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Summer 2019- Ireland's Advanced Economy and Sustainability for 2020 and Beyond

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2018
Program Starts: Apr 29, 2019
Program Ends: May 11, 2019
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,390
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Program Locations:

Ireland Dublin, Galway
Northern Ireland Belfast
Contact Phone: 412-365-1615
Contact Name: Dr. Jim Pierson
Contact Email:
What is Included: Roundtrip airfare, in country transportation, housing in student dormitories, cultural immersion activities as part of the field experience itinerary, travel insurance, daily breakfasts and some dinners are included.

Please note that the program cost is subject to change without notice, depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Chatham undergraduate students may be eligible for a $1200 study abroad voucher. Study abroad voucher is a one-time subsidy from Chatham of $1200 toward a credit-bearing experience abroad. Full-time undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits, of which 15 credits must have been completed at Chatham prior to departure, are eligible for the $1200 study abroad voucher.
What is not Included: 3 credits of summer tuition: $810. Students are responsible for obtaining a valid passport, any visas (as necessary), all meals that are not included as part of the program fee and any entry fees, excursions or other costs incurred by the student during free time on the program.
Estimated Costs: US Passport book - $145 plus photo (expedited processing is an additional fee)
Program Description

The locations:
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic, separated between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland) and Northern Ireland. The official languages are English and Irish, also referred to as Gaelic (Gaelige) or the Irish Gaelic language. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Ireland was work 333.73 billion US dollars in 2017. Ireland's currency is the Euro. This field experience will travel from Pittsburgh to Dublin, with visits to Galway and Belfast.

Coursework and Highlights:
This course introduces students to international business within the context of focusing on the impact of trade to Ireland, particularly in the context of trade with European Union (EU) and non-European Union countries. This course will focus on issues of trade for the Isle of Ireland and how the issues of border between Norther Ireland which is expected to have the worst economic growth across the UK in 2019, contrast with the Republic of Ireland, a small open trading nation and a member of the EU with a currently strong growth forecast. However, it has been noted that Ireland is the country with the most to lose from Brexit. In addition to trade, the course will focus on immigration issues from an economic and a social perspective, as well as constructive efforts to incorporate sustainability from the perspective of the three P’s, people, profit, planet, throughout its economy and culture. The course will include cultural visits to museums and churches, business and sustainability presentations and site visits, and touring scenic areas including islands, castles and lakes.
Students will stay in double rooms in local hotels.
Prerequisite course:
Students must take or have taken BUS 105, Foundations of Business (Spring 2019, MWF, 9:00-9:50 AM), SUS 100 or SUS102.

Chatham undergraduate students must have good academic standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application and at the commencement of spring 2019 semester. Students must have completed at least 30 undergraduate credits at the time of travel, including at least 15 credits completed at Chatham at the time of travel.
Students must have good judicial standing (to be verified by Office of Student Affairs) and good financial standing at Chatham (to be verified by Student Accounts).
Students must be current Chatham students at the time of the field experience to participate.

Students must take or have taken BUS105, Foundations of Business (Spring 2019, MWF, 9:00-9:50 AM), SUS100 or SUS102.

The minimum enrollment for this course is 18 students. Each field experience is self-supporting and must meet its minimum enrollment number or it will be cancelled.

Quick Facts

Population: 4722028
Capital: Dublin
Per-capita GDP: $ 40100
Size: 70273 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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