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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2020 09/18/2019
09/22/2019 12/30/2019 01/11/2020

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel, Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
USD Scholarships: Arts and Sciences International Opportunity Fund, Coyote Commitment, Farber Fund, Mickelson Scholarship, Presidential-Alumni Scholarship, South Dakota Opportunity, Ullyot Scholarship Language Prerequisite: None
Language of Instruction: English Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:


Looking into the sun in Ireland. Photo courtesy of Jessica Winterringer.

In this program you will learn about leadership and motivation by focusing on interactive site visits in Dublin, Ireland and nearby higher education institutions, local businesses and nongovernmental organizations. 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.

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.

Program Dates:

  • Course Term: Spring (first 8 week block)
  • Travel Dates: December 30, 2019-January 11, 2020

For More Information:

Click on the tabs above for information about academics (course listing, syllabus, registration), accommodation, expenses (cost estimate, payment schedule, scholarships and financial aid), application instructions, contacts, and resources.




Title: LDR 492/592 Leadership in Ireland
Cross-listings: INTS 492/592 Leadership in Ireland
Credits: 3
Download syllabus: not available yet




After admission to this program, Gallagher Center will process permission for you to self-enroll in your selected course in Banner. Be sure to specify which one of the two offered courses (INTS 492/592 or LDR 492/592) you would like to enroll in on the Course Registration Form in your application. 



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



Wondering how much it's going to cost? See Budget Sheet for information about total program costs, payment schedule, and the withdrawal and refund policy.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

How am I going to pay for it? See our Financial Assistance page for a list of USD and external scholarships.

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 for this program, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits during the spring.

Are you a senior planning to graduate in December prior to participating in this program? To be eligible for USD scholarships—such as the Arts & Sciences International Opportunity Fund or Farber Fund—or other financial aid, you will need to change your graduation date to the end of spring.



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.

This program is open to applicants from any institution, although preference will be given to USD students.

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 questions about the course content and program site, contact the faculty leader, Kim Grieve.

For general inquiries and questions about the application process, course registration and billing, contact 



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.