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Lehigh University Study Abroad: Lehigh in Ireland

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PROGRAM DATES

Depart USA: June 9, 2014
Program dates: June 10-July 24, 2014

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Professor Vincent Munley

Economics

vgm0@lehigh.edu

 

PROGRAM COSTS

* A limited number of $500-$1,500 need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluted according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development. 2014 Deadlines are posted on the 2014 Travel Grant Applicaition.

$5,900 (tentative) - This includes tuition for six credits, program activities/excursions and double occupancy room.  Not included:  airfare, local travel, meals, laundry, personal expenses, personal weekend travel or other costs.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Galway city was founded in the 13th century by the Anglo-Norman de Burgos family as a medieval settlement on the eastern bank of the River Corrib. It became a walled and fortified city-state ruled by fourteen powerful merchant families, later known as the "Tribes of Galway".  Today the city is a vibrant, bustling center of the arts and commerce, though it still retains a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Galway is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.  The city, with its medieval streets, waterways, extensive range of shopping facilities, wealth of music sessions and other cultural events, is a place to be treasured. The seaside town of Salthill, a Galway suburb, is a renowned summer resort.  Its fine beaches open directly onto spectacular Galway Bay. Galway sponsors numerous annual festivals and celebrations - among them the Galway Arts Festival.  Galwegians can justly claim a quality of life that is surpassed nowhere in the world.

Being a university city, Galway is a lively energetic place throughout the year.  The University, situated close to the heart of Galway, enjoys an intimate relationship with the city and during the academic year, students comprise 15% of the city’s population.  A compact, thriving city, Galway caters to youth like few other places can.  The University's graduates have played a pivotal role in all areas of the development of Galway, including the arts, industry and commerce.

The University

was founded in 1845 as Queen's College Galway. It was one of the three Queen's Colleges founded under the Queen's Colleges (Ireland) Act, 1845, the others being located in Belfast and Cork. The College opened for students on 30th October 1849.  By the Irish Universities Act (1908), Queen's College Galway became a Constituent College of the new National University of Ireland, and under a new Charter the name of the College was changed to University College, Galway.  In 1929, the College was given a special statutory responsibility under the University College Galway Act in respect of the use of the Irish language as a working language in the College.

Under the Universities Act, 1997, University College, Galway was reconstituted as a University, under the name of Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh / National University of Ireland, Galway, and became a Constituent University of the National University of Ireland (together with NUI Dublin, NUI Cork and NUI Maynooth).  Since the 1960's the University has experienced significant and continuous growth, both in its stock of buildings, facilities and physical resources and also in the numbers of its students and staff.  Its total student enrollment during 2002/2003 academic year was about 12,500, with academically strong programs of teaching and research throughout its seven Faculties: Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Celtic Studies, Medicine & Health Sciences, and Law.

TRAVEL

Students will make their own travel arrangements.  Shannon airport is about an hour and a half bus ride from Galway city.  Dublin Airport is about a three to four hour bus or train ride from Galway.  Aer Lingus (frequent flyer program partner with American Airlines) operates daily flights from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York (JFK) to both Shannon and Dublin.  Continental operates daily flights from Newark airport to Shannon and Dublin.  Delta operates daily flights from Atlanta to Shannon and Dublin.  U.S. Airways operates a daily flight from Philadelphia to Shannon.  All these flights depart the U.S. in the evening and arrive in Ireland the following morning (allowing for the five hour time difference).  Commercial bus service is easily available from both Shannon and Dublin to Galway.  Students should make their own return flight arrangements, depending upon whether they wish to spend additional time touring Ireland after the program or return to the U.S. immediately.  The cost for round trip airfare between the U.S. and Ireland during the summer high season can vary substantiallydepending upon when the booking is made.  The cost of the flight is NOT included in the total program price.

ACCOMODATIONS

Students will live in a complex of two bedroom apartments, located in the city centre and only a ten minute walk to the university.  Each apartment has one single room and one double room.  There is a $60 supplemental charge to reserve a single.  Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen equipped with refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, dishwasher and a combination clothes washer/dryer.  The living room/dining area is comfortably furnished, complete with all-channel T.V (about ten channels in Ireland!).  Linens (bedding but NOT TOWELS) are provided.  A supermarket is located only a three or four minute walk from the apartments.

 

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COURSES OFFERED                 

 

Supervised Research & 1 Irish Studies Course (6 credits total)

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BIOE 242: Bioengineering Research (3 credits)

BIOS 161: Special Topics in Biological Sciences (3 credits)

CEE 211: Research Problems(3 credits)

CHE 185: Undergraduate Research (3 credits)

CSB 198: Independent Study (3 credits)

CSB 314: International Practicum (3 credits)

CSE 190: Special Topics (3 credits)

DES 375:  Design Internship (3 credits)

ECO 199: Supervised Research (3 credits)

EES 293: Supervised Internship (3 credits)

ENGL 282: Professional Internship (3 credits)

JOUR 232: Journalism Practicum (3 credits)

LAW 372:  Special Topics (3 credits)

ME 310: Directed Study (3 credits)

PSYC 161: Supervised Research (3 Credits)

SSP 393: Supervised Research (3 Credits)

WGSS 271: Independent Reading and Research(3 Credits)

 

IRISH STUDIES COURSES:

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ANTH 100-011: The Archaeological Heritage of Ireland (3 credits)

ANTH 100-010:  Negotiating Identity: Irish Traditional Music and Dance  (3 credits)

ART 69-010: Special Topics in Art History (3 credits)

ENGL 191-012:  Representing Ireland - Literature and Film  (3 credits)

ENGL 201-010:  Special Topics: Creative Writing - Poetry and Fiction (3 credits)

HIST 104-010:  Irish History (3 credits)

SSP 100-010: Irish Society (3 credits)

 


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