2019 Ireland | Center for International & Intercultural Education | Kent State University


Human Development and Family Studies Study Abroad Experience

 HDFS 5/42092 

Summer I Course in Ireland


May 16 - 25, 2019


  • Program Overview

This Summer I course (trip taken during summer intersession)provides an analysis of interpersonal relationships and families in Ireland and the US Societal influences on families such as religion, traditions, history, immigration, and the economy are explored. While traveling to Dublin, Galway and the remote village of Sneem,you will talk to families and family support providers. The compelling role of religion and history on contemporary families will be highlighted during visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the murals of Belfast, among others. The Ring of Kerry, Trinity College, the Cliffs of Moher, and other sites will provide the backdrop for experiencing values, traditions, and culture that serve as the foundation for the Irish family.

Open to all Majors—counts towards Experiential Learning Requirements!

  • Course Information

HDFS 42092 or HDFS 52092

Instructor:      Maureen Blankemeyer  (mblankem@kent.edu)


  • Informational Meeting Times:        


October 1st     12:30 pm     200 White Hall

October 9th     3:45 pm       200 White Hall

  • Apply

Fill out application

There is a $60.00 non-refundable fee to fill out the application.            

  • Contact

Rose Onders 
215 White Hall