Updated Programs and Deadlines - Spring-Summer 2021

Australia Experience & London Experience
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Ireland: Limerick to Dublin

July 13, 2021 —July 27, 2021

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.

Program Package

  • Accommodations: Included.
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • All course-related ground transportation
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Program directors and staff on-site 24/7

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Stephen Farley - Applications

Robert Bedard - Payments

Robin Byerly - Travel

Option 1 — Group Travel

Cost: TBA

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 air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • 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

Enrollment Status: OPEN

Application Deadline
February 26, 2021
($100 application discount if received by February 12)
See our scholarships page

Courses Offered

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.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: PR 415 / COMM 415
Dr. Jim Gleason | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U


Classroom Context in the U.S. & Ireland
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.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: EDU 350 / EDU 250
Dr. Kimberly Haverkos | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

English / Literature

Myth & Magic: Irish Mythology & Folklore
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.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ENGL 290
Professor Sarah Blackwell | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

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.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: PH 444
Dr. Cate Sherron | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U