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Summer – July 18-August 8, 2015

Ireland 1WGS 168/HIS 165 – Coming to America: Gender, History and Irish Immigration to the US (1 unit, Liberal Learning Elective in Social Change and Historical Perspective; Gender; Global)

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Program Director: Dr. Ann Marie Nicolosi, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and History

No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)

School of Education Majors: This course will satisfy your US History requirement as well as your Civic Responsibilities and Proficiencies of Gender and Global.


Ireland 3

Course Description:

This course examines the history of immigration to the United States in various time periods and for various ethnicities/nationality.  It considers the causes of immigration, the social, cultural and economic adaptation of various groups, return migration, the significance of race, the varied experience of different immigrant groups, the development of ethnic group identities, changing American policy and attitudes towards immigrants and ethnic groups, and the impact of immigration and ethnicity on American society and culture.  It also focuses on the role of gender in both the migration and adaptation experiences and seeks to understand how gender determines these historical experiences.

This section of this course examines Irish immigration to the US in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Designed as a faculty led study abroad experience, this course will allow students to learn about the push/pull factors in this migration from a unique perspective, as they will be in the country of origin.  Irish scholars will lecture students on the push factor as well as Irish migration history and the course instructor will lecture students on the pull factor and the immigration and Americanization process, as well as the role of gender in these experiences.

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Ireland 2Excursions:

  • Dublin Castle
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Megalithic Passage Tombe
  • Battle of Boyne Site
  • Titanic Belfast Museum
  • Ulster American Folk Park
  • Navan Centre and Fort in Armagh

Summer 2015 Program Fee: $4,923.16

  • Includes: 
    • Application Fee
    • Program Deposit Fee
    • Bed and Breakfast, all ground transportation and entrances
    • International Student Insurance
  • Does Not Include:
    • Airfare (arranged separately)
    • Transportation to/from US airport
    • Lunches and Dinners
    • Books
    • Personal Items
    • Other personal expenses (personal travel, etc.)

Payment Schedule (Cash or Check Payable to TCNJ): 

All payments should be brought to the Student Accounts office, Green Hall 119.

Plan A:

  • $150 application fee (submitted with application)
  • $500 confirmation fee (submitted upon acceptance)
  • $2,609.00 (balance of travel costs) due on March 19, 2015
  • $1,664.16 (course tuition/fees) due on May 15, 2015

Plan B:

  • $150 application fee (submitted with application)
  • $500 confirmation fee (submitted upon acceptance)
  • Create a Sallie Mae payment plan (arranged by the student in the Student Accounts office) for the balance of travel costs + tuition/fees =
    • $1,424.39 due in March
    • $1,424.39 due in April
    • $1,424.39 due in May
    • Payment in full by May 15, 2015

Refund, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy – Please review our policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Colbeth at or Dr. Ann Marie Nicolosi at