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Ireland and Scotland

Location: Ireland and Scotland

Semester: Spring 2020

Course Information: International Studies – 3 Credit Core Course

Course Code: IS 398 Ireland

Lead Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Triplett

Travel Assistant: Dr. Whitney Williams

Course Title: Ireland and Scotland: History, Hunger, Homelessness & Hogwarts

Course Description: This cross-cultural course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about the history of the Republic of Ireland and Scotland in comparison with the history of the United States. Cultural and historical differences that will be explored, in addition to the impact of these issues on family development within three countries. The course will also explore the needs of underserved populations in both countries and how those same populations are served in our local community. Activities will promote teamwork between the students and people of Ireland and Scotland. Students will become confident in their ability to travel internationally. There will be opportunities for hands-on missions during the trip both in Dublin, Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as in the U.S. before going on the trip. Faculty and staff will facilitate an experience that promotes critical thinking and cultural appreciation for students.

Travel Dates: March 5, 2019 to March 15, 2020

Estimate: $3,200

Housing/Accommodations: Local Hotels

Contact: or for more information.

Eligibility Requirements: Anderson students are eligible to enroll in an international study course (AU Abroad) with their advisor’s approval. This includes freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, scholarship eligibility depends upon class rank, GPA and financial need. 

Scholarship Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to help reduce the cost of the travel fee, which is an additional charge as part of student’s registration for the program. The AU Abroad scholarship ranges up to $1,000.00 and is awarded upon eligibility, GPA and financial need.  To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship, students must be a junior or senior. However, students who are sophomores in the nursing and/or education major are eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship. (This exception is made because nursing and education majors have limited availability for classes in their junior and senior year.) First-year students are not eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship but can register and take any international studies course with academic approval. 

Registration: Students can register for an international studies course by registering for the class with their semester courses during the regular semester registration cycle. Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding how the IS 398 (AU Abroad) course will be used before registering for the class. AU Abroad is an international studies course, and is designed as a core course. 

Payment: Payment can be made in person at Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by depositing funds within the semester account in which the class will take place. Please advise Anderson Central that the pre-payment is for AU Abroad, as well as the semester and which country you will be traveling. Pre-payment does not propose course registration availability. *Additional payment details, including deposit amounts and due dates are forthcoming. 

All payments are non refundable. Payments can be made in person to Anderson Central or online. Please indicate that the payment is for the Spring 2020 semester and for the IS 398 Ireland course fee/travel fee. 

Payment Details: October 26, 2019   500.00
                              November 10, 2019  500.00
                              November 26, 2019  500.00
                              December 4, 2019   500.00
                              December 10, 2019  1,200.00* Or Balance minus any AU Abroad Scholarship. Please see AU Abroad scholarship information for eligibility criteria.