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Interdisciplinary Humanities – Study Abroad in Ireland

Our department, in conjunction with Philosophy & Religious Studies, offers a unique learning opportunity to you as a major or minor. This study abroad program is designed allows you to take upper level courses in your major while exploring Ireland. This year, Dr. Gautam Kundu and Dr. Finbarr Curtis will work with a small group of students over a full summer semester to learn about this country and its role in the Western world’s understanding of myth, memory, and religion on a transnational scale.

Our 2020 courses are:
Fear and Security
classes are available as 3090 and 5090G

The program includes two stages: our first stage is an intensive two-week online introduction to the course material, content, and culture that you will encounter; the second stage is our 24-day experiential learning environment. Rather than days in a classroom, we conduct all of our course discussions as open-air seminars and field experiences at the actual sites we’re studying.

During the on-site portion of the trip, May 28th-June 19th, we will be based in Waterford in order to engage with authentic Irish culture. While the program is housed in Waterford, you will be spending considerable time visiting sites of cultural importance across of the south of Ireland in places like: Cork, Cashel, Enniscorthy, Killarney, and Dublin. While on-site, you will learn about Irish history, literature, art, religion, sport, music, and culture as part of your everyday seminar experiences.

This program is unique in that allows you to not only to work with experts from Georgia Southern, but also with Irish experts as well. While on-site, you will have the chance to work with faculty from our partner university in Ireland in areas such as philosophy, sociology, psychology, theatre, and justice studies. Everyone participates in shared set field work to help us understand the convergence of Ireland’s past and present, as well as our own transnational connections to American society and culture as it relates to Irish culture.

  • Up to 6 hours at the upper division or graduate level
  • Courses count towards degrees and minors in Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Irish Studies, among others
  • Local Field Trips and Excursions every day
  • Cliff-walks along Ireland’s southern coast
  • Guided overnight tour of Dublin
  • Guided weekend trip to Ireland’s ancient West

Printable Program Details

Program Cost $3400.00

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Contact Dustin Anderson (Program Director) at or
Kristin Kasting Karam (Office of International Programs) at for more details.

Space on this program is limited, so if you’re interested, please contact us as soon as possible.

Full Program Details are also available on the Office of International Programs and Services page.

Last updated: 3/14/2022