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ODU Program: Diversity and Counseling Institute in Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 04/25/2014** Rolling Admission 08/05/2014 08/15/2014

** 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.
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:
Craigen, L., Dustin, J., Remley, T.
 Estimated Cost of Attendance:
Program Description:

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Diversity and Counseling Summer Institute

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


A 10-day 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 other graduate students and counselors from throughout the United States.

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 346/395, COUN 655/695, COUN 848/895 or Continuing Education Hours during the Summer 2013 registration period.


Books of Kells

Dublin Castle


Hill of Tara

Mountjoy Prison

Valley of Glendalough

St. Kevin's Monastery


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4 August: Depart U.S.

5 August: Arrive Dublin, free afternoon in Dublin

6 August:  AM Seminars at Trinity University, Dublin tour

7 August: AM Seminars, tour of County Wicklow and Glendalough, group dinner

8 August: AM Seminars, free afternoon, group dinner

9 August: Day trip to Belfast

10 August: Free day

11 August: Day trip Boyne Valley and Trim Castle

12 August: All day seminars

13 August: AM site visit, free

14 August: Closing sessions, free afternoon

15 August: Bus to Dublin airport for departures

*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.

Dr. Jill C. Dustin is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is a Human Services - Board Certified Practitioner. Her research on diversity issues, gender issues, and career development has been published in a number of national and international refereed journals. She serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal for Human Services. She has led five study abroad groups to Ireland and Northern Ireland and spent a summer teaching at Kitakyushu University in Japan. 

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 ODU

Laurie Craigen, PhD, LPC, HS-BCC is an Associate Professor in the Human Services Undergraduate Program. She received her Ed.S. in School Psychology and her PhD in Counselor Education from the College of William and Mary. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Laurie actively sees clients in the community. Her area of speciality is in women’s mental health, adolescents and self-injurious behavior. She also is also interested in the socio-emotional needs of military connected children and the application of helping skills in diverse populations.


Craigen headshot

Program Cost:


Cost Includes:

Shared suite at Trinity College, some meals, ODU tuition for the course, entrance fees, airport transfers, tours, cultural events, and international travel and health insurance.

Not Included:

Roundtrip airfare from your home to Dublin, meals other than those indicated above, transportation related to any personal travel, 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.

Payment Schedule:

$300 deposit upon application; half of remaining total due on March 15, 2014, and the other half on May 16, 2014.

Academic Details:

Dr. Jill Dustin
Counseling & Human Services
110 Education Bldg.
Program Details:

Dr. Ted Remley
Counseling & Human Services
110 Education Bldg.
Application & Payment Details:

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