ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Galway lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Ireland. All ISA Housing options are within walking distance to National University of Ireland, Galway.
The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Ireland and the U.S. that will quickly become apparent upon your arrival. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility!
Students at National University of Ireland, Galway will be placed in off-campus student residences called Gort na Coiribe that are located a 15 minute walk from campus. Student residences are apartment-style student residences, typically housing 3-6 students in each apartment. Semester and academic-year students live with both international students and local students from Ireland, while summer students live with international students only. Student residences include a shared double bedroom, shared bathrooms, shared kitchen, and shared living room. Bed linens are not included for semester and academic-year students, but are included for summer students. Free, unlimited internet access is available in each bedroom, and laundry facilities are available in student residence complex.
A $750 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and paying rent directly to the housing facility you choose.