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Faculty-Led: Human Development and Family Studies, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Sneem, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
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Human Development and Family Studies
Dublin , Galway, & Sneem, Ireland
QUICK FACTSProfessor Name: Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer
Total Estimated Cost: $3109 plus tuition and personal expenses, such as souvenirs
In-state students' costs including tuition: $4468 for undergraduates non-tuition guarantee cohort rate and $4745 for grad students non-tuition guarantee cohort rate; see www.kent.edu/tuition for current tuition rates
Out-of-state students' costs including tuition: $5575 for undergraduates non-tuition guarantee cohort rate and $6037 for grad students non-tuition guarantee cohort rate; see www.kent.edu/tuition for current tuition rates
Eligibility: Students in good standing (Graduate student standing is required to take HDFS 52092); Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher (undergraduates) or 3.0 or higher (graduate students), or permission from instructor.
Course and Credits: HDFS 42092--HDFS Study Away Experience (3 credits), or
HDFS 52092--HDFS Study Away Experience (3 credits)
Program dates: Tentative May 16 - May 25, 2019
Application deadline: January 18, 2019
OVERVIEWCourse Name and CRN: There is an undergraduate section and a graduate section offered:
- HDFS 42092--HDFS Study Away Experience (3 credits), or
- HDFS 52092--HDFS Study Away Experience (3 credits)
Course Description: This course provides a comparative analysis of interpersonal relationships and families across the lifespan in Ireland and the US. Societal influences on families such as religion, traditions, history, immigration, and the economy will be explored.
KSU Sponsoring College: Education, Health, and Human Services
Brief description of the program: This is a 9-day trip to Ireland to explore societal influences on interpersonal relationships and families, such as education, religion, traditions, and immigration.
Course Website: https://www.kent.edu/ehhs/centers/ciie/2017-ireland
When: May 16- May 25, 2019
Program highlights/Itinerary: Travel to the village of Sneem, visit Blarney Castle, explore the vibrant cities of Galway, Dublin, and Belfast. Meet with local residents, school and religious officials, and family service providers. Visit sites including Staigue Fort, the Cliffs of Moher, murals of Belfast, and the Titanic Museum, among others.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTSRequirements: Overall GPA of 2.5 or better. Exceptions may be made with permission from instructor.
Maximum capacity: 23 students
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALSHotel lodging is included in the program fees, as are all breakfasts, all but 2 dinners, tour guide fees, ground transportation, and admission to tourist sites. Students should bring money for lunches, one or two dinners, and souvenirs.
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PROGRAM FEESOffice of Global Education Application Fee: $60
OGE Health Insurance: $24
Program Fees: $1675
- Lodging for all nights
- Breakfast each morning
- Dinner - all but 2 nights
- Tour guides and entry fees
- Ground transportation
Flight: Approximately $1341
Tuition for 3 credit course:
Undergraduates non-tuition guarantee cohort rate (in-state): $1368
Undergraduates non-tuition guarantee cohort rate (out-of-state): $2475
Grad students non-tuition guarantee cohort rate (in-state): $1645
Grad students non-tuition guarantee cohort rate (out-of-state): $2937
See www.kent.edu/tuition for current tuition rates
Estimated personal costs: $300
Total Estimated Cost Including Tuition:
In-state students' costs including tuition and personal expenses:
$5045 (graduate students)
Out-of-state students' costs including tuition and personal expenses:
$6037 (graduate students)
Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education https://www.kent.edu/globaleducation/education-abroad-scholarships
Payment Instructions: Payments may be made with check (payable to Kent State University), or credit card. Contact Rose Onders, email@example.com (215 White Hall) to arrange payments.
- Application deadline: December 1st (will be extended if seats are still available): Extended to January 18, 2019
- Payment deadline: $700 deposit due December 1st; payment plan available
- Withdrawal deadline: February 1st (when airline tickets are confirmed)
CONTACT INFORMATIONDr. Maureen Blankemeyer
Office location on campus: 405H White Hall
Brief Bio: Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Certified Family Life Educator