CEA Study Abroad in Galway, Ireland

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Program Description

Join CEA in Galway, Ireland and immerse yourself in the vibrant Irish culture of an artsy, student-centered bohemian city rich with charming shops, colorful markets, buzzing pubs, traditional music and fresh seafood from Galway Bay! Study alongside Irish students at the National University of Ireland in Galway (NUI), where you can choose from a full curriculum of courses, including areas for which NUI is best known—Marine Science, Irish Literature, Women's Studies, Archaeology, Classical Civilizations and Information Technology. Or focus on Irish language, history, literature and cultural.

Available programs include:
• NUI Galway – Full Curriculum
• Irish Studies
• Irish Language & Culture

NUI’s campus is relaxed and friendly, making it easy to make new friends who will explore Galway with you! Whatever adventures you choose in Galway, you'll love living in this quaint university town and will also have access to many internships, service learning and volunteer opportunities to further enrich your experience.


Spend a semester, summer or academic year in Galway and discover why the city is nicknamed "Ireland's Cultural Heart." Situated on the banks of the River Corrib, NUI’s unique combination of Tudor-style architecture and new buildings reflects its steady growth over the years, and is part of the charm that helps draw more than 1,000 international students every year. CEA will help turn your experience abroad into the opportunity of a lifetime—academically, professionally and personally!
• Enjoy a large variety of clubs and societies, computer labs, a library, recreation halls and a gym, a student center, and guidance from the International Education Office.
• Galway offers easy access to sites around Ireland, including the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands
• Many outdoor activities await in Galway—kayaking, rowing, canoeing and wind surfing at nearby Salthill are popular student activities
• Take an Irish Gaelic language immersion program in the village of Cheathru Rua in Connemara
• Immerse yourself in the Irish language and culture with hands-on learning both in and out of the classroom
• Study alongside Irish and international students
• Participate in hands-on learning through excursions, study tours and guest lectures
• Courses available in English and Irish
• Explore the Cliffs of Moher and County Clare, Dublin, Kerry and the Aran Islands
• Enjoy cultural activities like river cruises, theatre performances, set dancing, Greyhound racing, castle tours and more

What`s Included

• Airport Reception
• Welcome & Orientation
• Tuition & Registration
• Galway CEA Staff Support
• Housing
• Excursions to Dublin, Aran Islands, Kerry and more
• Cultural Activities: walking tour of Galway, evening of Irish music and dance, Greyhound racing
• Social Activities: Welcome reception, Galway walking tour, bowling
• Volunteer Opportunities: work with local communities in disadvantaged areas of the city, assist students with disabilities and learning difficulties, help charitable organizations with fundraising
• University Services: university ID card, 60 active societies, student union, library, computer suites, indoor and outdoor sports centers, student health unit, counseling services, Mind, Body and Soul program, campus radio


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Galway, Ireland

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CEA Study Abroad
  • Ireland: Galway
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