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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: December
  • Restrictions: DPU applicants only
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: December
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.75 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, EL, HI Study Abroad Contact: Erica Rideaux
How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:
Ha'penny Bridge Dublin
The short-term study abroad program to London and Dublin examines the heritage, public history and travel narratives of both cities. These two cities are irrevocably entwined historically, in material culture and in public memory. This continued connection can still be today in the difficulty of constructing BREXIT and the ongoing connections between the UK and Ireland. This program should appeal to a broad range of DePaul students, including majors and minors in two of the largest departments in the college.

The two separate courses share a common focus on understanding how individuals interpret their encounters with the other and the past. In particular, we will address the nature of heritage in the context of class and colonization. The History course looks specifically at how the past is remembered in public venues like museums and historic sites, and how history museums shape how we understand past. The travel writer consumes these interpretations of the public space and provide a window into how individuals and societies have constructed meanings and images of themselves and others through cultural contact with the past meanings of place and personal identities. London and Dublin are ideal sites for interrogating these issues.


John Burton is an Associate Professor in history with a background in public history, social history and material culture of the transatlantic early-modern period. As an undergraduate, his first study abroad experience was a short-term study abroad trip to London.
Barbara Schaffer is an adjunct instructor with a background in Study Abroad courses and travel literature. She has led multiple study abroad programs to Ireland, Vietnam and Scotland.

All students will be enrolled in the following 2 courses:
Course ENG 272/379: Travel Literature and the Construction of Meaning
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Fall 2020
Class meeting times TBD in LPC
Liberal Studies domain Arts and Literature or Experiential Learning
Taught by Barbara Schaffer
Course description This course focuses on travel writing as a literary genre, comprising memoir, fiction, travel guides, websites, and blogs, and analyzes the rhetorical devices used in each form Utilizing the rich body of literature on London and Dublin produced by travelers, scholars, and tourist. Students will explore place and the role of travel literature in understanding cultural encounter, and what they say not only about the region visited, but also about the values and beliefs of those visitors. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own writing styles and skills, as they connect form with content, and experiment with the various forms of travel literature that they read. This course carries Arts and Literature Domain Credit.
Course History 269/398: Museums, Material Culture and Memory: Introduction to Public History
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Winter 2021
Class meeting times TBD in LPC
Liberal Studies domain Historical Inquiry or Experiential Learning
Taught by John Burton
Course description This course examines how the past remembered in public venues like museums, how history museums and historic sites shape how we understand past. Public history refers to history that you find in public spaces-- outside of the pages of academic journals, and beyond university walls. The course will provide a broad understanding of the methods of public history, familiarize students with the social history of the home and home life the British Isles and the study how museums and historic sites present these concepts in a public history setting. This course carries Historical Inquiry Domain Credit.

Basic Hotels, breakfast included, some lunches and dinners.

The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and historic houses and museums in both cities. A daytrip to Oxford University is included from London and to an Irish Castle outside of Dublin.

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.


DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the United Kingdom & Ireland: Travel, Heritage, and History program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.

Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Erica Rideaux at or visit during open advising hours.

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:

Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.

This program is currently not accepting applications.