Study Abroad

Field in Ireland


Study in Ireland Spring 2017 with Dr. Bolton and Michael Prince!

Ireland is the perfect destination for an Olympic College study abroad program. It is a safe, friendly destination, culturally fascinating and different, and yet very accessible and manageable.  Students will have the opportunity to study the culture of Ireland, specifically highlighting Irish literature and culture, environmental studies, business, sports and outdoor education, theatre, history, conflict resolution, and social problems.  Given that the past is a key component to understanding the present.  Other important features of this trip will focus on; peace-building included negotiation and dialogue, the problems associated with dealing with victim issues, and the perpetrators of injustice will also form part of the overall learning around the research methods and ethics required for the restoration of social justice.  

Option 1 (15 credits)

  • OLRM 260-Conflict Resolution
  • SOC 101-Introduction to Sociology
  • CMST 105-Photojournalism

Option 2 (10 credits)

  • OLRM 260-Conflict Resolution
  • CMST 105-Photojournalism



  • Completed ENG 101 and HIST 116 OR Instructor's approval.
  • Meet with Dr. Karen Bolton for an interview.
  • Unofficial transcript showing a GPA of 2.0 OR Instructor's approval.
  • Be a conversation partner to an international student at least one quarter prior to travel.  Please contact Hideko Lyle for more information at
  • Be 18 years of age at the time of travel with a valid passport to travel outside the US.
  • Return all application materials to Dr. Heather Lukashin, the Director of International Education & Study Abroad by February 10, 2017.
  • Be able to physically walk 5-10 miles daily.

Short-term, faculty-led study programs are designed to provide short-term and economical study abroad opportunities.  Most of the instruction is done in Bremerton followed by a trip to Ireland to experience first-hand what you have learned, then back to class in Bremerton to recap!  The travel dates for this program are April 22-May 3 2017.

Thanks to the Olympic College Foundation there are several scholarships available to help fund this study abroad opportunity!  Scholarship applications are due on February 10, 2017.  Please contact Dr. Heather Lukashin at for the application materials.   

The program fee is $1,950.  Students who participate will need to pay for their own airfare and Olympic College tuition for their spring courses.    The $1,950 program cost includes the following:

  • Accommodations in apartments in Bundoran
  • Kitchen facilities, utensils, and linens
  • Basic medical insurance
  • Guided tours and excursions to Derry and other locations in Ireland
  • Group means: breakfast and dinner (please note most lunches will not be covered)