USAC: Galway - Summer Irish Studies at National University of Ireland

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The summer Galway program is ideal for students interested in learning about Irish studies in a lively, student-oriented city on Ireland’s west coast. Galway's magical combination of ancient history and contemporary culture makes it a great locati... read more

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I learned some things I can do in my classroom and I also learned a lot about the education system and culture of Ireland. Yes, it was worthwhile. - National University of Ireland, Galway View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with USAC: Galway, Ireland - Summer Irish Studies
August 21, 2014 Amazing
Very worthwhile. I learned a lot. View Entire Review
Study abroad lets you learn so much in terms of international culture, topics, and ways of life. The history of the many locations is also worthwhile. The amount of things I learned on this trip cannot be put into words. If I tried, I could probably write a novel. - Goucher College View Entire Review
Absolutely! I fell in love with my host country and wish I could do it all over again! - Kansas State University View Entire Review
August 28, 2014 Beautiful Galway
I learned that people are very different and to respect how other people choose to live their life. I loved experiencing how people from different cultures live. It was 100% worthwhile. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
By surrounding myself with people I had never met while in a country I had never visited, I learned more about myself than I could have anticipated. Stepping out of my comfort zone opened my eyes to so many things I had never experienced, and allowed me to meet people that I now consider some of my best friends. I learned what i... - Michigan State University View Entire Review
I fell in love with Ireland and I hope to go back as often as I can in the future! - Western Washington University View Entire Review

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The summer Galway program is ideal for students interested in learning about Irish studies in a lively, student-oriented city on Ireland’s west coast. Galway's magical combination of ancient history and contemporary culture makes it a great location for Irish studies.  The Galway program consists of one 5-week session offering academic coursework in literature, history, theatre, music, and the Gaelic language taught by established Irish and US scholars. All of these courses include enticing field trips offering hands-on experience with the subject matter, such as walking tours of Galway, outings to the Connemara gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area), live theatre, and guest lectures by leading playwrights and directors, private Irish film screenings, and private in-class music concerts by leading traditional musicians and singers. Participation in additional program field trips and the optional tour/field study of Dublin also form an integral part of the program. Those with Irish roots can enroll in a 1-credit course to trace their family genealogy. Past students have even connected with local Irish relatives from their research in this course and two recent students even discovered they were related, dating back to the1600s. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Irish Studies
  • History
  • English Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1982
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USAC Scholarships

USAC awards over $500,000 in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We have a variety of funding opportunities available for students enrolled in USAC programs. We also encourage students to research online for additional sources of financial aid and external scholarships for study abroad students. Additional scholarship information and application instructions will be provided on your Student Gateway account once you apply to a USAC program.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
October 1 (for spring) and April 1 (for summer and fall/yearlong)

Guidelines/Requirements:
If you have questions regarding scholarships, feel free to contact the USAC Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@usac.unr.edu.

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