UNK Semester Abroad - Ireland

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Program

The University of Nebraska-Kearney offers the ability for 20 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 is led by a UNK Faculty member and taught in combination with professors from the University of Galway. All courses are taught in English. 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.

UNK Credits

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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 full use of surroundings and field trips taken during the semester by analyzing experiential learning to complement classroom instruction.

Housing

The group of students will reside in cottages located near Park Lodge Hotel bed and breakfast near the village of Spiddal.

Duration

February - April (less than 90 days)

Program Cost

The cost of program is $7,175* for UNK students, which includes a pre-departure orientation, 12 hours tuition of UNK undergraduate resident tuition + fees, housing, study abroad health insurance, and tour guide/transportation/lodging/tourist site admission for program related field trips to: 

  • Dublinireland trip
  • Aran Islands
  • Westport
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Connemara
  • Blarney Castle
  • Northern Ireland
* - Based on an estimate of 12 UNK undergraduate credit hours earned off-campus during the Spring 2015 semester at the Nebraska resident tuition rate. This amount will vary if you are a non-resident UNK student or if you decide to take more than 12 credits or online courses while abroad.

Financial Aid

Most scholarships and grants can be used to fund this venture and financial assistance in the form of students loans is available. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid at (308) 865-8520 or finaid1@unk.edu 

Prerequisites

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.

Credit Transfer

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.

Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline is the first Friday of October prior to the Spring semester you intend to participate. Applications will be accepted until capacity is reached.

Application Contents:
  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $250 (refundable if not accepted)
  • Security Deposit $400 (refundable if not accepted, paid separately from the application fee )

Please e-mail the Office of Study Abroad  at unkstudyabroad@unk.edu to schedule an appointment on how to access the online application and retrieve supplemental forms.

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"What I Wish I Would Have Known" - Advice from UNK Study Abroad Alumni who have participated in the Spring Semester in Ireland Program.

"Top 10 Must-Do Activities" -Advice about what to do during your stay in Ireland. Responses are from Study Abroad Alumni who have participated in the program.

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