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UMass Lowell in Dublin, Ireland: "Travel Writing & Irish Literature" with Professor Jonathan Silverman

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Program Starts: Jun 02, 2014
Program Ends: Jun 22, 2014
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: Blog: UMass Lowell in Dublin 2013
Program Locations: Dublin
Contact Name: Office Of Study Abroad & International Experiences
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What is Included: Housing: Single accommodations at Dublin City University with towels and linen provided, library access.
Breakfast daily at DCU student restaurant
Pre-departure orientation
Emergency International Accident Insurance
What is not Included: Airfare - Students will purchase their airline ticket. The Office of Study Abroad will assist students in selecting the appropriate itinerary once the Confirmation Deposit is paid. Average rates for airline ticket is $1000.

Tuition & Registration Fee - this program is 6 credits. Continuing Education (summer courses) tuition rates are currently $335/credit plus the $30 registration fee. Please note that this is billed to your ISIS account and due in mid July.

Personal Spending - students will need to budget for approximately $1500 for 2 day trips (Belfast/Galway), entry to museums and site visits, lunch/dinner each day, public transport pass.
Estimated Costs: Confirmation Deposit: $500 due February 28th
Airline ticket purchase: due March 28th
Balance of Program fee: approximately $1350, due April 25th. Note-the cost of the program will vary depending upon the total number of students enrolled.
Program Description

Earn 6 Credits in Dublin, Ireland Summer 2014! Learn about Travel Writing, Irish literature and culture June 2 (depart) - June 22nd!

UML's English department has partnered with Mater Dei Institute at Dublin City University for a late spring/early summer program, with two courses open to UML students:
1.) Explore the relationships between culture, geography, and history
2) Read literature about the way writers experience travel.

Both 3-credit classes will be upper-level English courses--the first will fill a writing elective and the other a literature elective.

Reside on the campus of Dublin City University.
Earn 6 UML credits.

Course 1 Title: "Writing about Place"
Course 1 Number: 42.324
Course 1 Description: Writers throughout time have been thoroughly grounded in place. Students in this course will read and write on a variety of topics: travel, cities, suburbs, dwelling places, nature, environmental issues, etc., in a variety of genres: creative non-fiction, essays, journalism, short stories, poetry, journals. This course will be held in a workshop format with strong emphasis on revision. Dublin and Ireland--and students' interaction with these places--will be the subject of the course, which will be held both in the classroom and in museums and literary sites

Course 2 Title: "Special Topics in English: Travel, Toursim & Exile"
Course 2 Number: 42.395
Course 2 Description: This course will focus on the meanings of tourism and travel, with a focus on Irish writers

Quick Facts

Population: 4722028
Capital: Dublin
Per-capita GDP: $ 40100
Size: 70273 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences