Location: Scotland & Ireland
Semester: Spring 2019
Course Information: 3 credits – Core Course/General Education
Lead Faculty: Dr. Beth Schultz, Undergraduate Chair & Associate Professor of Nursing
Travel Assistant: Mrs. Katherine Davenport, Administrative Assistant, School of Nursing
Course Title: Exploring History, Homelessness & Hunger in Scotland, The Republic of Ireland & the U.S.
Course Code: IS 398 Ireland/Scotland
Course Description: This course will provide students with an opportunity to learn about the history of two different countries, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland compared to the relatively short history of the U.S.. Although Northern Ireland and Scotland are part of the U.K., the Republic of Ireland is an independent country. There are cultural & differences that will be explored. The course will also explore the needs of underserved populations in both countries and how those same populations are served in our local community. The course will promote teamwork among students and the people of Ireland and Scotland through missions. There will be opportunities for hands-on missions during the trip in both Dublin, Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland. Faculty within the College of Health Professions will facilitate an experience that promotes critical thinking and cultural appreciation for students.
Travel Dates: Spring Break 2019
Housing/Accommodations: Local hotels
General Travel Itinerary: Ireland, England, Scotland
Eligibility Requirements: All students can register for AU Abroad courses with academic advisor approval. Freshman and sophomores can attend, but are not eligible for AU abroad scholarship. (For scholarship eligibility see below.) Please note that space is limited. Registration for AU Abroad courses are through the regular registration cycle. Scholarship: AU Abroad scholarships of up to $1,000.00 are available for juniors and seniors. Scholarship amount depends upon GPA, class standing and financial need. (Sophomores nursing and education majors are also eligible for the AU Abroad scholarships.) Scholarships are awarded to reduce the cost for travel, which is an additional fee from tuition and fees and charged as part of student's registration for program. Students need a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply for the scholarship and must not have received an AU Abroad scholarship in the past.
Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded to reduce the cost for travel, which is an additional fee from tuition and fees and charged as part of student's registration for program. To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship of up to $1,000.00, students must either be a junior or senior. Scholarship amount depends upon GPA, class standing and financial need. (Sophomores nursing and education majors are also eligible for the AU Abroad scholarships.)
Registration: Students register for AU Abroad during their normal registration for the semester. Registration is based upon class standing. Payment can be made in person, in Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by making a deposit to the semester account 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 travelling.
A $500.00 deposit is required for the international travel fee by November 15, 2018 for classes traveling during spring break. A second payment of $750.00 is due on November 31,2018. A $1000.00 payment is required on December 7, 2018 and the final payment (minus any AU Abroad scholarship) is required on December 15, 2018. (Payments are non-refundable unless the class is canceled for lack of enrollment.)