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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.
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 (https://www.ireland.com/en-us/amazing-places/cliffs-of-moher/
); Connemara National Park (https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/visit-us/
); and visit one of its four beaches
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)
- W&M faculty course TBD
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Summer term 1 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. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.
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: TBD
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.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
With a deposit due deadline: January 28, 2022
And a balance due deadline: February 18, 2022
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.
2021 Program fee: $4535
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 2020.pdf
Click to view the W&M Summer Program Handbook 2021