Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Service-learning opportunities for credit
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to juniors and seniors only
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation and two academic references
  • One official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Copy of passport/birth certificate
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documents

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Aug 29, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$16,600
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 10, 2018 - May 18, 2018
$16,580
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Late Aug, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$16,380
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Aug 29, 2017 - May 18, 2017
$32,580
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Late Aug, 2018 - Mid-May, 2018
$31,880

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 10, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
May 15, 2018

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.

Courses are taught in the seminar and lecture styles, and grades are often based on one final exam. In order to determine the level of a particular class, students should pay attention to the number in the course title. Courses that begin with 1 are 1st year courses; courses that begin with 2 are 2nd year courses; courses that begin with 3 and/or 4 are 3rd and 4th year courses, respectively.

Not all courses are offered every semester or every year. The course selection may vary, and no course is guaranteed. Some courses may have prerequisites, and some courses may require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc.

There are additional fees for semester/year students who enroll in nursing/science and/or engineering classes. These fees affect the final program price. Generally, the extra fees apply to students who enroll in more than 10 ECTS of science/ engineering/ or nursing modules. Students are encouraged to contact the API office for further details.

Registration takes place upon arrival; however, we recommend that after consulting the course listings, students have 10 courses approved by their home university prior to departure, in order to allow for scheduling conflicts and the possible unavailability of certain classes. There is a 2-week add/drop period at the beginning of the semester in Galway. Voluntary, non-credit Irish language courses (Gaelic) are also available.

Course times, course descriptions and the semester in which a course is offered are subject to change and no course is guaranteed.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY MODULE CATALOG FALL

Click here to view the entire Fall NUI, Galway module catalog.
YOU MUST CHOOSE YOUR COURSES FROM THIS CATALOG.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY MODULE CATALOG SPRING

Click here to view entire Spring NUI, Galway module catalog.
YOU MUST CHOOSE YOUR COURSES FROM THIS CATALOG.

Special Options for Study Abroad Students

Service-Learning: Literacy and Learning in the Community (2.5 credits)

This semester-long course is specially designed to facilitate a service learning component for U.S. study abroad students at NUI Galway. The class consists of 24 hours of academic lectures, 12 hours of reflective seminars (1 hour per week), and 20+ hours of service in local community homework clubs (10 weeks).

Students gain an improved understanding of important theories and perspectives relating to literacy acquisition and how Irish society responds to the challenges associated with this important education and social issue. Students also benefit from experiential learning of how local homework clubs in the Galway area provide support and structure for children to develop their learning and literacy skills.

Exploring the Indigenous Arts (2.5 credits)

This course offers students an exciting, practice-based, opportunity to learn about indigenous Irish music, song, and dance. The course is delivered via a two hour class each week at the main NUI Galway campus and two field trips to the Irish-speaking Connemara region, where students take part in master workshops guided by leading artists from the west of Ireland.

Special features of the class include:

  • Practice-based learning via workshops and performances from leading Irish traditional musicians, including Sean Nós (old-style) singers and dancers.
  • Unique access to rare archives of traditional Irish art forms through collaboration with TG4, the Irish language television network based in Ballinahown, Connemara.
  • Series of lunchtime concerts on the main NUI Galway campus as part of the University’s Arts in Action program.