Study Ireland from two locations: Limerick and Dublin. Limerick is a gateway to Ireland’s western regions. Limerick City is over 1000 years old. A Viking settlement, a medieval walled town, and a Georgian city all led to this modern, vibrant city on the Shannon River. We then travel across Ireland to Dublin where you’ll find a modern European capital full of people from around the world.
Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with optional group travel. If you opt for group travel CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, those that choose group travel also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.
You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.
roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.
* All prices are estimates based on summer 2020 costs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by May 2021.
Option 2 —Independent Travel:
If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.
Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time). Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.
Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.
Program Dates July 13, 2021 —July 27, 2021 Base Price
TBA Enrollment Status: OPEN
February 26, 2021 ($100 application discount if received by February 12)Scholarships: See our scholarships page
Communication / Advertising & Promotion
Melody & Marketing:
Irish Music on the Global Stage
Course Description: Ireland's musical heritage runs deep, touching all aspects of Irish life, from history and politics to culture and tourism, both cherished by individuals and sold by corporations. While exploring the artistic and social influences of traditional and modern Celtic music, this class also focuses on how it is distributed, promoted and consumed in today's ever-changing music marketplace. We’ll experience live music in various settings, from concert hall performances to pub ceilidhs as well as buskers on street corners. By program’s end, students will have gained an appreciation of the rich history of Irish music as well as the role business and political influences play in its evolution.
Writing Ireland: A Creative Exploration of
the Emerald Isle
Course Description: How better to inspire your own creative writing than by experiencing the landscape and cities of Ireland and immersing yourself in Irish culture? In this class we will seek inspiration by reading works of authors such as Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Seamus Heaney, and Edna O’Brien while touring the Irish countryside and visiting such varied sites as church crypts, gaols, pubs, and college libraries that link us with the rich cultural history of Ireland. While looking at how time, place, and politics have influenced Irish literature, we will also identify our own personal influences as we experiment with writing fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.
Prerequisite: First year composition sequence or writing requirement
Course Description: Join this exploration of Irish schools and culture to gain a deeper understanding of how culturally responsive classrooms have developed in Ireland. This course investigates the ways in which classroom spaces provide social-emotional and culturally responsive teaching to meet the needs and context of the students in that classroom. By visiting such places as Adare Village, Hunt Museum and the Frank McCourt Museum, as well as observing teaching and learning going on inside schools in Limerick, students will compare global school environments and evaluate these environments in order to create their own plan for developing and sustaining a culturally responsive and emotionally appropriate classroom.
Course Description: Explore Irish myths, folklore and fairytales on location in Ireland! In this introductory course, suitable for both English majors and non-majors, students will delve into ancient stories of heroes, gods and sacred sites, as well as contemporary supernatural stories concerning fairies, ghosts and monsters. We will wander through the lush green Irish countryside, from the Cliffs of Moher to St Patrick’s Rock of Cashel, visiting sacred sites, stone circles, castles, gardens and museums. After immersing yourself in these experiences, you will gain a greater understanding for how people both ancient and modern use stories to make sense of the world around them.
Healthcare Administration / Public Health / Philosophy
Cross-Cultural Explorations of the
Meaning of Life & Death
Course Description: What is a good life? A good death? What gives our lives meaning and purpose? Designed for students majoring in pre-health professional, health care administration, global health services, and philosophy, this course focuses on cross-cultural experiences common to Americans and Irish, drawing on Irish literature, poetry, music, and philosophy to reflect on living in the light of death. We’ll enrich our understanding of the cultural and historical context for Irish attitudes to living and dying on field trips to such places as ancient and modern religious sites, cathedrals, cemeteries, museums, a hospice and a funeral home, as well as pubs.