Liberal Arts, Business & Irish Studies

National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Liberal Arts, Business & Irish Studies

  • Location

    Galway

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

    National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) was founded in 1845. The current President of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, and the previous Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, Enda Kenny, are just a few of NUI Galway's notable alumni. ISA participants studying at NUI Galway for a semester or academic-year have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students, while ISA participants studying at NUI Galway for a summer have the opportunity to take a wide range of Irish Studies courses with international students. Of particular note is NUI Galway's Literacy and Learning in the Community Service Learning course, as well as its Engineering courses which are accredited by the Washington Accord.

  • Term

    Fall 1 2019

  • Program Dates

    Sep 02, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 10, 2019

  • Credit

    20 - 30 ECTS Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $17,650

  • This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.

Program Description

The Liberal Arts, Business & Irish Studies program is offered through the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). This program offers a wide variety of courses in many fields of study, including the Arts, Social Sciences, Celtic Studies, Business, Public Policy, and Law. Popular subject areas include Irish Studies, English, and History. A unique offering includes NUI Galway's Literacy and Learning in the Community Service Learning course. Courses are taught in English by NUI Galway faculty with local and international students.

While you will take a majority of your courses from the Liberal Arts, Business & Irish Studies program, you may also select one course from the Sciences, Technology & Engineering program at no additional charge.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

You must have completed the second semester of your first year at a four-year university at time of application. Some exceptions may apply, please contact the ISA Ireland Program Manager for more information.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

ECTS Credits

20 - 30

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 18

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 27

Academic Information

Course Selection

  • You are required to take 4-6 courses per semester. 
  • If you are participating in the Liberal Arts, Business & Irish Studies program, you may select 1 course from the Sciences, Technology & Engineering program at no additional charge.
  • You can NOT take Film Studies or Theater/Drama Studies courses.
  • You may only take one English seminar course per semester.
  • You may only take History Colloquia courses if History majors.
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change. 
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Ireland Site Specialist.
  • The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the National University of Ireland, Galway offers. Please see the course catalog, linked below, for additional course options.

Course Credit

  • You are required to take 20-30 ECTS credits per semester.
  • Transfer credits earned will be decided entirely by your home university. It is important to be in touch with your university about course approvals and transfer credit pre-departure. 
  • According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home university.
  • Per the National University of Ireland, Galway, 5 ECTS credits is equivalent to 2.5 or 3 U.S. semester credits / 3.75 or 4.5 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university module level recommendations and module codes and are only recommendations. The structure of a module's code at NUI Galway is made up of a sequence of letters and numbers. The module code starts with two letters which denote the discipline teaching the module. The remainder of the module code is made up of three numbers. The first number in the sequence normally indicates the year the module is delivered: 1 for first year, 2 for second year, 3 for third year, etc. Module codes starting with the numbers 4 or 5 are normally offered to 3rd and/or 4th year students. Based on this information, ISA recommends that modules starting with the numbers 1 and 2 be classified as lower division courses, while modules starting with the numbers 3, 4 or 5 be classified as upper division courses. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from the National University of Ireland, Galway will reflect ECTS credits. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Click on "Go to Host University Course Search" for the full list of courses offered for this program. Once on this page, you will see two links to the Visiting Student Handbooks for the fall and spring semesters. Please click on the "Visiting Students Academic Handbook Semester 1" link to view courses offered in the fall semester, and please click on the "Visiting Students Academic Handbook Semester 2" link to view courses offered in the spring semester. If you have any questions about the courses on the NUI Galway website, please contact the ISA Site Specialist for Ireland.

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Courses

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Additional Course Offerings to the Sample Below
Course Options
College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies
Archeology
Arts in Action
5 ECTS Credits
Classics
Barbarians
CC316
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Economics
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
French
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Geography
Biogeography
TI235
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
German
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Irish Gaelic
5 ECTS Credits
Italian
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Mathematics
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 Contact Hours
5 ECTS Credits
Modelling I
MP305
5 ECTS Credits
Philosophy
5 ECTS Credits
Moral Theory
PI335
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Psychology
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 Contact Hours
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Sociological and Political Studies
Spanish
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Welsh
Women's Studies
College of Business, Public Policy and Law
Accounting & Finance
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Taxation I
AY308
5 ECTS Credits
Information Systems
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
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5 ECTS Credits
Law
5 ECTS Credits
Media Law
LW354
5 ECTS Credits
Tort I
LW203
5 ECTS Credits
Management
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Management
MG524
5 ECTS Credits
Marketing
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
5 ECTS Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Matt Gulizia

Program Manager, Ireland

GALWAY TEAM

Aileen O'Flaherty

Resident Director, Ireland

Lauren Ashmore

Student Services Coordinator, Ireland

Laura Donnellan

Student Services Coordinator, Ireland

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Irish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Galway. Uncovering the uniqueness of your neighborhood in Galway and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most local students do: by walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Student Residence

You will be placed in an off-campus student residence. This student residence will be Gort na Coiribe Student Village, which is located about a 15 minute walk from campus. The student residence is an apartment-style student residence. Semester and academic-year students live with both international students and local students from Ireland, while summer students live with international students only. The student residence includes a shared double bedroom, a shared bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a 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; laundry facilities are available in the student residence complex. A $750 refundable security deposit will be charged if you are 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.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of Ireland that you may not have the opportunity to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on excursions to the following destinations.

Aran Islands

The rugged Aran Islands lie outside Galway Bay, just miles from the Clare Coast and the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland. All three islands (Inis Mór, Inis Meáin, Inis Oírr) have individual character. These islands will not disappoint!Allofthe locals speak Ireland’s native tongue. From forts and churches to flora, fauna, and idyllic scenery, the Islands have it all! They are a must see!

Dublin

You will visit the bustling capital city of Dublin to see why Ireland is truly a land of saints and scholars. Explore the Book of Kells, an illustrated Christian bible from 800AD, walk through the famous cobbled courtyard of Trinity College, witness Ireland's revolutionary history at Kilmainham Gaol, and bask in the exuberance of Temple Bar.

Ring of Kerry

Take in breathing-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and rugged Irish coastlines as you embark on a scenic loop drive around the stunning Kerry peninsula. See for yourself why Kerry and its islands have called itself home to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Charles De Gaulle, and Luke Skywalker.