European Council, Waterford

Looking for a longer summer program offering a variety of subjects?  Berry students can study in Ireland's oldest city of Waterford with European Council.  In 2017, Assistant Professor of Communication Daniel Sipocz will teach Foundations of Mass Communication and Multimedia Reporting.

Program dates
June 15 - July 20, 2017

Classes will take place at Waterford Institute Technology (WIT), and field trips around the area support what is learned in the classroom.  Waterford, once a walled settlement of Viking origins, retains much of its medieval character together with graceful cathedrals and townhouses from its 18th century expansion. It lies in the Southeast of Ireland and is the country's 8th most populous city.

Many classes from a variety of disciplines are offered through this program. Each class is Lower Division or Upper Division and equivalent to 3 credit hours at Berry College. Berry students are required to enroll in two 3-hour classes. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays; required field trips take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Find out how to register. Check out the list of pre-approved classes.

Housing for the Waterford program is on WIT's main campus.  This modern, beautifully maintained campus is not far from the historic center of Waterford.  All rooms are single ensuite, and each has internet access and a private bath. Each suite shares a kitchen and a living room with a television. Towels and bed linens are furnished weekly, and the front desk of the WIT suites is staffed 24/7. You can visit their website at

The program package includes 35 meals that are offered in WIT's dining hall.  The dining hall offers a variety of menu items, and a vegetarian choice can be included if requested.

The 2017 program price is $5200 and includes the following:

  • Round-trip airfare between Atlanta and Ireland
  • Accommodations at the Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Free three-day weekends
  • 35 meals
  • Hotel-based weekend in Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • Over night trip to Dublin
  • Three day weekend traveling the Ring of Kerry
  • 8 day-trips across South East Ireland
  • A primary health insurance policy providing coverage for medical expenses
The package cost does not include tuition, textbooks, extra meals, entrance fees, and weekend travel expenses, passport and related expenses, spending money, ground transport to and from the U.S. airport through which flights will be scheduled, or any other costs beyond those listed above.  Students should plan to budget a minimum of $1,400 for extra meals, entrance fees, and evening entertainment. If students plan extended travel or major shopping, additional funds should be budgeted. Some course excursions, especially those in Theatre, might involve additional fees.