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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Carolyn Covalt
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 12-15 credits/semester, 30-33 credits/year Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Prerequisites: None
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art History, Arts & Humanities, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Documentary Studies, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Science and Policy, Finance, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Global Cultural Studies, Global Health, History, International Comparative Studies, Latin, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Theater Studies
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.

 

Academic Program
Innovative research in nanotechnology, human settlement and historical change and integrated digital enterprises are just a few of the academic specialties found at the 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway). Combine outstanding academics with an idyllic setting in the heart of one of Ireland's most vibrant cities and it's easy to see why Galway  is a popular destination for study abroad.   

 

 

In addition to an incomparable setting, you'll appreciate the University's extensive variety of course offerings in the humanities, sciences, business, engineering, and law. To make the most out of your study abroad experience, you may want to take advantage of courses in Irish history, language and culture. In fact, the vibrant cultural heritage of the area will be a unique and impressive part of your academic and social experience at NUI, Galway. While classes are taught in English, the University maintains a strong commitment to the Irish language and you'll hear Gaelic spoken throughout the campus.  

 

Another attractive feature of NUI Galway is the academic calendar, which offers a full 12-week teaching semester in both the fall and the spring. You can expect to complete five or six courses per semester to equal a full-time course load.  

 

The picturesque campus is a mere 10-15 minute walk or ride from the center of Galway. Considered a university city, Galway provides an excellent backdrop for your study abroad experience. With its bookstores, pubs, shops, cafes, and restaurants Galway offers a treasure trove of history and culture. In fact, it has earned distinction as the "Cultural Capital of Ireland." Arcadia guarantees housing and makes these arrangements for you. In Galway, you can choose to live in student flats with other American and Irish students or in a homestay with an Irish family.