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About the Irish Way

Enjoy the rich heritage and tradition of Ireland while also experiencing the country’s distinct culture face-to-face. This unique program, in its 44th year, was founded on the belief that fostering an appreciation of other cultures is an important part of an individual’s development.

Students receive an education that goes beyond any nation. The Irish Way (A Program of the Irish American Cultural Institute) is truly a lesson in international citizenship.

Since 1976, our executives, managers, teachers and counselors have successfully led countless groups of students to the Emerald Isle.

Our experienced team is dedicated to helping students learn the Irish culture and Irish traditions, as well as maintaining the highest level of education, safety, and fun.

The superior experience and safety that the Irish Way Team provides is only matched by the quality selection of educational workshops, classes, and fun-filled Irish tours provided to each student.

Goals of the Irish Way include:

  • To provide students with the opportunity of living and learning in a different cultural environment.
  • To provide each student with a broad understanding of the cultural, economic, political, and social life in contemporary Ireland.
  • To provide an international travel experience which inspires students to explore other areas of the world.

By the end of the Irish Way, each participant will have:

  • Experienced campus living with their peers from all over North America.
  • Developed an understanding of the evolution of Irish social and political history from early AD to the present day, as well as how developments in Ireland have affected and influenced the rest of the world. Learned and been able to participate in the joys of Irish folk dancing.

  • Been introduced to the basics of the Irish language.
  • Working knowledge of Irish drama, music, and song.
  • Engaged in and have a general understanding of Irish sports; such as Gaelic football, hurling, and rugby.
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