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This program will compare the recent economic and financial history of Ireland and Northern Ireland, with a focus on how the countries responded to the recent global economic turmoil. Students will be able to learn about the sources of each country’s economic success as well as its downfall, how the government managed the crisis, and finally, how business has responded to the challenging economic environment in which they operate. Students will also examine how the Irish and Northern Irish economies relate both to Great Britain and each other. They will also learn how to navigate in economies using Euros and British Pounds. In both Dublin and Belfast, students will be able to discuss these issues with government officials, academics and industry leaders who are trying to lead their countries to a better future.
The program begins in Dublin with a city tour, where students will see many of the city’s highlights including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College and the Old Parliament House (Bank of Ireland). Students will visit a variety of businesses and institutions in Metropolitan Dublin. We then take a bus to Belfast, stopping at the ancient burial grounds of Newgrange and Knowth (both precede Stonehenge by 1000 years) on the way. In Belfast, we will visit the new Titanic Museum as well as meet with government and industry officials to understand how the Belfast economy is evolving. There will be time on the weekends for independent exploration of each capital city.
MEET THE FACULTY
The Program Director isDr. Thomas Mondschean, Professor of Economics. Dr. Mondschean teaches graduate/undergraduate international economics and specializes in the research of commercial banking and financial systems. He has traveled extensively and has led many Study Abroad Programs including programs to Ireland, Singapore/Malaysia, Krakow and Budapest/Croatia. He has also taught in MBA programs in Hong Kong, Bahrain, and the Czech Republic.
The group meets both before and after the program.
Course: ICS 350 (Undergraduate)/ IB 750 (Graduate): International Business Seminar Credits: 4 credit hours Term registered: Winter 2017 Liberal Studies Domains: Global Business Perspective & Experiential Learning (EL) Taught by: Dr. Thomas Mondschean Course Description: This foreign study course is meant to introduce the student to the world of international life and business as it is today. The course provides students the opportunity to visit and study foreign commercial enterprises on-site. Additional emphasis is placed on understanding overseas cultures, self-reference criteria, and the fact that people around the world can maintain/develop hopes and dreams within their own lifestyle even though it may differ from others'.
Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.
Students stay in hotels in double-occupancy rooms.
COSTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FINANCIAL AID
All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.
DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.
PASSPORT AND VISA
If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them.
STUDY ABROAD CONTACT
Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Quang Tran. DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.
Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change at a host institution, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.