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College of A&S - July in Ireland
Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates &
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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
Program Description:

Political Science Focus in 2016

Program Highlights

Location:  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 Dates

July 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 Design

The 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.

Program Requirements

  • 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
Open to all OU students who meet the requirements. Not restricted to Arts and Sciences majors.


  • In Dublin and on overnight excursions, shared hotel rooms
  • In Cork, University College Cork's  University Hall, Victoria Lodge or similar facility 

Money Matters

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.

Get Started

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
Phone: 325-4716
For an advising appointment, go to:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/19/2017 03/03/2017 TBA TBA