Galway, Ireland

For nearly a thousand years, Galway has been the largest and most important city in the west of Ireland.  The capital of Connemara, Galway is at the heart of one of the world’s most scenic landscapes.  In addition to the city’s dynamic cosmopolitan atmosphere, the older Gaelic culture – in music, song and language – is especially vibrant.

Founded in 1845, the National University of Ireland, Galway is a vital educational resource for the entire nation.  With a worldwide reputation for scholarship and teaching, the university offers smaller class sizes and student/teacher ratios.  A friendly, intimate atmosphere prevails on campus.

Students may spend a semester or year at National University of Ireland, Galway.  Students may take the same courses available to full-time undergraduates, which enables them to immerse themselves in Irish culture.  Students live in apartments in the center of Galway, within walking distance of the university.  Apartments are fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and living area.

City, Country

Galway, Ireland

Language of Instruction


Subjects of Study

Full range of courses offered

Eligibility & Admissions

3 semesters of college level study

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Two professor recommendations

Semester Available

Summer, Fall & Spring

Credits Earned/Term


Application Deadline

Summer and Fall Semester - February 2, 2015

Spring Semester - March 2, 2015

Program Dates

Fall Semester 2015
Departure: Approx. September 1, 2015
Orientation: September 4-5, 2015
Teaching Dates: September 8 – November 29, 2015
Examinations: December 8-19, 2015

Spring Semester 2016
Departure: Approx. January 7, 2016
Orientation: January 8-9, 2016
Teaching Dates: January 12 – April 18, 2016
Tentative Examination Dates: April 27 - May 13, 2016

Program Costs

 Fees (to be paid to Canisius):

 Canisius tuition, study abroad fee ($500), and mandatory health insurance (approx. $45/month). 

Costs paid directly by the student include housing, board, transportation, approx. 300 euros (approx. $420) immigration registration fee, and miscellaneous expenses. The cost of living accommodations in fully furnished apartments in central Galway is 2100 euros (about $2940) for the fall semester and 2350 euros (about $3,290) for the spring semester.  Students must pay a security deposit of 500 euros which will be refunded if there is no damage.

Program cost subject to currency fluctuation.

Program Highlights

Irish studies; Special classes for study abroad students: Literacy and Learning in the Community and Exploring Indigenous Arts


Private apartment

Travel Information

Assistance with flight through travel agent

Host Website

National University of Ireland, Galway