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USAC Ireland: Irish Studies in Galway (Study Abroad Program)
- Locations: Galway, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: USAC
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
The USAC program is located on the National University of Ireland, Galway campus. The university was founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Galway and today there are over 13,000 students attending classes on the 260-acre campus, which is situated along the banks of the River Corrib. The original university buildings and old stone quadrangle are flanked by new buildings, reflecting the steady growth of the university. The university is among the world's highest ranked universities, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012.
Students stay in Corrib Village, the main residence complex located adjacent to the university. A modern student complex, it is just a five- to ten-minute walk from classrooms and a twenty-minute walk from the city center. A free shuttle bus runs from Corrib Village to the city center every hour, from late morning until early evening. Wifi, coin-operated laundry, and a minimarket are available on site. The residence hall fees for a shared room are included in your summer program fees; there is a surcharge for a single room.
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Intl Health Development Fee||$60|
|Housing||Included in USAC Fee|
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500|
|Meals||$450 - $850|
|1Personal Expenses||$600 - $1000|
|Books and Materials||$85 - $150|
|Local Transportation||$30 - $120|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||NA|
|2US Based Health Insurance||NA|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$400 - $800|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Students will enroll in three to six credits during the summer session. At least one 3-credit course is required. An additional one credit may be earned if you enroll in the optional Dublin Field Study and/or In Search of Irish Roots: Tracing Your Family Genealogy. Course availability is contingent upon student interest and enrollment and is subject to change.
During the summer term the USAC Galway program normally offers coursework focusing on Ireland. Past offerings have been in English, Music, Journalism, and History. Course options change each summer.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Galway website.