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International Construction Management in Ireland

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Ireland
Course # SA 10905 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2019 05/06/19 to 05/21/19

Program Leader

Name James L. Jenkins

Program Description

CALLOUT: Thursday, January 10th at 5:30pm in Knoy 416.

Application now being accepted!!! Contact Professor Jenkins.

This course will focus on the construction industry of Ireland.  Students will tour new construction and historic renovation sites in the cities of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Galway. Students will also attend lectures/presentations by Irish faculty (Dublin Institute of Technology/National University of Ireland) and construction personnel to gain insight into the construction industry of Ireland. Cultural visits include the Guinness Brewery, Christ Church Cathedral, kissing the Blarney Stone, Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands.  Optional trips include visits to the city of Cobh (last port of call for the ill-fated ship Titanic) and the lovely fishing village of Howth.



 · Walking Tour of Dublin

 · Guinness Brewery

 · Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

 · Construction Site Visit (TBD)

 · Henrietta Street Renovation

 · Christ Church Cathedral


 · University of Cork

 · Walking Tour of Cork

 · Site Visit with Jacobs Engineering

 · City of Cobh Waterfront

 · Blarney Castle / Blarney Stone


 · Bunratty Castle Tour

 · Walking Tour of Bunratty Folk Park

 · Medieval Banquet in Bunratty  Castle

 · Durty Nelly’s Pub


 · Bus Tour of Burren Area

 · Caher Connell Stone Fort

 · Poulnabrone Portal Tomb

 · Cliffs of Moher


 · National University of Ireland (NUI)

 · Walking Tour of Galway

 · Galway Harbor Renovation Project

 · Ferry Ride to Aran Islands

 · Bike Tour of Aran Islands


 · Jameson Distillery

 · City of Howth Harbor

 · St. Patrick’s Cathedral

 · Book of Kells

 · Dublin Castle

 · Brazen Head Pub


The 2019 Ireland Study Abroad course is led by Professor James L. Jenkins, who led the 2009-2018 Ireland Study Abroad courses and lived in Ireland for a faculty exchange during the Fall 2009 semester.

The program leaders suggest that applicants read the study abroad summer handbook.



Academic Credit

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will earn three credit hours (tech elective) as BCM 49900 (register for SA 10905). Course can also be taken as a Graduate-level course as BCM 59000 (register for SA 59000). Graduate students must contact Professor Jenkins before enrolling in the course.

A series of course meetings will take place in March/April 2019 prior to trip departure.


The course is open to ALL MAJORS, but Purdue University students should have an interest in construction management or a closely-related field (with Program Leaders permission)

 Enrollment is limited to TEN Purdue University students!

 Feel free to contact Professor Jenkins at

Program Cost



Anticipated Program Cost estimated at $2,500 (before $500-$1,500 scholarship applied if eligible)—includes tuition, all hotel accommodations, some local transportation, bus tours, some meals, event tickets, group shirts, and insurance .


Costs not included: plane fare ($900-$1,700), other meals ($500), trains/taxis,/bikes ($200), passport ($175).




Application Deadline


Applications / Deposits are now being accepted. Contact Professor Jenkins for a application.

Completed applications and deposits will be due no later than February 1, 2019. Enrollment will close when ten paid deposits have been received.

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