- Galway, Ireland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Students attend the National University of Ireland, Galway, located on the River Corrib. The institution was founded in 1845 as Queen’s College, Galway, and became part of the National University of Ireland system in 1908. Approximately 11,000 students attend the university, 1,000 of whom are international students. Visiting students can choose from a wide variety of classes in liberal arts, sciences, engineering, Celtic studies, law and business. Semester students are fully integrated with Irish students in their classes, housing arrangements and any extracurricular activities. The university sponsors over 80 academic, social and athletic clubs that provide wonderful opportunities to get to know local students. NUI Galway has state-of-the-art gym facilities that are free to API students as well!
This program provides an integrated introduction to Irish Studies, incorporating elements from all the contributing disciplines. It consists of a series of interdisciplinary seminars focusing on key themes in Irish Studies such as identity, emigration, and religion, and a broad range of elective courses. The series of field trips is designed to complement the courses taught in the various modules and is an integral element in the overall program structure. In addition, as part of the Irish Studies program, an introductory non-credit class in the Irish language (Gaelic) is provided for interested students.
- Setting Description:
- Galway is a charming coastal city on the west coast of Ireland. County Galway is Ireland’s largest Gaelic-speaking area in the country, and even today the mother tongue of much of the population is the native Irish language. The countryside surrounding Galway seems not to have changed in 150 years. Fields that were abandoned during the potato famine of the mid-1800s still lie untouched, and one sees the low stone walls and rolling hillsides that characterize Ireland. In the midst of the history and tradition of the countryside lies the bustling city of Galway. Students find plenty of diversion in the city labeled the “Cultural Capital of Ireland.” Students can choose to attend a play at one of three world-renowned theaters or visit the 13th century Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, where Christopher Columbus is said to have prayed before undertaking his journey to the New World.
- Pre-departure, On-site, and Re-entry services included, such as advising and online resources, airport reception, resident directors, housing, tuition, tutoring, medical & life insurance, excursions, social & cultural activities, alumni network, Learning and Engagement Badge Program and more!
Additional Program Information
- *Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. *Open to juniors & seniors
- Scholarships Description:
- API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.