F19 Ireland – School of Business & Management, School of Hospitality & Tourism

Status

Closed

Trip Destination

Ireland

Approximate Price

+/- $1999 (grant Applied)

Trip Date

10/18/2019

TO

10/26/2019

Application Deadline

06/01/2019

Cost Information

Cost for Domestic Students: $500-$1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for International Students: $1000 (includes IFS + BWR Course)
Cost for Students Not Willing to Take the BWR Course: ~$5000 (Full amount of IFS)

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F19 Ireland – School of Business & Management, School of Hospitality & Tourism

Explore the Emerald Isle as few have done before! Learn from leading industry professionals, familiarize with Fortune 500 companies and immerse yourself in Ireland’s vibrant cultural traditions.

 

Travel Visa + Immigration Documentation:

Students are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on their own; Be World Ready is not able to apply for any travel visa(s) on your behalf. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa once the deadline to register has passed. All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges upon reentry to Canada. Travel restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada may change at any time. All travellers are responsible for remaining up to date with any restrictions and requirements for travel and re-entry to Canada leading up to and throughout their International Field Study. Niagara College Canada will assume no responsibility for any changes to governing body travel restrictions, required documentation for travel or any refused entry as a result of change. Travellers are encouraged to review the Government of Canada Website for the latest restrictions and requirements for entry to Canada, as well as to check entry requirements to their destination country as a Canadian citizen.

Day 1| October 18, 2019  

Gather at Pearson International Airport, relax and get some sleep during your overnight flight. You have a big day tomorrow..in Ireland!

 

 

Day 2| October 19, 2019 

Rub the sleep from your eyes and don your finest green, you have officially touched down in Dublin! Our first visit is to the Rock of Cashel. Home of Ancient kings, patron saints and unparalleled beauty – the Rock of Cashel brings together Ireland’s long legacy and trademark stunning scenery. Silhouetted against the sky, rising above the lush green fields of the surrounding countryside, the Rock is home to over 1,000 years of history. Next we will embark on a private coach to Cork, check into our accommodations, have some time to freshen up and then it’s time to enjoy an evening of Ceilidh (traditional Irish music & dance) inside the warm, character filled pub, An Spailin Fanach.

Day 3| October 20, 2019

After a hearty Full Irish breakfast at our hotel, you will be spending your afternoon taking in the some of the best of what Cork has to offer. Next take in the sights and sounds of Cork with the Cork City Hop on Hop Off Tour. Visit the world-famous English Market, stop on St. Patrick’s Street to shop local brands, try your hand at ringing the bells at Shandon Cathedral and visit the Gothic Revival of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral. Spend the evening taking the Franciscan Well Brewery Tour!

  • Cork Hop on Hop Off Tour
  • Franciscan Well Brewery Tour
  • Group Dinner

Day 4| October 21, 2019 

Your first day at Cork Institute of Technology will include a campus tour of one of Europe’s leaders in innovation and a lecture on Globalization & the Future of work. Our evening will be spent on touring the famous Jameson Distillery. The Jameson Experience Tour is a fully guided tour around the original Midleton Distillery which brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life. You’ll learn about the hard working people and field-to-glass processes responsible for the whiskey that bears John Jameson’s name. On this tour, a friendly Jameson Ambassadors will guide you around some of our key buildings, including the warehouses and the Microdistillery. The tour finishes with your chance to do a guided comparative tasting of three famous whiskeys.

  • CIT Lecture
  • Jameson Distillery Tour

Day 5| October 22, 2019

Lecture at CIT today will highlight Cross Cultural Competencies. This evening will be spent enjoying live music and a group dinner at Oliver Plunkett. This traditional Irish pub named after the famous Oliver Plunkett street in Cork City is famous for the atmosphere built on music and dance that has long been a sweet spot for many looking for a great night out.  The pub is full with lines of poems, songs and old Irish so that everywhere you sit in the bar there are interesting things to look at or read.

