Study Abroad

Study Abroad

A friendly and hospitable country, Ireland has a very special welcome for visitors from North America with whom it has a tradition of strong links. Every year the Irish experience is spoken of with enthusiasm by a growing number of North American and other overseas students. Some come because of their Irish descent and their interest in learning more about the history and culture of their forbears. Others come for an introduction to European politics, economics and society and to bring a European dimension to their studies. All comment on the ease with which they settle into student life in Ireland, the friendliness of the people, the physical beauty of the country, the vibrant social and cultural life and the opportunity studying in Ireland offers for both academic and personal growth.

Each of the Irish Universities has a Study Abroad office which is responsible for co-ordinating programmes aimed at overseas students spending either a summer, a semester or a full academic year studying in Ireland. The objective in any Study Abroad Programme is to experience different lifestyles and encounter new viewpoints. Junior Year Abroad and Study Abroad programmes offer students a unique and enriching educational and cultural experience. Modules are offered in a broad spectrum of faculties and, with the exception of Summer Programmes, have a GPA entry requirement and involve a full-time course load. Many of these programmes involve credit transfer arrangements with overseas Universities and Colleges.

We encourage students to visit the websites of the universities or contact the institutions directly for further detailed information on the Study Abroad programmes on offer. Applications for all Study Abroad programmes should be made directly to the relevant institution. In addition to full undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Irish Universities offer a wide selection of study programmes specifically designed to meet the needs of overseas students. These range from summer programmes, to semester and full academic year programmes over a broad spectrum of faculties. Further details can be viewed on their individual websites.

See www.educationireland.ie for more details and links to all Study Abroad progammes of the Irish colleges.

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