On Irish Tides: Marine Studies in Cork and Galway
Cead Mile Failte! We’re so excited that you've chosen IFSA-Butler and this terrific program for your summer abroad. Facilitated by both University College Cork and National University of Ireland, Galway, On Irish Tides offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study marine science in one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. We’re sure you’re going to love this program!
What the On Irish Tides: Marine Science in Cork and Galway program has to offer
We look forward to working with you!
What is the On Irish Tides: Marine Science in Cork and Galway program?
What will my academic schedule be like?
Will I have classes with local students?
What courses will I take?
EV3011 The Marine Environment and its Sustainable Use (Cork)
Students will gain experience of maritime practice in a state-of-the-art ship and ocean simulators, and in Personal Survival Techniques (PST) in the environmental pool.
Students will gain a practical knowledge of multidisciplinary marine data collection and learn how marine resources are used locally. Fieldtrips will explore the natural history, marine and cultural heritage of the region. This will include visits to mussel and fish farms on the south coast, to historical Irish coastal towns and villages, and mapping the nearby wreckage site of the Lusitania.
SU416 Galway Bay's Atlantic Margin: Marine, Earth Science and Cultural Perspectives (Galway)
Onshore and island fieldtrips will explore the natural history and archaeology of the region, including a visit to the unique Cliffs of Moher and the Connemara and Burren landscapes. Literature, poetry and music traditions of the region will be celebrated and explored using key locations in the Bay area for lectures and cultural fieldtrips.
How many credits will I receive?
What are the registration conditions?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What is the housing like for this program?
Is my housing included in the program fee?
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Living and Studying in Cork, Ireland
Living and Studying in Galway, Ireland
Dates & Fees
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Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
Program housing is available only until the day shown on the calendar as “Program ends.”
Exams must be taken where and when scheduled. Under no circumstances may students request that an exam time be changed.
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Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
**Meals: The program fee includes daily breakfast.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
To apply to the On Irish Tides: Marine Science in Cork and Galway, use our easy online application.
Applicants to this program must complete an additional form as part of the application process:
We must receive this form before we can send your application for an admissions decision. It can be sent to IFSA-Butler via email, fax or regular mail. Please submit this form with the remainder of your program application.
If you have already started an application to the On Irish Tides program, you can track which forms IFSA-Butler has received by logging into the student portal.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Ireland:
Program Advisor Nikki Bruckmann assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Nikki can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, extn. 4257. Nikki studied abroad as an undergrad. Being completely inspired by the personal impact of her experience, Nikki continued to work for the program as a service learning assistant, preparing students for their predeparture and assisting them while abroad. After graduation, Nikki spent a year living and working abroad and returned home to obtain her masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology. Nikki is passionate about higher education, culture and study abroad.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler for 11 years, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
Upon return from your study abroad program, Academic Affairs Coordinator Paige Ward processes your Butler University transcript and assists with any academic record queries. Paige graduated from Butler University, and she studied abroad for a semester in Paris, Belfast, London and the English Lake District. Studying abroad for Paige was an eye-opening and knowledge-gaining experience, and she is excited to work with students who are looking for the same. Paige can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229 ext. 4254.