The Ireland - Galway program will not be offered Fall of 2021 or Fall 2022; it will next be offered Fall of 2023.

The CSB/SJU Ireland - Galway program is located on the spectacularly rugged west coast of Ireland nine miles west of Galway city in the rural countryside.  This "Gaeltacht" region (primarily Irish speaking) of Ireland is famous for its poets, musicians and artists, for its splendid vistas of green mountains, constantly changing skies, endless rows of field stones fences, swaths of bog land, and rugged coastline. 

Explore complete Ireland - Galway Program details on CSBSJU-Global Portal.


The faculty consists of a CSB/SJU professor who accompanies the group and professors from nearby Irish Universities. This program affords you an opportunity to explore the history, culture, literature, and theology of Ireland in and out the classroom. While students will be exposed to Gaelic as a living language, courses will be taught in English. All courses are offered to only CSB/SJU students and are taught at the Park Lodge Hotel. 

  • COLG 385 - Study Abroad Seminar (4 cr) (IC/EL; CS/GL/EX) (REQUIRED) (4 cr)
  • HIST 310 - History of Ireland (4 cr) (HM; HE)
  • ENGL 385 - Studies in Literature: Anglo-Irish Literature (4 cr) (HM; HE)
  • THEO 319B - Irish Christian Tradition: From St. Patrick to the Present (4 cr) (TU; TI)
  • COLG 225 - Gaelic Archaelogy & Culture (4 cr) 

For course descriptions, refer to CSBSJU-Global Portal


Housing is arranged for program participants by the Center for Global Education (CGE). Students on this program live in self-catering cottages on the grounds of the Park Lodge Hotel, located 9 miles west of Galway City and 1.5 miles east of the village of Spiddal. A cottage accommodates up to 5 students of the same gender. For this reason, gender is a factor for admission to this program. Each cottage has 3 bedrooms (2 double occupancy, and one single), a common living room, one bathroom, and a full furnished kitchen.  

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB/SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying CSB/SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Fee. Find program fee cost information on the CSBSJU Global Portal

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with the program costs, but must be searched out well in advance.  

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