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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: APSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.25 Housing Options: Apartment
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Criminal Justice
Program Description:

APSU in Ireland


Spring Break • Criminal Justice • Open to all Majors • Undergraduate 

Program Overview

Come experience the beauty, history, and culture of Ireland with APSU during Spring Break. This course will take students to both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK). There we will visit sites important to the strife ridden history of Ireland and the eventual resolution of those conflicts. At Newgrange we will see ancient monuments older than the pyramids. At Malahide castle we will see how Norman and then English invaders kept watch over their subjects, and how “outside The Pale” of the greater Dublin area local Celtic Lords continued to wield power.  At Kilmainham Jail we will see where the founding fathers of Ireland awaited trial & execution for treason. At the Trinity College library we will see Ireland’s “Declaration of Independence” and its reference to supporters in the US. At Falls Road in Belfast we will learn of “The Troubles” between Catholic & Protestants which started on “Sunday, Bloody Sunday”. And at Stormont House we will see how a lasting peace was made between the IRA terrorist organization and the British.

Credit Hours and Courses

Three credit hours for CRJ 4030 Comparative Criminal Justice or CRJ 4200 Special Topics. An online portion of the course will be taught during the 1st 8-weeks of Spring Semester (Downtown Campus) & the Spring I term (Ft. Campbell) prior to leaving for the field study in Ireland. No prerequisites are required for this course and all majors are welcome!
CRJ majors & minors: This class can be used to fulfill your Processes and Institutions OR your Supporting Course Requirements. Please see Dr. Wright (conatct information below) for any substitution requests.

Lodging and Meals

Students will stay at short-term rental apartments in the heart of Dublin. Each student will have their own bed but will have roommates. Apartments will have full refrigerator, kitchen, bath, and most likely a washing machine. Students will receive a per diem meal stipend paid in advance as part of the overall program related costs. 


Dr. Christopher Wright at (931) 221-1420 or

Program Costs

Financial Aid 

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. If you plan on using financial aid you need to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad counselor. 

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Application Fee


This non-refundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange during the application process.


Payment Amount Due Dates
One payment  $1870 December 15
Payment will be billed to the student's account 


Please see your OneStop Student Account  
This is a spring embedded course. Classes will be in session from January to May. The traveling aspect of the course will be during spring break. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs

Undergraduate: $2940 

Included in the Program Cost

  • airfare

  • transfers and lodging

  • some meals

  • health insurance

  • specific excursions

Additional Expenses

  • passport: $150 

  • spending Misc: $100

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2021 12/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.