Ireland Summer Abroad | May 18 - June 16
University of Missouri - Kansas City and Southern Illinois University
Experience Ireland in three unique settings: the Diseart Cultural Centre in Dingle, on the southwest coast of Ireland, University College Dublin in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin, and Prifysgol Bangor University Law School located at the foot of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Irish and American faculty provide students with an understanding of the legal structure and institutions of Ireland and the European Union and the law applicable to the conduct of business by U.S. companies in Ireland and throughout Europe. Other comparative and international law subjects are also offered.
The majority of program participants are UMKC and SIU students. In 2012, 21 students from UMKC and 14 students from SIU participated.
- Up to 6 credit hours of ABA-approved credit
- Outstanding faculty (PDF) instruction.
- Accommodations, ground transportation and course materials included in tuition
- Flat fee of $4,850 resident/nonresident plus airfare, incidentals and food
- Program space limited to 42 students and eight companions
A $300 per person, non-refundable deposit must accompany your registration form. A second payment of $300 is due on March 1, 2013. Registrations received on/after March 1 (contingent upon space availability) must include both the first and second deposit to reserve space. The balance of $4,250 is due April 12 by check, payable on May 17 to accommodate those seeking financial aid. Please submit the following forms along with your deposit:
Insurance proof: The University requires all program participants to provide proof of insurance from HTH Worldwide for emergency medical evacuation and expatriation of remains. A group policy is available for program registrants through UMKC & HTH. Learn more (PDF).
Passport: Participants are responsible for obtaining a valid passport. Visas are not required.
Cancellation policy: Due to the non-refundable nature of our accommodations, arrangements, and host institutions policies, cancellations between March 1 and May 1 will incur a $600 per person cancellation penalty. If cancellation occurs after April 12, there is a 100 percent cancellation penalty. However, the 100 percent cancellation penalty, less the non-refundable deposit of $600, may be waived if a qualified substitute is found to fill the vacancy.
Participants will be housed at the Dingle Harbour Holiday Cottages in Dingle and at campus facilities in Dublin and Bangor Wales. The modern facilities are variously configured to sleep from three to eight persons per unit. Each apartment features private bedrooms, a bathroom/shower, common living area and fully equipped kitchen to permit self-catering.
Classes are conducted within easy walking distance and are conducted in modern classrooms on campus and in a historic building in Dingle. Students are responsible for securing their own accommodations for any travel on weekends away from campus. The usual range of food services, shops, pay phones, faxes and postal services are readily available. Commercial transportation to the central city is convenient and reasonably priced at both urban locations.
Exams, Grading and Transfers
There will be a separate written examination for each course. The primary instructor will grade it as pass/fail (unless your school requires an alphanumeric grade). UMKC is the credit granting institution and in conjunction with the SIU Co-director will evaluate student performance for ABA-approved credit.
This program is ABA-approved for 6.0 hours of academic credit. UMKC will provide supporting documents, but ultimately the decision to accept transfer credit and grades is the responsibility of each academic institution. Further, overseas study programs may not meet your school’s residency or accelerated graduation requirements. Students are advised to confer with your law school’s dean or registrar prior to applying.
Before departure the following must be submitted:
- Letter of Good Standing
- Course enrollment form (PDF)
- Proof of HTH Worldwide Travel Insurance
- Health Information Form (PDF)
- Legible copy of Passport
- Flight Itinerary
- Transcript request
- Small passport size picture
- Second deposit of $300 and final payment $4,250
- Non-UMKC students must consult with their school’s financial aid office and provide the UMKC Financial Aid Office with a Consortium Agreement if using aid for the program.
- Rooming Request - optional (PDF)
- Welcoming Dinner Participation form - optional (PDF)
Public access accommodations in Ireland and the U.K. are not equivalent to U.S. standards.Persons with a handicap/disability should discuss any concerns with the UMKC course director.