API in Galway, Ireland: National University of Ireland Galway - Irish Studies summer
Students attend the National University of Ireland, Galway, located on the River Corrib. The institution was founded in 1845 as Queen’s College, Galway, and became part of the National University of Ireland system in 1908. Approximately 11,000 students attend the university, 1,000 of whom are international students. Visiting students can choose from a wide variety of classes in liberal arts, sciences, engineering, Celtic studies, law and business. Semester students are fully integrated with Irish students in their classes, housing arrangements and any extracurricular activities. The university sponsors over 80 academic, social and athletic clubs that provide wonderful opportunities to get to know local students. NUI Galway has state-of-the-art gym facilities that are free to API students as well!
This program provides an integrated introduction to Irish Studies, incorporating elements from all the contributing disciplines. It consists of a series of interdisciplinary seminars focusing on key themes in Irish Studies such as identity, emigration, and religion, and a broad range of elective courses. The series of field trips is designed to complement the courses taught in the various modules and is an integral element in the overall program structure. In addition, as part of the Irish Studies program, an introductory non-credit class in the Irish language (Gaelic) is provided for interested students.