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Celtic Roots with the Appalachian Studies Program

Term To Study: Spring-Break 2013
Application Deadline: Mar 08, 2013
Program Starts: Mar 08, 2013
Program Ends: Mar 20, 2013
Major 1: English Literature & Creative Writing
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Major 2: Geography
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Major 3: History
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Major 4: Political Science & Government
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Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,216
Link 1: APST 430: Celtic Roots
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Program Locations:

Ireland Cork, Dublin
United Kingdom Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Stirling
Contact Phone: 304-876-5297
Contact Name: Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt
Contact Email:
What is Included: * Round trip airfare with a major carrier on scheduled flights and guaranteed dates

* Airport taxes/fuel surcharges (currently $575 but subject to change until ticketed usually 45 days prior to departure)

* Accommodation in three star (occasional 4 star or superior 2 star) tourist class hotels with private facilities

* Continental breakfast throughout your touring program and 4 dinners

* Experienced local guide during your tour

* All excursions, cultural activities and (several pre-booked) admissions as noted on your itinerary

* Transportation by private coach for airport transfers and touring, except in the capital cities, where public transport is used (cost not included) for group sightseeing

* All Taxes
What is not Included: * Lunches or beverages with meals, dinners not included above
* Admissions or activities noted on itinerary as cost not included or by own arrangements
* Public transport in Dublin, Edinburgh, and London
* Visas (if required)
* Tips and gratuities for the guide and driver
* Any fees that might be imposed by the airlines at the airport for checked baggage
* Travel insurance. Please note that each passenger must be covered by a Health Insurance policy whilst on a Casterbridge tour.
Estimated Costs: 3216
431 practicum2013.doc
430 syl.doc
celtic roots tour c- 114660b.doc
Program Description

The Celtic Roots course is the cornerstone of any Appalachian Studies experience, designed to expose students to the Celtic heritage associated with Appalachia, through literature and through travel— specifically travel to Scotland and Ireland. An array of Appalachian and Scot-Irish writers who influenced them will be explored through the literature. Midway through the course students will travel to Britain to explore Joyce’s Dublin, Scott’s Edinburgh, Burns’ Alloway, Synge’s Isle of Man, Hopkins’ Stonyhurst, Ron Rash’s Wales, Yeats’ Castle Coole, and others—in a land rich with love of language and storytelling that was inspiration to all Appalachians.

Non-US passport holders should contact the Faculty leader to discuss potential visa issues PRIOR to enrolling in the program.

Quick Facts

Population: 4722028
Capital: Dublin
Per-capita GDP: $ 40100
Size: 70273 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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