Faculty-led Program in Ireland (May)

Students in this program will experience the beauty and unique culture of Ireland.  They will examine the relationship between a culture and its legal system, and the importance of intercultural understanding.  While abroad, students will experience the “Emerald Isle” through visits to libraries, museums, prisons, and courts, as well as excursions to Northern Ireland, Killarney, and the famous Blarney Castle, among other sites.


Dates & Deadlines

App Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2023 
Program Dates: Monday, May 13 - Monday, May 27, 2024

The study abroad center is no longer accepting applications for this program at this time. If you are interested in this program, please full out the waitlist form below:

‌Faculty-Led Program Waitlist

BUSINESS 2100: Global Skills (3 credit hours)

Talk to your academic advisor about how this course would work for you! 

This course can fulfill a variety of credit options, such as UNIFI elective and UNIFI Human Condition Global category credit.

Ireland has a rich and complex history and culture, and its people have had a profound influence on the world, including the United States.  The interdisciplinary nature of the course incorporates a variety of learning experiences, including but not limited to: cultural readings, lectures, presentations, class discussions, and tours of iconic cultural and historical sites. These experiences will allow students to examine culture’s role in an individual identity and reality formation. Students will explore Ireland primarily through a study of its legal system, with the objective of reaching a greater understanding of its cultural and historic diversity, culminating in a cultural and legal comparison between Ireland and the U.S. 

The Study Abroad Center will enroll participants in their study abroad course. 

Participation in this program requires several class meetings throughout the spring semester, although the course is scheduled for the summer. Please contact the program's course leader for more information on academic requirements.  


  • Students planning to participate in the spring commencement ceremony in May can enroll in this summer term program, however, their degree will not be conferred until the end of the summer term and is contingent on the successful completion of the program and all required coursework.
  • Students attending colleges and universities other than UNI are welcome to participate in this program. If you are not currently a UNI student, but would like to participate in this program, please contact the UNI Study Abroad Center prior to starting your program application.

Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost: $6,645*

*estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Estimated Total Program Cost $6,645
Estimated U-bill charges $4,660
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs $1,985


Ireland 2024 Cost Estimate (PDF)

Cost of Studying On Campus at UNI*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees $4,527
Room & Board $4,580
Books $400
Personal Expenses $878
Transportation $320
Total $10,705

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/cost-aid

‌Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to study abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to study abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
  • If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
    • Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the university
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements, if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.