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Passport Europe – Dublin, Barcelona, Rome – Fall Semester

This program is an incredible opportunity to spend the fall semester studying in and exploring three European cities: Dublin, Barcelona and Rome. Students will spend three five-week periods in each of these cities taking six courses and earning a total of 18 credits.

The courses offered are the following:

Ireland:
  • ECO 335 – Current Economic Issues
  • ENG 343 – Irish Literature
  • PHL 309 – Major Representatives of modern Philosophy
Spain:
  • POL 491 – Special Topics: Political & Cultural Thought of Spain
  • HST 491 – Special Topics: Contemporary History of Spain
  • FPA 491 – Special Topics: Art & Architecture in Barcelona
Italy:
  • FPA 491 or RST 420 – Special Topics: Sacred Spaces, Art & Architecture of Italy
  • CRJ 391 or ENG 470 – Special Topics: Mafia and Crime in Italian Culture and Literature
  • POL 491 or IST 491 – Special Topics: Issues in Immigration in Modern Europe
Host Institutions:
In Dublin’s five-week session, students will be living and attending classes at Marino Institute – Trinity College, staying in apartment style, single bedroom dorms. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchen, dining area and living room. The five-week Barcelona component will take place at Universitat Internacionat de Catalunya (UIC). For Barcelona, students will stay an eight-minute walk from campus at the LaSalle Resa Dorms, featuring double rooms with a kitchenette and views of the beautiful Barcelona mountains from your own balcony. American University Rome (AUR) will host the Rome component of the last five-week session. Students will be staying in private apartments arranged by AUR in a local Roman (non-tourist) neighborhood, but close to the popular Trastevere restaurants and sites. Breakfast, lunch and a take-away dinner are offered in Dublin on days when students have class. Breakfast and lunch are offered in Barcelona, while in Rome students must provide all of their own means.

Class Schedules: 
Classes are taught Monday through Thursday, leaving weekends for individual travel. As an integral part of this program, there are guided field trips offering added cultural integration such as walking tours that include many visits.

Costs:
Because not all meals are provided in this program, the board or food part of your bill will be discounted to reflect only the meals that are provided. In addition to board, students are responsible for regular Iona College tuition and room charges. Finally, students are responsible for their airfare, travel/health insurance (around $220 per semester), and must have a working cell phone while abroad.
 
*Students must take two courses in each country.
*Students can not change designated courses after the add/drop deadline noted in the Academic Calendar deadlines. These dates are subject to change per term, so take note of these while registering for courses. Please refer to the 
Academic Calendar webpage for more information.

In Dublin’s five-week session, students will be living and attending classes at Marino Institute – Trinity College. The five-week Barcelona component will take place at Universitat Internacionat de Catalunya (UIC). American University Rome (AUR) will host the Rome component of the last five-week session. Breakfast and lunch are offered in Dublin and Barcelona Monday – Thursday.
 
Previous cultural excursions have included (subject to change):
  • Assisi
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Girona
  • Northern Ireland
Iona offers the Passport Europe Program at a cost that is equal to one semester of study in New Rochelle, plus room and board. Airfare, additional travel, mandatory travel health insurance and some meals are not included.