June 2 - July 3, 2017

Program Brochure

Contact the Program Director

Dr. Barry Vaughan

Philosophy & Religious Studies Department
P: 480-461-7620
Office: BP 43A - 44

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. 

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.

Spend summer school in Ireland!  Students 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, Co. Westmeath as a home base, participants 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.

Cultural Excursions

Courses Offered (6 credits-choose 2 courses)

  • ART142    Introduction to Digital Photography (3 cr); requires $35 course fee
    • Instructor: TBA
  • REL250    Religion in Ireland: Neolithic to Early Medieval (3 cr) [HU, H]
  • STO290    The Irish Storytelling Tradition (3 cr) [G]

Estimated Program Costs

  • Program Fee (due 3/25/17): $TBA
    • Program fee includes: lodging, academic facilities at AIT, cultural excursions, ground transportation, and medical insurance.
    • Airfare: included if traveling with group
      • Airfare: If NOT traveling round trip with the group, $TBA airfare allowance (program fee would be $TBA).
  • Tuition: 6 credits estimated at $516
    • In-state: $86 per credit hour
    • Out-of-state: $206 per credit hour
    • Registration begins in March. Tuition is due 35 days prior course start date.
    Registration Fee: $15
  • Course Fees: ART142 requires a $35 course fee.
  • Meals are NOT included - estimated at $1,000

ESTIMATED TOTAL (program fee, tuition, airfare and meals): $TBA

Study Abroad 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 4-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™

Dates to Remember

Title Date(s) More Information

Information Sessions

Wednesdays: 6-6:45 pm

September 14 & 28, 2016

October 12 & 26, 2016

November 9, 2016

Jan. 25 & Feb. 8, 2017


Room 608 AB in Building 38 (Use Compliance Services entrance at the south side of Bldg 38.)

Thursdays: 1:30-2:15 pm

September 15 & 29, 2016

October 13 & 27, 2016

November 10, 2016

Jan. 26 & Feb. 9, 2017


Enrollment Center EC115A (Building 39)

All Info Sessions located at the Southern & Dobson Campus

Financial Aid Workshops from 2:15-3:15 pm following Thursday Info Sessions.

For information, contact Juan Carlos Sanchez at 480.461.7312.

Fast Tracking the Dream to College Completion

In order to qualify for IDA accounts for 2017 study abroad programs, you must be enrolled by October 31, 2016

Workshops: Locations TBA

Monday, Sept., 26 at 10 am

Monday, Oct. 24 at 2 pm

For information, contact 480.833.9200 x3417.

Scholarship Deadline

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

11:59 PM MST

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

Student must be accepted into a program PRIOR to applying for a scholarship.

Study Abroad Scholarship for Ireland

Program Application Deadline

Friday, March 10, 2017

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

Complete the online application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply early to reserve your place!

Payment Deadlines

Friday,  March 24, 2017

Program Fee Deadline: March 24, 2017

Tuition Deadline: Listed in your Student Center

Cashier Services

Mandatory Orientation

Sat., April 8, 2017

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.