  • CIT Lecture
  • Oliver Plunkett
  • Group Dinner

Day 6| October 23, 2019

  • CIT Lecture
  • Industry site visit
  • Lord Mayor & City Hall visit

Day 7| October 24, 2019

Lecture at CIT will highlight Diversity and the Workforce. The afternoon will be spent taking a tour of the Cork City Gaol. Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage much of it still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol, is a magnificent castle-like building which once housed 19th century prisoners. Take a trip back in time and wander through the wings of the Gaol, accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates and the jingle of the warders’ keys. The cells are furnished with amazingly life-like wax figures and Graffiti on the cell walls reveals the innermost feelings of some inmates. The audio-visual show will help you learn about the social history and contrasting lifestyles of 19th century Cork.

  • CIT Lecture
  • Industry site visit
  • Cork City Gaol Tour

Day 8| October 25, 2019

Your last full day in Ireland will be spent visiting one of the most famous historical sites in the world – The Blarney Castle! Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftans, the castle has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Found at the top of the tower is the legendary Stone of Eloquence, Kiss the Blarney Stone and you’ll never again be lost for words! Later, immerse yourself in the Cobh Titanic Experience. Visit first and third class cabins, learn the details of one of the 123 passengers who came to the White Star Line Ticket Office on Thursday April 11th 1912. Experience the chill of the sinking, through a unique cinematographic experience, can you survive the sinking of the Titanic?

  • Blarney Castle & Grounds Tour
  • Cobh Titanic Experience and Spike Islands

Day 9| October 26, 2019 

Hop on the private coach to Dublin, catch a final aerial view of the Emerald Isle and reflect on your amazing experience on your way to Toronto.

  • Private coach to  Dublin
    • Flight to Toronto

 

  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Lectures in Business & Management
  • Ground Transportation
  • Cork Hop On Hop Off Passes
  • Industry Site Visit
  • Jameson Distillery Tour
  • Oliver Plunkett Dinner & Show
  • Lord Mayor & City Hall Visit
  • Cork City Gaol Tour
  • Blarney Castle Tour
  • Cobh Titanic Experience
  • Spike Island Visit
  • Franciscan Well Brewery Tour

 

The Be World Ready program at Niagara College prepares you for global success through education, exchange, and international experience. This program offers you the opportunity to experience culturally diverse learning environments, understand different perspectives and connect practical skills with a global mindset to help you launch your career.
An international field study is a 7 – 10 day experience that incorporates both vocational and cultural elements, while visiting some of the world’s most famous sights! Many of our international field studies are customized for specific Schools and programs at Niagara College, allowing students to apply the skills learned in the classroom in a real-world setting. All international field studies depart during the Niagara College break weeks to ensure that students do not miss any classes.
All international field studies will include roundtrip airfare (where applicable), accommodations, travel insurance, entrance fees as outlined in the itinerary, and some meals as outlined in the itinerary. A detailed list of inclusions and exclusions will be viewable on the posted webpage for any international field study on our website. Participants can expect to purchase some meals on their own and will need to bring spending money for any souvenirs, extra excursions, incidentals or items of a personal nature.

No. All aspects noted as included in the overall cost of the selected international field study are mandatory with no exceptions made. Our international field studies are built using group pricing and it is important that we do not deviate from the inclusions as it could negatively impact our ability to offer fair pricing to all participants.

In addition to affecting group pricing, these are our Niagara College International Field Study policies, and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

No. Students are not able to book their own flight in any way or alter the flights confirmed by Be World Ready. The round-trip flights as confirmed by Be World Ready are part of the package pricing, and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together.

These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies, and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Each international field study destination has different accommodation providers or themes. Accommodation types that are used may include a combination of dorm-style rooms, homestays, tourist class hotels, or occasionally hostels. We strive to ensure we use centrally located accommodation when in city centres, allowing our participants to explore their surroundings more easily. Private accommodation is not guaranteed.

