Faculty Led Trips for Colleges & Universities

The Institute of Study Abroad Ireland is the ideal partner to help internationalize your campus and your students.

We work with two-year and four-year colleges and universities to design excellent, affordable and authentic short study trips in Ireland for student groups.

Our lecturers work directly with faculty to provide study trips that will work as course components for your programs. We will customize a syllabus that works for you.

Our programs are affordable, authentic and accessible to students.

We arrange pre-program professional development in study abroad, and site visits for your administration and faculty

We are a trusted partner of very many educational institutions in the USA. Please visit our blog to review the many programs we have delivered over the years.

 

Visit our Testimonial page for feedback on our faculty led trips- click here 

We arrange part-funded site visits for faculty, administrators and study abroad advisors to come to Ireland and prepare for a faculty-led trip.

Our next professional development / site visit will be September 10-16 2020

How our programs work.

A typical study trip to Ireland with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland is between 9 and 16 days in Ireland.

We often begin the process by inviting study abroad directors and/or interested faculty to attend our  site visit/professional development trips to Ireland. These five-day visits to Ireland are an excellent way to prepare for a sustainable, affordable, academically focused study trip for students.

Each student study trip is tailored to the requirements of the faculty and institution.

We will co-design a program that will be a relevant and effective course component. This may be an interdisciplinary program, or it may be focused on a particular field of studies. Either way, our expert lecturers will work with you until the study program has the learning outcomes you require.

Our team will make sure that the classroom work, field trips, cultural activities, meals and accommodation are all coordinated for you, that the program is academically robust and professional, safe, enjoyable and affordable.

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AVAILABLE PROGRAMS- CLICK FOR SAMPLE SYLLABUS. 

  1. Global Studies- Interdisciplinary Cultural Experience
  2. Peace Studies, Civil Rights & Social Justice
  3. Nursing & Healthcare
  4. Literature/Arts/Theatre Studies
  5. International Business Studies
  6. Ecology, Environment and Sustainability
  7. Women’s Studies
  8. Sports Management/Sports Team Bootcamp
  9. Criminal Justice
  10. Geology/Landscapes and Identity/Biology/Topography

For more detailed information, please email Dr. Niamh Hamill info@isaireland.com

Read ‘Why Ireland?’ in the NAFSA International Educator magazine, by ISAI Director Dr. Niamh Hamill

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Key Elements of our Faculty-Led Programs

  • AFFORDABLE PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION, LECTURES, FIELD TRIPS AND TRANSFERS ARRANGED FOR YOU
  • AUTHENTIC CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND
  • EXCELLENT LECTURES, SUPPORTED BY FIELD TRIPS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
  • FULL SUPPORT FOR VISITING FACULTY AND STUDY ABROAD ADVISORS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE PROGRAM
  • WE DESIGN A SYLLABUS TO SUIT YOUR REQUIRED LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • SMALL GROUPS WELCOME, COLLABORATION WITH OTHER COLLEGES ENCOURAGED
  • CORE FOCUS ON THEMES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, CIVIL RIGHTS, EQUALITY, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, DIVERSITY AND TOLERANCE, CRITICAL THINKING
  • WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY AND ENCOURAGE STUDENTS OF MINORITY BACKGROUNDS TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM

GENERAL LEARNING OUTCOMES

Many of our students who have come to Ireland had not previously traveled abroad. Every single student we have had here, without exception, called it a ‘life-changing’ experience. Every single student we have had has described the outcome as entirely positive, engaging and formative. Ireland is friendly, and people are interested in meeting with students. It is a great first step into the wider world, and for many, the first of many journeys.

  1. Experience of global travel
  2. Experience of a different culture
  3. Personal development
  4. History in context –social, cultural, economic and political development of a community through time
  5. Critical comparison and evaluation
  6. Social codes and Social difference

SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES

We tailor the trip to suit the students. Sometimes, the group is very focused on a particular field of studies. Sometimes, there are students drawn from different disciplines, and an interdisciplinary cultural experience is what’s required. Together, with your faculty, we draw up a curriculum that fits what you want. Critical and comparative thinking are at the core of all we teach, and we use Irish experiences, past and present, to emphasize shared narratives, common experience, empathy and global citizenship. If your group is mixed, and you are including community members, alumni, first-time travellers and students from different disciplines, we recommend an interdisciplinary cultural trip. This will include history, culture, politics, economics, arts, cultural activities and community service projects. However, if you have a class that are studying a particular course, we can offer the following tracks:

  • Peace Studies/Political Science/ Criminal Justice/ Civil Rights
  • Humanities : History/ Literary Studies , Arts, Languages, Theatre Studies
  • International Business/ Entrepreneurship
  • Nursing & Healthcare- an International Perspective
  • Environment/Sustainability/Ecology
  • Sports Management/Team Bootcamps
  • Women’s Studies
Faculty Led Programs

We help you with

  • Making travel arrangements to Ireland
  • Quality Assurance paperwork provided; risk assessments, liability insurance etc.
  • Airport meet & greet
  • All Transfers & Accommodation arranged
  • Lectures/Tuition & Integrated field trips
  • Meals, activities and cultural events
  • 24/7 Supervision and assistance
  • Individual or group payment systems
  • Free faculty places

If you are interested in booking a faculty led trip get in touch with us for pricing and availability information

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