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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Theatre Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Tessa Carr,
Majors Eligible: ALL MAJORS Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: G-Graduate, JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates) Applicant Requirement: AU & Non-AU students may apply
Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:

Auburn Theatre in Ireland: Galway International Arts Festival


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. From July 11-25 students will attend arts events and participate in day trips to culturally significant sites with Auburn faculty. Students and faculty will have daily discussion sections about the work that they have seen. 

Learn more about the Galway International Arts Festival, including the festival line up, at


This course requires extensive walking on uneven cobbled streets and climbing many stairs.  Taxi/bus/metro/train.


  • 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.


Summer 2020

  • 12 July 2020: Arrival in Ireland - program begins.
  • 25 July 2020: Program ends, return to US.
  • 3 August 2020: Course ends.
Students purchase their own plane ticket to Dublin Airport (DUB). Plan to arrive by 10:00 am on July 12, which usually means a departure from the U.S. on July 11 Students may depart from Ireland on or after July 25.


Students will receive credit for THEA 4950 (3 credit hours). Credits may be applied as a substitute for an upper-level Lit/Theory course.


For program cost details, download a copy of the CLATheatreGalway.Budget2020

*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:Galway2

  • Mar 1: $700 non-refundable deposit due.
  • Mar 7: First payment installment billed to eBill.
  • Apr 5: First payment installment due. There will be no refund after this date.
  • Apr 11: Second payment installment billed to eBill.
  • May 3: Second payment installment due. There will be no refund after this date.


Housing is at the Connacht hotel, a 3 star hotel outside of Galway, Ireland. We will take the bus into town and use taxis as needed. Extensive walking and stair climbing is required in order to participate in the activities of the course.



Two day excursions to Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.


Galway, Ireland

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.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check 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.


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.