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

International Construction Management 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 Dublin, Cork, Bunratty, Galway, Ireland
Course # SA 10910
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/07/24 to 05/21/24

Program Leader

Name James L. Jenkins
Email jenkinjl@purdue.edu
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Application process now open --- contact Professor Jenkins (jenkinjl@purdue.edu)


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, Cobh, Bunratty (near Limerick), and Galway. Students will also attend lectures/presentations by Irish faculty (Technological University Dublin/National University of Ireland-Galway) and construction personnel to gain insight into the construction industry of Ireland. Cultural visits include the Guinness Brewery, GPO (site of the Irish Easter Uprising), Christ Church Cathedral, kissing the Blarney Stone, Cliffs of Moher, Cobh Heritage Museum, and the Aran Islands.  

DATES: May 7-21, 2024


 · Guinness Brewery Tour

 · Technological University Dublin (TUD)

 · Construction Site Visit (TBD)

 · Henrietta Street Renovation

 · GPO Heritage Museum

 · Dublinia Museum / ChristChurch Cathedral


 · University of Cork

 · Walking Tour of Cork

 · Construction Site Visit (TBD)

 · City of Cobh Waterfront

 · Cobh Heritage Museum

 · 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

 · Construction Site Visit (TBD)

 · Ferry Ride to Aran Islands

 · Bike Tour of Aran Islands


 · Jameson Distillery

 · City of Howth Harbor

 · Book of Kells

 · Dublin Castle

 · Brazen Head Pub


The 2024 Ireland Study Abroad course is co-led by Professor James L. Jenkins and Dr. Anthony Sparkling. The program leaders suggests 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 CM 49900 (register for SA 10910).

A series of course meetings will take place in March/April 2024 prior to trip departure (dates/times TBD).


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 (10) Purdue University students! Please contact Professor Jenkins at jenkinjl@purdue.edu prior to submitting your application.

Note that all students may need to be fully vaccinated (and submit proof of vaccination) prior to travel to/from Ireland.

Program Cost

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



Program Cost TBD January 2024—includes tuition, all hotel accommodations, some local transportation, bus tours, some meals, event tickets, group shirts, and trip insurance. 

The $500 deposit will be applied to your program fee.

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

NOTE: Students plane fare varies with departure & return airports.



Application Deadline


Contact Professor Jenkins at jenkinjl@purdue.edu to arrange one-on-one interview.

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.