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*Galway, Ireland - Non-Fairfield Students
Galway, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: Non-Fairfield applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay
Minimum GPA: 3.00 Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Credit Type: Fairfield Credit External Students: Yes
Internships: No Service Learning: Yes
Academic Area: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Engineering, English, Environment, Environmental Studies, French, French Language & Literature, German Language & Literature, History, Information Systems and Operations Management, Irish Studies, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Mathematics, Nursing, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Language & Literature Language Requirement: Any
Program Description:

Galway Brochure


Galway, the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland, has a population of 80,000.  The city is the cultural capital of Ireland because of its pioneering role in theater, arts, and culture.  While Galway's economy and population continue to grow, it remains a small city that is easily navigated on foot. Eyre Square, the city's center, is ringed by streets full of shops, pubs, restaurants, theaters, and everything else you need to make your stay enjoyable and interesting. 


Upon arrival, all students will participate in a comprehensive orientation program to help familiarize them with their local surroundings, discuss health and safety as well as acquaint them with university and program resources. 


Students will attend classes at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), which offers a variety of courses and extracurricular activities.  Its original quadrangle dates from the 1840s, but modern buildings and state-of-the-art facilities reflect its growth.  With an enrollment of over 15,000 students, NUIG contributes significantly to Galway's rich cultural and social life.  NUIG is a short walk from Eyre Square, where the heartbeat of the city lies.  Program participants will take 5 courses at the University for a total of 15 credits. 

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  All students will receive a Fairfield University transcript with letter grades.


Students live in comfortable, furnished apartments in the vibrant, Irish city center located within a 15- minute walk to school.  Bedrooms are double-occupancy, and each apartment may have from one to three bedrooms.  Apartments are fully furnished and equipped with bedding, towels, cooking utensils, dishes, and Wi-Fi access.

•           Tuition
•           Housing
•           Airport pick-up and transfer
•           Comprehensive orientation
•           Onsite student support with 24-hour emergency assistance
•           Cultural excursions
•           Insurance, including full medical coverage and medical emergency evacuation

This program is open to all sophomore, junior, or senior students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution and who can certify a grade point average of at least a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. This program is competitive and applicants are expected to exhibit a high level of maturity, independence, and seriousness of purpose. Please consult your home University to ensure you’re meeting their standards and deadlines.
The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates and make additional changes whenever necessary.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Fall 2014 04/15/2014
Rolling Admission 09/03/2014 12/20/2014
Spring 2015 10/15/2014
Rolling Admission 01/07/2015 05/14/2015
Year 2015-2016 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 09/01/2015 05/12/2016
Fall 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 09/01/2015 12/19/2015
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/05/2016 05/12/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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