Ireland in the World: Peace and Social Justice (shortTREC – January 2020)
January 2020 | Dublin and Donegal, Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland
Program Fee: $2,500
Identity and the Irish Experience
What are the major aspects of the Irish cultural experience, and to what extent is it international and multicultural? How do different conceptions of identity lead to social and political conflict? Is the concept of “Irishness” problematic?
Synthesize Academic and Experiential Learning
Understand Irish life and culture in its various complexities, critically examining conflict and colonialism, famine and poverty, identity and ethnicity. Visit historic and cultural sites bearing on these themes: read, observe and engage with locals and experts. Conduct an independent study of a facet of the Irish experience, then attend—and maybe present at—an academic symposium.