6 Weeks in Advance of Internship Start Date
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
AVG COURSE LOAD:
⦁ Pre-Departure Orientation including Internship Goal-Setting
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Financial Advising
⦁ On-site Orientation
⦁ Welcome Dinner
⦁ Airport Pick-up
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ Regular feedback meetings with EZC Study Abroad representative to track internship goals progress
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ General Assistance and Travel Support
⦁ Farewell Event
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and field trips
⦁ 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
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.
Minimum GPA: n/a
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.
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 toilet/shower 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.
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 centre during office hours:
EazyCity, Suite 3, 2nd Floor, Ross House, Victoria Place, Eyre Square, Galway
EZC team members are available to you at all times through a 24/7 emergency phone number. They will run the unique Live Life Abroad program, lead excursions, assist with housing and provide full support during your internship.
FEES AND DATES
|Internship Dates||8 weeks starting any Monday throughout the year excluding holidays.|
|Application Due Date||6 Weeks prior to internship start date|
|Final Forms & Payments Due||2 Weeks Prior to Internship Start Date|
|Admissions Status||Currently Accepting Applications|
|Optional Social & Cultural Activities Package available as an add-on||Includes 2 x day trips to Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher etc; 2-4 evening social activities e.g. Traditional Irish Music/Dancing, Sports Activities, Historical Walking Tour, Cultural Festival Events and more; and opportunities for volunteering and social engagement. All activities are attended by an EZC Study Abroad representative and are organized with others students/interns where possible to encourage networking and making new social contacts.|
PLEASE NOTE: Private bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $4,950 in this case.
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.
GNIB Card (Immigration) – €300
Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – €200 approx.
Clothes, Laundry etc – €350
Food – €750
Personal Travel within Ireland – €175