International Education - Study Abroad: Athlone, Ireland
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Participants will spend a full month immersing themselves in the study of Irish culture and history while exploring and experiencing the rich and diverse heritage of Ireland.
SAI is located in picturesque Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland. Situated in the heart of Ireland astride the river Shannon, Athlone is a town rich in culture and history. It is home to Athlone Castle which controlled trade along the river through the center of the island nation for much of its history.
Class for SAI are held on the campus of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) which is directly across the street from the Croi Oige apartments where we’ll be living.
*Program fee includes: airfare, housing, academic facilities, cultural excursions, ground transportation, entrance fees, lodging, and travel insurance.
Participants will be housed in the Croi Oige Student Village apartments conveniently located across from AIT's campus. Each four bedroom apartment is fully furnished and comes equipped with TV, iron and ironing boards, oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, electric kettle, all kitchen utensils, and bedding. Each bedroom comes with a study/computer desk and is internet ready with high speed internet access (via ethernet).
Modern Athlone is a center of industry and education and home to one of Ireland's major institutes of technology. Because of its central location (between Dublin and Galway) it is a transportation hub by road (the newly completed M6 Moterway) and rail, and makes access to the rest of Ireland convenient.