The UNI students will travel to England (London) and Ireland (Dublin, Cork, and Galway) and earn two UNI credit hours toward the capstone CAP-140(Environment, Technology and society) course. Students will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of environmental issues through this two-week study abroad experience. The course will include a number of excursions and visits to different areas of England and Ireland. At the same time, the students will become familiar with the rich cultural, historical, and environmental sites of both countries. The class meets a few times in March and April on the UNI campus before the trip to cover a wide variety of subjects, such as the global environment, population, politics, economy, energy, biosphere, land, water, and the politics of climate change. By going to England/Ireland and visiting industrial, cultural, and environmental sights, students will get hands on experience to compliment what they learn in the classroom. This trip allows for twenty students, and spots are based on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested apply today!
Capstone in England and Ireland
Cloudy, 57 F
Sat - Showers Late. High: 60 Low: 48
Sun - Cloudy. High: 62 Low: 46
Distance to Cedar Falls: 4102 miles
Students will have a chance to see some of the sights in and around London.
During the first half of the trip, the students will visit, tentatively, three areas in Ireland:
- Dublin (History Museums, Trinity College, Guinness Brewery, Literary Tour, and Jameson Distillery)
- Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, and the Burren
- Galway (Aran Islands)
In London, students will visit the tower of London, Tower Bridge, view the houses of Parliament/Big Ben, Covent Gardens, Buckingham Palace, changing of the guard, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, British Museum, science museums, Thames River Cruise and Greenwich.
Students will also meet with another UNI capstone to visit Brighton in England.
Dr. Ali Kashef, Professor
Department: Industrial Technology
Phone: 3-2596 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: ITC 42 0178
Course: CAP: 140 Environmental, Technology, and Society (2 Credits) Students will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of environmental issues by selected interdisciplinary problems based on their previous university experience in environment literacy. The class meetings will start in March before the trip to England/Ireland. A wide variety of environmental subjects including Population, policy, economy, energy, biosphere, land, water, farming practices, recycling, and the politics of climate changes will be covered before and during the trip. Students will spend little or no time in a traditional classroom setting during the trip. By going to England/Ireland and visiting industrial, cultural, and environmental sights, students will gain real life experiences on relationships and interactions of the physical, biological, technological, and cultural components of the environment that compliment what they learn in the classroom setting. Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied university entrance requirements in English and Mathematics; completion of both Life Sciences and Physical Sciences requirements; junior or senior standing.
Accommodation & Meals
Students will mostly stay in Hostels arranged by the Study Abroad Office and paid for before departure. The students will pay for most meals while abroad. Only a few meals are built into the cost of the program. Students are encouraged to try different local foods.
The total estimated cost for this program is $3,500-$4,500.
- Round-trip airfare
- UNI Tuition and Fees for 3-credits
- Housing while abroad
- Transportation while abroad
- Group meals
- Cultural activities
- Personal Expenses
Students pay UNI tuition and fees (in-state or out-of-state), the $65 application fee, and the study abroad administration fee to participate.
Tales From Abroad
I loved going on the Capstone to Ireland and London! It was really great to be able to go on tours and have access to things that I probably wouldn't have seen if I traveled on my own. There was a perfect amount of time in each city, and we always had a good balance of free time and scheduled time.
- Molly Gill, Summer 2010
My trip to London and Ireland was everything I wanted and more. The scenery, food and culture were beyond my imagination. I also made some great connections with people at UNI and we are all still keeping in touch!
- Kari McCann, Summer 2010