USAC encourages every student to particpate in the tour; however, it is optional and has an additional fee. You will sign up for the tour on your Course and Tour Registration Form. Dates and destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director. Deepen your academic experience by turning hte tour into a one-credit field study led by an expert in Irish history. Engage in critical analyses and discussions of the sites visisted within their historical and cultural contexts.
This optional 5-day, 4-night tour offers the opportunity to explore Dublin, the city of writers. Get a state of Irish hospitality and learn more about the history of Ireland's War of Independance and Civial War in teh 1920s. Your visit will allow you to sample Dublin's historical and cultural riches by tracing the steps of some of Ireland's most important revolutionaries and exploring hte sites that inspired writers such as JOnathan Swift, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Sean O'Casy, and Bram Stoker. Walking tours of Dublin's architectural heritage will be complemented by outings to museums, Trinity College, a visit to the theater, and a day trip to the beautiful and dramatic rolling, granite hills of the Wicklow Mountains or the five-thousand-year-old tombs of the Boyne River Valley, a site predating the Egyptian pyramids. There will also be ample time for shoping, exploring, and experiencing Dublin's nightlife.