Reinhardt University students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Ireland is Calling – Explore the Emerald Island Study Abroad Info Meeting in 110 Lawson this Wednesday, April 12, at 3 p.m.
During the meeting, Professor of Sociology and International Studies Program Coordinator, Dr. Cheryl Brown, will be presenting the study abroad trip to Ireland, which is planned for May 2018, and discussing the details of the trip.
“We are going to be talking about the trip, costs and courses students can take,” said Dr. Brown. “It’s going to be a chance for students to get a packet of information. All students are welcome, whether current or alum.”
Dr. Brown was inspired to plan a faculty-led study abroad trip to Ireland due to the high interest of Reinhardt students.
“When I took a survey a year ago, Ireland was the top place students wanted to go,” said Dr. Brown. “It’s also interesting that almost one-third of Americans trace their roots back to Ireland, so I think there’s a pull for people to go.”
Dr. Brown looks forward to introducing the group to Emerald Island and discussing the trip itinerary during the meeting.
“We’re going to start in Dublin and go to Trinity College and Dublin Castle, and then to the Titanic Museum in Belfast, where the Titanic was built,” said Dr. Brown. “We are also going to see Giant’s Causeway and go down to Derry, which is a walled city. The last couple of days we’re going to the Dingle Peninsula, which is actually the home of pure Irish music.”
Dr. Brown can be contacted at CLB2@reinhardt.edu for more information.
Written by: Adria Mulrooney