Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
The Ireland Summer Experience will begin and end on campus at CMU where secondary students will start and complete their coursework for EDU 310 and EDU 325. Elementary students will complete their coursework in EDU 361, EDU 433, and EDU 495. In between, during mid-May 2014, the group will travel to Dublin where students will be placed in area secondary schools to observe teaching and participate in classroom activities.  After Dublin, the group will travel to County Clare in Western Ireland for three days. In County Clare, students will visit rural schools while enjoying the stunning, rugged countryside.

The Ireland Summer Experience offers several unique advantages for students in addition to the chance to gain a global perspective.  Participation in the program allows students to complete two required TEPD courses over the summer – two classes typically offered only during the school year.  Dr. Larry Corbett and Dr. Shane Cavanaugh will work together to coordinate and compliment the curriculum of the secondary courses. Dr. Kristina Rouech and Dr. Ray Francis will coordinate the elementary pre-student teaching experience. The additional classroom field experience, not normally a part of the secondary program, will give students a chance to observe the theory and methods discussed in the EDU 310 and EDU 325 courses.

Overall, the Ireland Summer program will be a uniquely meaningful learning experience for all participants.  


When in the Dublin area, students will stay with host families in Dun Laoghaire. a seaside suburban town about 8 miles outside of Dublin's city center.  Dublin, and everything it has to offer, is just an easy 20-minute train ride from Dun Laoghaire. This home stay includes all meals and provides students with a unique cultural opportunity.

Applications: Two applications are required.

  1. Pre-Student Teaching Study Abroad Application
  2. Office of International Education application
For more information about the Ireland elementary experience as well as an application please contact Faculty Leader, Dr. Ray Francis, at  For Ireland secondary students please contact faculty leaders Dr. Shane Cavanaugh at or Dr. Larry Corbett at for more information.

For information on scholarships, expenses, lodging information and more, please visit the Office of Study Abroad.
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