Galway, Ireland—Study Abroad
This summer program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). The National University of Ireland, Galway was founded in 1845 as Queens College Galway" and today there are over 13,000 students attending classes on the 260-acre campus, which is situated along the banks of the River Corrib.
The city was founded in the 13th century by the Anglo Norman de Burgos on the eastern bank of the River Corrib. It became a walled and fortified city-state ruled by fourteen powerful merchant families, later known as the Tribes of Galway. Today it is the third largest city in Ireland and a vibrant, bustling center of the arts and commerce, though it still retains a relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
Courses are administered by USAC and taken mostly by other USAC students. The Galway program consists of one five-week session offering academic coursework in literature, history, theatre, music and the Gaelic language taught by established Irish and U.S. scholars. However, these academic courses are only a part of the intended value of a summer abroad. Participation in field trips and the optional tour of Dublin also form an integral part of the program.
See USAC for more information.