Study Abroad in Ireland 2023: Culture and History

This program has been cancelled for Summer 2023 due to low enrollment. We plan to offer this study abroad again in the future.

Are you interested in questions of culture, justice, history, civil rights, environmental sustainability, mythology, and immigration?  This adventure is one of our summer abroad programs that will allow you to explore these and many other fascinating questions from the mountains and green fields of Ireland!  You will start in Dublin and travel to Donegal, on the Northwest coast of Ireland, where you will stay and journey out to visit nearby sites and attractions including Donegal O’Donnell Castle & Abbey, Fairy Bridges, Tullan Strand, Sliabh Liag Cliffs, Glencar Waterfall, Arranmore Island, and Derry City in Northern Ireland.  In this program you will have the opportunity to not only learn about a new culture and its ancient history, but also acquire a new perspective reflecting on American history and culture from a distance.

Study Abroad in Ireland

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Travel Dates

June 6-14, 2023

Program Costs


Included in Program Fee

- round-trip airfare

- lodging

- two meals per day

- cultural excursions and activities

- guided tours

- variety of educational and historical talks with local experts

- local transportation in Ireland

- free access to online Global Perspectives through the Narratives of Ireland course 

Not Included in Program Fee

- passport and visa fees (if applicable) 

- Central Piedmont course registration associated with the program

- personal expenses (e.g., meals in airports, snacks, souvenirs) 

Associated Courses

You must register for the summer 2023 term.

If you are seeking academic credit, we recommend registering for PHL 215 - Philosophical Issues (Prerequisite ENG 111). However, you could also choose to take HUM 120 - Cultural Studies instead.

If you are not seeking to earn academic credit for your participation, you must register for TVL 7800 - a non-curriculum course.


Send an email to the Global Learning Office with questions about this trip.