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Program Description:
Faculty Leader: Mary Courtis (mcourtis@pcc.edu)

Dates: Aug 15 – Aug 31, 2018

Course: ATH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (capstone)

Location: Cork, Ireland

Credits: Capstone to ATH103, which is 4 credits.

Application Deadline: February 21, 2018

Estimated Program Fee: $3,200 + tuition

Please Note: program details and fee may change in the coming months.

Program Description

This program will provide an immersive, global learning environment for students from all majors the opportunity to develop an understanding of anthropology to reflect on how personal and social values are shaped by culture. This two-week program will introduce students to Irish culture and history as well as Irish folklore and folk medicine through structured interactions with local community members.

Students will fly into Dublin and spend two nights during the orientation period. Following this, students will be transported to Cork, where the majority of the program will be spent. There will also be a three-night stay in the harbor town of Cobh.

Program Highlights
  • Two nights in Dublin
  • Three nights in harbor town of Cobh including visit to the Cobh Heritage Center
  • Visit to Blarney Castle (and kissing the famous Blarney Stone!)
  • Visits to St. Anne’s Church and Bell Tower and Templebreedy Church and Graveyard
  • Hiking Cruachan Woods in search of faery trees and holy wells
  • Walking the land and collecting plants with an Irish herbalist
  • Day-trip to Killarney National Park
  • The Friary Well and the Trinity Well in Kinsale
  • Drombeg Stone Circle and Fulacht Fiadh in Drombeg
  • Exploring Tara, Knowth, Dowth, and Newgrange

Included in Program
  • Housing for entirety of program
  • 3-night excursion to Cobh
  • Day trips
  • Some meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • 12 Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Museum/park entry fees
  • On-site orientation & online pre-departure orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program
  • Round trip airfare between Portland and Dublin
  • Non-programmed Meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Passport


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/21/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/15/2018 08/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.