Posted by: gillroe | September 27, 2010

Sunday Times University of the Year, NUI Galway participates in Study in Ireland Fairs

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) is participating in the Study in Ireland Fairs which kick off today in Boston MA.

NUI Galway has over 25 years experience welcoming undergraduate students from the United States and Canada, who are attracted by our broad academic offering, the unique student experience and of course our location in the beautiful west of Ireland.

Studying for an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in Ireland offers a number of great advantages for students from North America. Not only will you receive a great education, you will also gain invaluable international experience in a safe and welcoming environment, which will benefit you in your personal and academic development and also in your future career.

Established in 1845, NUI Galway has over 160 years’ experience of teaching and research excellence across a wide range of academic disciplines, including the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Science.

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“So far my time in Galway, Ireland has been great.  As an international student planning to complete a degree programme in a country I had never visited, the task of moving my entire life across the Atlantic was daunting. However, I have found the people to be most generous and happy to help. As a town, Galway has many charms. From the grand Cathedral visible from most parts of town to the street performers on the main drag, Shop Street you will never be without some place to experience something new.”  Hale Loofbourrow, USA

The following programmes in particular have been of interest to high school students from the USA:

  • Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (International) A three or four year programme broadly comparable to the kind of Liberal Arts programme found in the United States. Subjects including History, English, and Philosophy are always popular options and in recent years, we’ve added new majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies, Human Rights and Theatre & Performance
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Commerce (International) A three or four year programme proving a foundation across all business disciplines followed by a specialisation in Marketing, Management, Economics, Information Systems or Accounting. Student on the international programme also take a language (Spanish, French or German) and spend a year study abroad in Spain, France or Germany.
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (International) An exciting new four year programme designed specifically for US students who want to study Nursing in Ireland. This four year programme is run in conjunction with Danbury Hospital, Connecticut, where students will complete their clinical placement (internship).

“My name is Petra and currently I’m studying International Commerce with Spanish at NUI-Galway. Going to college in Ireland, as well as any other European university, is different than going to school in the U.S. in that it is more independent. Student life is great in Galway. Students really enjoy spending time both on and off campus participating in the huge amount of clubs and societies available here. I’m currently involved in the Suas Society (International volunteering), comedy society, softball, and the Spanish society. I’m really happy that I applied to Galway, because it has really made me more independent and given me the chance to study in a foreign country that really feels like home now.” Petra Bateman, USA

GALWAY – IRELAND’S CULTURAL HEART The unique student experience at NUI Galway owes much to our location in the beautiful west of Ireland. The campus is situated on a picturesque 250 acre site on the banks of the River Corrib, just a short stroll from the centre of Galway. Young, vibrant and cosmopolitan, Galway is widely regarded as the cultural capital of Ireland. The world renowned Druid Theatre Company, the Macnas Street Theatre Company and An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre, are all located in the city. Galway is a ‘college town’ in every sense, with students accounting for approximately 20% of the population during term.

This youthful energy is reflected in the many internationally renowned festivals, music sessions, cultural and sporting events that are hosted in the city every year. STUDENT LIFE There is no better way to integrate into the social and cultural life of the University than through membership of one of the many Student Societies and Sports Clubs active on campus. Our sporting and cultural facilities provide students with opportunities to take part in a wide range of interests, to make new friends, develop real life skills and of course have great fun!

“I just started my second year at NUI Galway going toward a degree in Zoology and I have found studying in Ireland different to my previous studies in the USA. The student is much more responsible for their own initiative due to a small emphasis on continued assessment and a large emphasis on exams. This worked out brilliant for me in the first year and I look forward to taking control of my studies in my second year. Student life is a big thing at NUI Galway. You won’t find the Greek System here, but you will find friendly people who work hard and then relax. One of the great things about studying at NUI Galway is actually being able to live in Galway, Ireland. Galway is such a beautiful city with a lot of local history and a charming spirit all of its own”. Jessica Larson, USA

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  1. NUI Galway is delighted to be associated with the current Education Mission to the US. We look forward to meeting prospective students at the fairs in Boston & Chicago and linking up again with college admissions counselors in St Louis at their annual convention.

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