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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Galway Collage

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Please note that the ITRC (International Travel Review Committee) will continually be reviewing this program, as it will all other in-person summer programs. Our overseas partners will be notifying W&M of their ability to host the W&M program in mid to late April. 

Galway is a charming city in the west of Ireland where the locals refer to themselves as "Galwegians." It is the fifth largest and fastest-growing city in the country and is known as "Ireland's Cultural Heart." Home to numerous castles, cathedrals, and museums, Galway has an interesting history and culture interwoven with many myths and legends. The city, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle, is also known as a hub for the arts and hosts numerous festivals and celebrations throughout the year. The National University of Ireland was founded in 1845 as Queen's College, Galway and is host to numerous student societies, namely the Literary and Debating Society and the Film Society.

Things to Do and See:
Check out the Cliffs of Moher (; Connemara National Park (; and visit one of its four beaches 

Program Description:
The Galway program is hosted by the National University of Ireland at Galway, one of Ireland’s foremost centers of academic excellence. Through these excursions, students will explore a variety of different site-specific themes that draw heavily on Irish history, culture.  The location in Western Ireland on the Connemara Peninsula is both culturally vibrant and naturally beautiful. Students will also have the opportunity to attend the theater and arts events which flourish across the city.

Students will live in university apartment-style housing, equipped with kitchens for student use.

Course Information: Students will choose 2 courses to take during the summer program. Students earn 6 credits on the summer program. 
  • Modern Irish Literature (ENGL 465)
  • Themes of Irish Cinema (FILM 351)
  • Galway Bay Landscapes (ENSP 249)
  • Art, Film, Community, & Environmental Clean-up (FMST 370) 
FMST 370 (3-Credits)
Art, Community, & Environmental Clean-up: The Book of Eglinton Project & Documentary Production 
This course will build upon the work accomplished and local contacts established during the 2014 Galway Summer Program’s “Greener Galway/Greener Williamsburg Documentary Project.”  Working with local and area artists, filmmakers, environmental activists, politicians, summer school teachers and kids, and a variety of other community group leaders, students will gain experience developing a coalition in Galway to continue and advance the goals of the initial project: organizing cleanups of Galway’s Eglinton Canal and using the recovered trash as the raw materials for found-object artworks generated by local and regional artists and students and then have them put on (permanent or temporary) public display along the canal and throughout Galway City. Students will also film their progress of the project and interviews with the participants for use in the production of a documentary film. 
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the spring term prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Galway and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. 

Course is taught by W&M faculty. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

W&M Faculty: Professor Timothy Bernard

Arrival Date: June 18th, 2022
Departure Date: July 16th, 2022

New for Summer 2022, the GEO is announcing an earlier December 1 priority deadline for summer programs and Reves Summer Scholarships.  
Students who apply by December 1 will be given priority on eligibility for programs and scholarships.   

Please note that programs may meet their capacity at the December 1 deadline and may not be accepting new applicants, so to ensure best consideration for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply by December 1.  

Priority Deadlines 
Application Deadline:  December 1, 2021
                With a deposit due deadline:  February 21st, 2022  
                And a balance due deadline:   March 11th, 2022 
Regular Deadlines   
Application Deadline: February 1, 2022
                With a deposit due deadline:  March 11, 2022 (Friday prior to Spring break)
                And a balance due deadline:  April 1, 2022

Application fee information:
The application fee is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M. 

Program Fees:
2022 Program fee: $7300
Students are responsible for airfare, visa fees if applicable and some meals.

To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here. 

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.


  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  •  Students must successfully complete 1 credit virtual summer course. 
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.

Click to view the
Galway Handbook 2022.pdf
Click to view the W&M Summer Program Handbook 2021

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.