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Ireland Application

Application Procedures

Please note that the Ireland in the Spring Program is not available to students in their first year of college.

Before Acceptance

  1. The program is limited to a maximum of 24 participants.

  2. Complete the Application Form.

  3. Submit two Recommendation Forms (located on the Program Application Page). Please note one reference should come from an advisor and another from a faculty or staff member.

  4. Submit the Community Conduct Review (located on the Program Application Page).

  5. Non-CSS students are only accepted if there are open spots and should arrange to have a transcript sent to Ryan Sandefer. Non-CSS students should work with their home school financial aid office.

  6. Letters of acceptance will be sent to successful candidates on the basis of application, references, GPA check, and student affairs check. There is rolling admission until the 24 places are filled. A waiting list is then established.

After Acceptance

  1. Make a $300.00 nonrefundable deposit to reserve a place (instructions on Program Application Page). 

  2. Complete the Student Health and Emergency Authorization Form. 

  3. Apply for a passport. You can obtain a passport form and instructions from the U.S. Department of State Consular Affairs. You can also obtain forms from the post office. If you print from a computer, be sure the passport photo space is 2" x 2". Some printers reduce it slightly. This will not be accepted. 
  4. Book your airfare.  The program encourages students to travel with the faculty as a group to and from Ireland; this itinerary will be shared with the students by November.  Students are responsible for booking their own tickets.  All students must meet the faculty group at the airport in Shannon on the arrival day for the chartered bus to Louisburgh, which is approximately 3 hours from Shannon.

All students will spend fourteen weeks in Louisburgh with extensive travel throughout the country. At the end of the semester, students can either return home with the group or continue traveling on their own.