Irish Studies Program
Dates: May 15 - June 25
Irish Studies is a six-week, nine credit hour program designed for all majors. We'll travel around the island and visit sites connected to our studies as well as some of the most beautiful tourist locations. We'll visit Stormont, Northern Ireland's parliament and chat with members face to face. We'll visit spots where great Irish authors, such as W.B. Yeats, penned some of their greatest works. We'll pray together in Saul, the site of St. Patrick's first church in Ireland. We'll enjoy Irish culture, enjoy great fish & chips, Irish stew, and of course the best cup of tea you'll find in the world!
This year, as a special addition, we will engage in purposeful and directed healthy lifestyle choices through our Wellness: Ireland course. We hope to experience and explore Ireland in a way that has never been offered before- through physical activity- such as walking, jogging, cycling, bouldering, camping, etc. And combine this with a holistic wellness educational piece- characterized by taking into account the interrelatedness among the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, etc.
Ireland is known for its promotional emphasis on wellness and fitness- particularly in the area of walking- they have several walking festivals throughout the year, and hundreds of walking trails to explore. We are excited to enjoy this kind of connection with the Irish culture, her people, and each other.
Courses Offered (choose 3):
- BBL 4043 Irish Perspectives on Christian Life (transfers in as BBL 4003 core)
- EGL 4043 Masterpieces of Irish Literature (transfers in as EGL 4003 core)
- KIN 1002 Wellness & KIN 1011 Wellness Activity (transfers in as wellness core)
- POL 3003 Political Philosophy (transfers in as philosophy core)
Team Size: 20
Professors: Melissa Stevenson, Haden Wilson, Jennifer Niles, Frank Niles
Location: Lakeside Manor, Belfast, and all over the island of Ireland
Contact: Melissa Stevenson
For More Information, contact:
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University