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UF in Galway - Youth Development, Irish Culture, and Service Learning
Galway, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Jill Ranaivoson
Type of Credit:
Program Type:
UF Sponsored
Open to all majors:
Program Description:

UF in Galway

Youth Development, Irish Culture, & Service Learning
Summer A: TBA 2018

About the Program

The purpose of this 4-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 working to solve local issues and enhance community engagement. 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.


Several weekend trips are planned, including Dublin, Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. Along with several visits around Galway to experience Irish Culture, including a local music venue, and local festivals.


Students will be placed in off-campus student residences called Gort na Coiribe that are located a 15 minute walk from National University of Ireland, Galway campus. Student residences are apartment-style student residences, typically housing 3-6 students in each apartment.

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
Courses are taught by UF Faculty

FYC 4932: Special Topics in Family, Youth and Community Science
(3 UF GPA credits)


  • open to all majors
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • students in good standing
  • Entry-level youth development course completed (ex. FYC3001, FYC3201, EDF3110, PSY2021)
  • short essay and 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: TBA

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 3 credits, 5 group dinners, service learning placements, day trips to cliff of Moher and Aran Islands (with a bike tour) weekend excursion to Dublin, Farmers Market in Galway, Salt Hil Walk, a scavenger hunt, a traditional music night, a visit to Trinity College and the Book of Kells. International health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

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

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Jill Ranaivoson

Faculty Program Director
Kate Fletcher, M.S.