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* WWU Global Learning Program: Winter, Ireland- International Adult Education Service Learning
Dublin, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Quarter
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Winter Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Quarter 2015 11/30/2014
Rolling Admission 02/20/2015 03/02/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Program Description:
Travel to Dublin this winter and participate in a service learning experience in an international adult education setting
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Global Learning

Service Learning in Dublin, Ireland

AHE 437 International Adult Education Service Learning In Ireland (5 credits)

Pre-departure session dates: January 6 - February 17, 2015 (campus and online)
Travel dates: Feb 20 – March 2, 2015
Return session dates: March 3 – 10, 2015 (Online)

Travel to Dublin this winter and participate in a service learning experience in an international adult education setting.

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Program Details

Students will collaborate with international community and adult learning providers to design and/or facilitate adult education workshops to accomplish local educational goals. Pre-Fieldwork coursework also offers comparative analysis of international adult education policies and practices

Program highlights:

Click here to download a detailed, printable itinerary.

AHE 437 (5 credits)
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Dr. Debora has been an instructor in the Adult and Higher Education since 2010 and is also a 2005 alumni of the program. Her first trip to Ireland was a graduation gift for achieving an MS in Education from Western in 2005. Since then she has made over 8 trips to Ireland to explore her Irish–American heritage and explore the cultural wonders of Dublin, a UNESCO city of literature.

She received a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Portland State University with a specialization in postsecondary, adult and continuing education. Her research focus is on academic identity development, academic socialization and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her research also focuses on the experiences of underrepresented adult learners with higher education.

She is currently Western Washington University’s Student Retention and Initiatives Manager. In 2014 she designed and facilitated workshops for the AONTAS Adult Learning festival in collaboration with the Adult Education Association of Ireland, National Literacy Association of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland.   

*All AHE437 Communication: Please use Canvas email.
Phone: 360-650-3843
Office: Miller Hall 416-D


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Please click the budget sheet for program cost and payment information

To learn more about the Faculty-led Global Learning Programs and to see Information Session details please visit Western Washington University's Travel Abroad page.

This program is currently not accepting applications.