Stonehill in Galway, Ireland
Stonehill College has a long tradition of students studying at the National University of Ireland, Galway and recently established a direct affiliation with the University. The Stonehill in Galway, Ireland program is designed to provide a semester- or year-long, first class student experience in a friendly and welcoming environment. NUI, Galway offers students an extensive choice of courses across five Colleges. Each year, NUI, Galway welcomes over 1,500 international students, ensuring a culturally rich learning experience for all students.
Students at NUI, Galway are expected to enroll in the normal course load of six courses per semester or 30 ECTS. Students are provided with an advisory session and are given the first two weeks of class to specify their choice of courses. The final list of courses offered for an academic year is not normally available until the preceding July. http://www.nuigalway.ie/prospective_students/ushandbook/application_admission.html
Admission and Application process
Prior to applying to NUI, Galway, Stonehill students must first complete Stonehill's on-line application. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 to be considered for the Stonehill in Galway, Ireland program. Upon approval of the Office of International Programs, student will complete NUI, Galway's application. Submit all NUI, Galway application to OIP and after review, they will be forwarded to NUI, Galway.
Applications for Stonehill in Galway, Ireland Spring 2010 semester are to be submitted to the Office of International Programs by October 9, 2009.
Housing and Meals
Stonehill's on-site coordinator will secure accommodations within walking distance to the University. Each residence consists of self-catering apartments and Stonehill students will live with both Irish and other visiting students. Each kitchen is fully equipped and student have easy access to a grocery store. Students are responsible for all meals.
Dates for the Stonehill in Galway, Ireland program, which are fairly similar to the U.S. academic calendar can be found on NUI,Galway's website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/prospective_students/ushandbook/academic_procedures.html#4.1
Galway, Ireland Staff
Stonehill's on-site coordinator is available for students enrolled in the Stonehill in Galway, Ireland program. The on-site coordinator will arrange for airport pick-up upon arrival from the U.S., secure housing accommodations, provide guidance on cultural activities and assist with general adjustment to Irish culture. The International Student Office at NUI, Galway also offers a full rnage of student support services such as Counseling Services, Health Services, Disability Support and social activities.
Travel and Arrival
Stonehill students are responsible for booking and paying for their round-trip flight to Ireland. Students should plan to arrive at Shannon Airport on a date and time established by Stonehill. Ground transportation to Galway will be provided to those students who arrive at Shannon Airport on the date and time previously established. Students arriving at other times are responsible for travel to Galway housing. http://www.nuigalway.ie/prospective_students/ushandbook/application_admission.html
U.S. passport holders do not need a visa. However, all students from outside the EU must register with the local Garda National Immigration Bureau within 30 days of arrival in Ireland. The following documentation is required for registration:
- NUI, Galway student identity card
- Proof of medical insurance
- Evidence of financial support
- Proof of address in Ireland
Handbook for U. S. Students
Students and their parents are strongly encouraged to read the handbook created by NUI, Galway and become familiar with its policies and procedures. http://www.nuigalway.ie/prospective_students/ushandbook/application_admission.html
Stonehill Office of International Programs
Students applying to the Stonehill in Galway program should meet with Alice Cronin, Interim Director of International Programs. Call 508-565-1645 to schedule an appointment.