Study Abroad


Ireland 2011
Summer Faculty Led Program 2011
(enjoying the Burren area after a day at the Cliffs of Mohr)

NUI-Galway is located on the banks of the River Corrib; about ten minute walk from the center of Galway City. Student and city life and their activities are, therefore, closely interrelated. The University originally opened for students in October 1849. The old stone quadrangle, at the heart of the campus, is flanked by new buildings, reflecting the steady growth of the University.

With a population of 65,000, Galway is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and one of Europe's fastest growing urban centers. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a thriving cultural and commercial community. Because of its dynamic and pioneering role in theatre, arts and culture, Galway has earned the title of "Cultural Capital of Ireland." It is located on the west coast, giving easy access to many tourist sites, and historical and cultural features of the whole island.

Not only is this program exceptional for its location, but it is also exceptional for the program design. It gives you the unique opportunity to participate in a UW-L faculty-led program with the expanded opportunity to study on the campus of renowned and historic University. Course offerings vary each year depending on the expertise of the faculty selected to teach. Students will enroll in two classes for a total of six credits.

Students are required to enroll in one (1) course for a total of three (3) credits.

PSY 304 Cr. 3
Abnormal Psychology ~ Dr. Ryan McKelley
The study of the clinical descriptions, and the bio-psychosocial causes and associated treatments of psychological disorders. Special emphasis on mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and assessment and diagnosis. Prerequisites: PSY 100 or 212 and second semester sophomore standing (minimum 45 credits).

HED 412/512 Cr. 3
Women's Health Issues ~ Dr. Keely Rees
This course will provide an opportunity for participants to identify major health issues confronting women today and to examine appropriate health prevention and health promotion lifestyle choices. It will explore health issues from the traditional medical model to the holistic model and provide a comprehensive overview of critical, contemporary women's health issues.

Excursions are organized to areas of artistic and historic interest, including visits to sites close to Galway and to the more important areas of the city. All field trips and excursions will be linked to your courses and may change the ones listed below.

  • Dublin 2-Day Tour
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aran Islands
  • Famine Walls, Connemara, and Kylemore Abbey

Housing is in double rooms at Corrib Village, part of NUI-Galway. Kitchen facilities, living room space, and bathroom facilities are shared between the residents of four rooms. Meals are not included, allowing students more flexibility. There is a small supermarket at Corrib Village and a larger supermarket in the city center. Check out the facilities at:

Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.

The program fee includes the following:

  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • University and Administrative Fees
  • Housing (excluding meals)
  • Ground Transportation from the airport upon arrival
  • Dublin 2-Day Field Trip and Local Excursions
  • Study Abroad Health Insurance (mandated by UW System)
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash

Airfare is not included in the program fee.

Financial aid is applicable.
Refer to Program Fees for the most current program fee.

All program fees subject to change. Valid for undergraduate Wisconsin residents only; out-of-state students pay Minnesota reciprocity or a non-resident surcharge.


  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • The desire to experience the world and receive academic credit for doing it!

All students will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation. The orientation will help you prepare for international travel in general, and for the experience of visiting Ireland. Program alumni will be on hand to answer your questions.

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