The University of Wisconsin - Madison offers two different study abroad programs in Ireland, one in Dublin and one in Galway. Each program provides the opportunity for students working toward the Celtic Studies Certificate to gain multiple credits toward that end, while also gaining invaluable first-hand knowledge of the language, history, and culture of Ireland.
Summer School Program at Trinity College, Dublin
Established in 1993, this attractive program is the largest of the summer school study abroad programs operated by UW-Madison. Students who enroll in this seven-week program pursue "Irish Studies" and earn 6 credits. Usually, participants take a 3-credit course in modern Irish history or in modern Irish literature or drama, in conjunction with three of the following six 1-credit modules: modern Irish literature, theatre in Ireland, modern history, Gaelic literature, visual culture, and critical contemporary issues. Alternatively, students may choose to take all six of the 1-credit modules. Located in the heart of Dublin, Trinity College offers superb accommodations and ready access to the cultural riches of a great European metropolis. For program details, see http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/programs/program.asp?program_id=387
Semester or Academic-Year Program in Galway
Participants in our program at the National University of Ireland–Galway are not restricted to Celtic Studies, but this area of knowledge is one of the great strengths of the distinguished faculty teaching there. The abundant course offerings at Galway relating to Celtic Studies can be seen by consulting the university web site at http://www.ucg.ie. A city with a rich medieval heritage, Galway is today one of the leading Irish centers of technology-based industry and a beehive of cultural activity. Both the city and the university are closely engaged with the western Gaeltachts, or Irish-speaking areas. For program details, see http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/programs/program.asp?program_id=182.