plans to visit are Galway, Bunratty Castle, Dublin, Belfastand many more locations.
“Here’s your chance to see the world through multiple perspectives of diverse people. These tours enable students to appreciate the values, customs and social systems of various cultures and ultimately, function more effectively as members of an increasingly multicultural society.” You can read more about the Program’s
goal on the Rose State website.
“I love castles, so Blarney Castle is one of my favorite highlights,” said Sheri Mussatto. “We are also going to Northern Ireland (Belfast) this time, so I’m looking forward to that. There is a wonderful Titanic museum there since that’s where it was built. Lori Morrow is looking forward to Giant’s Causeway.”
The Global and Cultural Learning Program has taken many trips before this one and plan for two other trips. One to Costa Rica in the spring of 2020 and another in Spain, Portugal and Morocco in the summer of 2021.
“We try to go where students would want to go, but we also want to go on study trips that relate to curriculum. For example, a trip to Italy would relate to Humanities classes, especially with a focus on the Renaissance. The Costa Rica trip coming up in March has a direct connection to science,” said Mussatto.
So far fifteen people have signed up for the trip to Ireland, but Mussatto says their trips range from fifteen to thirty-five people.
While the trip costs in total $3,904, the Global and Cultural Learning Program has a payment plan set up where after paying an initial payment of $158, one can pay $936.50 for four months. This expense will pay for the majority of the trip, including breakfasts and dinners. The only thing those attending will have to pay for lunch and souvenirs.
“There are too many favorite memories to name. I think climbing around Mt. Vesuvius is a super memory. Also, Toledo, Spain was a spectacular place. Lori Morrow’s favorite memory is watching the dogs herd sheep in Ireland and watching the Flamenco dancers in Spain.” Said Mussatto.
Even if you are unable to participate in this trip, make sure to keep an eye out on the Passport Program which holds many trips to nearby locations.
For more information on the Ireland trip, the Global and Cultural Learning Program, or the Passport Program, contact Sheri Mussatto firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 733-7503. You can also find the trip’s information by going to the Global and Cultural Learning Program page on the Rose State website and clicking the Explorica link for Ireland.