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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Derry, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Maymester
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  • Budget Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
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  • Visit the Dail (Irish Parliament), where you will be amazed at how American culture, and particularly Presidents Kennedy, Reagan and Clinton were so revered!
  • Learn about Irish culture, politics, business, and economics from the best conversationalists you’ll find!
  • Study leaders who urge students to take risks, and use the Irish experience as turning point for your career
  • Ireland is a gateway to continental Europe - great test market for exports and pilot projects
  • Excursions to Derry, Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway and Galway
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What will it take to put the US and Europe back on track? The unique circumstances that created the Celtic Tiger of the 1990's, with the challenges of the 2000's Great Recession, provides a tremendous opportunity for students to study leadership and entrepreneurship at the hub of global expansion. Students will be immersed in the culture of the Republic of Ireland in Dublin with excursions to Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Students will gain key insights on cultural differences; what they mean, where they come from, and understanding one's own cultural characteristics. Students will work in teams on a specific project in either Dublin or Belfast.

Through real projects, students will gain a first-hand overview of key leadership principles for creating strategy and managing teams in new and international ventures. We will also introduce leadership concepts critical to gaining true organizational commitment, and focus on case studies relevant to international business and entrepreneurial issues. With a project-based exploration of international entrepreneurial opportunities, students will examine the principles of strategic planning, and how visionary leadership is required to develop an organization that executes a global strategy through measurable goals and objectives.

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Information Sessions

  • January 16, 2019 5:30-6:00 PM BUS 2200
  • January 28, 2019 5:30-6:00 PM BUS 3007

Course Information

  • 3 Credits
  • This course is only open to graduate students.
  • INTB 6028
  • ENTP 6028
  • There are two required pre-departure evening meetings (April 23 and May 6) and one required post-trip meeting (June 18).
  • Housing


    2019 Cost

    $4,840 - approximate

  • Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, some meals, ground transportation, and international health and evacuation insurance
  • Not Included: international airfare, most meals, personal expenses, and visa fees (if applicable)
  •  Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one semester of college coursework (12 or more credit hours) at the time of application
  • Review the full Eligibility Policy for more details 
  • Non-CU Denver applicants must review the Non-CU Denver Student Policy
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    Faculty Leader


    Jan Rutherford entered the U.S. Army at age 17 (weighing 114 pounds), and spent six years in Special Forces as a medic and "A" team executive officer, and three years as a military intelligence officer. He is the founder of Self-Reliant Leadership, LLC focused on helping leaders and their teams develop self-reliance to create powerful futures through speeches, workshops, coaching, and wilderness expeditions. Jan has over 25 years of business experience and has held executive roles in marketing, business development, sales, training, product management, and CEO. He is the author of "The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership" where proceeds go to the Green Beret and Special Operations Warrior Foundations. He is also the co-host of The Leadership Podcast, and a senior instructor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School where he teaches leadership to MBA and Doctor of Nursing Practice students in the U.S. and Ireland.

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    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial Aid

    CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that Maymester programs are considered part of the Summer term for financial aid. In order to be eligible for financial aid, students must be registered for at least half-time status (6 credits for undergraduates, 3 credits for graduates) during the Summer term. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, contact the Financial Aid Office at or 303.315.1850.


    CU Denver Global Education Scholarship

    Degree-seeking CU Denver|Anschutz students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this $1000 scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Verify eligibility criteria, application requirements, deadlines, and start an application here.

    CU Denver World Within Your Reach Scholarship

    Degree-seeking CU Denver|Anschutz students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. This scholarship will cover the full program cost, international airfare, and passport fees for a limited number of recipients per year. Verify eligibility criteria, application requirements, and start an application here. The deadline for the summer application cycle is January 31, 2019.

    Other Scholarships

    Other Scholarships

    We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding:

    This program is currently not accepting applications.