Travel to Ireland

Information Sessions: Student Center Room 203

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:00am

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:30pm

Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1:00pm

Monday, March 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12:00pm

This trip provided an unforgettable opportunity to experience the history, culture and people of Ireland while visiting its' two capital cities.  This 9 day trip includes walking tours of Dublin and Belfast including entrance into Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle.  We will have a guided tour of Kilmainham Gaol given by the grandson of a 1916 Rebellion fighters as well as a trip to see the beauty and grandeur of Powerscourt Estate, including the house, garden and waterfalls.  Traveling to ancient historical sites of Newgrange/Knowth and Hill of Tara and hearing about pagan times, druids, high chiefs and mystical spirits will be contrasted with modern history of Belfast an Derry as depicted in the internationally acclaimed mural art work which we will visit while in Northern Ireland.

Your Package Includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare from USA
  • European Airport/Hotel Transfers
  • 7 Nights in Well-Rated Centrally Located Hotels
  • Included Breakfast Daily
  • 3 Included Dinners
  • Full-Time Tour Manager
  • First Class Motor Coach Transportation To and From All
    Historical Sites
  • Entrance to Trinity College
  • Guided City Tour of Dublin
  • Entrance to St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Entrance to Dublin Castle
  • Kilmainhaim Gaol
  • 1916 Rebellion Tour
  • Powerscout Estate
  • Newgrange/Knowth/Hill of Tara
  • Guided City Tour of Belfast
  • Giants Causeway
  • Londonderry/Derry Guided Tour
  • Downpatrick

Not included: Meals not noted on itinerary, breakfast on arrival day, beverages during included meals, tips and gratuities for services providers, personal effects and any items not specifically listed above.

Registration Deadline: 

Scholarship Application: Extended to March 16, 2018

Application: Extended to April 4, 2018

Cost of Trip Plus One (3) Credit Course: $4,370.50 Ocean County Resident; $4,433.50 Out-of-County; $4,697.50 Out-of-State. Single Supplement (optional) $799

Academic Credit

Members of the community are welcome to participate on a non-credit basis. Students will be enrolled in HIST 255 for three college credits.

Scholarships Available

A number of scholarships are available for OCC students.

Seminar Leader

Dr. Maureen Reustle, adjunct professor for Kean University and Ocean County College, teaches Irish History, Multicultural Learners in a Diverse Setting.  Maureen's special interest in Irish Studies led to a doctoral dissertation "Hatred to Hope: Murals of Northern Ireland and the Peace Process" completed at Drew University.  She conducted primary research interviewing artists, political and community leaders in Belfast and Derry and has traveled extensively throughout the island of Ireland.  In addition to teaching college classes and leading Study Abroad seminars,  Maureen is a professional life coach working with adults navigating career/work/life balance issues.

Prof. Vijay Ramdeen, college lecturer for Ocean County College, teaches introductory chemistry, general chemistry and organic chemistry.  Vijay completed his masters in chemistry at the University of Virginia.  His graduate research involved developing organometallic catalysts to convert methane to methanol as an alternative energy source.  His research also included work on catalysts that had potential to condense multi-step chemical synthesis, especially relevant to the pharmaceutical industry, to one step or a few steps.  Vijay completed his bachelors in chemistry at Lafayette College, where he had the opportunity to complete a study abroad course in Australia and New Zealand on environmental science.  Vijay understands how valuable the study abroad experience is to a student, that he has become involved with OCC’s study abroad program to encourage and involve students to explore global culture and diversity.