Quick Info

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Maymester, Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Criminal Justice
  • : May 4, 2017 - May 20, 2017
  • : $3,699 In-State / $3,899 Out-Of-State
  • : January 2017
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


This is a criminal justice course that also counts as a global elective credit for Bradford students only. Coursework includes pre-departure sessions focused on the culture and history of Ireland. Full participation in all scheduled activities, tours, and discussions is expected while in Ireland. Students will keep a daily journal, noting pertinent information and experiences. Upon completion of the trip, a 5-page reflective essay is to be submitted. This essay will include a comparison between the US and Ireland criminal justice systems, as well as personal reactions to the field trip experience ( 3 credits ).

Coursework may count towards UCIS Global Studies certificate.  

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Dr. Patricia Brougham is a Smethport native who relocated back to the region after having spent more than 20 years in north central West Virginia, where she worked in the juvenile justice arena. Before coming to Pitt-Bradford, she was the director of treatment and programs for a secure-care facility for adjudicated juveniles age 12-21. She has also run an intensive outpatient program for adolescents with substance abuse and addiction issues and worked in various residential programs for juveniles.


Students will stay in shared apartments for the duration of their stay in Dublin. 

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$3,699 $3,899
Arrive in Dublin Depart Dublin
May 4, 2017 May 20, 2017

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.


Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Shared accommodations for the duration of the program
  • Class related site visits such as visits to local prisons and museums
  • Cultural activities such as a Dublin sightseeing bus tour
  • Full day excursion to Cork to visit Blarney Castle, Spike Island, and Cork City Gaol.
  • Full day excursion to Belfast
  • International travel health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • International roundtrip airfare to Ireland
  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300
  • Meals and personal expenses while abroad

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Preference will be given to students within the Criminal Justice and Administration of Justice.  However students with related interests such as law, international relations, etc. are encouraged to apply.  This program is open to students across the campuses.

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Program Staff

Tiffany Martin

Hello Panthers!  I am the Assistant Director in the Study Abroad Office.  I have a permanent case of wanderlust and recently reached my goal of 30 countries by 30. I attended both undergrad and graduate school here at Pitt with degrees in Marketing and International Affairs.  During my time at Pitt, I participated on two study abroad programs and later backpacked Europe.  Traveling internationally has taught me valuable skills such as how to build a yurt, use chopsticks, cross a street in Ho Chi Minh City, run from hippos, navigate public transportation, and brush my teeth with a chewing stick. While I embrace my inner yinzer, I wish that every student would leave Pittsburgh to study abroad. When not planning my next adventure, you can find me exploring various Pittsburgh neighborhoods and restaurants, playing kickball, watching the Food Network, or biking along the rivers. You can reach me at tsm3@pitt.edu

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