The Irish Life Experience includes 15-25 hours of classroom instruction in a relaxed environment. All classes are taught by certified professors and teachers who focus on real world events and encourage student interaction.
Study basic Irish language, grammar and vocabulary. You will have the chance to hear Gaelic spoken firsthand throughout your journey, especially when you visit the Aran Islands where Gaelic is still their first language.
Learn how Ireland’s modern culture was born from the Rising of Independence (c. 1916-1922).
Learn about the ethnic, religious, and political conflict in Northern Ireland and the three decades of violence between elements of Northern Ireland’s nationalist and unionist communities.
Discuss how the arts can impact all areas of study, from commerce and engineering, to science. Create your own Irish art masterpiece.
Study Irish writers, poets, and playwrights including: Paul Durcan, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, James Joyce, Hugh Leonard, Frank O’Connor, Liam O’Flaherty, J.M. Synge, Oscar Wilde, and W.B. Yeats.
Listen to traditional Irish music and learn to play a few tunes on the bodhrán, concertina, or tin whistle.