Tours and Field Studies for Galway, Ireland
Optional Dublin Tour and Field Study
This optional 5-day, 4-night tour offers the opportunity to explore Dublin and get a taste of Irish hospitality. The tour can also be taken as a 1-credit field study course; to earn academic credit, students must be registered for the course, pay the fee for the tour, keep a journal, and answer a series of questions about the sites visited. Once you return to Galway, you will have follow-up meetings with a professor and take a final exam. USAC encourages every student to participate; however, this segment is optional and has an additional fee. You will sign up for the tour or register for the field study on your Course and Tour Registration Form.
Our visit will sample Dublin’s historical and cultural riches by tracing the steps of some of its most important revolutionaries such as Eamon De Valera, James Connolly and Michael Collins and exploring the sites that inspired writers such as Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Sean O’Casey, and Bram Stoker. Walking tours of its architectural heritage will be complemented by outings to museums and Trinity College, a visit to the theatre, and a day-trip to the Wicklow Mountains or the tombs of the Boyne River Valley. There also will be ample time for shopping, exploring, and experiencing Dublin’s nightlife.