OCC Study Abroad in Ireland


Gary Beeg, Staff Writer

The OCC Study Abroad Program is preparing for a trip to Ireland from August 2 until August 10 for a third year in a row.

The trip will include walking tours and overnight stays in Dublin and Belfast. There will also be entrance into Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Giants’ Causeway and Dublin Castle. Guided tours will include Kilmainham Gaol and Powerscourt Estate. Also included is travel to the ancient historical sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Hill of Tara.

The package includes: round-trip airfare, full time tour manager and professional guides, transportation to and from OCC, all hotels, breakfasts and three dinners, scheduled tours, trip insurance, admissions, OCC fees and tuition. Students will also earn 3 college credits in HIST 255: History and Culture of Ireland or SCIE 129: Global Science.

The cost of the trip for Ocean County residents is $3,989.50 per person and proof of residency must be enclosed. Out of county residents is $4,043.50 per person and out of state residents is $4,307.50 per person. A single room supplement is optional for additional cost of $799.

Study Abroad is funded in part by the Ocean County College Foundation with scholarships available for OCC students that are enrolled full time. All members of the community are welcome to participate in the program on a non-credit basis, but must pay full price. Participants must be 18 years old and out of high school.

Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

“It’s really about the experience,” said Dr. Maureen Reustle, co-leader of Study Abroad: Ireland and professor at OCC. “We want our participants to expand their understanding of other cultures and their history.”

For more information or an application, contact Dr. Maureen Reustle or Vijay Ramdeen at 732-255-0400, ext. 2279 or visit www.ocean.edu and search for “Ireland.”