UNK Offers Students And Area Residents An Opportunity To Tour Ireland May 20-June 2

Dr. Maha Younes
Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, 308.865.8741

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering students and area residents an opportunity to tour Ireland from May 20 – June 2.  

Dr. Maha Younes, a social work professor at UNK, is leading the tour, which she describes as “customized,” adding,  ” This is not your common trip as participants will have the opportunity to see much more than your average tourist to Ireland would see.”

During the two-week tour, participants will take in the usual highlights of the country, but will also have an opportunity to visit many parts of Ireland that visitors rarely get to see. The group will visit the cities of Dublin, Cork, County Kerry, Galway, County Donegal and Belfast. In addition to extensive sightseeing in Belfast and Dublin, the group will visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Queenstown Story Museum, Blarney Castle and St. Columb’s Cathedral.

Dr. Younes said, “We will tour the whole country from one end to the other, not just the major cities of Ireland. In addition to the tour portion of this trip, people will learn about the culture, economy, political system, and social service programs for children and families.”

Starting in late November, there will be monthly meetings where participants will learn about the various aspects of the country to prepare them for the trip. Dr. Younes noted that the tour gives UNK students and area residents the community to visit another country and expand their horizons.

UNK students can earn three hours of college credit by taking International Social Work Experiences (SOWK 470), which also meets requirements for cultural diversity designation and upper-level course requirements. For social workers and professionals, the trip can be used to fulfill continuing education credit requirements. The overall cost for the tour is $3,325 for students and $3,820 for adults over the age of 23. For additional information, contact Dr. Younes via e-mail at younesm@unk.edu or call (308) 865-8741.