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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing:
1 - Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Graduate Program Type: ODU Faculty Led Program
Maximum Credits Earned: 3
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction: English
Area(s) of Study:
Counseling, Human Services
Faculty Leader:
McAuliffe, G., Sink, C.
Estimated Cost of Attendance:
Program Description:
Summer in

Diversity and Counseling Institute

August 7-18, 2016

HMSV 346/ 495
COUN 655/ 695/848/ 895 or
Continuing Education Hours


A multi-day study institute set in the beautiful city of Dublin at the mouth of the River Liffey, with access to the surrounding area and a trip to Northern Ireland. Dublin is one of the fastest growing capital cities in Europe and provides a plethora of historical and cultural sites and experiences. The Institute will be located at the historic Trinity College campus in Dublin, with on-site housing. Those in attendance will learn about diversity and the counseling profession in Ireland from local mental health professionals and faculty while also studying about counseling and diversity issues with nationally known U.S. counseling faculty about counseling and diversity issues. Participants will visit the historical sites of the surrounding area through guided excursions. Places of interest include such sites as the Books of Kells, Dublin Castle, Hill of Tara, Mountjoy Prison, the Valley of Glendalough and St. Kevin's Monastery, the ancient Newgrange site, and Belfast. Take this chance to experience the culture of Ireland and meet students and counselors from throughout the United States.

In past years, many participants have chosen to enroll in the COUN 655 - Social and Cultural Issues course in connection with this study abroad program.  Attached below, please find a link to the COUN 655 course syllabus from a previous year - COUN 655 - Social and Cultural Issues Ireland Institute syllabus - G. McAuliffe.pdf
Please regard this syllabus as a sample as course syllabi tend to modify some from year-to-year.

PREREQUISITES:  All students must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 2.5 for graduate students). This program is open to ODU and non-ODU participants. For information about applying as a non-ODU participant, please see these instructions

*Students will be registered for 3 credits in HMSV 346/495, COUN 655/695/848/895 or Continuing Education Hours during the Summer 2016
registration period.



Books of Kells

Dublin Castle


Hill of Tara

Mountjoy Prison

Valley of Glendalough

St. Kevin's Monastery


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2011participantsdublin SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1: , Depart U.S.. fly overnight to Dublin (August 7)

Day 2: Arrive Dublin airport in morning by 10am, free afternoon in Dublin (August 8)

Day 3:  AM Seminars at Trinity University, PM Dublin tour (August 9)

Day 4: AM Seminars, PM tour of County Wicklow and Glendalough, group dinner (August 10)

Day 5: AM Seminars, PM Group dinner (August 11)

Day 6: Day trip to Belfast (August 12)

Day 7: Free day (August 13)

Day 8: Day trip Boyne Valley and Trim Castle (August 14)

Day 9: All day seminars (August 15)

Day 10: AM site visit, PM Free (August 16)

Day 11: AM Closing sessions, PM Free (August 17)

Day 12: Bus to Dublin airport for departures
(August 18)

*Subject to Change: The Office of Study Abroad reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Garrett McAuliffe is a professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education. He founded and had led the Diversity and Counseling in Ireland study abroad program several times over the past dozen or more years. Garrett's primary scholastic interests lay in the following: culture/diversity (especially ethnicity, race, gender, and sexual orientation); cultural de-centering;  adult cognitive development; relativism and counselor effectiveness; career indecision; moral development; and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Chris Sink is a professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education. Chris has substantial cross-cultural experience studying abroad in Austria (high school), England (undergraduate studies), and Switzerland (graduate studies).  He continues to teach and present at international counseling and education conferences as well as conduct cross-cultural research.  Chris also has a three-year appointment as Visiting Scholar at York St John University, Faculty of Education and Theology, York England. Currently, his research agenda includes topics examining social-emotional development and spirituality in school-based counseling.

Assoc. Prof. Time earned a Masters in Justice, Law & Society from American Univ. and her doctorate in Criminology from the Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania.  She is the author of Shakespeare’s Criminals: Criminology, Fiction and Drama.  She teaches Comparative Criminal Law, Criminal Law, Theory, and Justice & Society at OD


Garrett McAuliffe headshot

Chris Sink headshot


Program Cost with Deans' Education Abroad Award scholarship:

Cost Includes:
Shared accommodation (doubles/triples) in Dublin at Trinity College; Dublin airport transfer on arrival and departure; daily breakfast starter packs; some group meals; program activities and entrance fees; excursions to Belfast, Boyne Valley and Wicklow; Dublin city tour; cultural events; study abroad fee; and international health insurance.

Not Included:
Roundtrip airfare from your home to Dublin;  ODU course tuition; meals other than those indicated above; transportation related to any personal travel; baggage and airport fees; immunizations; expenses of a personal nature.

Financial Aid:
ODU students seeking financial aid should obtain a program budget from the Office of Study Abroad during their advising appointment.  Note:  to qualify for summer aid, undergraduate students must enroll in at least 3 additional credit hours.

Non-ODU students are not eligible to receive any financial aid or scholarships through Old Dominion University. These participants should contact their home institution to determine if they are eligible for financial aid for this program.

*ODU Deans' Education Abroad Award scholarships
Deans' Education Abroad Awards are available for the first 7 qualified students accepted for this program. Scholarship Eligibility: Full-time ODU student, 2.5 GPA or higher, approval of participation by the Office of Study Abroad and the program’s faculty leaders. Completion of online application, advising, and deposit payment will hold your space for scholarship consideration; no additional application required.

If eligible, scholarship award will be credited to your student account sometime in the summer. The Office of Study Abroad handles these arrangements and will notify you via email. If you do not owe the university any money a refund check will be issued by the Office of Finance and mailed to your address from LEO Online.

Program Cost without Deans' Education Abroad Award scholarship:


Payment Schedule:
$300 deposit upon application; half of remaining total due on February 19, 2016, and the other half on March 18, 2016.

Program and Academic Details:
Dr. Garrett McAuliffe
Dr. Christopher Sink
Department of Counseling and Human Services
110 Education Bldg.
  Application & Payment Details:

Office of Study Abroad
2006 Dragas Hall
49th St. and Hampton Blvd.

This program is currently not accepting applications.