- Galway, Ireland
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
*Due to the global health status worldwide, USAC is making programmatic changes to 2021, 2022. and 2023 programs and some options might not be available. These changes are posted on individual program pages on the USAC website.
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 5week session offering academic coursework in literature, history, theatre, music, and the Gaelic language taught by established Irish and US scholars. Many of these courses include enticing field trips offering hands-on experiences 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 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 1credit course to trace your family's 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 the 1600s.
Program fees include tuition, orientation, housing, certain social events and field trips, and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- Galway is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a thriving student culture that you will enjoy. It is home to many festivals throughout the summer including the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland's most prestigious annual festival. Galway is celebrated in song and story throughout the world and takes center stage on Ireland's western coast. (It is the birthplace of the Claddagh ring.)
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
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