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MSU students can have educational and cultural spring break in Ireland

While many college students across the country may be looking forward to spending time at home or on a sandy beach over spring break, Morehead State University students have the chance to enjoy their spring break in the Emerald Isle.  

MSU’s Education Abroad and the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies have organized a trip to Ireland from March 13 through March 21, 2020. Students who enroll in Irish Philosophy and Literature (PHIL 399, 1 credit hour) in the Spring 2020 semester will spend nine days in cities like Dublin and Galway and visit destinations like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, the Cliffs of Moher, Inishmore Island, Bunratty Castle and other attractions. Assignments will include readings and topic-specific essays. Dr. Layne Neeper, professor of English and associate dean of the School of English, Communication, Media and Languages, will cover James Joyce and William Butler Yeats, and Dr. Scott Davison, professor of philosophy, will cover Bishop Berkeley. To coincide with lessons and lectures, students will visit some places associated with these figures.    

“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Ireland at a very reasonable cost and to appreciate some of history’s great thinkers and writers,” Davison said.    

The cost of the trip is $2,400 per student. Price includes airfare, transportation, lodging and admissions (additional funds required for passport and most meals). Some students may qualify for financial aid and some scholarships will be available. Students must place a $1,000 deposit by Dec. 1 to save one of 20 available spots.  

“These programs allow students to set themselves apart from others after graduation,” said Aaron Hirsch, coordinator for MSU’s Education Abroad. “Employers are constantly seeking graduates with unique experiences and perspectives. The MSU Ireland program is one of many opportunities that help to give our students an edge after graduation.”  

Please direct questions to Scott Davison at or call 606-783-2273.  

For more information on MSU Education Abroad, contact Aaron Hirsch at, 606-783-2044 or visit  

To learn more about MSU’s Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies, visit, email or call 606-783-2655.