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LSU in Dublin & London
Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/27/2018 07/26/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
APA Program Type: Summer Programs APA Advisor: Jill Clemmons
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Housing Options: Dormitory Credit Type: LSU courses & credit
Program Description:

LSU in Dublin & London 2018

framed IrelandLet's geaux to Ireland and England!


This is your chance to immerse yourself in Irish and English culture and gain an understanding of what life is like outside the United States. 

Explore topics relating to gender studies, diversity, social justice, and theatre while getting to know these two cultures in deeper, more meaningful ways than what's possible through typical tourist visits.
 


Fieldtrips and excursions include:

Ireland:

  • student at StonehengeKilmainham Gaol
  • Abbey Theatre
  • Howth Village Cliff Walk
England:
  • Stonehenge
  • Bath
  • the Globe Theatre
  • Westminster and Parliament
  • Tower of London
  • Fashion Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • British Museum
  • National Theatre


You've heard a lot about Ireland and England.  This is your chance to experience the countries first-hand!

Want to meet the students and faculty who will be going with you to Ireland and England this summer?  Join our Facebook group!

Dates & Costs

Start Date End Date Program Fee LSU Tuition & Fees (6 hours)
Undergraduate
LSU Tuition & Fees (6 hours)
Graduate
June 27 July 26 $4,210 instate: $2,784
out of state: $6,888
instate: $3,323
out of state: $7,571

Program Fee Includes

  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Fieldtrips and cultural events
  • Health insurance
Trinity College Dublin

Ireland: Your home in Dublin will be dorms at Trinity College Dublin.  Breakfast will be provided every day; microwaves are available for student use and there are several dining options in the area; wifi and linens are provided.

London: you will live in dorms at the Imperial College London; microwaves are available for student use; wifi and linens will be provided

Program Fee Does NOT Include

Tuition and Fees: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU.  The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana.  If you are an out of state student, you will pay nonresident tuition and fees for all courses taken through LSU, including those on study abroad programs.

mikeonaplaneAirfare: Each student arranges his/her own airfare to/from Europe.  Do not purchase your tickets until you are told to do so.  Your Program Director, Dr. Maccio,  will let you know when you should purchase airfare. You should budget $1,800 for airfare.

Once you are given permission to purchase airfare, you will need to purchase the following tickets:

US - Dublin
Dublin - LHR (London Heathrow)
London - US 


Spending money: Although some meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, including meals not covered by the program fee, snacks, souvenirs, textbooks, and outings with friends.

Courses

Course Description
SOCL 4091 Irish/British Murder Cases
SW 2500* Irish-British Diversity
SW 4070 International Social Justice
THTR 2028* Intro to Dramatic Literature
THTR 4130 Approaches to the Stage
WGS 2500* Gender Inequality and Violence in Ireland/Britain

* Gen Ed course

guard in LondonSOCL 4091: Irish/British Murder Cases - this course is an introduction to the study of gender and violence with a special focus on murder cases.  You will learn to critically assess the concept of gender, gender theories, and conceptualizations of crime, violence, and murder. 

You will explore writings on these topics in sociology and other social science disciplines.  The course will cover a wide range of historical periods and sociological perspectives and will be a blend of learning about rigorous gender theories of violence and studying the details of actual murder cases in Ireland and England.

SW 2500: Irish-British Diversity - this course will introduce you to Irish and British diversity, with special attention to sexuality and gender.  Acknowledging the broad diversity that exists within Irish and British culture, this course will explore the overlapping effects of sexuality and gender on race, ethnicity, class, age, physical and mental ability, religion, political ideology, and national origin.  These realities will be examined in social, political, historical, and economic contexts.

Such an analysis cannot be undertaken without first examining ones' own attitudes toward, and values around, sexuality and gender.  With this awareness, you will begin to deconstruct prejudice, discrimination, and oppression as they exist on an interpersonal (micro), institutional (mezzo), and societal (macro) level.

SW 4070: International Social Justice - this course will introduce you to Irish and British diversity, with special attention to social justice.  To that end, this course surveys Irish and British norms, values, and beliefs surrounding diversity, multiculturalism, social justice, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.

Acknowledging the broader diversity that exists within Irish and British culture, this course will explore the overlapping effects of race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, physical and mental ability, religion, political ideology, and national origin and how the majority and minority within those categories impose or experience social injustice.  These realities will be examined in social, political, historical, and economic contexts.  

