While the COVID-19 pandemic still prevails globally, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. How long till we reach the light is yet unknown, but the approved vaccinations (Pfizer, Moderna, and soon possibly others) puts “normal” in arm’s reach. So what of the College’s 2021 Study Abroad programs? They are currently “a go.” When we reach March 1 of next year, the Provost, Dr. Suzanne Austin, will make a final decision as to whether or not the College will proceed with its slate of Summer Study Abroad programs.
So with that in mind, I’d like to recommend to anyone interested in Study Abroad, the Irish and Irish-American Studies program’s Dublin, Ireland program, which runs May 30 – June 26. This faculty-led program offers five courses, of which students enroll in two (6 credits total). Among the five courses is Dr. John Bruns’s ENGL 390: Ireland and the Irish Imagination in Cinema, which counts toward Cluster 3 (Specialized Topics in Film & Other Media) of the Film Studies minor. If you’ve already taken an ENGL 390 course, you can still enroll, as students can take up to 6 credits of ENGL 390.