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Eleven Days in Ireland

Date: 3/16/2008

Eleven Days in Ireland...

Irish Heritage 11-Day Educational Tour
June 3-13, 2009
Join Alvernia faculty, students, and alumni as they explore Dublin, Cork, Galway, Derry, and Belfast!

Tour Highlights:
Temple Bar
Book of Kells at Trinity College
Dubrody Famine Ship
St. Finnbarre’s Cathedral
Cliffs of Moher
Murals of “The Troubles”
Shankill Row, and more!!

The tour includes:
Round-trip airfare, nine overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, complete European breakfast daily, four dinners, full-time EF tour director, two educational lectures, select guides and entrances to special attractions as per itinerary.

For more information and a daily itinerary, contact: Carrie Fitzpatrick (610) 796-8305.

Register by April 30, 2009!!
Pricing: $2,425* for students (18-23 years-of-age)
$2,765* for adults
$95 reserves your space

Click here for information on how to enroll online.

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.