This 3-credit semester-long course entitled Business Development and Conflict Resolution in Ireland enables Isenberg business students to understand the business, historical, political and cultural environments in Ireland.
The course meets in the spring semester. In late-May after commencement, students travel to Ireland for 10-12 days, staying most of the time at Inch House Irish Studies Centre in County Donegal.
Topics of Study:
History: An overview of the history of Ireland, with emphasis on The Flight of the Earls, the Famine, Irish Independence, relationships between the British and the Irish, The Troubles and the peace process.
Culture: Irish music and art as a reflection of Ireland's history and culture
Economics: The Celtic Tiger and the Recession
Highlights of Our Stay:
Visits to the walled city of Derry/Londonderry, our main area of study with commentary by people who were personally involved in the Troubles and are currently working together to make peace.
Attractions such as Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle (sight of Game of Thrones), Glenveagh National Park, and the scenic Inishowen Penninsula.
Speakers on the political and economic issues facing the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
A chance to play Gaelic games, learn Irish step-dancing, and get a taste of the Irish language.
2-3 days in Dublin with visits to major attractions, Irish businesses, and cultural events; possible visits to Galway and Belfast
Cost: The program cost is approximately $2500 plus airfare, which will be purchased in early February. The program cost covers accommodations, most meals, and all sightseeing and touring.
Enrollment in these programs is by application. The programs are open to all Isenberg students and span over fall, winter and spring semesters. Students earn three credits for each of these options.
If you would like to learn more about semester or yearlong exchanges, stop by the International Programs Office in Hills South, Room 455 early in the spring semester to discover the options available to you.