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 through critical or creative projects. Penn State faculty, artist Helen O’Leary and poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf, will be joined by visiting artists and writers for special presentations. This year the course will focus on Ireland’s changing environment, including current impacts of sea level rise and climate change.
Over the course of the program, the group will stay in five different sites across Ireland, and will visit several more. The first eight days will be spent in the city of Dublin, where housing will be provided by Trinity College, in the heart of the city. We will see plays, visit museums, attend poetry readings and participate in the city's vibrant art scene and meet with Ireland’s leading climate scientist. Next, the program moves to picturesque Achill Island, where students will stay in holiday homes, work in a spacious art studio, and meet local renowned poets and artists.
Following the island, the program settles in Blackwater castle in Castletowneroche Co. Cork. We will workshop with celebrated poets and artists and live and work in the castle.
Next is a stay on Inis Oir, the smallest of the Aran Islands. We will spend three days exploring the Aran islands and visiting Neolithic sites on Inis Mor.
Finally we end the program in Galway and take advantage of the celebrated Galway Arts Festival. Galway is a medieval port town known for its cobbled narrow streets, vibrant music scene and college town vibe. There, students will stay in university housing. attend plays, readings, events, studios and area visits will include Yeats's tower, cliffs of Moher and Connemara.
Summer: June 19 - July 22, 2020
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
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