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  • Locations: Westminster, United States
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
  • Restrictions: McDaniel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
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Join Dana Neville, Sarah Gould, Carol Riley, and Britt Burr as we spend two weeks learning and exploring Irish culture of the past and present. We will encounter the arts, historical literary authors, architecture and more all the while exploring Grafton Street and downtown Dublin. Our trip will also consist of guided tours of museums, landmarks, and day trips to Wexford and Kilkenny. The tour will conclude with a two-night stay in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  This study group will explore Dublin and beyond through a series of activities that respond to and facilitate each student’s unique learning style.


Dana Neville
Trip Leader
Associate Director of SASS

Coordinator of Special Programs

Sarah Gould
Trip Co-leader
Academic Counselor
McDaniel Step Ahead Assistant Director

Carol Riley
Trip Assistant
Academic Counselor


The arts, sports, literature, politics, history – Dublin is a dynamic and vibrant capital city with something for everyone! Itinerary highlights include:
Dublin Breakfast
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • Book of Kells
  • Newgrange
  • Dublin City Gallery
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Irish music and folklore
  • Experience traditional Irish cuisine as well as cuisine from all over the world 
The final days of the trip will be spent in Belfast, Northern Ireland where we will learn about:
  • The Titanic Experience
  • The Troubles
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • And more


Housing and meals will be covered by the cost of the trip. Students will share twin/triple rooms in four-star hotels that includes free Wi-Fi and a full Irish breakfast. Some meals will be enjoyed as a group, while other times the students will receive meal allowances to explore local cuisine in smaller groups or on their own.


Course Format:
  • Students participate in a one-day orientation on campus prior to departure
  • Students present on their chosen research topic (on-site or before the group’s visit)
  • Upon completion of the trip and participating in all activities, students complete a final project tailored to their interests and strengths
  • Students earn two credits upon completion of the trip and final project

Dublin 4COST

$4,000 includes:
  • Airfare
  • Hotel
  • Ground transportation
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guides
  • Chaperone expenses
  • Administrative fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Students will need to bring their own money for souvenirs


Dublin TowerDiscovering Dublin and Beyond is a highly structured course with several activities fit into each day. Students will be expected to be in the hotel lobby on time each morning and follow a rigorous schedule. Throughout the course of the trip, we expect the students to gradually take over tasks such as navigation, budgeting, and keeping on schedule. The course culminates in a student-planned day that is designed by the students from start to finish. Students are expected to demonstrate respect toward each other and work together as a team. “Berlin was one of the most amazing times of my life. I never thought I could learn and experience so much within two short weeks. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Without the trusted staff from SASS, I believe the trip would not have been as easy, fun, and organized. Knowing I had people I trusted made the trip less stressful and more enjoyable.” – Kristen Loyd, Class of 2016 Attended the 2015 trip to Berlin, Germany


Dublin 5Please send a completed registration form and $1,500.00 deposit to the SASS office. Deposits are fully refundable until September 15th. Priority registration will go to students who are registered with the SASS office. Registration forms may be obtained by emailing

Registration in a study tour does not guarantee participation. The faculty leader for the study must provide final approval for all registered students to participate. By registering for this class you agree to allow the Office of Student Affairs to review and approve your student record along with the faculty instructor of the class. Your enrollment in this class is not final until Student Affairs and the faculty instructor for the class approve your registration.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.