European Council, Waterford
Located on the "Sunny Southeast" of the Emerald Isle, one can experience a walled settlement of Viking origin in Waterford, Ireland. The "Crystal City" keeps much of its medieval character through 18th century townhouses and cathedrals. Dr. John Countryman will be teaching on this program in 2013.
Check back for 2013 dates. The information on this page is based on 2012 details.
Waterford Institute of Technology
Many classes of different varieties are offered through this program. Each class is an equivalent of 3 credit hours at Berry College, and Berry students are required to take two 3-hour classes. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. Educational fieldtrips take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students are required to take a mandatory 1 credit hour Introduction to Irish Culture (well liked by students) on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Students three day weekends are theirs to fill with trips around or off the island, as well as other places in Europe. Each credit is considered a Berry College credit, not transient credit.
Students are housed in 3 or 4 bedroom suites. Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, and tv. Each bedroom has high-speed internet and a private bath. Fresh towels and bed linens are furnished weekly. Each room is secure by individualized card-entry.
The program includes 6 meals per week. Breakfast Monday through Thursday and lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals are served in the dining hall. Vegetarian options available.
$4700; includes roundtrip airfare, all airport and fieldtrip transportation, lodging, 6 meals per week. A health insurance policy is also included. There is a $100 per credit hour charge for elective classes, in addition to the program fee. The fee does not apply to the Irish Culture class, so the total is $600 in additional fees. Students pay the program fee directly to the EC; the $100 per credit hour fee is billed to the student by Berry College.
For more information visit the European Council Website.