3 Months Prior to Start Date
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
$4,200 – $5,150
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 Orientation including Internship Goal-Setting
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Arrival orentation
⦁ 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
Minimum GPA: 2.0
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.
Interns may have the opportunity to 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
*Depending on the program dates chosen, interns may participate in the above seminars if they are running during the same period.
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.
- Shared bedroom: sharing with one other person of same gender *Private bedroom option also available
Kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others
While some apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, apartment residences with en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private bathroom are available at a supplement
Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
EazyCity offers a 24 hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service
Life in Galway
Galway is a small but beautiful city steeped in Irish culture. The city center is compact and very easy to get around on foot. The atmosphere on the streets is second to none with live music, theatre and art at every turn. The people are warm and friendly with a large young student population in the city.
On the practical side of things there are plenty of supermarkets and food outlets offering reasonably priced groceries and meals.
EZC Study Abroad includes 4 excursions/activities in this program:
Irish Music/Dance Night – Experience Irish traditional music and dance at this fun evening event
Gaelic Language Lesson – Learn how to say basic greetings and other useful phrases in Gaelic
Galway Bay Boat Tour – Relax on board this smooth sailing on the beautiful Galway Bay
Aran Islands – Visit the magical Aran Islands on the Atlantic coast
Our experienced team will provide you with the best pre-departure advice and assistance as well as support on-site which is second to none. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel outside of your home country; you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience to allow you to get the most from this life-changing opportunity. At EZC we also focus on making the most of your Intern Abroad experience once you have returned with a series of free webinars and online resources to help you understand how promoting this experience can help in your future career path.
The EZC on-site team can be found at our office in Galway city center during business hours:
FEES AND DATES
|Online Application Due Date||3 Months Prior to Arrival|
|Supplemental Documents Deadline||2.5 Months Prior to Arrival|
|Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw Deadline||2 Months Prior to Arrival|
|Final Forms & Full Program Fee Due||1 Month Prior to Arrival|
|Optional excursions may be arranged for an additional fee.|
|Price||$4,200 (6 Weeks) – $5,150 (10 Weeks)|
PLEASE NOTE: Single bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $4,550 (6 Weeks)
$6,000 (10 Weeks) in this case.
Admissions Status: Currently Accepting Applications
Extra Costs & Living Expenses
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.
Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – €200 approx.
Personal Expenses (Laundry, Phone, Toiletries) – €350
Food – €750
Personal Travel within Ireland – €175