Human Development and Family Studies Study Abroad Experience

Open to all Majors—counts towards Experiential Learning Requirements!
Study Abroad in Dublin, Galway, and Sneem Ireland
Summer I May 16 - May 25, 2019
Students in Ireland

Program Overview

  • This Summer I course 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, students 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.

Tentative Activities

  • Travel to the village of Sneem, visit Blarney Castle, and explore the vibrant cities of Galway, Dublin, and Belfast
  • Visit sites including Staigue Fort, the Cliffs of Moher, murals of Belfast, and the Titanic Museum

Course Information

  • Course: HDFS 42092 or HDFS 52092 Study Away Experience
  • No. of Credits: 3 credits
  • Instructor: Maureen Blankemeyer  (

Informational Meeting Times:        

  1. October 1st     12:30 pm     200 White Hall
  2. October 9th     3:45 pm       200 White Hall                                                                                       

To Apply

Online Application

Deadline: January 18, 2019

Fee: $60.00 non-refundable fee to fill out the application.   

Contact: Rose Onders at (ph: 330-672-0564) or Visit the Center for International & Intercultural Education 215 White Hall