Break (leaving in the evening of March 6 and returning to the U.S. on March 15, 2020).

All participants will stay in WCU-arranged hotels in Ireland. There will be 2 students sharing each hotel room. Hotel accommodations are included in the program price.

All instruction for this course/program will be conducted in English.

Undergraduate students will earn 3 credits of criminal justice elective credits (CRJ 455).  Graduate students will earn 3 credits of graduate elective credits (CRJ 555).

Guided tour of Dublin upon arrival
Guided tour of Belfast upon arrival
Visit to local police department(s)
Visit to police college
Tour of Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin
Tour of Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin
Tours of Dublin Castle, Trinity College (home to the Book of Kells)
Visit to youth center
Visit to drug policy and prevention agencies
Visit to Peace Walls at Shankill Road in Belfast
Visit to Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast
Visit to Giant’s Causeway (and possibly Cliffs at Moher)

In addition to the regular WCU tuition/fee rates for the 3 credit hour course (included in full-time students’ regular spring tuition), all students will pay a Program Fee of $2,435.00 which covers round-trip airfare from the US to Ireland, hotel accommodations, ground transportation (airport transfers and LEAP card), most meals, tours, lectures, and admissions for the duration of the program as well as all program excursions. In addition, all students will be billed the $100 study abroad application fee through the WCU Bursar office upon applying to the program.  and will be required to purchase WCU's mandatory international insurance (approximately $25) prior to departure.

Not included in the program fee above is WCU's mandatory international insurance (approximately $25), and personal spending money for additional meals and souvenirs. 

Dr. Mary Brewster

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