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 is required to travel abroad.  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 29 - June 29, 2015

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 SAI 2014 itinerary.

SAI Program Information Guide

Estimated Program Costs

  • Program Fee: $TBA (due 3/20/15)
    • 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: $84 per credit hour
    • Out-of-state: $204 per credit hour
    • Registration begins in early 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 credits)

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

Information Sessions

Wednesdays: 6 - 6:45 pm
Sept. 10 &  24, 2014
Oct. 8 & 22, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Jan. 28 & Feb. 11, 2015

Thursdays: 1:30-2:15 pm

Sept. 11 & 25, 2014
Oct. 9 &  23, 2014
Nov. 6, 2014
Jan. 29 & Feb. 12, 2015

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 1, 2015

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

Program Application Deadline

Friday, March 20, 2015

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

Complete the online application (coming soon!). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early to reserve your place!

Payment Deadline

Friday,  March 20, 2015

For payment guidelines, read the helpful guide: How to Pay for Study Abroad.

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 11, 2015

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.