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Northwest business students are pictured at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin during a 2018 study abroad experience in Ireland that consisted of two weeks of cultural immersion and a six-week internship. Dr. Deb Toomey and Dr. Rick Toomey are leading the study abroad program for business and science students in 2020. (Submitted photo)

Northwest business students are pictured at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin during a 2018 study abroad experience in Ireland that consisted of two weeks of cultural immersion and a six-week internship. Dr. Deb Toomey and Dr. Rick Toomey are leading the study abroad program for business and science students in 2020. (Submitted photo)

Oct. 15, 2019

Toomeys leading study abroad trip in summer 2020 to Dublin

By Grace Niemeyer, communication assistant


Northwest Missouri State University students may now register for an opportunity to study abroad in Ireland alongside two faculty members in summer 2020.

Associate Professor of Business Dr. Deb Toomey and Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Rick Toomey are leading the Dublin Study and Internship Abroad Program for business and science students. Rick Toomey will advise science students, while Deb Toomey will work with business students.

“I believe it is important for students to participate in an education program that takes them outside their comfort zone,” Deb Toomey said.  “The benefit of this program is that they will do that, while surrounding themselves with other students from Northwest.”

Students will participate in one week of cultural immersion activities, including visits to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Howth Head and Croke Park, before participating in a seven-week internship in the country. The program will work with students to place them into internships by the end of the spring 2020 term.

Interested students should have at least 60 earned hours before the beginning of the summer 2020 term. During the program, students may choose to complete three or six hours of study abroad credit; students should meet with their advisor to determine the credit number that best meets their needs.

“The internship and study abroad program in Ireland provides students with an unparalleled experience that will distinguish them from other candidates,” Deb Toomey said.

Haley Larson, a senior marketing and international business major from Des Moines, Iowa, studied abroad in Dublin last summer and believes every student should have the experience at least once in their lifetime. 

“It is an eye-opening experience that you can’t get from reading textbooks and listening to lectures,” Larson said. “It is worth every dollar and minute of your time.”

For information is available by clicking here. Registration closes Tuesday, Nov. 12. Costs include flight, lodging, program fees and transportation while in Dublin and are dependent on the number of students who attend; tuition is not included in the total cost.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704