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Faculty-Led: Human Development and Family Studies, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Sneem, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer Intersession
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Intersession 2020 02/01/2020 ** 05/14/2020 05/23/2020
NOTE: Later applications will be accepted, provided space is available.

** Refer to the brochure page below for official program dates.
Program Description:
Program Description:

Human Development and Family Studies
Dublin , Galway, & Sneem, Ireland


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Professor Name: Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer

Total Estimated Cost: $3111 plus tuition and personal expenses, such as souvenirs
In-state students' costs including tuition: $4506 for undergraduates and $4719 for grad students; see for current tuition rates
Out-of-state students' costs including tuition: $5616 for undergraduates and $6108 for grad students; see for current tuition rates

Eligibility:  Students in good standing; Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher (undergraduates) or 3.0 or higher (graduate students), or permission from instructor.  Graduate students are required to take HDFS 52092.

Course and Credits: HDFS 42092--HDFS Study Away Experience (3 credits), or
HDFS 52092--HDFS Study Away Experience (3 credits)

Program dates: Tentative May 14 - May 23, 2020

Application deadline: December 20, 2019 [Extended to February 1, 2020]


Course 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)
Location: Ireland

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.



When: May 14- May 23, 2020; Trip occurs during May Intersession, course is Summer I

Program highlights/Itinerary: Travel to the village of Sneem, Galway, Blarney, Dublin, and Belfast.  Meet with local residents, school and religious officials, and family service providers. Visit sites including Blarney Castle, Staigue Fort, the Cliffs of Moher, among others.




Requirements: Overall GPA of 2.5 or better (undergrads). A minimum overal GPA of 3.0 (graduate students). Exceptions may be made with permission from instructor. 
Pre-requisites: None
Maximum capacity: 20 students


Hotel 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.

You can learn more about your destination, including travel advisories, through the US Department of State website:

And through the KSU Library Databases resources here:

Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center or your health care provider as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.


Office of Global Education Application Fee: $60
OGE Health Insurance: $25
Program Fees:  $1741
  • Lodging for all nights
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner - all but 2 nights
  • Tour guides and entry fees
  • Ground transportationHorse

Flight:  Approximately $1285

Tuition for 3 credit course:  
  Undergraduates (in-state): $1395
  Undergraduates (out-of-state): $2505
  Grad students (in-state): $1608
  Grad students (out-of-state): $2997
See for current tuition rates

Estimated personal costs: Depends upon student's lifestyle.

Total Estimated Cost Including Tuition:
In-state students' costs including tuition:
$4506 (undergraduates)
$4719 (graduate students)
Out-of-state students' costs including tuition:
$5616 (undergraduates)
$6108 (graduate students)

Does not inslude personal expenses, such as souvenirs.

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education 

Payment Instructions: Contact Rose Onders, (215 White Hall) to arrange payments.



  • Application deadline: December 1st; Applications will be received after that if space is available
  • Payment deadline: $700 deposit due December 1st; payment plan available
  • Withdrawal deadline: When airfare expires (please contact Dr. Blankemeyer for more information)


Dr. Maureen Blankemeyer
Phone: 330-672-9397
Office location on campus:  405H White Hall
Brief Bio: Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Certified Family Life Educator


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