Such an analysis cannot be undertaken without first examining one's own attitudes toward, and values around, diversity and multiculturalism.  With this awareness, we will begin to deconstruct prejudice, discrimination, and oppression as they exist on an interpersonal (micro), institutional (mezzo), and societal (mecca) level.

LSU in London Globe TheatreTHTR 2028: Introduction to Dramatic Literature - in this course, you will study thematic and structural elements that characterize Western drama as a form of literature designed for performance upon the stage. 

Dramatic literature and theatrical production bear a complicated relation to the societies that produce them.  On the one hand, plays and performances reflect the cultural values and anxieties of their particular moment.  On the other hand, the stage is never an exact copy of the world; rather, the theatre offers various ways of looking at the world, highlighting some elements of human experience and minimizing others.  

In this class, we will pay special attention to the theatrical worlds, created by and through the plays, noting the peculiar relationship of these worlds to the nations from which they emerged and for which they were produced.

THTR 4130: Approaches to the Stage: Imagining Nations Through Theatre Practice - in this course, you will study thematic and structural elements that characterize Western drama as a form of literature designed for performance upon the stage. 

Dramatic literature and theatrical production bear a complicated relation to the societies that produce them.  On the one hand, plays and performances reflect the cultural values and anxieties of their particular moment.  On the other hand, the stage is never an exact copy of the world; rather, the theatre offers various ways of looking at the world, highlighting some elements of human experience and minimizing others.  

In this class, we will pay special attention to the theatrical worlds, created by and through the plays, noting the peculiar relationship of these worlds to the nations from which they emerged and for which they were produced.

Irish country laneWGS 2500: Gender Inequality and Violence in Ireland/Britain - this course is an introduction to the discipline of women's studies and to contemporary feminist theory and scholarship.  You will learn to critically assess the construction of gender and the intersections of gender with other aspects of social status like race and class.

You will explore the history of feminism and read the works of a diverse group of feminist writers, researchers, and activists in the US and abroad.  A particular emphasis will be placed on learning about gender inequality in Ireland and England, what cases of violence there can tell us about inequality, and on comparing these patterns to the US.  

Itinerary

June 27 Depart USA
June 28 Arrive in Dublin
June 29  
June 30  
July 1  
July 2 Kilmainham Gaol Tour
July 3  
July 4  
July 5 Howth Village Cliff Walk
July 6 Depart Dublin; flight to London; check into Imperial College London
July 7 Beltham (Bedlam)
July 8 Globe Theatre
July 9 All Saints Church, Margaret Street
July 10 Free Day
July 11 Midterms
July 12 Hampton Court Palace
July 13 Freud Museum
July 14 The Old Operating Theatre Museum
July 15 Stonehenge and Bath
July 16 Black History Walk (Brixton)
July 17  
July 18 Tower of London
July 19 Clink Prison Museum or Jack the Ripper Tour
July 20  
July 21 Free weekend
July 22 Free weekend
July 23 Black History Walk (St Paul's/Bank area)
July 24 Final Exams
July 25 Group lunch or dinner
July 26 Program ends; fly home or continue to explore Europe on your own

Please note: this itinerary is tentative and subject to change

Faculty

Faculty Member Department Photo
Dr. Elaine Maccio
Program Director
School of Social Work Elaine Maccio
Dr. Sarah Becker Sociology faculty placeholder
Dr. Alan Sikes Theatre Alan Sikes

Eligibility & Withdrawal

In order to be eligible for the program, you must:

  • girlirishguidebookHave a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate students).
  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
  • Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
  • Have the prerequisites for the courses you take

NOTE: This program is open to students from all disciplines. Qualified applications from other insitutions are also welcome.

Application Deadline
March 23, 2018

Although the application deadline is March 23, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.

The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 2, 2018.

Payment Deadlines: the $500 deposit is put on your billing statement when you are accepted into the program and is due at the time that the charge appears.  The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your summer fee bill.  Those fee bills are available via myLSU in early May and are due in late May (specific dates TBD by the Registrar).

If you withdraw from the program: After February 2, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The withdrawal schedule is:

Date Withdrawal Costs
February 2, 2018 $500 deposit is non-refundable; student is obligated to pay for any non-refundable reservations the program has already paid, or is already contractually obligated to pay, on the student's behalf