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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led Education Abroad Advisor: Amanda Williamson
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Program Description:

The Psychology of Community and Culture in Ireland

Dublin, Ireland 

July 6 - August 3, 2019
NAU Ireland


This program aims to immerse students in the Irish culture to allow them to explore the effects of Irish history and culture on the well-being of the surrounding communities. Students will have the opportunity to learn from Irish experts in the field through guest lectures, as well as with Irish college students on the University College Dublin campus. Events such as the Bloomsburg Festival, and attending events at Croke Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Abby Theatre will expose students to modern Irish culture and allow them to interact with Dubliners from all walks of life. Join us for day trips, insightful lectures, free days to travel, and cultural immersion in a psychological context! 
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PSY 299 Special Topics - 6 NAU credits
(PSY 101 prerequisite) 

This course is designed for students to explore the role that culture plays in the well-being and challenges of individuals and groups in an applied setting. Students will be able to consider the nature of Irish history and culture through a community and cultural psychological lens. There is also opportunity for cultural immersion in the Irish context.
This course includes two lectures per week paired with travel to various cultural and historical sites. 


(Subject to change) Cliffs

July 6-14 WEEK 1: Irish History
Saturday: Arrival, Welcome Dinner – O’Connells, Donnybrook
Sunday: Historical walking tour of Dublin, Trinity College History Department; St. Stephan’s Green & Grafton St.; Class Discussion - Course Expectations
Monday: Class An Gorta Mor: From Famine to Freedom;
Tuesday: Class: Irish Language, Kilmainham Gaol
Wednesday: Class Discussion – Linking history to cultural theory
Thursday: Day Trip, Kilkenny Castle and Glendalough
Friday – Sunday: Free days
July 15-21 WEEK 2: Modern Irish Community
Monday: Class: Irish Community, Ballymun AXIS Center
Tuesday: Class: Modern Irish Life, Geary Institute
Wednesday: Class Discussion – Sense of community in an Irish context; GAA game
Thursday: Day Trip Belfast, Black Cab Tour
Friday – Sunday: Free Days
July 22-28 WEEK 3: The Arts in Ireland
Monday: Class: Irish Literature; James Joyce Centre
Tuesday: Class: Ceol na hEireann: Ireland in Music and Dance; National Museum
Wednesday: Class Discussion – The role of arts in community well-being;
Abbey Theatre Tour and play
Thursday & Friday: 2 Day Trip to Galway, Cliffs of Moher Day tour
Saturday – Sunday: Free Days
July 29-August 4 WEEK 4: Irish Mythology and Religion
Monday: Class Irish Folklore; UCD Folklore Department
Tuesday: Class Catholicism; Book of Kells
Wednesday: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral - Sung Matins; Class Discussion – Linking religion to theories of resilience
Thursday: Day Trip Howth
Friday: Free day; Farewell Dinner
Saturday: Return to US


Provided by University College of Dublin


To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.


  • Completed PSY 101
  • Minumum 2.5 GPA
  • Statement of Purpose


To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.


If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.


Program Ratings:
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Academic Experience:
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Cultural Experience:
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 04/20/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/06/2019 08/03/2019


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