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 2014.
June 19 - July 24, 2014
Waterford Institute of Technology
Many classes of different varieties are offered through this program. Each class is either Lower Division or Upper Division and equivalent to 3 credit hours at Berry College. 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 single rooms 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.
The $4800 fee includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Ireland, all airport-campus and field-trip transportation, lodging at WIT, six meals per week, a full-day coach orientation tour of SE Ireland with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a hotel-based weekend in Killarney with two full Irish breakfasts and two three-course dinners, and a primary health insurance policy that provides coverage for medical expenses.
Students should budget at least $1500 for additional meals and other expenses.
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.