Explore Kinesiology in Ireland
**Expected to next run Summer 18, check back in January for application**
Program 2018 Highlights
Program and Application Requirements
Costs and Financial Assistance
Contact and Additional Info
This 3 week program will take you to Dublin and beyond! You will spend about 2 weeks in Dublin, with the majority of that time spent at University College Dublin (UCD) campus. While at UCD, you will complete a course on Health Fitness and Nutrition. This course focuses on how to critically examine health claims made in the media and by marketers as well as how fitness and nutrition messages are shaped by social, economic and political interests. While you are abroad, you will also experience at least 2 Gaelic sporting events and visit Croke Park, Aviva Stadium, and the Gaelic Sports Museum. You will visit the Dublin City University “Medex” community wellness program and the Leinster professional rugby club. Culturally, you will have a walking tour of Ireland, evening of traditional music and dance, with several half-day trips to Dublin sites of historical interest.
Students will earn 3 credits for the program- transferable from UCD. The "International Perspectives" graduation requirement for all ISU undergraduates will be met by this study abroad experience. This requirement is usually met by completing an international credit course; thus, participating students will now have increased flexibility in their choice of electives.
2018 Program Highlights
- Stay and learn at the University College of Dublin, one of Ireland's best universities
- Experience Irish sporting events
- Boyne Valley - Celtic history, the passage tombs of Loughcrew
- Belfast - history and political issues of Northern Ireland, Titanic Docklands
- Giant’s Causeway - World Heritage Site, unique basalt columns
- Cliffs of Moher - walking tour, bicycling or kayaking tour
- The Burren - Popular Irish national park
Program Prerequisites and Application Requirements
1. Be in good academic standing at ISU - 2.5 GPA or above
2. Undergraduate student majoring in Kinesiology and Health at ISU
3. Sophomore status or higher (i.e., have completed at least one year of college).
Freshman can apply for this summer program as you will be sophomore standing by the summer.
4. Completion of KIN 258
1. 250-word essay stating why you want to complete this study abroad experience
2. Affirm that you are physically and medically capable of completing a course focused on strength and conditioning which includes a significant practical component.
3. Provide unofficial transcript
4. letter of support from either a faculty member or advisor within the Department of Kinesiology
You must be open to other cultures and be an active participant in the program.
If you have questions regarding the application, contact CHS International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or come by 131 MacKay Hall
The College of Human Sciences may check a participant's current GPA at any time. Failure to maintain the required GPA may affect participation in an international program.
Costs and Financial Assistance
This program has costs that will appear on your U-bill and costs that you will pay for out-of-pocket, and the budget sheet linked below outlines more information about the expected costs. Please note that ISU budget sheets are estimates and costs may vary. However, it should give you a good idea of how much you would spend to participate in this program. Other links below provide resources to help you find scholarships and other aid to pay for participating in the program.
All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day, and it has been built into the cost of the program fee. More information is available at the links below:
CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information
The application deadline for the Summer 2018 will be in December 17. Applications will open in August. All students who are accepted to participate must either commit to or decline their offer in the ISUAbroad online application system on given date to be decided later. Those students who commit to their offers are officially part of the program and will be responsible for all program costs listed on the ISUAbroad budget sheet. If a participant withdraws, they will be responsible for a $200 withdrawal penalty and all non-recoverable program payments the college is obligated to make on their behalf. Charges will be applied to the student’s U-bill.
Contact and Additional Information
Questions about the Experience Kinesiology in Ireland should be directed to Program Director Warren Franke, email@example.com. Questions about the application process should be directed to the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office in 131 MacKay Hall or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read two past student participant experiences, from Sophie Puente and Natalie Nelson.