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MAY TERM ABROAD: WHY LEAVE HOME? IRISH EMIGRATION TO AMERICA

 

This program considers the several significant factors that caused people to leave their families, friends, and familiar environs to set out for-or to be forced to go to-America. About one in eight Americans identify as having Irish ancestry, where the city of Cork, including nearby Cobh Harbor (formerly Queenstown), was the main point of exodus for Irish immigrants throughout the 18th through 20th centuries. This May Term program will focus the on the reasons for emigration to America-the Great Famine of the late 1840s, especially-and on the Irish experience in global context. With a mix of classroom based learning and excursions throughout Ireland, students will learn about Irish emigration to America, and how their influence has shaped America and Ireland.

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Sponsored by Undergraduate Studies

Course(s)

  • UGS 303 - Why Leave Home? Irish Emigration to America and
    UGS 119 - International Learning Seminar (Spring)

Academic Information

Course carries Global Cultures flag and is open to students who haven't completed UGS 303, with priority given to transfers. Students will enroll in UGS 119 for the Spring Term and UGS 303 for the May Term. Students earn 1 hour credit for the 119 seminar and 3 hours of in-residence credit for UGS 303.

Faculty

Professor Sparrow studies American political development and, in particular, the conjunction between the American state and the international system. He has been recognized as one of the Texas Ten, 2018, an "annual list of inspiring professors, nominated by alumni and selected by the Alcalde magazine."

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students will be in university dorms with with access to a kitchen in Cork, Belfast, and Dublin. Linens and towels provided.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2022 Program Fee: $4,610. Includes $500 deposit, all housing, some meals, excursion fees, administrative and instructional costs, classroom space, and on-site assistance. Program fee does not include airfare, insurance, tips, some meals, and personal expenses including personal transportation. **2023 Program Information Pending**

Dates:

- May Term
  • Program: May 3, 2023 to May 31, 2023
  • Instructional: May 3, 2023 to May 31, 2023
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2022

Application Code

355097

Program Coordinator

Phoebe Scott

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Next Step

Attend an info session: Sept 23 or Oct 14, 2-3pm via zoom (https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97811675909) or Oct 25 , 5-6pm in PAR 105. Contact Program Coordinator Phoebe Scott at phoebe.scott@austin.utexas.edu with questions.

Program information above is subject to change