IFSA: Galway - National University Ireland

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at National University of Ireland, Galway!What NUI Galway has to offer • Proud preservation of the Irish language and many Irish cultural courses • A friendly and flexible environment • An active... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
Based on 6 Reviews
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I learned a lot about the Irish culture and it was an amazing opportunity. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned that I am very capable of taking care of myself, and I shouldn't take so much for granted. I am more confident in my life choices, and feel a large sense of accomplishment. - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned that it is important to take initiative to experience new things. I think it was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
LOOK NO FURTHER. THIS IS THE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM YOU WANT I'M NOT KIDDING OK!!!!!! IT'S THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME. I MET SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS THROUGH THIS PROGRAM AND GALWAY IS THE GREATEST PLACE I'VE EVER BEEN. IF A CITY COULD SPEAK, GALWAY WOULD SAY, "LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE IT HERE AND THE PEOP... - DePaul University View Entire Review
I am less ignorant. I gained a different view on the US, some good and some bad. Learned about the international school systems. Made mistakes. Deciding to live abroad is exciting but also scary, I think I grew as a person because I was able to overcome my vulnerability. Meet amazing people from around the world, and was able to... - Providence College View Entire Review
I gained an increased sense of independance because I was on my own in a foreign country. I gained a broader view of the world and enjoyed seeing how the Irish view the U.S - Assumption College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile to come here. The people were friendly, the culture was great, and the classes were excellent. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Past Review Fun
Living in a different culture, yes - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Irish culture and learned how other countries see the United States. It was totally worthwhile. - Drake University View Entire Review
My experience was more than worthwhile. I formed friendships that I plan to maintain for life, was able to travel throughout Europe, and gained a new perspective on life. I was able to immerse myself in another culture and see what I liked about my own culture and what I did not like. I learned that my way is not always the best... - Providence College View Entire Review
Studying abroad in Ireland was 100% worth it. Although it was difficult at times it was one of the best experiences of my life and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I saw and did things I never even dreamed I would and I'm so thankful I was given this opportunity. I feel I am much more cultured and have memories to last a life... - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Galway Rules!
Absolutely, best time of my life. - Fordham University View Entire Review
My abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. The people I met and the places I went have impacted who I am and allowed to me to grow as a person. - Providence College View Entire Review
Studying abroad was ABSOLUTELY worthwhile, and an experience I would encourage anyone to pursue. It was amazing to feel myself become more comfortable and secure with my independence from family and home. I loved traveling to places such as Paris, Madrid, and Edinburgh, and staying with friends while adventuring out. I am so gra... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained independence to live with people I didn't know and be responsible for everything I wanted to accomplish in the short five months. - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
August 23, 2017 Amazing
New knowledge and friends. Also a better appreciation for Ireland and Irish culture. - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
Past Review Living Casual
Too much to put into words here. The Irish are the greatest people in the world. It was beyond worthwhile - I wish I was still there. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Galway - National University Ireland
It was worthwhile. I learned an incredible amount about myself and feel like I have the ability to do anything now. I think I have become significantly more independent and have much more confidence in myself. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Galway - National University Ireland
I learned much more about myself and about the real world than I learned about academic material. I learned valuable life skills such as greater independence and confidence in my ability to handle nearly any situation that arises, I learned how to communicate more effectively, how to pay attention to detail, how to stay safe and... - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I learned how to take risks, live on my own and adapt to living in a completely new place. - Providence College View Entire Review
The way of interacting in a different culture, and I daresay it was worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained so much from my experience abroad. I met a lot of new friends, who were both American and Irish. These are friends who I have kept in contact with, and will continue to keep in contact with for a long time. I also became immersed in a culture and was able to live in a country that I came to absolutely adore. I hope that... - Providence College View Entire Review
I loved my year abroad in Ireland. I would do it again in a heart beat. I learned so much from my tie abroad, made great friends, and gained a new perspective on things that I would never had gained if I had not studied aborad. - Providence College View Entire Review
Absolutely, between the friends I made and the places I visited, as well as the academic differences which made for a more interesting semesster, it was fantastic. I hope to spend more time in Ireland in the future as a result. - Fordham University View Entire Review
It has only increased my thirst for travel and interacting with new cultures. - Fordham University View Entire Review

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Study abroad with the Institute for Study Abroad at National University of Ireland, Galway!

What NUI Galway has to offer

• Proud preservation of the Irish language and many Irish cultural courses

• A friendly and flexible environment

• An active Student Union that sponsors more than 50 social and cultural clubs and societies

• More than 30 sports clubs and teams on campus, including playing fields and sports facilities

• A restaurant, bookstore and travel office

• Quick access to the Galway city center and all of its music, pubs and restaurants 
• Housing is with degree students and other IFSA students in modern student apartments within walking distance of the campus


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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