Study Abroad Ireland

Program Description:

Carlow College, founded in 1793, is one of Ireland's oldest educational institutions. This small college of approximately 800 students provides students with small classes and allows them to engage with student-centered faculty. The program offers both a strong academic component and extensive cultural immersion as well.

An ICISP faculty will also be on-site to assist with personal or academic issues. This faculty member will be available to ICISP student participants throughout the entire semester of study abroad.

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Program Credits:

The student will receive 12 transferable college credits in the semester programs.
Required class:

  • The Irish Experience (3)

This required class is structured of American students and provides a safe environment in which the students can learn about Ireland.

The students will then choose four additional courses from an approved selection of classes primarily composed of humanities and social science courses.

Program Requirements:

This program is open to serious students, teachers, and individuals who have a strong interest in immersing themselves in Irish culture and history.

All students are required to register for credit and participate in all classroom and program activities. All students will be required to have:

  • 2.75 or higher GPA, based on 12 or more credits of college study
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • English Composition I completed with a grade of C or better
  • Physician's approval to travel

Pre-Trip Orientation:

The required pre-trip orientation will be held at Kishwaukee College prior to departure. Students should contact their ICISP representative further information on exact dates.

Program Fee:

The program fee is $7,950 (subject to change).
The fee will cover:

  • Course-related field trips
  • HealthSelect Overseas Platinum insurance through HTH Worldwide
  • Housing
  • Instructional costs

This fee does not cover:

  • Airfare & airport transfer to/from Carlow
  • Meals
  • Passport & visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tuition

Flight Details:

The necessary information will be given to the students in order for them to schedule their individual flights into Ireland.


All participants will need to have or acquire a current passport before the date of departure (applicants should allow 8) weeks for standard passport processing). A visa is necessary and will be purchased once you are in Carlow.

Lodging and Meals:

Students will live in furnished student apartments accommodating 3-4 students each. These apartments have fully-fitted kitchens and a living room area. Although meals are not included in the program cost, a nice selection of grocery stores and restaurants are located nearby. Students will be a short walk from both town and campus.