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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 09/22/2017 ** Rolling Admission 12/26/2017 01/07/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel, Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Term: Short-term Winter City: Belfast, Dublin
Country: Ireland Language Prerequisite: None
Program Advisor:
Søren Peterson
Program Description:
USD Faculty-Led Program:
Leadership in Ireland (INTS 492/592, 3 credits)
Led by: Kimberly Grieve

Ireland Castle

Leadership in Ireland will look at leadership and motivation by focusing on interactive site visits in/around Dublin, Ireland to higher education institutions, local businesses, NGOs, etc. 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. For more information contact the faculty leader, Kim Grieve (, or CAGE (

Course prerequisites: none

Click below for a complete course syllabus and itinerary (subject to change):
Travel Dates: December 26, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Application Deadline: September 22, 2017 (subject to change)

See syllabus above for detailed itinerary.
See Budget Sheet for information about program costs.
Financial Aid:
If you would like to inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact USD’s Financial Aid Office as soon as possible (605-677-5446 or

Be advised: to be eligible for federal financial aid students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits during the summer term and 12 credits during the fall or spring terms.

Payment Schedule:
Non-refundable deposit $750.00 DUE: October 16, 2017
Installment $1250.00 DUE: October 30, 2017
Final payment $1750.90 DUE: November 30, 2017
Please note: The tuition for the program will be billed to the student accounts separately and will be due with Spring 2018 tuition.

Withdrawal Schedule & Cancellation Fees:
Before September 22, 2017 $0.00
On September 22, 2017 through October 15, 2017 $750.00
On October 16, 2017 through October 29, 2017 $2000.00
On or after October 30, 2017 Full user charge
1. PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION: Please be advised this program requires an extensive amount of walking on cobblestone and uneven pavement, riding trains and buses, and walking up and down stairs. Participants must contact CAGE and/or USD Disability Services at least 30 days prior to departure to inquire about accommodations.

2. VACCINATIONS: There are no specific requirements or recommendations for vaccinations or immunizations for travel to Ireland, though the CDC recommends all travelers be vaccinates for Hepatitis A and B. This is a standard recommendation for travel anywhere in the world.

For further information about recommendations on traveler's health in Ireland, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.