Athlone, Ireland

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Barry Vaughan

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department
P: 480-461-7620
Office: BP 43A - 44
barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

 

Program Website - Study Abroad Athlone, Ireland

 

A valid passport book or card is required to enter or re-enter the United States - Passport Info Here

Program Location

The program is held on the campus of Athlone Institute of Technology located in the medieval city of Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland. Situated in the heart of Ireland astride the River Shannon, the city is rich in culture and history. Its central location in the heart of Ireland makes access to the rest of the country convenient via road, rail, and bus.

May 30 - June 30, 2014

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.  Using picturesque Athlone as a home base, students will make field trips to locations such as Dunamase and Emo Court, the megalithic monuments at Loughcrew and Trim Castle, spend several days in Ireland's Cultural Heart, Galway, and take a boat to Clonmacnoise.

View tentative SAI 2014 itinerary!

SAI Program Information Guide

Estimated Program Costs

  • Program Fee: $3,200 (due 3/21/14)
    • Program fee includes: academic facilities, airfare, cultural excursions, ground transportation, lodging, and travel insurance.
  • Airfare: (included in program fee)
  • Tuition: 6-7 credits
    • In-state: $81 per credit hour
    • Out-of-state: $201 per credit hour
    • Registration begins 3rd Monday in March. Tuition due date will be listed in SIS.
  • Registration Fee: $15
  • Course Fees: ART142 requires a $35 course fee.
  • Meals are NOT included - estimated at $1,000
  • Textbooks: Estimated at $50
  • Passport Information 

Ireland Cultural Excursions

Ireland Program Details

  • Study Abroad Ireland is held on the campus of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) located in picturesque Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland.
  • 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.
  • Read detailed cultural information on Ireland provided by CultureGrams™

Courses Offered (Choose 6-7 credits)

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

Information Sessions

Wednesdays: 6 - 6:45 pm
Sept. 11 &  25, 2013
Oct. 9 & 23, 2013
Nov. 6, 2013
Jan. 29 & Feb. 12, 2014

Thursdays: 1:30-2:15 pm

Sept. 12 & 26, 2013
Oct. 10 &  24, 2013
Nov. 7, 2013
Jan. 30 & Feb. 13, 2014

Southern & Dobson Campus

Int'l Student Lounge

NU6 Building

Financial aid specialist available at all Thursday sessions!

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Scholarship Deadline

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Get information on scholarships, grants, and financial aid for study abroad here.

Program Application Deadline

Friday, March 21, 2014

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early to reserve your place!  Complete the application. This pdf file can be completed on your computer and then saved and printed.

Submit to the Study Abroad Coordinator in Building NU6 at Southern & Dobson campus.

Payment Deadline

Friday,  March 21, 2014

For scholarship & financial aid opportunities as well as payment guidelines, download the helpful guide: How to Pay for Study Abroad

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 12, 2014

9 am - 2 pm

Room LB145 in the Elsner Library at the Southern & Dobson campus.

You must attend the mandatory study abroad orientation. There may be additional required meetings for your specific program. Contact the Program Director for details.