Students study — and play — in UW-L’s summer 2011 Study Tour in Ireland

National University of Ireland, Galway.

National University of Ireland, Galway.

Three university departments have teamed up for UW-L’s summer 2011 Study Tour in Ireland. Casey Tobin, Psychology, is teaching Psy 305, Human Sexuality; Keely Rees, Health Education/Health Promotion, is teaching HED 412, Women’s Health Issues; and Sandi Krajewski, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, is teaching WGS 320, Violence Against Women.

Students receive course credit and benefit from exploring issues from a variety of viewpoints.

Coursework includes visiting rape crisis centers in Galway and Waterside; and a presentation from a women’s shelter on their services, laws in Ireland and public policy around domestic violence. In Dublin, the group visited Pavee Point — a kind of Salvation Army for Travellers (Irish gypsies) and marched in Dublin’s Gay Pride Parade.

Find out more about UW-L’s study abroad programs.

Group in front of ocean.

This year's summer Study Tour in Ireland includes 37 faculty and students — the biggest group to participate to date. Pictured, back row from left: Kelli Niccolai; Christi Beilfuss; Brooke Kuster; Alecia Luedke; Katelyn Kuehn; Marni Shumaker; Jessa Van Every; Kailynn Mitchell; Alex Spielvogel; Dana Groom; Samantha Larson; Katie Heaton; Randi Tschann; Sandi Krajewski, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Casey Tobin, Psychology. Middle row from left: Keely Rees, Health Education/Health Promotion; Stephani Peterson; Madeline McRae; Sarah Fender; Hayley Strand; Rachel Zumach; Ashley Ewens; Anna Konkol; Megan Muehlenbruch; Erin Lunt; Ashely Holen. Front row and kneeling from left: Justine Johnson, teaching assistant; Melissa Dlugi; Jessica Costello; Julie Krueger; Lindsey Weeks; Jenna Willems; Nicolette Begeman holding Harper Rees; Kathryn Walentoski; Chelsea Gates; and Debra Haggerty.

The group at the Burren.

The group at the Burren — "a stony place" — in County Clare.

Community Health Education women.

Community Health Education women at the Burren.

Waterfall in the Connemara Region.

The group at a waterfall in the Connemara Region.