Dr. Ogle and FamilyIf you are a Family & Human Services major or minor, then consider fulfilling your requirements while in Ireland. This six-credit-hour trip will be four weeks long (give or take a wee bit) and will take place in May 2014. During the trip, you will have the opportunity to live in Northern Ireland while traveling the countryside and serving the local people.

You can receive credit for two courses: Family Communication and Intercultural Family Seminar. These courses will allow you to connect your study of the family with different cultures and religious beliefs, and to study the effects of existential expressions of meaning associated with individuality and togetherness. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad in one of the most beautiful places on earth with a team of fellow students from JBU.


General Information

Note: This trip is offered on even years. The next opportunity will be summer 2016.

Cost: $4,900

Team Size: 12

Professor: The trip will be led by Dr. Nick Ogle and his wife Emily, along with their two boys, Tenney (6) and Sully (3).

Location: Lakeside Manor, Belfast



Courses Offered:

     ICS: 4113  Intercultural Family Seminar

     FAM: 4253  Family Communication


How to Apply:

Note: This trip is offered on even years. The next opportunity will be summer 2016.

1. Read the JBU International Travel Policy, which lists the forms and documentation needed to study abroad and provides a general overview of payment methods.
2. Fill out the Application for Summer Education Programs.
3. Return the application and all documentation to International Programs Office.

The studies team leaders review all applications and will communicate with applicants accordingly.


For More Information, contact:

Dr. Nick Ogle
Assistant Professor of Family Studies
John Brown University

Melissa Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University