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W&M Summer- Galway
Galway, Ireland
Program Terms: Summer
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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:
Galway Collage

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Galway is a charming city in the west of Ireland where the locals refer to themselves as 'Galwegians'. Home to numerous castles, cathedrals, and museums, Galway has an interesting history and culture interwoven with many myths and legends. The city is also known as a hub for the arts and hosts numerous festivals and entertainment events 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.

Program Description:
The Galway program is hosted by the National University of Ireland at Galway, one of Ireland’s foremost centers of academic excellence. During their time in Galway program participants will take course-related, regional fieldtrips to sites of cultural and historical interest. Through these excursions, 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. 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 choose two 3-credit courses. Summer 2016 course options are:
  • MUSC 363: Irish and American Musical Interactions
  • FILM 351: Themes in Irish Cinema
  • ENGL 465: Modern Irish Literature
  • GEOL 407: Geological and Environmental Perspectives on the Galway Bay Region (GER 2)
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in Spring 2016, 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. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.

Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at the National University of Ireland. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations..

W&M Faculty:
Katherine Preston
Professor of Music

Arrival Date: June 17, 2016
Departure Date: July 16, 2016

Application ($75*):  February 1
Deposit ($500):  March 4
Final payment:  April 1

*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Program Fees:
2016 program fee: $5,550
Students are responsible for airfare and some meals.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.

All College students in good academic standing.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/01/2016 02/22/2016 06/17/2016 07/16/2016
 NOTE: Start dates refer to date of student's arrival to program, and end dates refer to date of student's departure from program.