Study for two weeks in Ireland and Northern Ireland learning about the Criminal Justice system. The program includes study of the police, court system, and correctional system in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Expect to interact with Irish police officers (Garda), prison facilities like the famous Mountjoy facility, the Irish court system including the International Criminal Court, and the Irish Parliament. Our time in Northern Ireland will examine issues related to terrorist activities as well.
Special Topics in Criminal Justice
3 credit hours
Students taking this class for credit will pay the current SIUE tuition rate, approximately $600 for 3 credits.
Prices and Payments
The program fee includes:
Airfare St. Louis to Dublin round trip
Intercity transportation by motocoach
Lodging in hostels or hotels
Some Meals (Breakfast each day in Dublin and Belfast)
Entrance fees and Excursions
Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
SIUE tuition for 3 credits
Most Meals except as above
Damage Deposit (refundable) $125
Books and Materials
SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
SIUE Technology Fee (about $50)
$500 deposit payment on acceptance to the program
50% of remaining balance due February 1, 2019
Remaining balance will be due March 1, 2019
Payments are non-refundable.
Payments are made online through your study abroad application.
Dr. Kevin Cannon
Depart St. Louis for Dublin (D, B on the flight)
Arrive Dublin. Group transfer to Belfast by private coach. On-site orientation. Group welcome dinner (D)
Hop-on hop-off tour of Belfast. Tour of the Belfast City Hall and talk with a city official (B)
Visit to the Police Service of Northern Ireland training college for a series of talks with officials. Lunch available for purchase at the on-site cafeteria. Guided visit to the Northern Ireland Parliament at Stormont and talk with a Parliament member. (B)
Two back-to-back guided tours of West Belfast, including the Belfast Murals, one by a former IRA prisoner from Coiste and another by a former loyalist prisoner from EPIC. Visit to Crumlin Road Gaol. (B)
Daytrip to the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and Game of Thrones filming locations including lunch (B, L)
Depart Belfast for Galway by private bus. Check in to hostel in Galway. (B)
Free Day in Galway (public daytrips to Aran Islands or Connemara)
Trad on the Prom evening performance (B)
Depart Galway for Dublin with visit to Cliffs of Moher
Check in at Trinity College, Dublin (B)
Tour of the Criminal Courts of Justice with a barrister
Tour of Trinity College including entrance to Book of Kells exhibit (B)
Crime themed walking tour of Dublin
Visit to the Mountjoy Prison Museum (B)
Free Weekend (tickets for Guinness and Jamesons available) (B)
Free Weekend (B)
Tour of Leinster House
Visit to the GPO Witness History Exhibition
Tour of Kilmainham Gaol
24-hour Hop-on, Hop-off tour of Dublin (self-exploration)
Farewell group meal
Private coach transfer to Dublin Airport
Return to St. Louis from Dublin
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DEMANDS OF THE PROGRAM
Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations. Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations. Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences. Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites. Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them. If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.