The professors were probably the best I've ever had. It was great to have the same professors teaching you and also doing all the extra stuff on the side along with you. We were all able to bond a lot and it was very helpful.

Western Washington University

Participant in Galway, Ireland


Ireland Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: Dublin
  • Official Language: English and Irish
  • Currency: euro (EUR)
Galway is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the only city in the province of Connacht. Photo Credit: USAC Ireland

Galway is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and the only city in the province of Connacht.
Photo Credit: USAC Ireland

Ireland is a spectacularly beautiful country of contrasts—with the wildest and remotest of countryside and some of Europe’s most vibrant and popular cities. Ireland boasts one of the most remarkable collections of ancient and medieval archaeological sites in Europe while serving as the home of one of Europe’s youngest and most dynamic populations. Alongside the echoes of Nobel-prize winning writers such as W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney, one can now hear the rich mixture of languages, accents, and rhythms of a diverse array of people from across Europe. In addition to its remarkably rich literary heritage, Ireland is infused with the energies of a still-burgeoning music and arts scene that is second to none.

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  • Alumni Q&A: Leanne – Galway, Ireland

    Leanne Howard – Galway, Ireland, Summer 2011 1. Why did you choose the program that you did? I’ve always loved Ireland. I was an Irish dancer for 8 years and my family heritage is Irish. I visited the country when I was 16, and I’ll never...

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    USAC Partnership programs are really outstanding opportunities for students to be enrolled directly in a foreign institution for an independent, life-changing experience. Students receive outstanding support from our partners in the International...

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