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  • Locations: Belfast, Ireland; Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Kilkenny, Ireland; Waterford, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Cost:: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Dates:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

The goal of this course is to familiarizeKilkenny students with the agricultural industry of Ireland and to compare/contrast the land, climate and natural resources to that of Kentucky.  Further, the course aims to familiarize students with the history and culture of Ireland and its tangential relationship to the history and agriculture of Kentucky and the USA.  Pertinent principles from biology, chemistry, health and related disciplines will be incorporated.  Upon completion of this course, students should be knowledgeable in issues, challenges and contributions of Irish agriculture today as well as be experienced in international travel and USA customs issues (as they are pertinent to agriculture).
Prof. Roger Dennis -
Dr. Linda Brown -


AGRI 475/675: Celtic Agriculture (3 credits)


  • Students will compare the agriculture production issues in Ireland.  In particular, they will study botanic garden as well as production for the local and world markets, potato production, corn production, dairy and beef production.
  • Students will compare the infrastructure for agriculture production that exists in the country to that existing in the USA today.  Issues of disease control, trade and marketing, and public policy will be discussed.
  • Students will experience living in another culture and the challenges of international travel.
  • Students will observe the many diverse ecosystems that exist in Ireland.
  • Students will adapt the knowledge from this experience to further their appreciation for the inter-relationships that exist amongst ecosystem, political entities, and businesses.
  • Students will interact with producers, scientists, businessmen, and government officials to gather information for their final reports.
Burren National Park   Ireland statue

  • Current WKU student eligible to enroll in WKU courses OR students from outside WKU may participate as non-degree seeking student,
  • Good academic standing as defined in the Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog,
  • A minimum of 18 years of age at time of departure (participants under the age of 18 will be considered on a case by case basis).
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
    • Students who become ineligible to attend the program after applying due to disciplinary sanctions will be subject to standard program cost penalty rates. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Study Away when they become aware of this ineligibility. For eligibility questions pertaining to disciplinary sanctions, students should contact the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
  • Students must complete Study Abroad & Global Learning application process prior to being registered in this course. All students studying abroad are required to pay $150 application fee.
  • Students must select program on TopNet and pay $250 deposit to finalize admittance process,
  • Student must possess passport book valid for a least six (6) months after return date. 
  • Students must complete pre-departure orientations,
  • Full payment prior to departure, and
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.  
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This program is currently not accepting applications.