Ireland: Reading Literature in the Enchanted West of Ireland
June 29 - August 3, 2019
*Students will need to depart the U.S. on June 28 in order to arrive in Ireland on June 29.
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to all undergraduate Ohio University students with a sophomore, junior or senior class standing that have successfully completed ENG 1510. The minimum GPA for admission consideration is 3.0, but students not meeting this requirement may petition the directors to obtain permission to apply. An interview with the directors is required.
This program accepts Non-Ohio University students. Non-Ohio students must have achieved sophomore standing at an accredited college or university and must submit transcript(s) for college course work completed.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire conduct policy.
Final Deadline: Extended till March 1, 2019
Students will be housed in shared residencies/apartments in Galway with kitchen facilties available. During first week of traveling, students will stay in shared rooms in hotels in Derry and Adara with breakfast provided.
During the four-day homestay portion of the program, students will be be staying with Irish host families, where they may share a room with other OU participants. During this portion of the trip, students will be provided with three meals per day.
Courses and credits
Students will earn a total of 6 credits. Students choose from the following courses:
- ENG 3070J: Writing and Research in English Studies, 3 credits (J-COMP)
- ENG 3080J: Writing and Rhetoric II, 3 credits (J-COMP)
- ENG 3350: Irish Literature
- ENG 3850: Writing about Culture and Society
Students will visit Gort, Carraroe, Connemara & Cong, Aran Islands and Ardara during the program.
Program fee includes accommodations, airport transfers, some in-country transportation, excursions, welcome and farewell dinners and international medical insurance.
Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.
Additional Information on Ireland
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Education Abroad suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.
Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department website for information related to safety and security at this destination.
Also refer to International SOS for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.
Requesting accessibility accommodations
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Please review the entry and exit requirements for Ireland. US citizens will not need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. However, you may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.
Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information, contact:
Global Programs Coordinator | Office of Global Opportunities