Northern Ireland- SUMMER

 Northern Ireland- SUMMER

Diversity & Conflict in the U.S. And Northern Ireland: Gender, Sexuality, Religion & Culture

The course visits Belfast, Donegal, Derry & Portrush to experience important social, cultural, historical, and educational sites including a murals tour, museums (eg., Irish living history, conflict, and Titanic), castles, ancient tower ruins, Slieve League cliffs, integrated (Catholic & Protestant) primary school, Bloody Sunday tour, Giant's Cuaseway, women's senter, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, etc.

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00pm in Stayer Hall Room 402

NOTE: There will be mandatory meetings before depature to design learning experiences, build background knowledge and to prepare with practical advice.

Program Offerings

Students earn 3 credits by registering for:

  • EDFN 511: Sociology of Education (3 Credits) Analysis of eudcation as a social institution and its relationship to other institutions; the roles of educator, administrator, student and parent;implications of subcultures, social stratification and social change. This course fulfills a G3 requirement and waves the perespectives requirement.
  • SOCY 320: Sociology of Education (3 credits) Analysis of crucial educational questions and issues using the comparative method. Cross-cultural studies pursued in a multiple-disciplinary format will help participants discover how education serves economic, sociopolitical, ideological and other purposes, and how it reflects the historically derived tensions within national development. Factors underlying similarities and differences in various cultures, nations and contexts are studied. Includes appraisal of educational issues from a global perspective.

Students should work with their academic advisor to ensure that these three credits are appropriately utilized for the student's major/minor requirements or to fulfill General Education requirements.

All courses will be taught in English. The primary instructor will be Dr. Scott Richardson, Assistant Professor at Millersville University.


Millersville University Students will pay approximately $2,4950.00 to participate in this course:

This cost includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Travel within Ireland
  • Enterance Fees
  • Lecturer fees
  • Music & Dance Sessions
  • Some Meals

This cost does not include:

Payment Process:

Amount                                                           Deadline

$620                                                                DUE ASAP (Limited space)

$625                                                                December 15, 2014

$625                                                                January 20, 2015

$625                                                                March 16, 2015

Note: TUITION AND MU FEES are in ADDITION to the above payments, and is paid separately to the Bursar's office. Failure to pay these will result in being dropped from the course.

* If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately. Keep in mind that it takes 4-6 weeks to receive a passport.

Financial Aid

Study Abroad requires a student to plan for both academic costs/fees and personal expenses. It is important to keep in mind the cost of living and currency exchange rates compared to costs associated with living in Millersville (for example, living in a large city will be more expensive than living in Millersville, however in other areas of the world, the cost of living may be less.)

For undergraduate students: Federal/State Financial Aid: If you qualify for federal and/or PA state financial aid, you may apply it to your accredited study abroad program. For aid specific to summer aid, most students are required to be registered for a minimum of 6 credits in order to be eligible for financial aid. Any aid received during the summer will be deducted from the amount of aid available to you for the following academic year. (Summer Class Financial Aid Question)

The Office of Global Education prepares cost worksheets for all of the official MU study abroad programs to submit to the Financial Aid Office. As part of the Pre-Departure Paperwork process, students must indicate on their paperwork whether or not they wish to use summer financial aid. If they choose to use financial aid for this course abroad, the Office of Global Education will submit a cost worksheet to the Financial Aid Office on their behalf. These worksheets take into account all academic costs to study abroad (including additional tuition, living expenses, passport fees, airfare, etc.) and are used to re-evaluate students' financial aid packages. Costs associated with any additional travel outside of what is required by the program will not be included in the financial aid cost worksheet.

All undergraduate and graduate students should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss their specific financial aid package.


Course will begin on June 13, 2015 and run through June 24,2015

Prior to departure, Students will need to attend 3 mandiatory meetings with Dr. Richardson, the dates of these meetings are: 

  • Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8pm Stayer MPR
  • Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8pm Stayer MPR
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8pm Stayer MPR


Students will be housed in hostels, Bed & Breakfast's and private cottages.


All classes listed above are eligible to students with course instructor's permission.

Successful completion of all MU Course Abroad paperwork for Dr. Rice and the Office of Global Education.

To Apply

*This course is currently full for Summer 2015. However, if you are interested in applying for Summer 2016, deposits are now being accepted. Please contact if you should have any further questions regarding applying to the course.

Students must submit a $595 non-refundable application fee with application form. All checks must be made payable to Millersville University and delivered to directly to Dr. Richardson 

(Please be sure your name is attached to the payment).

Please contact Dr. Scott Richardson, Assistant Professor of Education Foundations for additional information at 717-872-3785 or email