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Study Abroad

Hofstra in Ireland

Program Description

Hofstra in Ireland 2019
July 8 - 29, 2019

Spend three weeks with us in Ireland!. We begin with a long weekend in a Doolin farmhouse along the sea, steps from a castle, in addition to experiencing the Aran Island ferries, the best trad music in Ireland, and a short hike along the beach to the Cliffs of Moher.  Then we take three weeks on Galway’s breathtaking Atlantic coast, at the National University of Ireland Galway.  Attend plays, poetry slams, concerts, comedy, lectures by a peat fire, dance, street performers, the local music scene, art shows, and films from around the world during the Film and Arts Festivals.  The last part of our study takes us northwest to the misty mountains, expansive beaches and sea caves of Donegal, Ireland’s largest fishing village;  St. John’s Point; the local music scene and a visit with some local friends and Hofstra family.  At the very edge of earth on the highest cliffs in Europe, we stay in a majestic B&B in Gleann Cholm Cille where we break bread with travelers from around the world, and often stay through the evening for the guitars and song.  There are two weekends when you are free to travel within Ireland as you wish, or take advantage of inexpensive flights to the European continent.

Available Courses

Hofstra in Ireland 2019
July 8 - 29, 2019

Choose from the following courses.  You may take one or two courses (three or six credits).

IRE163:  Contemporary Irish-American Literature (IRE, ENG)
ENG 123:  Modern Anglo/Irish Drama  (IRE, ENG)
GAEL 001:  Elementary Gaelic (satisfies the special language option)

Program Details

Hofstra in Ireland 2019
July 8 - 29, 2019

Students from Hofstra and other universities are encouraged to apply.

The program fee of $4,400 covers roundtrip airfare, housing, trips to dingle and Donegal and other events, local transportation, and three special group dinners. 

In addition to the program fee, students pay standard Hofstra tuition and fees for three or six credits.

*The program fee quoted above is subject to change.

Application Information
For an application, please visit Hofstra.edu/studyabroad and click on “Study Abroad Applications” under the “Useful Resources” tab.  Download and complete the Hofstra in Ireland application and the four (4) necessary forms.  Bring the completed application, necessary forms and $500 nonrefundable deposit receipt to the Office of Study Abroad Programs, 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus, by March 7, 2019.

For more information about the Hofstra in Ireland program, please contact:

Professor Patricia Navarra
Director, Hofstra in Ireland Program
104 Mason Hall
Phone: (516) 463-0234
Email: Patricia.C.Navarra[at]hofstra.edu