Centered around the world famous Galway International Arts Festival, this two week intensive course includes twelve arts events, along with other pop-up style arts performances, throughout the city of Galway, Ireland. This program will run from July 15-30 in Galway and surrounding areas. Auburn students and faculty attend events together and reflect upon and discuss the experiences. Coupled with two day excursions outside of Galway, students will have the opportunity to experience Irish culture from an international small city home base. As part of the program, day trips to Aran Islands and Burren are included.
Learn more about the Galway International Arts Festival, including the festival line up, at www.giaf.ie.
Students must be in good academic standing at the time of departure.
There are no course prerequisites, but there will be informal class meetings in the spring.
15 July 2018: Arrival in Ireland - program begins.
30 July 2018: Program ends.
Students purchase their own plane ticket to Shannon Airport (SNN). Plan to arrive by 10:00 am on July 15, which usually means a departure from the U.S. on July 14. Students may depart from Ireland on or after July 30.
Students will receive credit for THEA 4950 (3 credit hours). Credits may be applied to Fine Arts core as a substitute for THEA 2010 (Introduction to Theatre) or as a substitute for an upper-level theatre history sequence.
*NOTE: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.
Payment and Withdrawal Dates:
Feb 28: $700 non-refundable deposit due.
Mar 8: First payment installment of $1615 billed to eBill.
Apr 6: First payment installment due.
Apr 11: Second payment installment of $1615 billed to eBill.
May 4: Second payment installment due.
The student housing is a well-appointed hostel. Student stay in double occupancy rooms with attached bathroom. The hostel is centrally located in Galway and within easy walking distance to venues. Daily breakfast is included as well as one welcome meal and one group farewell meal. Participants are responsible for all other meals.
Galway is the capital of the West of Ireland, a thriving modern University City, situated on the banks of the River Corrib. A uniquely cosmopolitan city with something for everyone, it attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Despite Galway’s growth in recent years, it still manages to retain much of its old world Medieval charm with pedestrianized streets and narrow laneways. Galway's 20,000 students contribute to the city's youthful energy during the Autumn, Winter & Spring and this vibrancy is maintained in the summer by the city’s numerous festivals.
Historically Galway had important trade links with continental Europe and Spain in particular. The busy port area once saw large sailing ships bound for the Americas - Christopher Columbus was one of its first European tourists. Today Galway is a center for the high-tech and medical industries. Galway is located on the Atlantic coast and acts as a gateway to the Irish speaking Gaeltacht. It is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby rugged landscapes of Connemara, The Burren and The Aran Islands.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program
Non-U.S. Citizens will need to verify entry/exit requirements for Ireland.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.