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  • Locations: Waterford, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USG Goes Global 
  • Restrictions: UNG applicants only
  • Program Costs: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/17/2023 ** Rolling Admission 06/09/2023 07/14/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Non-UNG Students Allowed: No Cadets Only: No
Program Advisor: Daniela Martinez, Shane Bono Housing Options: Dormitory
Click here for a definition of this term Program Duration: Summer: 2 to 8 weeks Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Communication, English, Global Studies, History, International Affairs, Journalism, Political Science Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Max Number of Credits Offered: 06 Click here for a definition of this term Min Number of Credits Offered: 03
Program Description:
Full program details can be found here

Pictures of Ireland
Live and study for five weeks in Ireland’s oldest city! See the cultural, artistic, and historical treasures which have made Ireland a destination for generations.  Waterford, once a walled settlement of Viking origins, retains much of its medieval character together with graceful cathedrals and townhouses from its 18th-century expansion. The program fee includes program trips to Dublin, a three-day stay in Killarney, Co. Kerry in the rugged West of Ireland, and eight-day trips across the gorgeous mountains and valleys of southeastern Ireland to take in some of Europe’s most outstanding castles, stately homes, gardens, ecclesiastical sites, and pre-historic monuments. 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Laura Thomason (laura.thomason@mga.edu)

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST INCLUDES
  • Dormitory accommodations with private room & bathroom at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Partial meal plan including breakfast & lunch on class days (35 meals in total), a 100 Euro grocery card, welcome dinner, and closing reception gala dinner
  • Unlimited travel on the Leap bus system in Waterford
  • Activities & excursions as listed below under the "Activities & Admin" section
  • Health insurance policy providing coverage for any medical expenses that may incur
  • Some free days & weekends to explore Ireland or travel to other locations in Europe

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • Tuition, which will be paid directly to each student's home institution (the USG Goes Global tuition rate is $199/credit hour)
  • Airfare (students may purchase flights through the group airfare arranged by USG Goes Global or purchase their own airfare separately -- program cost listed on this page does not include roundtrip airfare)
  • Textbooks or other required course materials
  • Ground transport to/from Atlanta airport
  • Passport or visa expenses
  • Personal spending money for meals that are not included, souvenirs, or personal travel

COURSE INFORMATION: Students will be responsible for coursework before, during, and after program travel. Coursework will be completed through onsite lectures, walking tours, and group discussions coupled with readings, writing assignments, and online lectures. Courses begin before the program departs and may continue after the program returns via online content. For course equivalencies at their home institution, students should contact their Institutional Representatives. Please see Academics below for available courses, syllabi, and course requirements.

PASSPORT/VISA REQUIREMENT: A valid passport is required to travel to this destination. At this time, U.S. passport holders do not need an additional visa to travel to this destination. If you do not currently hold a valid passport, you may apply for one through the U.S. Department of State. Participants traveling on passports of other countries should contact their Institutional Representative to determine whether or not a visa is required for travel to this destination. **PASSPORTS MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL. For more information on entry and exit requirements, please visit the DoS Country Information page here.

PLEASE NOTE
  • The $200 application deposit is non-refundable unless a student is not accepted into the program or USG Goes Global cancels the program.
  • Program details such as exact dates, program fee & airfare costs, etc. are subject to change.
  • Students utilizing financial aid that will be disbursed after the payment deadline may request a payment deferral to the date their financial aid will be disbursed so that they do not have to make payments prior to receiving expected financial aid.

CANCELLATION POLICY: USG Goes Global reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time due to low enrollment or any other appropriate circumstance (including but not limited to situations that may endanger the health or safety of participants) in USG Goes Global's sole discretion. If USG Goes Global cancels the program, only those fees or costs that USG Goes Global is able to have returned by the third-party service providers will be returned to participants and the program cancellation schedule will still apply. In the event of course cancellation by USG Goes Global, any return of a participant's paid tuition will be determined separately by the tuition refund policy of the participant's college or university.

Full program details can be found here


UNG Equivalencies


Courses are taught in English by faculty from USG schools. Students may choose to take one morning and one afternoon course.

For course descriptions, visit the program website. Students do not register for these courses through BANNER; instead, the CGE works with the Office of the Registrar to register students after the study abroad application is complete.
 
Morning Courses - 3 credits
 
USGG Course UNG Equivalency Pre-Requisites
Personal Leadership Development not an approved UNG course NA
World Literature II ENGL 2112 ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102H with a grade of C or higher
 
Afternoon Courses - 3 credits
 
USGG Course UNG Equivalency Pre-Requisites
Travel Writing: Exploring People and Places ENGL 3260 ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or higher
Business is Everywhere in Our Lives not an approved UNG course  NA
World Literature I: Ireland & the World  ENGL 2111 ENGL 1102 or 1102H with a grade of C or higher