WIT is committed to the ideals of internationalisation. The Department of Applied Arts has been to the forefront in furthering this ideal and has run Summer Programmes for International students since the year 2000. Through this initiative, students from the US, Japan, South Korea, Mexico and Egypt have undertaken courses of study on such programmes as: ‘Irish Culture, its Social and Legal Systems’: ‘Irish Constitutionalism in Context’ and ‘The Irish Criminal Justice System in Practice’.
Under this initiative the Department of Applied Arts hosts students from the USA States of Wisconsin, Texas, New York, Florida and Georgia. Students from Japan, South Korea, and Egypt have also participated in these programmes since their inception. In addition, we also have assisted other Departments/Schools: - Creative & Performing Arts; Tourism and Hospitality; the School of Engineering and the School of Health Science; - in establishing dedicated Summer Programmes. Furthermore, we were instrumental in the establishment of the Georgia EU Programme: a faculty led programme, which brings 60 students, plus staff, to WIT for 6 weeks every year.
The overall aim of these undertakings is to offers students the opportunity to have an international educational experience which will enhance their understanding of the world and, in tandem, create an environment whereby WIT can engage with the wider external community.
All the above are holistic programmes whereby the Institute provides all facilities including accommodation, transportation and tuition. In addition to the formal lecturers, students are taken to places of legal, social, cultural and historical significance, thereby ensuring that they engage in participative learning and are given the widest possible exposure to Irish life.
Current summer programmes in the School of Humanities are listed below. For further information please contact Walter O’Leary, [email protected]
Overview of Summer Programmes
Tourism & Hospitality
- Technical Colleges of Southern Georgia - Culinary Arts
- Johnson & Wales University
- Technical Colleges of Southern Georgia
- Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
- University of Middle Georgia
- Wisconsin Technical College
- SUNY Oswego
- SUNY Brockport
- Hillsborough CC Florida
- Lamar University - Criminal Justice/Psychology
- Rochester Institute of Technology - Criminal Justice
- Valdosta State University - Honours
- St John Fisher College
- Valdosta State University
- Georgia EU
- Faros University Alexandria – Egypt