Location: Dingle, Ireland

One week of online classes: June 20-24
Four weeks in Ireland: June 25-July 23, 2022

Program Overview

Explore the wild west coast of Ireland while fulfilling your Writing 2 requirement. We will be based in the westernmost point in Europe, the charming village of Dingle, County Kerry, where we will visit ancient archaeological sites and experience up close the traditional music and literary culture of Ireland. 

Students will practice the craft of travel writing, research the history of Ireland, visit with local Irish writers, attend the world-renowned Galway Arts Festival, and compose a final video/photo essay describing their trip.

Bring your pen, your voice, and a musical instrument if you have one!

Language of Instruction: English

Courses: Writing 2 GS: Rhetoric and Inquiry: Research and Travel Writing in Ireland (6 units)

Max Enrollment: 25

Faculty Leader: Steve Coulter

Contact: globallearning@ucsc.edu

Program Highlights

  • Explore the west coast of Ireland and get an authentic Irish experience in the small town of Dingle.
  • Hear from Irish locals about their home, their culture, and their view of the world.
  • Enjoy the famous Galway International Arts Festival.
  • Listen to local musicians and sing along with traditional and modern Irish music.


How to Apply

  1. Review the below eligibility criteria, prerequisites, and specific requirements for this program
  2. Follow the application instructions for Global Seminars

All applications will be processed first-come, first-served. Students are encouraged to apply early due to limited capacity. 

NOTE: This program is currently full. To be added to a waitlist please submit your application following the instructions above.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • Be at least 18 years old by the time of departure
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior class standing by the time of departure (45 units completed at time of depart.)

Prerequisites and Program-Specific Application Requirements

College 1 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing requirement; or College 80A, 80D, or 80F and satisfaction of the C1 requirement.