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Carlow , Ireland
Explore the Emerald Isle!
In partnership with Carlow College and Kishwaukee College, the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) offers a 15 to 17-week program in Carlow, Ireland. This program offers students an exciting and affordable introduction to Ireland while studying in the quintessential Irish country town of Carlow. Located 90 minutes southwest of Dublin and just east of the Wicklow Mountains, Carlow, or "Carlow-Town" as it is referred to, is a wonderful study abroad location for students interested in learning in the lush green landscape of the Emerald Isle. Participating students will also have the opportunity to participate in field trips to places like Dublin, Kilkenney Castle, Duckett's Grove, Dunhill Caves, and more
Carlow College, founded in 1973, is one of Ireland's oldest educational institutions. This small college of approximately 800 students provides students with small classes and allows them to engage with student-centered faculty. The program offers both a strong academic component and extensive cultural immersion as well.
An ICISP faculty will also be on-site to assist with personal or academic issues. This faculty member will be available to ICISP student participants throughout the entire semester of study abroad.
The student will receive 12-15 transferable college credits in the semester programs.
The Irish Experience (3)
This required class is structured of American students and provides a safe environment in which the students can learn about Ireland.
The students will then choose two to three additional courses from an approved selection of classes primarily composed of humanities and social science courses.
This program is open to serious students, teachers, and individuals who have a strong interest in immersing themselves in Irish culture and history.
All students are required to register for credit and participate in all classroom and program activities. All students will be required to have:
2.75 or higher GPA, based on 12 or more credits of college study
Two faculty recommendations
English Composition I completed with a grade of C or better
Physician's approval to travel
Applicants will need to contact the program coordinator for more information.
The required pre-trip orientation will be held at Kishwaukee College prior to departure. Students should contact their ICISP representative further information on exact dates.
Tuition at home institution Scholarships for this program are available through ICISP. Please contact your local ICISP representative for additional information and an application form.
All participants will need to have or acquire a current passport before the date of departure (applicants should allow 8) weeks for standard passport processing). A visa may be necessary and will be purchased once you are in Carlow
Lodging and Meals
Students will live in furnished student apartments accommodating 3-6 students each. These apartments have fully-fitted kitchens and a living room area. Although meals are not included in the program cost, a nice selection of grocery stores and restaurants are located nearby. Students will be a short walk from both town and campus.
Fall Study Program - May
Spring Study Program - October
The visiting faculty will be required to oversee and provide leadership for the ICISP program and student service needs of Illinois students in Carlow. Please contact your local ICISP representative for further details and for an application.