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Students who are interested in a summer study abroad program in Galway that is environmentally-focused will benefit from this new and exciting summer school. The program offers students practical experience of the natural environment in the west of Ireland. It provides students with survey skills to identify natural resources and develops their skills to evaluate the sustainable use and conservation of Ireland’s ecological resources.
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API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Galway programs. All excursions are subject to change.
larney Castle tends to be top of most Bucket lists, and for very good reasons! You’ve heard if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you’ll get the gift of the gab for 7 years, right? Well if you are hot on becoming a storyteller after all your adventures, this is certainly the thing to do, and you also get to check out a pretty awesome Castle & Gardens at the same time! What’s not to like? This trip will also include some beautiful scenic stops in the stunning Cork Countryside, and a lovely walking tour of Cork City itself!
The mountains, lakes, and terrain of this area west of Galway in the heart of the Gaelgeacht area (Irish speaking zone) of Ireland are a wonderful reminder of the natural beauty of Ireland. The mountainous 12 peaks that hug Lough (lake) Corrib and Lough Mask dominate the landscape. The region is also filled with an abundance of Irish character – old castles, abbeys, cottages and pre-famine artifacts.
The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren are at the heart of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, which is Ireland's rugged West Coast, and one of our most dramatic landscapes. This is Ireland at its most panoramic, with it’s cliff top walks, quintessential Irish Villages, friendly country vibes…all surrounded with jaw dropping views! It’s an adventure never to be forgotten! We will also travel through The Burren, which gets its name from the Gaelic word 'bhoireann' meaning, 'a stony or Rocky place' which formed over 320 million years ago under what was a tropical sea. This unusual landscape has an intriguing underworld area that is best understood by a visit to the famous Aillwee Caves, which are about 1.5 million years old, and boast some of the most spectacular stalactites and stalagmites in Ireland.
TOTAL CREDITS - 3 credits per session (up to 6 total)
County Galway, on Ireland’s Atlantic West Coast, is a land of contrasts. Influenced by its oceanic climate, glacial history, hydrology, geology and human habitation, it has developed a variety of beautiful landscapes with unique and fascinating habitats and species. From the fertile rocks of the Burren karst limestone to the raised bogs of the Midlands, the sheer cliffs of the Aran Islands to the salt marshes of Galway Bay, there is a wealth of natural history to explore.
API students will receive their transcript from the National University of Ireland, Galway upon completion of their program.
Nikki Madden will be your Resident Director and a resource for you while you are in Ireland!
Rachel Mogan will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!
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This summer school course is designed to encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to study ecology, by looking at all aspects of how these habitats are created and maintained through natural processes and anthropogenic activity. It will also consider conservation and sustainability issues and how a sound understanding of these ecological processes is used to combat the challenges facing the environment.
This course focuses on the habitats and species of the Burren and East County Galway including limestone pavement, turloughs, and the raised bogs and special coastal habitats of County Galway.
Language of Instruction: English
Recommended US semester credits: 3
Contact Hours: 6
This course focuses on the regions of Connemara, Lough Corrib, and Joyce Country and examines the ecology and conservation of blanket bogs, uplands, and freshwater habitats of County Galway.
Recommended US semester credits: 3
Contact Hours: 6
API students live in student apartments located within 20-25 minutes walking distance of the university. Apartments generally consist of 3-5 double bedrooms, a shared living area, and kitchen. Each bedroom has a private bathroom. During the semester, API students may be housed with Irish and other international students, while summer students live alongside American and other international students. It is common for apartments to be co-ed.
Meals are not included in these housing options.