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W&M Summer- Galway
Galway, Ireland
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Sarah Mullen (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution:
National University of Ireland, Galway
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit Prerequisites: One-credit course taken at W&M
 Housing Options:
Apartment (shared)
Program Description:

The National University of Ireland, Galway is one of Ireland’s foremost centers of academic excellence, and the host institution of William & Mary’s 2015 summer program.

During this month-long program students will explore a variety of different site-specific themes that draw heavily on Irish history, culture, policy, and the natural environment.  The location in Western Ireland on the Connemara Peninsula is both culturally vibrant and naturally beautiful.  The courses planned for this year include 
Basque and Irish Nationalisms, Introduction to Modern Irish Literature, and Irish Film course, and a Geology course about the local flora, fauna and estuary features of Western Ireland (satisfies GER 2 requirement). These courses will be taught by NUI Galway professors and W&M faculty. All students will earn 6 credits, which will appear as grades on their transcripts and be included in GPA calculations.
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2015, which you will be registered for following your acceptance into the program. 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 questions. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for the program participants.
During their time in Galway program participants will take course-related, regional fieldtrips to sites of cultural and historical interest. Students 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.

The Reves Center advisor for the Galway summer program is Sarah Mullen,

Host Institution:
National University of Ireland, Galway

Arrival date: June 19, 2015
Departure date: July 18, 2015

W&M Faculty:
Prof. Carla Buck

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Application ($75):  February 2
Deposit ($500):  March 6
Final payment:  April 1

Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility Criteria:
W&M students in good academic standing

Non-William & Mary students are also eligible to apply.

Mandatory attendance at program director meeting.
Recommended attendance at Reves Center pre-departure orientation.
Spring '15 1 credit course

Language Requirements: 

Course Information:
Students will earn 6 credits through a variety of course options. Course options include:

-GBST 390: Comparative Resistance: Basque and Irish Nationalisms
-Modern Irish Literature
-Irish Film
-Geological and Environmental Perspectives on the Galway Bay Region (GER 2)

Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Former Course Syllabi:

Geology 407.doc
Introduction to Modern Irish Literature.doc

Program Fee:
2015 program fee: $5,475

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Students are responsible for airfare and meals.


Reves Summer Scholarships are available.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.