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*Faculty-Directed: Geography in Ireland
Doolin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Inishmore, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Type of Program: UCCS Faculty-directed Programs Areas of Study: Geography
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:
Program Description:

Geography in Ireland

Program Leaders: Senior Geography Instructors Eric Billmeyer and Michael Larkin

The program is full and at capacity. All approvals for participation were granted by the faculty leaders as of 12/18/2019.
Please contact and for more information.

Cliffs of Inishmore-IrelandProgram Information

This 4 credit captsone course will explore the physical and cultural geography of the west coast of Ireland. The trip is a 10 day/9 night field school and will spend 3 days in Galway and 3 days on Inishmore Island, one of the Aran Islands, 1 day in Doolin, and 2 days in Limerick. This region is not only the cultural hearth of Irish culture, but also offers one of the most unique physical geologies in Europe. GES 4460 offers students a unique opportunity to explore and apply learned geographic skills in the field.

Students who are interested in this program need to contact the trip leads before applying. You can email them at and to set up a meeting.

Course and Credit Information

Undergraduate Credit: 4 credits of GES 4460

Participation is open to ALL students interested. GES 4460 is a Geography Capstone Credit, so only students eligible for the credit will receive it. Students will be evaluated through direct participation and in class activities and the completion of a workbook designed for the course. Please contact the instructors for the syllabus and course details.

Itinerary - Summer 2020 - June 11-21

June 11 - Depart for Ireland (book flight on own; faculty leaders will provide a meeting time and location on June 12 in Shannon, Ireland)
June 12 - Arrive in Shannon, Ireland and meet in Galway -- lodging included at Sleepzone Galway 
June 13 - Galway (walking tour and museum visit) --Group Dinner included, lodging included at Sleepzone Galway
June 14 - Galway (geology walking tour, cathedral visit) -- Group Dinner included, lodging included at The Pierhouse Guesthouse
June 15 - Inishmore (geology tour and walk) -- Group Dinner included, lodging included at The Pierhouse Guesthouse
June 16 - Inishmore (historical geography tour via bikes, Dun Angus) --Lodging included at The Pierhouse Guesthouse
June 17 - Inishmore (cultural and physical tour of Inishmore on bike, Black Fort) --Lodging included at The Pierhouse Guesthouse
June 18 - Travel to Doolin and coastal walk --Lodging included at Doolin Inn
June 19 - Walk to Cliffs of Moher, travel to Limerick and cultural tour of Limerick-- Lodging included at The Boutique Hotel
June 20 - Limerick historical sites --Lodging included at The Boutique Hotel
June 21 - Depart for Shannon airport and depart Ireland (faculty leaders will provide recommendations for departure times)


Students will be expected to room with other students in the program. Accommodation locations are noted on the above itinerary.  Any questions regarding accommodations or itinerary details can be directed to the faculty leaders.

Costs (Estimate)

Program Fee: $1350.00, payable to UCCS via the faculty leaders. Please contact the faculty leaders for payment information.
Includes: Ground transportation, meals as indicated on the itinerary, accommodation 
Does NOT Include: Airfare, UCCS tuition, meals not included on the itinerary, $50 Education Abroad registration/application fee, cost of obtaining a passport, travel medical insurance and personal expenses


Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
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