Cabrini's new affiliation with the University of Ulster makes it possible for students to spend six weeks—June through August, 2015—in Northern Ireland, earning college credits.
Students will live in the block housing on the Magee Campus located a short walk from Derry City (2013 UK City of Culture).
The program is open to Cabrini students of all majors and to students from all SEPCHE institutions.
For further information, please contact Erin McLaughlin, Ph.D., in the Business Department (610‑902‑1019, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The six-week summer study abroad program is designed for students that wish to gain:
Students enrolling in this program will take a 4.5‑credit, University of Ulster faculty taught Irish Studies class and a 3‑credit, Cabrini College faculty taught International Business class.
Students will attend classes for three-hour sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a total of six hours a day of contact time. Students will receive a Cabrini College transcript for the completed coursework.
Irish Studies Course – 4.5 credits One or more full-time University of Ulster faculty members will teach the Irish Studies class. In addition to the in‑class contact time, students will engage in a one‑week immersion Gaeltacht located in Gweedore, County Donegal.
Students will live with an Irish-speaking family and become immersed in their culture. Students will take part in old Irish customs, traditional music sessions, theatre, and Gaelic sporting events. The week will culminate with a traditional Irish Ceili.
Students will receive a certificate in Irish Studies after the successful completion of the course.
International Business – 3 credits A Cabrini College full-time faculty member will teach the International Business class. In addition, a Cabrini College guest lecturer will provide one week of course instruction.
This course will look at both the political and economic implications of globalization from the perspective of the Northern Irish business. This course will also look at the regional economic integration while specifically focusing on the European Union.
In addition to the in-class contact time, students will also have the opportunity to participate in a short internship experience.
Students will develop and demonstrate necessary business skills to effectively work in an international environment, as well as an understanding of intercultural communication through the experience of studying abroad.
Accommodation Students will live in the block housing on the Magee Campus located a short, 5 minute walk from Derry City (2013 UK City of Culture).
This housing accommodates three to five students in shared apartment-style living. While in Donegal during the last week, all students will live with a single family.
Gweedore is a popular Gaeltacht, and families in this area have equipped their houses to accommodate students.
EligibilityThe Ireland Study Abroad experience is open to all Cabrini College students in good academic standing who meet the criteria below.
ApplicationStudents must submit the following:
Ireland Study Abroad Application - PDF
Unofficial copy of academic transcripts, available from the Registrar's Office
Essay (no more than 1,000 words—typed and double spaced) Describe the importance of multicultural / international study and what you expect to gain from this experience.
Completed application with essay, transcripts, and non-refundable deposit must be submitted by March 1, 2015.
Students interested in this program should begin the planning process by contacting Study Abroad Coordinator Nick Uliano, Ed.D., at 610-902-8383 or email@example.com.