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FY@broad Ireland: International Travel for First Year Students
Cork, Ireland; Doolin, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Tralee, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: DePaul University applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: First-year
Living Arrangements: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Prerequisite: WRD 103 Liberal Studies Domain: Focal Point
Program Description:
IrelandDePaul University believes that students should start on the path to global citizenry early. We hope to open new doors to the world and help students acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prepare them for lives and careers in our increasingly globalized world. FY@broad programs are just one of many international learning experiences for students while at DePaul. FY@broad programs combine first-year coursework with travel to enhance students' learning about particular topics. At the end of their winter quarter program class, students travel with one of DePaul's outstanding and internationally experienced faculty to see the very sites they've read and written about in the course. Travel takes place during Spring Break, lasts approximately 7-10 days, and is worth an additional 2 credit hours.

**Please note that the prerequisite for this program is WRD 103. Exceptions will be considered for students enrolling in WRD 103 for Winter Quarter and have a completed Study Abroad application. However, just as with any application submitted to Study Abroad, a completed application does not guarantee program admittance. Please email Kristen Ware, kware3@depaul.edu, to inform her of your intent to pursue an exception.

**Honor's students must complete HON 100 as a prerequisite for this program. Please note: If you have AP Language and Composition credit, you will already have course credit for WRD 103.

Please note: While priority is given to first-year students on the FY@broad programs, sophomores may also apply if they were unable to complete the Focal Point Seminar in their first year due to inflexible class scheduling in their major.


* LSP 112 - Literature of Place: Dublin is taught by Barbara Schaffer and explores Dublin's rich literary and cultural traditions. Students read and discuss travel writing and other literature and are coached in writing about place using a variety of styles and genres. With this foundation, students travel to Ireland to visit Dublin and neighboring areas.

Students will also receive two credit hours for
ANT 397- Travel/Study.

* In place of LSP 112, Honors students receive credit for the Honors Fine Arts Elective.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.



All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program.  Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.


Students interested in this program may apply for Short-Term Program and FY@broad scholarships. For more scholarship information, please click here.


If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the countrys local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students on the FY Ireland program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact Scott Ozaroski at s.ozaroski@depaul.edu.




Barbara Schaffer

Barbara Schaffer  
Department of English

Dear Students, Parents, and Family:

Welcome to DePaul University - and to one of the most exciting times in your lives. You have chosen wisely. DePaul offers multiple opportunities for you to learn, to grow, and to expand your horizons.

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO GO TO IRELAND? Here is your opportunity not only to travel to Dublin, Ireland, but to receive credit for it!

This is how it works: You sign up for a winter quarter course that is tied to a travel abroad trip taken over spring vacation. This is education at its best: classroom theory and knowledge combined with on-site experiential learning. Not only will you have a Chicago classroom experience, but you will have the opportunity to interact with experts in their fields in Dublin, as well as seeing it all for yourself!

Let me introduce myself: I am Prof. Barbara Schaffer, a faculty member who has taken many students to other countries in Europe and North Africa. And, I've traveled to many others for work or with my family. I love traveling with students as they explore new places and grow as scholars through this experience. For this program, I will be teaching a winter quarter Focal Point Seminar titled Literature of Place: Dublin. In this course we will look at the many reasons people travel and write about their experiences. We will read, and of course, write, about the journey we will take to Dublin over spring break and the journeys you have taken.

Our particular focus will be on travel literature on County Dublin (Réigiúin Átha Cliath) - Dublin and its environs. What is it that makes people want to travel to there? How is it imagined in our minds, and what do we hope to find when we go there? These are some of the questions we will be asking, as we read classic and contemporary pieces of travel writing during the classroom portion of the class. We will explore Celtic Ireland in story and in reality, the image of the "Celtic Tiger," and its cultural and social influences on travelers of all sorts, and the writings of those whose roots remain there.

And then... we will experience and retrace some of those very steps of those travel writers, as we explore Dublin on our own. We'll visit sites such as Trinity College and the Book of Kells, the Dublin Writers Museum, the National Museum, and more. We will have guest lectures from experts in the field of travel writing and tourism, and we will take day trips to the sites of pre-historic Ireland, to name a few of our activities.

We can't wait to go, and I hope you will join us in this unique opportunity to experience a study abroad trip as a first year student at DePaul. You won't regret it! Please speak with the Study Abroad Program at (312) 362-6962, or contact me, Barbara Schaffer, at (773) 325-7496, for any questions you may have.


Prof. Barbara Schaffer



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This program is currently not accepting applications.