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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Killarney, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • Budget Sheets:: Summer
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Ireland Global Behavioral Healthcare - Focus on Homelessness in the U.S., Ireland and Europe

June 24 - July 7, 2018


Program Description

Program Overview

This Study Abroad Ireland will be an intensive eight week (two weeks on-site in Ireland), three credit course examining the Social Policies, Planning and Practices in the U.S. and Ireland with a special study focus on solutions to homelessness. The interdisciplinary nature of the program will include, behavioral healthcare, housing, social work, primary healthcare, criminal justice and sociology. Several leading experts on homelessness from the U.S. and Ireland/Europe will be collaborating faculty, along with field vists to successful community-based programs in a successful Housing First program in Dublin. The two week on-site program will be anchored at the historic and prestigeous Trinity College - Dublin for the first week and in Galway/Killarney and the West Coast of Ireland for week two. Educational excursions will be included in the academic package and led by a retired Irish educator who has worked with USF on numerous occasions.

Who Can Participate?

This program is intended to be an interdisciplinary program that should attract both Undergraduate and Graduate students from within the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences: Behavioral Healthcare, Social Work, Communication Science Disorders, Criminology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and outside the college, such as Public Health, Anthropology, Sociology, Health Sciences,  and Psychology.  

Preference will be given to USF degree-seeking students.  Applications from non-USF students will be considered.

Class size is limited to 12 students!  Apply Early!


The primary location and on campus housing will be at the historic and prestigous Trinity College - Dublin, Ireland, which in the center of Dublin and within walking distance to numerous Irish landmarks. There will also be guided tours in the Galway and Killarney areas and week two will be based out of Galway/Killarney with daily educational tours in the scenic West Coast of Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland has adopted many of the same policies and best practices as the U.S. in their goal to eliminate homelessness. Dr. Eoin O'Sullivan, our collaborating Irish faculty member is the Editor of the European Journal of Homelessness and has an international wealth of knowledge of other European countries, policies and community contacts throughout Ireland to enrich the students experience in the field. One of the other benefits for students is that this program will be an  interdisciplinary experience with future implications for social policies and practices in the U.S.

The US based classes will be at the Tampa campus building MHC, the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy.  The USF classes will feature Dr. Sam Tsemberis  Founder and CEO of Pathways to Housing and US pioneer of Housing First. Via video/teleconference.
Planned Itinerary (Subject to minor changes): Also refer to the syllabus

Week 1 - On the campus of Trinity College, Dublin

Travel to Dublin – Students may make their own airfare arrangements

Week 1: Trinity College – Classes 2018

  • Monday 6/25/18– Homelessness in Ireland and European Union – Dr. Eoin O’Sullivan
  • Tuesday 6/26/18 -Canadian Youth Homeless – Lessons Learned - Dr. Steve Gaetz and Melanie Redman – PM – Royal Irish Academy Lecture
  • Wednesday 6/27/18– Family Homelessness – Sarah Sheridan – Field Lectures TBD
  • Thursday 6/28/18 – Youth Homelessness – Dr. Paula Mayock (Site Visits – Coffee Shop and Housing First with Adrian Quinn)

Week 2: Excursions – Field Visits

  • Friday 6/29/18– Travel to Galway via Athlone to meet with the Midlands Simon Community (Field Visit) to Galway
  • Saturday 6/30 Galway – Connemara- Kylemore Abbey
  • Sunday 7/1 – Ferry Ride to the Aran Islands: Inishmore
  • Monday 7/2 – Burren – Cliffs of Moher to Killarney (Ferry)
  • Tuesday 7/3– Dingle Peninsula
  • Wednesday –  4th of July Irish/American Festival: Killarney 
  • Thursday 7/5 – Gap of Dunloe – Killarney
  • Friday 7/6 – Kildare – Irish National Stud (Horses) & Japanese Gardens
  • Saturday – 7/7/18  Depart to the U.S. from Dublin Airport

For additional information on the program, please view the following Powerpoint presentation: Ireland Course Itinerary 2018 Updated 8.10.17 Engelhardt.pptx

Host Institution

Trinity College Dublin

This program is currently not accepting applications.