4 Weeks in Ireland
Professor Roger Dean
Twenty-five years ago Ireland was one of the poorest countries in the developed world. Over the past 20 years, Ireland has benefited from a partnership between government, business, and labor unions, and received significant direct foreign investments. The "Celtic Tiger" had become the strongest economy in Europe. In recent years the Celtic Tiger has grown hoarse which is evident through the real-estate bust, bank failures, high unemployment, and increased public debt.
This course has two primary objectives:
We will be based in Galway as guests of the National University of Ireland, Galway. We will stay in self-contained, serviced apartments overlooking Galway Bay.
Program Fee (paid to W&L): $2,500. This fee includes accommodation, guest lectures, field trips, supplemental health insurance and International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
Estimated Additional Costs: Travel ($900); additional meals ($400); pocket money ($350).
Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium (Leyburn Library).
Contact Professor Dean for additional information.