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College of A&S - July in Ireland
Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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: 2.5 Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
University Name:
University College Cork
Program Description:

Sociology and Popular Culture

Program Highlights

Location:  Cork, Ireland, with excursions to other locations
Leaders:  Jennifer Hackney (Sociology) and Brian Johnson (Honors College)
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 for this on at least one weekend

2015 Dates

July 2 - Arrive in Dublin
July 30 - Last day of program
July 31 - Depart Ireland


  • SOC 3763  Sociology of Ireland (new course; pending Gen Ed Western Culture approval)
  • CAS 3900   Big in Ireland:  Popular Culture on the Emerald Isle  (3 credits)

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. Some weekends are open for independent travel.  The 2015 July in Ireland Information Sheet 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 your 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 responsibilty 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 2015 July Ireland Budget Estimate will 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.

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, International Programs Coordinator
232 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
For an advising appointment, go to:

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.