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International Construction Management in Ireland

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Dublin, Cork, Bunratty, Galway, Ireland
Course # SA 10910
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/17/22 to 05/31/22

Program Leader

Name James L. Jenkins

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

Program Description


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, Bunratty (near Limerick), and Galway. Students will also attend lectures/presentations by Irish faculty (Technological University Dublin/National University of Ireland) 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 17-31, 2022


 · Walking Tour of Dublin

 · Guinness Brewery

 · Technological University Dublin (TUD)

 · Construction Site Visit (TBD)

 · Henrietta Street Renovation

 · GPO Heritage Museum

 · Book of Kells


 · 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

 · Christ Church Cathedral

 · Dublinia Museum

 · Dublin Castle

 · Brazen Head Pub


The 2020 Ireland Study Abroad course is led by Professor James L. Jenkins, who led the 2009-2019 Ireland Study Abroad courses (2020& 2021 canceld due to COVID) 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 10910).

A series of course meetings will take place in March/April 2022 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 EIGHT (8) Purdue University students!

 Feel free to contact Professor Jenkins at

Program Cost

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



Anticipated Program Cost estimated at $2,000 (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 ($700-$1,000), 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, 2022. Enrollment will close when eigh paid deposits have been received.

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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