One of the benefits of studying abroad with BCA Study Abroad is the excursions offered to the students throughout the semester. These short trips are included in the program fee.
You will attend a five-day field study in Belfast, Northern Ireland, designed to enhance a student’s experiential learning of the Irish Conflict. During your time in Belfast, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Carrick Castle, Milltown Cemetery, Ulster Museum and Crumlin Road Gaol. Closed in 1996, the Gaol is the only Victorian era prison remaining in Northern Ireland. You’ll also have the chance to engage in political discussions with locals about “the troubles” between the north and south as well as the Irish peace process.
Additionally, there are three day-long excursions organized during the semester while students are in residence at the Maynooth campus.
Possible options include:
- Government buildings and the Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) in Dublin, so that students will have the opportunity to discuss aspects of The Troubles and the Irish Government’s involvement in the peace process.
- Important literary and cultural centers in Dublin, including visiting the Abbey Theatre.
- Newgrange, the ancient passage tomb, as well as other megalithic sites in the Boyne River Valley.