Global Perspectives from Ireland offer a great opportunity to gain exposure to another culture. For students who prefer to travel with a group, this program provides an excellent option to explore different countries. 

November 2022 – Destination: Ireland

Global Perspectives from Ireland

From arrival to departure you will be immersed in the Irish culture. Experience music, art, textiles, technology, and engineering feats. This country is steeped in history and innovation.

We will be traveling with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland, on a customized trip for Gaston College. Two meals per day are included along with housing and transportation. Students will spend the majority of the trip living at the Atlantic Apartotel in Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland. Bundoran is the surfing capital of Ireland.

Each day will begin with an excursion into the surrounding area, followed by instructor-led session. The day ends back in Bundoran with a round-table discussion of the day’s experience along with lots of great Irish food and fun.

Great food, fun and friendships await you. Make plans now by completing the interest form.

2022 ITINERARY OVERVIEW:

Day 1 – Friday, Nov. 18
Departure from Charlotte

Day 2 – Saturday, Nov. 19
Arrive in Dublin; travel to Hill of Tara; Brunch at Maguires of Tara

Day 3 – Sunday, Nov. 20
Creevykeel, Knocknaree Mountain, and Standhill

Day 4 – Monday, Nov. 21
Catsby Cave & St. Patrick’s Well, Donegal Town and Castle

Day 5 – Tuesday, Nov. 22
Triona Crafts and Hannah Hats

Day 6 – Wednesday, Nov. 23
Ulster-American Folk Park & Belleek Pottery

Day 7 – Thursday, Nov. 24
Thanksgiving Dinner in Killybeg

Day 8 – Friday, Nov. 25
Derry City in Northern Ireland

Day 9 – Saturday, Nov. 26
Depart for Dublin vis Yeats Country

Day 10 – Sunday, Nov. 27
Departure to Charlotte

 

International Travel:

Get your passport ready.

How to apply:

Step 1: Complete the interest form.

Step 2: Make sure you have been vaccinated and have had a booster shot for Covid-19. Make copies of your shot records.

Step 3: If you do not have a passport, fill out the paperwork and get it submitted. It takes several weeks to get a passport back. Passports must be valid until at least six months after the trip.

Step 4:  Make a $200 deposit ($100 of which is non-refundable) at the College Business Office by July 14, 2022.

Step 5: Register for the HUM 120 Section D6B course for Fall 2022. All participants must register for this class.

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Questions?

Please contact Kelly Hinson at hinson.kelly@gaston.edu or Angie Rudd at rudd.angie@gaston.edu.

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Global Perspectives: Ireland