Passport to Global Citizenship Program:


This is a non-credit cultural enrichment program.




There are no scholarships available for this non-credit program.

The Passport to Global Citizenship program offers CCSU students the opportunity to participate in a non-credit international experience.  The program is designed to introduce students to various international cultures, while strengthening career goals and promoting self-confidence.  The program reinforces the University's commitment to international education by providing all students with the opportunity to have an enriching international experience.  The destination of this program is Ireland.

The program will begin in Dublin, the capital and largest city in Ireland. It is the historical and contemporary cultural center of the country, as well as the center of education, the arts, economy, and industry.  Participants will explore historical landmarks and monuments ranging from the Dublin Castle founded in 1204, to the Spire of Dublin, marking the city's place in the 21st century and contemporary culture in the vibrant Temple Bar area best known for its eateries and nightlife.  Participants will visit Trinity College, where the famous Book of Kells can be viewed, cruise on the River Liffey, Dublin’s main waterway, learn about Ireland’s industrial tradition by visiting the Guinness Factory, and have ample time to explore the city’s Golden Kilometer, the broad streets and narrow passageways that wander throughout Dublin.

The second portion of the program will take place in Galway, best known at the cultural heart of Ireland.  Here, students will tour Lynch’s Castle, a medieval town house considered to be the best in Ireland, meander through cobblestone streets the Vikings once stormed, and enjoy visits to local eateries and markets that showcase this region’s typical food and  handcrafts. From Galway, participants will travel south through the villages of Kinvara and Doolin, through the lunar landscape of the Burren to visit the Cliffs of Mohr, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and what promises to be a highlight of this program.

Registration Information and Program Costs

The cost of the travel program includes round-trip airport transfers in the U.S. and abroad, economy-class international airfare, double- or triple-occupancy accommodations, some meals, and ground transportation and entrance fees to all required site visits. All personal expenses (i.e., medical, souvenirs, laundry, telephone, etc.) are not included.   

Registration Form


$1,595 for matriculated CCSU students; $2,995 per person for all others.

Travel Dates

June 21 - 28 , 2014

Program Director

Ms. Erin Beecher
International Education Coordinator
Center for International Education
(860) 832-2043

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