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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom; Derry, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 04/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led College/School: SPIA
Program Description:

UGA- SPIA- GLOBIS: Study Abroad in Ireland Summer

The Ireland Study Abroad Program is a 4-week program based in Galway, Ireland with classes conducted on the campus of the National University of Ireland-Galway. Offered by the School of Public and International Affairs, the program also includes visits to Belfast, Derry, Dublin, and many other exciting locations around Ireland and Northern Ireland. The classes in this program focus on the historical and current human rights issues facing Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the European Union. Students learn about these crucial issues against the backdrop of modern Ireland, which will be experienced via multiple cultural excursions, including sporting events, city tours, musical performances, and visits to major political and historical sites.

Program Location

The program is primarily based in Galway, Ireland. The trip also includes excursions to other cities and locations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland—Derry, Belfast, Dublin, Aran(Inis Meain).

Contact Information

Chad Clay
Program Director
Phone: 706-542-9810

Academic Program

6 semester hours: 1 course on political repression and 1 course on the EU's human rights policies

Program Itinerary (Draft)


Date Day Activity
12 June Wed Fly from US to Shannon
13 June Thurs Arrive in Galway
IFSA-Butler orientation; walking tour of Galway; welcome dinner
14 June Fri Class Meeting; orientation to volunteering in Galway
15 June Sat Cliffs of Moher
16 June Sun Free Day
17 June Mon Class Meeting; Volunteering
18 June Tues Class Meeting; Volunteering
19 June Wed Aran (Inis Meain)
20 June Thurs Aran (Inis Meain)
21 June Fri Class Meeting; Free afternoon
22 June Sat Free Day
23 June Sun Free Day
24 June Mon Free Morning; Class Meeting
25 June Tues Class Meeting; Volunteering
26 June Wed Irish Centre for Human Rights
27 June Thurs Class Meeting; Volunteering; Gaelic Sporting Event
28 June Fri Depart for Derry; Lecture at Ulster University
29 June Sat Walking tour of Derry
30 June Sun Depart for Belfast; Black Taxi tour
1 July Mon Tour Game of Thrones sites
2 July Tues Class Meeting; Titanic Belfast Museum
3 July Wed Class Meeting; Free Afternoon
4 July Thurs Depart for Dublin; Free Afternoon
5 July Fri Visit to Oireachtas (Irish Parliament)
6 July Sat Hop On-Hop Off tour of Dublin; Kilmainham Gaol; Tour of Guinness
7 July Sun Trinity College; EPIC Emigration Museum
8 July Mon Free Time; Farewell meal with IFSA-Butler
9 July Tues Depart Dublin for USA


Students will stay on the campus of NUI-Galway and in hotels on excursions. 

Program Cost

Program fee is still being determined. Program fee does not include airfare, tuition, or institutional fees. Hope/Miller Scholarships can be applied where applicable. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information on these scholarships.

Registration for classes will begin when notified by the program.  Once notified, participants should register by March 1.