Traolach Ó Ríordáin
Study Abroad in Ireland – Staidéar Thar Lear in Éirinn
In 2005 the University of Montana established an exchange program with University College, Cork [UCC] to provide students with the opportunity to do one or two semesters of study in Ireland. Since that time, UM has created a number of three-week intensive courses, each of which focuses on a specific area of Irish culture and intellectual life.
If you are interested in studying for a semester or a full year at University College, Cork, please follow this link.
This is a three-week intensive summer program in the Irish language designed to give students the opportunity to speak with native-speakers of the vernacular, to develop their conversational and idiomatic command of the language, and to experience the richness of Irish Gaelic culture as a living tradition. The course is located in Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry and is taught by teachers from Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne and custodians of the culture from the community. For more information please click here.
This program combines approaches from the sciences and humanities to investigate how information about brain and cognition can inform our understanding of literary creativity and how we appreciate literary work. Topics of consideration on this course include the biological basis of language, language evolution and neural control, narrative theory, cognition in literature and sources of creativity. The course is located in Dublin and taught by the UM Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, Chris Comer, and Irish scholars of the Humanities from Trinity, University College, Dublin [UCD], and St. Patrick’s College. For more information please click here.
This program is the culmination of a semester –long course in Irish history and culture. Students study a broad range of topics that include the political and cultural history of Ireland; the literary traditions of Anglo-Irish and Irish Gaelic culture; the religious heritage; and the music and dance of Ireland. The program is offered in the fall every second year and the trip to Ireland takes place over the winter session. For more information please click here.