If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

The Emerald Isle: Knowledge, Culture, and Identity in Ireland

Program Details

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 Belfast, Ireland
Course # SA 11003
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring Break 2024 03/09/24 to 03/17/24

Program Leader

Name Muiris MacGiollabhui
Email mmacgiol@purdue.edu
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

What has inspired such a litany of writers to come from a small island on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean? This study away class offers students the opportunity to explore Ireland over the course of nine days. Whether walking the streets of Viking-Era Dublin, witnessing the social phenomena that inspired Sally Rooney’s Normal People, or experiencing the murals of Belfast that punctuated the “Troubles,” students will be immersed in the culture of Ireland. Spanning two countries, this class will grapple with the cultural forces that have shaped the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Students will visit the four corners of Ireland, learning its history, its colonial past, and also envisaging the future of the island, north and south.

Academic Credit

2 HONR Credits


This program is open to all Purdue students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority may be given to members of the John Martinson Honors 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.

Estimated program cost:  $2100

  • Includes: accommodations; breakfasts; course activities; airport transfers; ground transportation; and international medical insurance.
  • Does not include: airfare and some meals.


Purdue Moves Scholarship

Participants who are US citizens or permanent residents are strongly encouraged to apply for the Purdue Moves Scholarship through the MyStudyAbroad system. Purdue Moves awards are based on total family income and require having a FAFSA on file. For this Spring Break program, participants are eligible for the following amounts of scholarship funding, which can be applied to the program fee billed by Purdue but also expenses like airfare.

- Total family income of $50,000 or less: $700 applied to the program cost
- Total family income of $50,001 to $75,000: $400 applied to the program cost
- Total family income of $75,001 to $100,000: $200 applied to the program cost
- Total family income of $100,001 or greater: Ineligible

For complete details on eligibility, application procedures, and deadlines, please visit https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/aid/details.cfm?scholarid=228. Additional financial aid information can be found below!

Please do NOT make any financial commitments toward the program (such as purchasing airfare) until instructed by the program leader. Neither the Honors College nor Purdue University will be liable for refunds should programs be canceled owing to mitigation measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.