Narratives of Ireland: Poets and Poetry | History & Culture.


Narratives of Ireland: Poets and Poetry | History & Culture

January 2019 | Dublin and County Donegal, Ireland

  • Applications Due: Oct. 1, 2018
  • Program Fee:
    • Undergraduates | $2,500
    • MFA students | $1,900
  • Dates:
    • Depart US Jan. 4, 2019
    • Arrive Ireland Jan. 5, 2019
    • Depart Ireland Jan. 14, 2019
    • Arrive US Jan 14, 2019


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Journey to the unspoiled northwest of Ireland, to County Donegal and the seaside resort town of Bundoran. Take in spectacular scenery, pagan sites and medieval castles—the sources of centuries of poetic inspiration along the Wild Atlantic Way. Cross the border to Northern Ireland, visit historic Derry, and end your visit in Dublin, the beautiful and bustling capital city.


Global Perspectives on Ireland

Culture, colonization, famine, emigration, revolution, revival: How are these global narratives uniquely resonant in Ireland, with its complex heritage stretching from Celtic to contemporary times? Examine the question through one of two lenses: a poetry option or a history option.


Synthesize Immersive and Academic Learning

Consider major aspects of Irish life and culture through a structured program of classwork and field trips. Study with program faculty and local experts. Visit sites linked to course topics, from landscapes that inspired poets to street art that commemorates conflict and resolution. Attend a symposium of Irish and American students—and even present your own work.


Students choosing the Poets & Poetry option create and workshop their work while mentored by renowned poets; students choosing the History & Culture option study broadly while conducting original research in an area of interest. Both options develop a framework for understanding other cultures and countries in a global marketplace.