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  • Locations: Belfast, Ireland; Bushmills, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; Derry, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Kilkenny, Ireland; Killarney, Ireland; Limerick, Ireland
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Program Fees: J-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Ireland: Sustainable Animal Production

Program Overview:

January  2-16, 2018

Spend two remarkable weeks in the lovely country of Ireland! Learn about the agricultural, cultural, and historical aspects of the Emerald Isle.  

We will arrive in Dublin, where we will spend a day fighting the jet lag and touring the city. The next day we will head up to Northern Ireland to explore Belfast and learn about the doomed Titanic. From there, we explore Giant’s Causeway and meander our way south, stopping by several farms to learn about horse and sheep production, as well as stopping for a visit with the Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research Center. We will arrive next in Galway, where we will visit a heritage center and the Cliffs of Moher. After visiting a beef farm, we will enjoy a dinner at Bunratty Castle. The next day we head to Cork City, where we will visit the famous Blarney Castle. As we finish up our journey, we head north to Dublin, stopping to tour several stud farms, a donkey sanctuary, and a dairy farm. Once in Dublin, we will visit the Dublin Zoo, the College of Dublin – School of Veterinary Medicine, and enjoy a last meal at a pub before heading back home.
Sheep in Ireland


Dublin, Belfast, North Antrim, Donegal, Galway, Shannon, Clare, Cork, Kilkenny, & Meath, Ireland


This class is a 3-credit Animal Science course titled ANSC 389:Ireland Sustainable Animal Production. This course will explore various livestock farms and facilities and compare European practices to those in the United States. Tours of farms (ranging from cattle to horses), guest lectures, and visits to cultural sites will be included.


A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
Cliffs of Ireland

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Housing & Meals:

Accommodations are included in the cost of the program (shared occupancy) and include 14 nights at good 3-star hotels, all rooms with private bath or shower. Breakfast is included at the hotels each day, and four dinners are arranged during the program. Remaining meals are the responsibility of each participant.

Travel Arrangements:

Airfare from Minneapolis to and from Ireland is included in the program fee. Some local transportation is also provided.

Additional Information:

Students from other colleges and universities are welcome to attend!

How to Apply:

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.