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|Restrictions:||OU applicants only|
|Program Type:||College Sponsored||OU Sponsoring College:||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Housing Type:||Student Dormitories|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Study Abroad Adviser:||Karen Elmore|
|University Name:||University College Cork|
Political Science Focus in 2016
Program HighlightsLocation: Cork, Ireland, with excursions to other locations
Leaders: Keith Gaddie and Kim Gaddie, Political Science
Housing: University dormitory suites, shared hotel rooms on excursions
Excursions: Dublin, various sites in West Cork County and other parts of Ireland
Independent Travel Time: At least one weekend
This program works well for majors in political science, international and area studies, history and those from any major who need upper division electives.
2016 DatesJuly 1 - Arrive in Dublin
July 28 - Last day of program
July 29 - Depart Ireland
- P SC 3603 Politics of Ireland and the United Kingdom: Nationalism and Violence - Keith Gaddie
- P SC 4653 Politics in Literature and Film: Scalawags, Hooligans and Rascals (Gen Ed Western Civilization) Kim Gaddie
Program DesignThe program begins in Dublin, allowing students to acclimate as they learn about Irish culture and history. The rest of the program is based in Cork, with excursions to other parts of the country. Classes meet morning and afternoon, Monday through Thursday, with optional day trips offered on a few Fridays. One 3-day weekend is open for independent travel. The 2016 July Ireland Information Sheet will be linked here by October 1 and provides more details.
- 2.5 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
- ENGL 1113
- Passport valid through six months after program ends, or a copy of a receipt showing that an application has been submitted. (U.S. passport application)
- One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
- In Dublin and on overnight excursions, shared hotel rooms
- In Cork, University College Cork's University Hall, Victoria Lodge or similar facility
It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works.
Arts and Sciences summer programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application. That amount is deducted from the program fee. More information on how to pay the deposit is included in the online application documents. The 2016 July Ireland Budget Estimate will be linked here by September 1 to help you compare programs and plan for study abroad. Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants.
Except for summer tuition and fees billed through the Bursar’s Office, all payments for this program are due before the end of the Spring 2016 semester.
There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started.
- Presidential International Travel Fellowships, an OU need-based scholarship for airfare. Summer applicants now can apply by September 20 for early consideration! Second deadline = February 28, 2016.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - a nationally competitive award for Pell Grant recipients Early applications are open now for summer. Deadline is10/6/2015. Second deadline is 3/01/2016.
When applications are open, an "Apply Now" button will show at the top and bottom of this brochure. Interested students need to attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad, and schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Coordinator. Both things are required for a complete application.
A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, Director of Arts and Sciences International Programs
232 Ellison Hall
For an advising appointment, go to: http://iadvise.ou.edu/casip
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