Travel Study 491: Sociology Honors to Ireland and UK:
The Ireland and United Kingdom study abroad, offered spring semester of every odd-numbered year, is an exclusive opportunity for our UW-Whitewater Honor students. After preparatory classroom work in the spring semester, there is a three-week travel component to major cities, including Dublin, Belfast, London and Edinburgh.
This immersion experience results in significant growth in interpersonal skills, cultural proficiency, independence, and personal development. As a student from the last journey said, “It was the most enriching opportunity that I have experienced while at college.” Another student observed, “They study so much history, both theirs and others'. It became apparent how ignorant and incompetent many Americans, myself included, are when it comes to our knowledge of the world we live in. The relationship between England and the rest of the UK is so deeply rooted; it was fascinating to learn the history and then to talk to locals…”
To learn more or to apply for the 2017 Honors Travel Study to Ireland and the U.K., go to http://www.uww.edu/international/globalexperiences
Information, including a tentative itinerary, regarding the 2017 Honors Travel Study can also be found here
The first Honors Travel Study class to the United Kingdom was a huge success! Seventeen students, led by Ms. Melissa Deller and Dr. Jolly Emrey, had rich and varied experiences studying about the history and culture of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 17 May to 8 June 2015.