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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel, Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Term: Short-term Winter City: Belfast, Dublin, Galway
Country: Ireland, United Kingdom Language Prerequisite: None
Program Advisor: Søren Peterson
Program Description:


Leadership in Ireland

We will look at leadership and motivation by focusing on interactive site visits in/around Dublin, Ireland to higher education institutions, local businesses, and NGOs to meet with decision makers, leaders, and strategic planners to observe and learn about how they maintain momentum within an organization toward change, development, and leadership.

This program requires an extensive amount of walking on cobblestone and uneven pavement, riding trains and buses, and walking up and down stairs.

Learning Objectives:

  • To become familiar with and be able to identify general policy principles and current policy issues that affect the students higher education in the United States and Ireland.
  • To develop a more in-depth understanding of a legal issue of particular interest to the student.
  • To develop a better understanding of leadership development and the importance of civic engagement.

Travel Dates:

December 26, 2017-January 7, 2018




INTS492/592 Leadership in Ireland, 3 credits (syllabus)




After we have admitted you to this program, CAGE will register you in the appropriate course (if more than one option is available, you will need to indicate your choice on the Course Registration Form). You will not be able to register yourself in WebAdvisor.



Participants will stay in shared hostel accommodations in Dublin and shared hotel accommodations in Galway and Belfast arranged by the program.



See Budget Sheet for information about program costs, including the user charge, self-support tuition, and non-billable expenses.

To inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible (non-USD students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution). NOTE: To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer or 12 credits during fall/spring semester.

Payment Schedule

The user charge will be billed to your SDePay account and will be due according to the following schedule:

Description Amount Due Date
Deposit $750.00 October 16, 2017
Installment $1250.00 October 30, 2017
Final payment $1750.90 November 30, 2017

The tuition will be billed to the student account separately and due with Spring 2018 tuition and fees. (See self-support tuition rates.)

Withdrawal and Refund

Withdrawal notices must be submitted in writing to the Center for Academic & Global Engagement, not the faculty director. The date of withdrawal shall be considered the date that CAGE receives the notification, which may be later than the date it was sent (e.g., if sent after hours or on a holiday or weekend).

Any refund of the user charge will be determined according to the following schedule:

Date of Withdrawal Refund Amount
Before September 22, 2017 Full refund
On September 22, 2017 through October 15, 2017 User charge less $750
On October 16, 2017 through October 29, 2017 User charge less $2000
On or after October 30 No refund

Any refund of the tuition will be based on the University of South Dakota Withdrawal and Refund Policy.



Application Instructions

Applications—including all required pre-decision materials and recommendations—must be submitted online by the deadline specified in the Dates/Deadlines section on this page. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. To start an application, click the Apply Now button on this page. If the Apply Now button does not appear, applications are either not open yet, or it is past the deadline.

If you have started an application already, use the LOGIN (USD applicants) or NON-USD LOGIN (non-USD applicants) link on this site to return to the materials.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to students of all majors.

All applicants must be in good academic and judicial standing at their home institution. For other eligibility requirements, including minimum GPA and any language prerequisites, refer to the Fact Sheet on this page.



Faculty Director

Dr. Kim Grieve is Vice President/Dean of Students at the University of South Dakota and has extensive experience directing faculty-led programs and traveling internationally. She earned her Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education from the University of Toledo.

Contact Us

For general inquiries, contact the faculty director (Kim Grieve) or the Center for Academic & Global Engagement (

To schedule an advising session with Søren Peterson in CAGE, go to



For information about immunizations and health precautions, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After you have been admitted to this program, you will be required to complete a travel physical with a healthcare provider such as Sanford Vermillion.


This program is currently not accepting applications.