|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Courses Approved:||Click here to view|
|Restrictions:||Non-Fairfield applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Housing Options:||Apartment, Home Stay|
|Minimum GPA:||3.00||Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior|
|Credit Type:||Fairfield Credit||External Students:||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|
NUI Galway does not publish their course offerings prior to the start of the semester. Students will be given the finalized list of courses offered and the timetable of the courses during NUI Galway orientation. Students register for their courses during orientation. Once students have been approved by Fairfield to study abroad, and have been accepted to study at NUI Galway, students are expected to review the course offerings from the year prior (as a guide) and begin the course approval process at Fairfield.
In addition, students have the opportunity to engage with the community for academic credit. As one of a student’s five courses, students may enroll in the Literacy and Learning in the Community course - a service learning class. Students gain an improved understanding of important theories and perspectives relating to literacy acquisition and how Irish society responds to the challenges associated with this important educational and social issue.
An application for the Literacy and Learning in the Community course will be provided at the Academic Advisory Sessions during orientation. As part of this course students will be working with young children in a homework club. Therefore U.S. students wishing to enroll in the Service Learning Module will require police clearance from the United States. Students should plan to bring police clearance documentation with them to Ireland if they are interested in participating in this course. Students may also require police clearance if they wish to avail of other volunteering opportunities.
Students live in comfortable, furnished apartments located a fifteen minute walk to campus and the city center. Bedrooms are double-occupancy, and each apartment may have from two to three bedrooms. Students may request to live with one other student. Roommate requests are requests and cannot be guaranteed. Students may be placed with other students on the Fairfield program, or with other students living in the facility. Students will be provided with Wi-Fi, cooking utensils, crockery, linens, a pillow and towel upon arrival. Students apartments will also have laundry machines in the complex.
Students are highly encouraged to be involved on campus, whether through service, student societies or sports. Click here to look at their societies and clubs.
After the initial application has been processed by the Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps.
Spring: October 1
Semester program cost includes:
• Breakfast and Dinner six days per week
• 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
Fall/Year: April 1
Spring: October 1
The amount of the cancellation fee will be determined by the Fairfield University Office of Study Abroad after a review is conducted of the non-refundable expenses that have already been incurred. These direct non-refundable expenses will begin to incur as soon as commitment is made to the study abroad program; they may include tuition, housing, and orientation fees. The cancellation fee may be as high as $12,000 or more.
Please see additional program cancellation policy information.
Fairfield University requires that all travel done independently from the program be registered with CISI for emergency purposes. Independent travel can be registered by logging into individual CISI accounts. Students will be able to log-in once insurance cards are issued (within a month of departure).
To view detailed information regarding the Fairfield University Office of Study Abroad program agreement with CISI, please see the following CISI website.
If you have additional questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact our office.
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|
|Spring||2016||10/26/2015 **||Rolling Admission||01/05/2016||05/12/2016|
|Fall||2016||03/01/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Year||2016-2017||03/01/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2017||10/01/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** 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.
Indicates that deadline has passed