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Texas State in Ireland

knotTentative Program Dates:
July 5 - August 8, 2015

Five weeks in Ireland, living in Cork, the historical heart of Ireland. Blarney Castle, the coast, the Ring of Kerry and the Port of Cobh are all nearby. Your trip includes paid excursions to sites such as the Gougane Barra Forest, the Aran Islands, Dublin, and Barryscourt Castle (exact excursions are subject to change).
You will also receive 6 hours of University Credit!

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How much does it cost?

Estimated Cost: $3,895

  • A deposit of $500 is due with the application by February 13, 2015.
  • The balance is due by April 1, 2015.
  • Scholarships of up to $1500 are available to eligible Texas State students.
  • Space is limited to 15 participants. Special consideration will be given to Early Applicants!
Program cost includes:
  • Room for five weeks in Cork City.
  • All in-country transfers (airfare to and from Ireland is not included)
  • Tuition and Academic fees for 6 hours of university credit.


Participants may lose all or part of the deposit or total payment made if cancellation occurs!   Refund rates are as follows: prior to March 2, 2015, 100% (less a $200 application fee); March 2-April 1, 2015, 50%; after April 1, 2015, 0% of total payments.


What does the trip include?

  • Housing is in single rooms in apartments with full kitchens at the University College Cork, in the new University Hall apartments (inexpensive meals are available in the cafeteria on campus as well). Meals, laundry charges (except linen), incidental expenses, books, insurance, and independent travel are not included in the basic fees.



What courses can I take?

  • English 3311 Advanced Writing - Travel Writing
  • English 3341:  Studies in World Literature - Irish Culture and Literature
  • English 5323:  Studies in Autobiography and Biography - Irish Literature
  • English 5395:  Problems in Language and Literature - Travel Writing

For more information contact:

Steve Wilson, Director
TXState in Ireland
Department of English
Texas State University-San Marcos

Or email him at sw13@txstate.edu