Maybe it’s the stunning coastline, or the rolling green hills, or the misty, mysterious weather; whatever the cause, the small city of Galway has long drawn musicians, artists, writers, and creative types to its charming streets. As a study abroad student in Galway, you’ll enjoy the thriving theater and music scenes, browse the city's bustling markets, and feast on legendary seafood fresh from Galway Bay. Head to nearby Salthill for rowing, kayaking, and wind surfing, or take an Irish Gaelic language immersion program in the traditional village of An Cheathru Rua in Connemara. Whatever adventures you choose in Galway, you'll love immersing into Irish life in this quaint university town. Spend a semester, summer, or academic year in Galway exploring Ireland's cultural heart.
Spend a semester, a summer, or a year exploring the misty Emerald Isle. Home to James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Bono, and Liam Neeson, Ireland has long been known for its creative residents, from artists and musicians to authors and playwrights. Ireland is a study in contrasts; where else can you visit a prehistoric tomb, see a 9th century manuscript, take in a GAA football match, and enjoy a pint at Davy Byrne’s pub, all in the same day? While studying abroad in Ireland, you can give back to your host community by volunteering, visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, learn to speak Irish Gaelic, and immerse into Irish life and culture.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Thomas has an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2008, his passion for Irish history and culture led him to Galway, where he earned a master's degree in Irish Studies at the National University of Ireland – Galway (NUIG). Since 2010, Thomas has worked with international students studying abroad in Galway on both semester and summer programs. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Irish Studies at NUIG. More
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