Politics and Culture of Ireland

Irish history and contemporary politics is a fascinating story of connection with the United Kingdom, independence, and participation in the European Union. As in many societies, Irish contributions to culture sometimes reflect their politics. Develop a rich understanding of the historical political development and the culture of Ireland and where the two concepts intersect. Students will stay in Dublin and Belfast, offering two completely different glimpses into the storied culture.  

Quick Facts

  • Two capital cities: Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, and Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland

  • Academic vsits to Croke Park, Kilmainham museum, the Titanic exhibit and more*

  • Day trips include Maynooth University and Giant's Causeway, Dark Hedges and Dunlance Castle (of Game of Thrones notoriety)*

  • Earn 3 POS or SGS credits

    *Subject to change



Politics and Culture of Ireland

(General Studies: G designation)


Dr. Gina Woodall


Dr. Tara Lennon


Program dates

Summer 2020:

June 21 - July 5, 2020

Program fee

Summer 2020 program fee: $5,770

Program Fee includes: tuition for 3 ASU credits, all housing, course-related field trips, transportation pass for Dublin, welcome and farewell meals, and international health insurance. Not included: trans-Atlantic airfare, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses. For more information go to the cost tab here.


This program is open to all students who are interested in studying the politics and culture of Ireland with at least a 2.5 GPA, 25 hours of earned credit, and who are in good standing with the university.

Priority application deadline
March 1st, 2020

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below.

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In Dublin, students will be housed in apartment-style hotels with two or more persons per bedroom. In Belfast, students will stay in shared hotel rooms.