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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Short term (Spring)
  • Budget Sheets: Short term (Spring)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language(s) in which classes are available:
English Max credits offered: 03
Minimum VT Class Status required for admission:
1 Freshman/First Year
Language Experience required for admission:
0 none
Program Type: VT faculty-led
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Areas of Study: Culture, Engagement, Natural Resources, Sustainability College Sponsor: *Open to All Majors, CNRE
Program Description:

CNRE Ireland


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Field(s) of Study

Natural resources, sustainability, culture, engagement
Open to all majors

Program Flyer 
Ireland course flyer 2018.pdf

Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit

Gain hands-on intercultural and career skills while exploring Ireland's culture and design environment.

Course Objectives:

- Appreciate the culture and history of the Connemara region of Ireland

- Learn of natural resource use and sustainability issues in Europe

- Develop intercultural skills

- Appreciate the interconnected nature of the world


Connemara Region
Short-term Spring, 2018 (Mar 2 - 11)

Culture, Sustainability, and Community

Enjoy your spring break studying culture, sustainability, and
community in beautiful and friendly Ireland. Experience the
culture and history of the rugged Connemara region while
learning how natural resources, sustainability, and culture
interact. Experience the world!



No prerequisites; open to all majors. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Contact faculty program leader for exceptions.


Course participants will meet and work with students at
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Letterfrack, Ireland.
From our base in Letterfrack, will visit locations such as
Connemara National Park, the Cliffs of Mohr, the wild Atlantic
way, the Claddagh, museums, and historic sites. In addition
to Letterfrack, we will visit and learn about the city of Galway
and the town of Ennis.
The semester-long course includes once-per-week meetings
in Blacksburg (in the evening) before and after travel to


Program Fee

Estimated program fee is $2,500. The program fee includes round trip fare, in-country travel, lodging, and some meals. Scholarships are available.

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term:

Contact Information

Please contact the course leader, Robert Bush, with questions and/or to be placed on the e-mail list to receive additional information.
Robert J. Bush
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
230 Cheatham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-8834

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Dates / Deadlines:

The above program is not currently accepting applications. It is likely that the application cycle has yet to launch for the upcoming year. Please inquire with the Global Education Office about the program offering.

This program is currently not accepting applications.