- Dingle, Ireland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Sacred Heart University offers perhaps the most immersive Irish Studies program anywhere, as students have the unrivaled opportunity to delve into Irish culture in the heart of the Irish-speaking Dingle Gaeltacht region. Students do not merely read about Ireland; they live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars led by accomplished scholars and local experts using Dingle as the campus classroom. All of our courses feature active participation and immersion – both in and out of the classroom. What develops is a profound understanding of Celtic culture and society, historically and in the modern world.
SHU in Dingle offers study-abroad programs in both the fall and spring semesters. The curriculum of the semester program focuses on Irish and Celtic history, culture, language, spirituality and music. Courses include local field trips and community-based projects that give students the opportunity learn firsthand the lessons and theories of the classroom. Also, a variety of excursions and cultural activities are included to provide students with a living experience of Irish culture and history.
Students will enroll in five (5) courses and receive a total of 15 credits issued on a Sacred Heart University transcript. Non-SHU students will arrange credit transfer and course approvals with their home institution with the support of the SHU Office of Global Affairs. Classes are held Monday through Thursday during most weeks to allow for immersion into the Dingle community and weekend travel opportunities.
- Setting Description:
- National Geographic once described this region as “the most beautiful place on Earth.” Many refer to the idyllic location of SHU’s campus in Dingle as the “best of both worlds” since it provides students with all of the amenities of a tourist haven, but in an authentic setting with traditional Irish culture. Dingle is a place with welcoming locals and many hospitable places in which to meet them. Here you will find tremendous learning resources, magnificent relics, ruins and holy places, easy access to other areas of the country and Europe, immersive activities and opportunities to try something new, and a vast, living record of folklore, celebrations, history and authentic music and dance. If you wish to experience all that Ireland has to offer, the Dingle Peninsula Gaeltacht is where you want to be. In Irish, “An Gaeltacht” refers to the few areas in Ireland in which Irish is the community language. In these areas, people work to preserve the vitality of the language and all aspects
- Sacred Heart University will bill students the regular Sacred Heart University semester tuition rate, program fees and $350 confirmation fee. In summary, the following is included in your program fees: 15 tuition credits, Accommodations, Overnight excursions, Day field trips and tours, Group & extracurricular activities, Meal vouchers for some meals, HTH international insurance plan, Orientation: Program Handbook & orientation held at SHU and in Dingle, Transportation to and from airport in Irel