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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Kilkenny, Ireland; Waterford, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: JWU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory, Hotel Minimum GPA: 3
Class/Credit Status: 03 Junior, 04 Senior Areas of Study: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing
Program Model: JWU Faculty-Led Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Host | Preliminary Itinerary | Group Size | Academic Overview | Academic Format | Faculty Leader
Sample Excursions | Housing | Meals | Flights | Student Conduct | Orientation
Operations Management & Process Improvement in Ireland

Waterford program 1
Waterford Institute of Technology
Partner Company: Cartamundi Ireland

PRELIMINARY ITINERARY (final itinerary subject to change)
June 2 Arrive Dublin
June 2-16 Waterford
June 16-18 Killarney
June 18-20 Galway
June 20-23 Dublin
June 23 Depart Dublin

12 Students
Actively participate in an operations continuous improvement project with an international corporation in Ireland!  You'll be hosted by the Waterford Institute of Technology, and you'll spend a week in classes and lectures, preparing for your intensive project week. You'll then spend a week at your host company, focusing on a continuous improvement and cost management project, working directly with the corporation’s executives and staff. Along the way you will have a chance to tour Ireland and visit key cultural sites. You will receive a hands-on work experience in your future field and learn to navigate cultural barriers when working with an international management team. Take a chance to explore a European country while applying the fundamental academic practices you have studied!  

Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 9 quarter credits
The specific course on this program is listed in the "Courses Offered" link above.

Waterford program 2Student Status: 
Must demonstrate you are a current Johnson & Wales University student or a matriculating student at another academic institution.

JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
MGMT2030 and MGMT3040

Non-JWU Student Prerequisite Courses:
Proof of completion of comparable courses must be presented through your application materials.

Academic content is delivered by the program host, a JWU faculty member and guest lecturers. A chef from JWU's College of Culinary Arts serves as the program faculty leader and coordinates pre-departure information, travels with the group, coordinates with local hosts, and assigns the final grade for the program course.

The faculty leader will schedule pre-departure meetings to discuss the detailed program itinerary with the selected student group and outline any pre-departure assignments.

Learning on study abroad programs occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. During the program, you should expect to be in program-related activities 50-60 hours per week. Activities include traditional classroom lectures, labs, industry visits, cultural excursions, and group meals. You are required to participate in the full program itinerary and group activities.
Tom Dwyer - North Miami - 305-892-7564 -

Waterford program 3 SAMPLE EXCURSIONS
Middleton Irish Whiskey
Waterford Crystal
Ring of Kerry
Kilkenny Castle

WIT student housing.  Single rooms in small apartments with bathroom and kitchenette.

1-2 meals/day, typically breakfast and lunch, plus welcome and farewell dinners.

Flight parameters are set by Study Abroad to accommodate group logistics. Do not purchase any flight until the specific parameters are communicated to you via your Study Abroad ULearn site, usually 4 months prior to departure.

You must be in good standing with your campus's office of Student Conduct or Student Affairs for the dates of the program.

Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.