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Explore the Emerald Isle!

In partnership with Carlow College and Kishwaukee College, the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) offers a semester-long program in Carlow, Ireland. This program provides students an exciting introduction to Ireland while studying in the quintessential Irish country town of Carlow.

Located 45 miles southwest of Dublin and just east of the Wicklow Mountains, Carlow, or "Carlow-Town" as it is referred to, is a wonderful study abroad location for students interested in learning in the lush green landscape of the Emerald Isle. Participating students will also have the opportunity to participate in field trips to places like Dublin, Kilkenney Castle, Duckett's Grove, Dunhill Caves and more.

Program Description:
Carlow College, founded in 1793, is one of Ireland's oldest educational institutions. This small college of approximately 800 students provides students with small classes and allows them to engage with student-centered faculty.

Program Credits:
Students will take 12 transferable college credits.
Required courses:

• The Irish Experience (3)
• 3 elective courses (9)

Students may select electives from an approved list, primarily composed of humanities and social sciences courses.

Cost Includes:
• Instructional costs
• Housing
• Course-related field trips
• Insurance

Not Included:
• Airfare
• Passport
• Visa
• Home institution tuition and fees, if applicable
• Meals
• Personal expenses

Lodging and Meals:
Students will live in a newly renovated residence hall on the college campus. Students will share bathroom, kitchen and living space with 3-4 other students. Bedrooms are private. Although meals are not included, there is a cafeteria on campus and several grocery stores are conveniently located nearby.

Additional Information:
For additional information on this program, please contact the ICISP Representative at your institution.



Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs, Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8664
Fax: (309) 268-7986
For questions regarding this website, contact the ICISP office
Last Updated: August 2014

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