CEA: Galway, Ireland

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Immerse yourself in the culture, music, art, and history of Ireland when you study abroad in Galway! With a small-town feel, this university town offers easy access to "traditional" Irish sites such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands, and... read more

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I gained a better sense of independence and I learned to take care of myself and say yes to more opportunities. This experience was absolutely worthwhile, and I am still in shock that I was able to go to Ireland and live there for four months. Like, what? It was the best time of my life. - SUNY - College at New Paltz View Entire Review
It was completely worthwhile. I learned so, so much from studying abroad---both inside and outside the classroom. I learned so much about Irish culture: from customs to food to the landscape to history to literature. I learned too much to possibly enumerate. - National University of Ireland, Galway View Entire Review
I learned how to travel on my own. It was worthwhile because now I have confidence in my traveling abilities. - National University of Ireland, Galway View Entire Review
A chance to compare my life to the lives of international college students. I also learned about my heritage, and gained a better understanding of my Irish family. It was so worthwhile. - Washington State University View Entire Review
It was a hard time for me, because there was a lot of things I wasn't expecting. - Richard Stockton College of New Jersey View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: Galway, Ireland
Past Review Galway Forever
It was the experience of a lifetime. I gained a broad understanding of different cultures and learned how a deep history shapes a future generation's thoughts and actions. The Irish people are some of the most friendly and generous people I have ever met, and that taught me major life lessons. After my trip, I have considered st... - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
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Yes. - University of Northern Colorado View Entire Review
I gained so many friends from all different background and a greater understanding of a different way of life and different cultures. From traveling while abroad, I learned skills such as budgeting, price checking, navigation skills, and became more culturally competent. This opportunity was definitely worthwhile and I would do ... - National University of Ireland, Galway View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: Galway, Ireland
I gained a better understanding of Ireland's ecology and culture. I gained confidence in asking questions, sharing my experiences, and presenting information. It was so worthwhile! - National University of Ireland, Galway View Entire Review
About the main aspects of daily living for Irish locals. Yes! - Augsburg College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: Galway, Ireland
I learned about Irish history, culture, and landscape. I would not have been able to achieve the depth of my understanding without being there, seeing the historic and modern places, talking to other travelers, and talking with locals. My study abroad experience in Galway, Ireland was beyond worthwhile. It was life changing! Not... - Colorado State University View Entire Review
Yes. I wish I could re-live this past year every year. View Entire Review
Best experience I have ever had. Definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about it. If it has EVER crossed your mind -- JUST DO IT. Don't second guess yourself. Just go. - Rowan University View Entire Review

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Immerse yourself in the culture, music, art, and history of Ireland when you study abroad in Galway! With a small-town feel, this university town offers easy access to "traditional" Irish sites such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands, and has long served as a center of art and culture. Enjoy the thriving theater and music scenes, browse the city's charming streets and bustling markets, and feast on the city's legendary seafood, fresh from Galway Bay. Immerse yourself in Irish student culture as you take classes from the National University of Ireland's full curriculum, including a Irish Gaelic language immersion program in the village of Cheathru Rua in Connemara. Round out your study abroad experience by volunteering for a local organization -- and boosting your resume in the process. Spend a semester, summer, or academic year in Galway and discover why the city is nicknamed "Ireland's Cultural Heart."

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Custom
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Mathematics, Statistics
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1997
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For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.

$400-$3000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing why it is important to gain “a new way of seeing things” and how you will achieve this while studying abroad: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

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$400-$2000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.0; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing your career goals and how the skills and attributes you hope to gain while studying abroad will support your professional endeavors: "All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." – Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell

For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and Financial Need Scholarship Form (Found on CEA website -- work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the form)

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$750-$3,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.7; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how you look forward to ‘learning, unlearning, and relearning’ and how you will accomplish your learning/unlearning goals during your study abroad experience: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity

$400-$2,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how your experience with diversity has prepared you for your study abroad experience: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students

$400-$750

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on how you plan to utilize your international experience to connect your home community and other international communities before, during, and after your time abroad.

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