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The Role of Horses in Irish Culture and Society

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Ireland
Course # SA 21239
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/15/22 to 06/03/22

Program Leader
Purdue University
Rm 104 Agriculture Administration Building (AGAD)
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Students will learn about the various aspects of the Irish horse industry, as well as history and culture of Ireland. We will attend the races at the Curragh, one of the oldest racecourses in the world, horse shows, visit colleges and Universities with an equine emphasis, and various farms and equine businesses representing the breadth of the Irish horse industry, from International sport horses, to local riding programs. Cultural visits will include Blarney Castle, Connemara and the Kilmainham Gaol. 

Click the link below for a recording of the Call Out from September 14. 

Call Out recording

Callout: October 7th, 5:00 pm, Zoom

For more information contact:
Dr. Colleen Brady, ASEC,

Academic Credit

3 credits


Must remain in good academic standing with the college.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Approximately $4000, plus 304.70 study abroad fee. You are responsible for your own airfare. 

Application Deadline

Applications are due by November 1; with the plans to notify those who have been admitted to the program by November 15. Because we currently have more applications that spots; the applicant also must upload a current resume, and a 500 word essay addressing how participating in this Study Abroad will help them reach their educational and professional goals. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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