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International Travel to Ireland in 2008

7/20/2007 —

One of the six great Celtic nations, land of saints and poets and craggy coasts, Ireland is the destination for the 2008 Penn State Greater Allegheny educational travel experience. This educational trip will be led by Dr. Ellie Higgins, Dr. Cliff Manlove, and a full-time EF Educational Tours director.

This eleven-day tour will visit five locations—Dublin, Cork, Galway, Derry, and Belfast—and will pass through New Ross, Donegal, and Armagh. Walking and guided tours will take place at each location. Additionally, the tour features lectures on Irish-Anglo history and Irish immigration.
The study-tour is open to all Penn State students, faculty, staff, retirees, and alumni. Family and friends of Penn Staters are welcome to join us.

Penn State students may take the opportunity to earn academic credit for this travel experience by enrolling in one of the following classes: International Cultures through Literature and Film and Modern Irish Literature. The Ireland travel experience takes the place of regular class meetings for the spring semester of 2008. All courses require attendance at mandatory meetings prior to departure.

The cost for students will be approximately $2,200 ($500 Penn State Study Abroad Scholarships are available for qualified students). The fee for adults staying in a double-occupancy hotel room will be approximately $2,500. Which includes round-trip flights from Pittsburgh; all hotel stays in Ireland, motor coach transportation between the airport, hotels, cities, and sites, all guided walking tours, educational lectures, the assistance of Penn State faculty hosts and the EF Tour director, program fees, and taxes. The price does not include gratuities for tour guides and drivers, meals, or medical and travel insurance. Penn State requires that all participants have the appropriate medical insurance abroad.

For more information on the tour and to sign-up, please contact EF Educational Tours either by phone (1-800-457-9023 or 1-800-665-5364) or at their website (http://www.eftours.com/), using our “tour code”: 976564. To see a detailed itinerary, important dates, payment options, and travel tips, click on the orange link “for students and parents,” then select “check out your teacher’s tour” and enter our tour code number. There are a number of payment options; the best prices are reserved for those signing up by August 31.

You may also contact Dr. Manlove at ctm10@psu.edu, or at 724-523-5768. This will be the sixth Penn State Greater Allegheny international study-tour.

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