The University of Nebraska-Kearney offers the ability for 15-22 UNK students to participate in a Spring Semester in Ireland program. The purpose of the program is to offer all students the possibility to study abroad and travel in the country of Ireland. This group program will be led by a UNK Faculty member and taught in combination with professors from the University of Galway. Students will reside and study in the township of Spiddal, Ireland which has the approximate population of 1,500 citizens and is located about 12 miles west of Galway City.
Language of Instruction
Courses are all taught in English.
January - April
The group of students will reside in cottages located at the Park Lodge Hotel within the village of Spiddal..
The cost of the program is $7,765* for UNK students, which includes a pre-departure orientation, 12 hours tuition of UNK undergraduate resident tuition + fees, housing, study abroad health insurance, Irish Residence Permit, and tour guide / transportation / lodging / admittance tickets for program related field trips to Dublin (3 nights), Kerry (3 nights), Cork (2 nights), and Northern Ireland (4 nights). * T.B.D.
Irish History (HIST 290) - 3 credit hours / Instructed by a University of Galway professor
Irish Literature (ENGL 254) - 3 credit hours / Instructed by a University of Galway professor
Intro to Gaelic (FORL 110) - 3 credit hours / Instructed by an Irish Language Teacher
Special Topics (INTS 480) - 3 credit hours / Instructed by the UNK Program Director, this course will make ful use of surroundings and fieldtrips taken during the semester by analyzing experiential learning to complement classroom instruction.
Most scholarships and grants can be used to fund this venture and financial assistance in the form of students loans is available.
The program is open to all UNK students. Students should have at least a 2.5 GPA and one semester of college experience. No foreign language is required.
All students will register through the University of Nebraska-Kearney for a minimum of twelve credit hours (listed above). All students without a NUID, will be required to apply as a non-degree seeking student at UNK through the Office of Admissions (308.865.8702). Credits earned may be applied toward degree work at the students' home campus through the transfer process.
Priority Application Deadline is the last Friday of September prior to the Spring semester you intend to participate. Applications will be accepted until capacity is reached. Please email Ann Marie Park (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an application and supplemental forms.