IFSA National University of Ireland, Galway Summer

Galway, Ireland


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About National University of Ireland, Galway Summer

Dive into a summer program in Irish Studies or Business, where you can either learn about Ireland's rich history or Ireland’s economic policy and international cross-cultural management in this coastal town. Also known as the cultural heart of the country, Galway is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Irish language and literature. Make the most of your summer experience by studying in Ireland's "most Irish" city!

National University of Ireland, Galway Summer Benefits

  • Youthful and lively city filled with art and music
  • Located in a Gaeltacht area, where the Irish language and culture is celebrated and preserved
  • Courses that focus on Irish history, film, archaeology, art, music and culture
  • Excursions complement course work 
  • Strong cultural curriculum along side classes that include excursions and events

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at National University of Ireland, Galway Summer

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the NUI Galway Summer Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Option 1

Irish Studies
Explore available courses in the Irish Studies summer school in NUI summer online course catalog. Click the plus sign next to Course Modules to expand the list. You will take two courses from this list.

Option 2

Explore available courses in the Business summer school in NUI summer online course catalog. Click the plus sign next to the Course Modules to expand the list. You will take two courses from this list. 

Credit Conversions
IFSA-Butler requires students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution, which is two courses for the summer. You will receive 3 U.S. credits for each course for a total of 6 U.S. credits for the summer.
Course Restrictions
Only courses listed in the Irish Studies and Business summer program are available
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at National University of Ireland, Galway Summer
Animal Science Archaeology Art History Biology Botany/Plant Science Business Creative Writing Cultural Studies Economics Education Studies Environmental Science/Studies Geography Geology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Irish/Gaelic Management Policy Studies/Public Policy Sustainability Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
No meal plans are provided. Students will be responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals in shared kitchens.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Program Advisor

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Nikki Bruckmann

Director. Program Advisor for Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Italy, and Spain

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Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Summer 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
June 13, 2020
Program End Date
July 14, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs