Discover the World: History
Fall Semesters Only!
Make the cities of Limerick, Paris and Rome your living classroom for deepening your study of History and enroll in our new Discover the World: History program! Join Dr. Mauricio Borrero, Associate Professor in the History Department will accompany students throughout the semester and teach a class at each of our three campuses in Europe.
This unique opportunity to engage history first-hand is avalible for all students, not merely history majors!
Independent Travel Limitations
- Although a visa is not required for U.S. citizens to participate in the Discover the World program, there are important travel regulations we would like to bring to your attention. U.S. citizens may only spend 89 or fewer days in the Schengen territory within a 180 day period. Please refer to your rotation assignment email for the dates of your specific rotation, and the number of additional days you may be in the Schengen territory. Please note that Ireland is not in the Schengen territory. It is your responsibility to closely monitor the days that you spend in the Schengen territory – a useful tool to help with this is the European Commission’s Schengen calculator. Please keep in mind that it is often challenging to secure a visa stamp when traveling within Europe, therefore you should retain proof of all plane tickets and hotel reservations as proof of the days that you are outside of the Schengen territory. Any partial day that you spend in the Schengen territory, even on a layover in an airport, is counted as part of your 89 day limit. You should also review the United States and Schengen Borders Agreement available from the U.S. Department of State.
- Most students who are not U.S. citizens will need to secure both a French and an Irish visa to study abroad on a Discover the World program. Please contact [email protected] as soon as possible to discuss your next steps.
- Note: non-U.S. citizens will also need Proof of Legal Residence in the United States to re-enter the U.S. at the end of the program: for permanent residents, a Green Card (valid until at least 6 months after the program end date); for international students, a U.S. visa (valid until at least 6 months after the program end date) and a Form I-20 signed by ISSO prior to departure (valid through date of St. John's graduation).