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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview


Video courtesy of NUI Galway

   Quick Facts

 

  • Galway is known for its brightly colored cafes and pubs, boundless live music, eclectic street performers and world-class arts and entertainment. History and modernity unite in this city to create an ideal environment for discovering the essence of Ireland's culture, language and people.
 
  • Choose from courses in many fields of study, including the Arts, Social Sciences, Celtic Studies, Business, Public Policy, and Law. Popular subject areas include Irish Studies, English, and History.
  • Known as the "Culture Capital of Ireland," Galway plays host to festivals throughout the year. The Galway Arts Festival, which takes place every July, features visual arts, theater, comedy, circus performances, and many types of music. The Galway Film Fleadh follows the arts festival and is one of Ireland's premier international film festivals.

  • Visit exciting cultural points of interest such as the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, and others to enrich your study abroad experience! 

    *Note: Students must have completed the second semester of their first year at a 4-year university at time of application

Location

Galway CityPhoto courtesy of ISA

Location Details


Walk down the streets of Galway and you will discover what makes this city so unique. Throughout the week, the young and old stroll along Galway's pedestrian streets, greeting their neighbors and striking up conversations. Framed by colorfully painted buildings, street musicians serenade onlookers with a combination of traditional Irish music and contemporary songs.

The city of Galway is located on the banks of Galway Bay, off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The River Corrib runs through this Northeastern city and cuts a path from the National University of Ireland to the town center. To the north of Galway, the Connemara Peninsula offers a wealth of hiking, beaches and quaint villages. Just to the south, The Burren's rocky landscape plummets into the bay at the Cliffs of Moher.  The population of Galway, the third largest in the Republic of Ireland, is just under 73,000.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses


National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) was founded in 1845. A leader in research and teaching, the university's commitment to innovation attracts students and professors from all over the world. Of the university's 17,000 students, 13% come from outside of Ireland. NUI Galway is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland and is thus fully accredited by the Governing Body of the NUI system under the Universities act of 1997.

ISA participants studying at NUI Galway for a semester or academic-year have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students. This program offers students a wide variety of courses in many fields of study, including the Arts, Social Sciences, Celtic Studies, Business, Public Policy, and Law. Popular subject areas include Irish Studies, English, and History.  

While students in this program take a majority of their courses from the Liberal Arts, Business & Irish Studies program, they may also select 1 course from the Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) program at no additional charge.

Course restrictions and limitations:
  • Film Studies & Theatre/Drama Studies courses NOT open
  • Students may only take one English seminar course per semester
  • Students may only take History Colloquia courses if History majors

Of particular note is NUI Galway's Literacy and Learning in the Community Service Learning course, as well as its ALIVE volunteer program

Course Level Information:
 
  ISA - NUI Galway ASU
Course Level Level 1 Lower Division
Level 2 Lower Division
Level 3 Upper Division
Level 4  Upper Division


Glossary of Terms:
  • Semester One = US Fall Semester
  • Semester Two = US Spring Semester
  • Module = US class
  • Course = US major
  • Faculty = US school or college (e.g. Faculty of Engineering is the School of Engineering)

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.
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Credit & Grade Conversion Scale 

Click here to view how credits and grades at NUI Galway will convert to ASU credits and grades.
DCU - entrance

DCU - studying

DCU - academic building
Photos courtesy of NUI Galway

Housing

Hampstead Apartments
Photo courtesty of NUI Galway

Program Housing

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Galway lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Ireland. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to National University of Ireland, Galway.

The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Ireland and the U.S. that will quickly become apparent upon your arrival. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility!

Student Residences:
Students at National University of Ireland, Galway will be placed in off-campus student residences called Gort na Coiribe that are located a 15 minute walk from campus. Student residences are apartment-style student residences, typically housing 3-6 students in each apartment. Semester and academic-year students live with both international students and local students from Ireland. Student residences include a shared double bedroom, shared bathrooms, shared kitchen, and shared living room. Bed linens are not included for semester and academic-year students. Free, unlimited internet access is available in each bedroom, and laundry facilities are available in student residence complex.

A $750 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing:
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and paying rent directly to the housing facility you choose.

 

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Ireland, older city sections and more rural towns are less accessible due to centuries-old architecture. This includes cobblestone streets, narrow staircase entryways, and small indoor spaces.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/06/2020 05/09/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.