Rooms will vary in style on each trip; however, they are commonly twin share (2 people to a room with separate beds where possible). Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Students will be given the opportunity to meet their fellow travellers before the deadline to submit their roommate requests. Be World Ready does their best to accommodate rooming requests, but please note that final rooming arrangements are subject to room occupancy requirements and availability. A rooming list will be created by Be World Ready staff and shared with our accommodation providers before your departure. All participants will be emailed and will have the opportunity to identify their preferred roommate(s). While we will make every effort to ensure all preferences are met, we cannot guarantee it.

As long as they are current full-time Niagara College students and meet the program eligibility requirements. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any persons to participate in any of our international field studies that are not current full-time students at Niagara College.

In addition to regular communications shared with participants leading up to the departure of their international field study of choice, Be World Ready requires students to attend the Be World Ready course, which includes but is not limited to, online trainings and pre-departure training sessions. During the pre-departure training sessions, students will be presented with the overall expectations of the trip as well as in-depth details concerning their itinerary.

During their time abroad, students will be able to communicate with their trip leads directly, 24/7, with any questions or concerns.

All participants are required to hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return to participate in any opportunity involving outbound travel.

You are responsible for researching and applying for any required visa(s) on your own. Be World Ready is unable to tell you what visa you require and how to apply. Be World Ready will provide you with supporting documentation as needed to apply for a Visa. While Be World Ready is not able to advise or guide you in a heightened level of detail through any particular visa process, you may consider hiring a travel visa service to assist you with the visa application process, such as CIBT visas. Please note that Be World Ready and Niagara College do not endorse any third-party vendors, nor have any influence or control over any outcomes or services rendered. We cannot apply for a visa on behalf of any participant.

All international students will need to ensure that their Study Permits and Student Visas are not expired before the date of return from the international experience, to ensure that there are no challenges with reentry to Canada.

Yes, while it is great to have a Nexus card, all participants must hold a passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond any expected date of return in order to participate in any opportunity outside of Canada.
Depending on your destination country, we encourage you to book an appointment with a travel health professional regarding any additional vaccinations and medications you may need. It is strongly encouraged that you book an appointment with the Campus Nurse to go over this information. To do so, please visit the medical office to book an appointment at your respective campus.
Be World Ready takes the safety of our staff and students very seriously and has a rigorous risk management assessment when creating all opportunities. Be World Ready staff monitor destination country risk levels as communicated by the Government of Canada. Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College take all possible precautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.
Students who sign up during the active promotional period for the international field study will be presented with a payment schedule to follow. At time of registration, students will be only required to pay the full non-refundable deposit that is disclosed at time of registration. Students who are permitted to sign up late will be expected to catch up on any payments missed according to the payment schedule advertised. In some instances, there may only be one payment due date.
Complete the eligibility quiz linked on the webpage of the International Field Study you’re interested in to find out if you meet eligibility requirements.
No. Students will not directly receive grant money as the full value of the grant has already been applied to the final payment to offset the total cost of the learning experience abroad. For students who do not complete all grant requirements by established deadlines (including the time of submission), the full grant amount may be charged directly to their student account. Details on grant requirements will be shared with you as part of the mandatory Be World Ready (SOCL 1128 or IDPL 9103) course, which all students participating in a Be World Ready International Field Study must enroll in and successfully complete to receive funding.
Students are only permitted to travel on an IFS to their home country if the IFS is program specific. IFS’ that are open to students from all programs do not permit students to travel if the destination is their home country. The purpose of the grant funding is to help students gain global competencies that they would not otherwise be exposed to, and as such, travelling to destinations they’ve previously lived in does not support this goal.
Students have the potential to travel and receive funding through Be World Ready up to 2 times; students can travel once on either an International Field Study, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange, and they can potentially travel again for a Work Abroad opportunity (if eligibility requirements are met – please note that if more applications are received than work abroad grants available, priority will be given to those who have never travelled on any type of Be World Ready experience before). So, if you’re wanting to travel on an International Field Study, note that participation on an IFS is permitted only for students who have not yet experienced a Be World Ready IFS, Summer Institute, or Semester Exchange since beginning their studies at Niagara College.

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