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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Amanda Williamson Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Psychology
Program Description:


Dublin, Ireland 

Summer 2021 has been postponed.  We are now accepting applications now for Summer 2022!
Faculty Leader: Eylin Palarmo-Munsell

Department of Psychological Sciences
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! Dr. Palamaro-Munsell (Dr. PM) is a community psychologist whose work focuses on individual and community resilience.  She spent two years living and working in Dublin. 
NAU Ireland2


PSY 299 Special Topics - 6 NAU credits
(PSY 101 prerequisite) 
PSY 399 Special Topics - 6 NAU credits

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

May 30-June 7 WEEK 1: Irish History
Saturday: Arrival
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
June 8-14 WEEK 2: Modern Irish Community
Monday: Class: Irish Community, Ballymun AXIS Center; Geary Institute UCD
Tuesday: Class: Modern Irish Life, Experience Gaelic Games; Class Discussion – Sense of community in an Irish context
Wednesday & Thursday: 2 Day Trip to Belfast, Black Cab Tour, Giant’s Causeway day tour
Friday – Sunday: Free Days
June 15-21 WEEK 3: The Arts in Ireland
Monday: Class: Irish Literature; James Joyce Centre; Abbey Theatre Tour
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 play
Thursday & Friday: 2 Day Trip to Galway, Aran Islands Innis Mor
Saturday – Sunday: Free Days
June 22-June27 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 The Old Storehouse
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
  • Minimum 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 and find Amanda Williamson.


Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Academic Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA