National University of Ireland, Galway
Cead Mile Failte! We're so excited that you're considering IFSA-Butler's program at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway for your summer abroad. We're sure you're going to love studying there!
What the NUI Galway summer program has to offer
We look forward to working with you!
Where can I find a list of courses that the university offers?
What courses am I eligible to take?
What if I need to take a required course?
How many courses am I able to take, and how do I determine U.S. semester credit hours?
What are the registration conditions?
You should also be aware that you may be charged additional fees by your home institution or host university to take or process additional credits. Taking less than a full course load may jeopardize your student status and result in personal academic repercussions and/or loss of financial aid.
The course preference form is not a registration form; it is a guideline to let your host university know which courses you are interested in taking abroad. You should discuss your course selections with your academic advisor at your home institution.
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What are my housing options?
Corrib Village is within walking distance of the NUI, Galway campus. Each self-catering flat/apartment accommodates three to four students in single bedrooms. You will share bathroom, kitchen facilities and living/dining areas. Kitchens are fully equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery. There are two bathrooms per apartment, one with shower, bath, toilet and wash hand basin and the other with toilet and wash hand basin.
Linens and towels are provided for all guested. Duvets, pillow, and mattress protector will also be provided. Clean towels are provided, beds are tidied, bins are emptied and bathroom is cleaned twice per week. Linen is changed once per week. For other needs, a convenience shop and launderette available on site. There are phones for incoming calls in every apartment.
There are phones for incoming calls in every apartment. There is a free shuttle bus that departs from reception every hour on the hour (from 12:00 to 19:00) and picks up opposite the Coach Station on Fairgreen Road (adjacent to the Tourist Office) on the half hour.Rooms are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi connections, a free service. There is 24-hour security and reception staff, as well as on-site maintenance.
MealsNo meal plans are provided. Students will be responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals in shared kitchens.
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?
Please be advised that housing costs can be high abroad, and many times students living independently end up spending more money than students living in IFSA-Butler arranged housing. If you are hoping to save money by arranging housing on your own, please research your options early so you can compare costs. You must notify us of your intention to live in independent housing by the program application deadline, listed at the top of this page. We are not able to accommodate independent housing requests after the deadline.
Location InfoLiving and Studying Abroad in Galway, Ireland
Location: In the west, along Galway Bay
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
† Housing Deposit
Personal Cost Estimates
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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. Meals are estimated based on the cost of a weekly standard grocery shop with one or two meals out. If you plan to eat out once a day or more, we recommend using a higher estimate. If you have dietary restrictions or follow a specific diet (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, organic, etc), you may also wish to budget more due to the higher cost of specialty food items.
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.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler TeamIFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program in Ireland:
Program Advisor Kendall Hook assists with the application process and is here to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Kendall studied abroad twice during her undergraduate career, in Florence, Italy for a summer term, and London, England for a semester internship program. In addition, she has personally traveled all over Europe and the U.K. She graduated from Baylor University and completed a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University, specifically concentrating on International Education Policy Management. She is very excited to help students find their fit, plan their own study abroad adventures and help them step outside of their comfort zone. She can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 4205.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, 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.
Academic Records Coordinator Abby Miller graduated from Butler University where she worked as a guide for international students from all over the world. From that experience and combined with her own world travels, she knows the amazing experiences that studying abroad can provide. Abby is excited to work with IFSA-Butler students and to help answer any questions about their academic records. Abby can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 4217.
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