Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Achill, Ireland; Allihies, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Representing the Irish Landscape is a program for students interested in the culture of contemporary Ireland and how its artists depict the Irish experience through visual arts and literature. Open to students at all levels of experience, the program includes courses in visual arts and Irish literature, and an independent studies course that allows students to engage facets of the Irish landscape and culture in depth. The Penn State faculty teaching the program will be joined by visiting artists and writers for special presentations.
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken on this program, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.
Students are required to enroll in three courses appropriate to their academic level and area of concentration. All participants must register for both English and Art and a final project, either in writing or visual arts, must be submitted by the end of the summer session. Most Art students will enroll in 6 credits of Art and 3 credits of English. Most English students will enroll in 6 credits of English and 3 credits of Art. If you are not either an English or Art major, please select appropriate courses based on interests or to satisfy academic requirements.
Our literature course will include readings from the Celtic Revival that figure the West of Ireland and Irish mythology prominently within the project of cultural nationalism. We will study writers who pay special attention to place, ranging from J.M. Synge's Aran islands, to James Joyce's Dublin, to more contemporary representations of Ireland as a multicultural, modern space. In addition to readings, we will study and meet several contemporary Irish writers. The course will include drama, film, and prose and will feature outings to performances, lectures, readings and poetry workshops.
Professor Janet Lyon will teach the English courses.
Successful applicants will satisfy pre-requisites established by the program.
All students must have a passport which is valid until six months after the last day of the program, or date of return to U.S if student is extending travel.
Housing is provided in each location. Students will need to provide their own meals in Galway and Dublin but meals are provided in Allihies and on Achill Island.
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page.
You must complete the following materials in your application:
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