Pictures taken by past participants on the Galway
Summer program or other programs in Ireland.

Location: Galway, Ireland
Dates: June 23 - July 22, 2015
Professors: The group is accompanied by Dr. Eamonn Wall, UMSL Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor in Irish Studies.
Course: Students choose between the courses below in Irish Studies and earn 6 credit hours of transfer credit. This program is available for undergraduate or graduate credit.

Course Description
Teaching will be by means of lectures, seminars, dramatic performances, guided tours and informed contact with the music, language and people of Ireland. An interdisciplinary approach will be used within each course and between the courses of the Irish Studies program. Students will have access to library, audio and visual facilities of the University.

Special Notes: Additional Scholarships are available for qualified UMSL students through the Smurfit-Stone Endowed Professorship!

Each student will select two of the following courses:

Course number & name at Galway UMSL equivalent (how it will transfer)
SS 115 Representing Ireland: Literature and Film English 4950 Special Topics
SS 116 Archaeological Heritage of Ireland Anthro 2190 Special Topics
SS 117 Irish History Hist 3000 Special Topics
SS 120 Gaelic Culture and Literature English 3500 Special Studies
SS 121 Irish Society Soc 3000 Sociology elective
SS 122 Irish Traditional Music & Dance Music 4000 Directed Studies
SS 118 Introduction to Art in Ireland Art Hs 3391 Selected Themes in Art History
SS 119 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction English 4130 or 4140 Creative Writing

Application Deadline: March 16

Eligibility Requirements for UMSL students: UMSL Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements.This program welcomes undergraduates, graduate students, and life-long learners.

Estimated Costs:

Program Fee** $3,650
Airfare (approx.) $1,300
Personal Expenses & Meals (approx.) $1,250-$1,750



Program Fee includes • 6 credits tuition at the NUI - Galway • Health Insurance • Accomodations • Course-related  excursions 
Not Included in the Fees • Roundtrip Airfare • Meals and Personal Expenses  • Passport Costs

Important Dates:
Application and Deposit Deadline: March 16
Acceptance Documents Deadline: April 3
Remaining Program Fee Deadline: April 3
Online Orientation Completion: April 3
Mandatory In-Person Orientation: 2-4 pm on a Friday in early April

For Additional Information:
Dr. Eamonn Wall, UMSL SMURFIT-Stone Corportation Professor in Irish Studies ( 314-516-5589) 
Nate Daugherty, Study Abroad Coordinator (, 314-516-5229)
NUI-Galway Irish Studies Summer School (

Scholarships: available through International Studies and Programs for all accepted UMSL full-time degree-seeking students with a 2.75 GPA or above. 

Application Process:
Students must submit the following documents to the Study Abroad Office. Forms are available online only.

1. UMSL Study Abroad Application Form
2. Non-refundable*** $100 deposit (due at time of application)
3. Scholarship application and scholarship essay (UMSL students only)
4. Non-UMSL applicants are required to submit a $100 application fee. The application fee is payable by check or money order to 'UMSL'.
5. Non-UMSL students must also submit a letter of recommendation and transcript.

Application and non-refundable deposit are due by March 16.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation:
Faculty-led program participants are required to complete the online study abroad orientation, which covers health and safety topics, culture shock, and much more. Participants may or may not have to attend an in-person orientation; you will be notified by the program coordinator via e-mail regarding the specific requirements for your program. Non-UMSL students residing in the St. Louis area are welcome to attend. Please notify the Study Abroad Office if you will be attending so that we may send you a parking permit and directions, details and location.

Important Information Regarding Fees and Registration:

1. Program fees must be paid by check or money order made out to UMSL and sent or brought to the Study Abroad Office. Credit cards are NOT accepted for program fees. Students receive transfer credit for this program, and thus, are not responsible for UMSL tuition.

** UMSL reserves the right to revise the program fee if there are fluctuations in the exchange rate and departure fees. Participants are responsible for any increase in rates.
***Deposit will be refunded only if you are not selected to participate in the program or the program is cancelled by the university.