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UF in Galway - Youth Development, Irish Culture, and Service Learning
Galway, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Caroline Cully
Type of Credit:
Program Type: Service Learning, UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Field of Study: Family, Youth & Community Sciences
Program Description:

UF in Galway

Youth Development, Irish Culture, & Service Learning
Summer B: June 24 - August 5, 2018

About the Program

The purpose of this 6-week service learning program is to provide a transformative experiential learning experience in the context of youth development in Galway, Ireland. This program will provide youth development, service-learning, and cultural learning opportunities, along while collaborating with community-based organizations. We will also have several pre-meetings at UF, prior to leaving for Ireland.

About the Location

Galway, Ireland is known for its brightly colored cafes and pubs,boundless live music, eclectic street performers and world-class arts and entertainment. History and modernity unite in this city to create an ideal environment for discovering the essence of Ireland's culture, language and people.


Excursions to cultural sights include Westport and Achill, Aran Islands, Dublin (Optional), Gola Island, Glenveagh National Park, and a coastal walk of Bunbeg. Along with several visits around Galway to experience Irish Culture, including a traditional Irish music night, farmer's market, and a cultural immersion weekend of Irish national sports, an Irish dance lesson, and an Irish language lesson.


In Galway, you will be paired together to stay with host families in a central location to your service-learning placement. Breakfast and Dinners will be provided by your host families. In Bunbeg (Gweedore) you will stay at a Bed & Breakfast.

Identify social problems within the context of youth development & affect change
Take Part in service learning within the context of Irish culture & youth development
Compare & Contrast Irish and American cultures within the context of service learning
Design solutions with the community based upon asset-based community development
Develop leadership skills through team projects & oral presentations

Course Information

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
Course taught by UF Faculty

FYC 4932: Youth Development, Irish Culture, and Service Learning in Galway, Ireland
(3 UF GPA credits)

FYC 4932: Ireland Field Study or FYC4941: FYCS Practicum
(3 UF GPA credits)

Total Credit Hours: 6 UFGPA


  • open to all majors
  • 2.8 GPA or higher
  • students in good standing
  • Entry-level youth development course completed (ex. FYC3001, FYC3201, EDF3110, PSY2021)
  • informal interview

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $6,681

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:

Tuition for 6 credits, housing, breakfast and some dinners, in-country transportation, service-learning placements, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, meals, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Jill Ranaivoson

Faculty Program Directors
Kate Fletcher, M.S., 352-273-3517
Dale Pracht, Ph. D,, 352-273-3533



This program is currently not accepting applications.