Inside Linfield - Semester/Year Abroad

Semester abroad in Ireland


  • National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG): Galway, Ireland
    • A university of approximately 18,000 students in the beautiful town of Galway, the third largest city in Ireland. 
    • Galway is a university city, with all amenities within walking distance of the campus. Enjoy music on the streets, sporting festivals and big music festivals in the Cultural Capital of Ireland.   
    • Join one of the 82 student societies, 50 sports clubs or volunteer!
    • NUI Galway is a great location for those who are interested in the Irish language. The campus is nearthe Gaeltacht centres in An Cheathrú Rua, Carna and Gaoth Dobhair. 


  • Multiple academic fields.  NUI Galway Academics
  • Linfield students are encouraged to take a course in Gaelic Studies.
  • Community Service/Service Learning is a required component of this program.
    • NUIG's Community Service Office will help coordinate this for students.


  • Spring only (early January to late May)

Additional Requirements and Recommendations

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • It is highly recommended students take TCCA 230 (Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives) before participating. Courses in European history, politics, culture, and thought (such as Irish Literature) also provide excellent preparation.


  • Apartments with Irish or American roommates


Other Information

Study Abroad Application - Download and Complete