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  • Locations: Achill Island, Ireland; Carlow, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: FLIP Fall Embedded
  • Restrictions: NMSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: FLIP Fall Embedded
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Dairy cows in front of castle

  • 18 years of age or above on the start date of the program
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing at NMSU
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
  • Rising sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
  • This program is open to students from all majors.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before departure


This program is intended to expose the students to the agriculture animal production systems of Ireland.  Students will see and experience how a pastoral-based production system works compared to the agriculture animal production systems of the USA.  Students will be gain an understanding of how important agriculture is to the Irish economy.  Breeds of agricultural animals of Ireland will be evaluated. The program begins with a 3-day research project on Achill Island in northwestern Ireland. Before heading south to Carlow, students will participate in an Ireland Young Farmers workshop where they will learn about alternative farm revenue streams, tourism, energy, and forestry. Students will also participate in a traditional Irish music session. On Sunday, students can enjoy a free day on Achill Island or cycle the wonderful green way from Achill to Westport. For those that do not want to cycle, coach transfer with set departure times will be available so that students do not miss out on the opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Westport. In Carlow, students will visit a sheep farm where they will also participate in a sheepdog demonstration. The program also includes visits to the beef farm, dairy farm, and processing plant, a visit to Irish Agricultural College for a guest lecture, and a local farm visit to learn about sustainability innovations in small-hold farming in Ireland. The program concludes in Dublin with a visit to an alternative farm in Wicklow County to learn about alternative farm revenue streams. Students can enjoy a free day in Dublin to explore the city before returning to the USA.

View the 2022 Animals of the World Program Calendar for a tentative itinerary.


  • Depart USA: May 9, 2022
  • Arrive in Dublin: May 10, 2022
  • Return to USA: May 24, 2022

Program Leader


All students will be enrolled in ANSC 351V Agricultural Animals of the World for 3 credits in the fall 2022 semester.

Housing & Meals


All students will stay in centrally located and favorably reviewed hostels and bed & breakfasts with shared accommodations.


 Daily breakfast at accommodations and a Welcome Dinner on Achill Island are included in the program fee. All other meals are the responsibility of the student.

How to Apply

To apply, click on the "Create Account" button on the top right-hand corner of the page to create an advising application and then email to start an application.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
FLIP Fall Embedded 2022 02/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/10/2022 05/24/2022
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure form program housing.

** 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.