Galway, also known as the City of the Tribes, is the fastest growing city in Ireland with over 72,000 inhabitants and 20% of those are students. Galway has retained a very strong connection with Gaeilge the Irish language with almost 10% of the population there speaking Gaeilge fluently. Galway is currently ranked as the top destination to visit in Ireland by The Lonely Planet Guide (2012). They describe Galway as being steeped in history yet with a contemporary vibe.
⦁ Pre-Departure Support including Internship Goal-Setting
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Arrival Orientation
⦁ Welcome Dinner
⦁ Airport Pick-up
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ Regular feedback meetings with EZC Study Abroad advisor to track internship goals progress
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ International Health Insurance
⦁ Farewell Event
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and activities
⦁ Health and Safety support
⦁ Advantage – Access to EZC’s Exclusive Program for returning students including free webinars, online resources and more focused on how to use your experience abroad to further your career development in the future
The expert team of advisors at EZC Study Abroad will work with you to clearly define your objectives for your internship. The internship can be based on your chosen field of study but can also be in a different field if you wish to explore this.
EZC Study Abroad has a number of regular host companies that we work with on an ongoing basis and we also source new host companies based on a student’s requirements.
An EZC Study Abroad advisor on the ground in Ireland will hold regular meetings with you (every 2 weeks) to obtain feedback on your internship progress. Meetings will also be held with your supervisor at the host company.
This is a non-credit based internship but credit may be applied by speaking to your home institution beforehand.
All interns will participate in the International Work Culture Seminars. Designed to help students succeed in their internship but also prepare for their future career, seminar topics will vary and cover soft skills, employer hiring practices, improving professional communication skills, building a professional social media profile, and adapting to work environments. Guest speakers and career-focused field trips and activities will be an important part of the experience.
Week 1: Introduction to Working Culture in Ireland
Week 2: Intercultural Communication
Week 3: Guest Lecture – Local Irish Business with a focus on Exports & Internationalization
Week 4: Corporate Social Responsibility
Week 5: Leadership in Business – The Key Components
Week 6: Guest Lecture – Social Entrepreneurship
Week 7: How to present your Intern Abroad experience to prospective employers
Week 8: Social Media & Me – How your online footprint can impact your future career
Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your internship. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others, we will encourage you to integrate with other international and Irish students and interns.
As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister company EazyCity. We have several properties in Galway and you will share with other Irish and international students and interns.
We also offer the opportunity to live with a host family in Galway. This offers a great way to meet and integrate with a local family with the option of having evening meals included. If you would like more information on staying with a host family during your internship please don’t hesitate to contact us!
|Application Due Date||Friday, October 11, 2019||Supplemental Documents Deadline||Friday, November 1, 2019||Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw Deadline||Friday, November 15, 2019||Final Forms & Full Program Fee Due||Monday, December 16, 2019||Arrival to Galway & check-in to housing||Thursday, January 16, 2020||Tour of the city, orientation incl. Intro to Working Culture in Ireland seminar and activities||Friday & Saturday, January 17 – 18, 2020||OPTIONAL Excursion||Sunday, January 19, 2020||Introduction to Internship Company||Monday, January 20, 2020||Internship Begins||Tuesday, January 21, 2020||OPTIONAL Weekend Excursion to London||Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8, 2020 (Please note only students participating in this excursion may be absent from their internship on this March 6)||St. Patrick’s Day (National Holiday)||Tuesday, March 17, 2020||Internship Ends||Friday, April 3, 2020||Housing Check-Out & Departure||Saturday, April 4, 2020||OPTIONAL Excursions Extra Fees||Sunday, January 19, 2020 – Full Day Excursion in Ireland – $150||Sample Itineraries||Bunratty Castle, The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Belfast & Giant’s Causeway Blarney Castle and Cobh (last port of Titanic).||OPTIONAL Weekend excursion to London Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8 2020||Weekend Excursion in London – $500||Includes||Flights, transfers, 2 nights hostel accommodation, public transport in London, city tour including Westminster, Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square. Please note this excursion is subject to minimum enrollment.|
At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.
GNIB Card (Immigration) – $343
Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – $200 approx.
Clothes, Laundry etc – $350 approx.
Food – $900 approx.
Personal Travel within Ireland – $250 approx.