The Galway- Ireland program is located twelve miles west of Galway city, near the Irish-speaking village of Spiddal. Spiddal is known as the home of traditional Irish music and culture. Students are housed in cottages overlooking Galway Bay. The program consists of one course taught by the CSB/SJU faculty director. All the other courses are taught by local faculty. The academic courses provide an integrated perspective on Irish society, focusing on archaeology, history, culture, religion and literature. Students have access to the cultural life of Galway city, the friendly ambience of rural Ireland and the rugged countryside of the Irish west coast. This program affords students an opportunity to explore Ireland with numerous excursions to the Arran Islands, Cork, Burren of County Clare, Dublin, Northern Ireland, and the Ring of Kerry.
Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland with a population of over 100,000. It is located on the river Lee in the southern region of Ireland. This is one of the most independent study abroad programs offered by CSB/SJU, since there is not a CSB/SJU faculty member who accompanies the program. Student directly enroll at University College Cork. Students select from a wide range of the University's regularly scheduled humanities and science courses. CSB/SJU students live in furnished apartments located within walking distance of the campus.