Program Details

This course offers students practical experience of the natural environment. It provides students with survey skills to identify natural resources and develops their ability to evaluate the sustainable use and conservation of Ireland’s ecological resource
Location:
Galway, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Course 1: SS1152 Living Landscapes of the Burren and East County Galway (2 weeks) Focusing on the habitats and species of the Burren and East County Galway including limestone pavement, turloughs and the raised bogs as well as the special coastal habitats of County Galway.

Course 2: SS1151 Living Landscapes of Connemara and Joyce Country (2 weeks) Focusing on Connemara, Lough Corrib and Joyce Country and examines the ecology and conservation of blanket bogs, uplands and freshwater habitats of County Galway.


This course offers students practical experience of the natural environment. It provides students with survey skills to identify natural resources and develops their ability to evaluate the sustainable use and conservation of Ireland’s ecological resources. Influenced by its oceanic climate, glacial history, hydrology, geology and human habitation, County Galway has developed a variety of landscapes with unique habitats and species; the Burren karst limestone region, the raised bogs of the midlands, the cliffs of the Aran Islands and the salt marshes of Galway Bay.

3 Semester Credits/6 ECTS Credits per two-week course

Setting Description:
The course is delivered at NUI Galway. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Galway City is considered the cultural capital of Ireland. The City really comes alive in the month of July when festival season reaches its zenith. Galway Film Fleadh, Galway International Arts Festival and Galway Fringe Festival, form the perfect backdrop to our summer school, allowing students to experience the best of Irish culture and enjoy the vibrant energy the festivals bring to the city. Classes are held on campus and field trips will be made to Connemara, Joyce Country, the Burren and East Galway.
Cost:
€1,500 EUR. Tuition: €1,500 per course Under the IIE Generation Study Abroad programme, three tuition scholarships of €500 each are available for this summer school in 2019.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
Applicants should have completed at least one full year at university or college level and undertaken any Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, Botany, Zoology, Natural History or Natural Heritage course and meet the minimum entry requirements of a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Postgraduate students students with an interest in the subject area are also welcome to aply. They will have extra assignment to complete to obtain graduate credits.
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Students enrolled at IEE Generation Study Abroad Commitment Partners, may apply for a Generation Study Abroad Scholarship worth €500. Three scholarships are available for this programme.

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