Experience Ireland and its culture for six weeks while earning a combined 6 hours of SMAD, SOCI and/or ENG credits. Selected students will visit major landmarks and cities and come to appreciate Ireland’s rich culture and society by analyzing its films, media, and food.
During their stay, students will collaborate on a media based project with the Galway division of the nonprofit organization Foróige in order to examine the perspective of young people in today’s Irish society. Students will also examine the social and cultural impact on Galway and its culinary community by being designated a European Region of Gastronomy. The program will provide students a special opportunity to help document the stories of local youth and food vendors in Galway.
Throughout the trip, students will also document the impact of their own journeys and experiences by creating reflexive content in various media formats. This study abroad program is designed to help develop participant’s analytical, media and cross-cultural skills while gaining a greater knowledge of Irish society/culture and self.
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