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Ireland

Belfast: Queen's University

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Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); low cost, major university with diverse curriculum. Total enr: 18,500; number of Americans: 120.
Search the Course Catalog Course selection: "Module" = US course. Spring--3 modules; Year--6 modules; at least half the course load above the first year level. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2,3 = Bates 200 level and above.

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Film Studies: Wide array of courses, including production. Background in film studies required.

Galway: National University of Ireland through IFSA

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University adjacent to small city; attractive, lots of Americans; No credit toward Bates English major. IFSA program costs $8,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enr: 16,000; number of Americans: 250.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 30 ECTS per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. "Module" = US course. Study Abroad students generally take Level 2 courses = Bates 200 level and above.

Galway: National University of Ireland

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Third largest city in Ireland; attractive setting on the west coast, need to apply early to secure housing. No credit toward Bates English major. Total enrollment: 15,000; number of Americans: 250.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 30 ECTS per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. "Module" = US course. Study Abroad students generally take Level 2 courses = Bates 200 level and above.

Dublin: University College Dublin through IFSA

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Modern campus in suburbs; good academics; uneven housing; need to apply early to secure housing. IFSA's Community and Culture program encourages engagement while abroad and reflection upon the abroad experience. IFSA program costs $8,000+ extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enr: 22,000; number of Americans: 550
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 30 ECTS per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. Stage 1 = Bates 100 level; Stage 2 = Bates 200 level and above.

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Theater: theory and practice.

Dublin: University College Dublin

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Modern campus on edge of city (easy commute via bus to city center); good academics with opportunities in the sciences; uneven housing; need to apply early to secure housing. Total enr: 23,000; number of Americans: 550.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: 30 ECTS per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. Stage 1 = Bates 100 level; Stage 2 = Bates 200 level and above.

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Theater: theory and practice.

Dublin: Trinity College Dublin through IFSA

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In city center, good academics; admission difficult in some fields; on-campus housing easier in Fall. IFSA program at TCD costs significantly more than direct enrollment (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enr: 15,500; number of Americans: 465.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: Fall:--pre-session (5 ECTS) + semester with 25 ECTS; Spring:--30 ECTS; Year--60 ECTS; at least half the course load above the first year level. Need to pay particular attention to Fall semester exam schedule.

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Classics: Excellent, long-established Classics tradition.

Dublin: Trinity College Dublin

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In city center, good academics; admission difficult in some fields. Best for the independent student. On-campus housing easier in Fall. Early application required: Fall by April 15; Spring by September 30. Total enrollment: 15,500; number of Americans: 465.
Search the Course Catalog. Course selection: Semester -- 30 ECTS; Year--60 ECTS; at least half the course load above the first year level. Need to pay particular attention to Fall semester exam schedule. Scholarship opportunity for students studying STEM subjects.

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Classics: Excellent, long-established Classics tradition.

Cork: University College Cork through IFSA

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Medium size, student-centered city. Archaeology, music. IFSA program costs $7,000 extra (not addressed by Bates financial aid). Many students have positive evaluations of IFSA services: pre-departure info; on-site orientation; day and weekend excursions; on-site support staff. Total enrollment: 15,000; number of Americans: 600.
Search for courses. Course selection: "Module" = US course. 30 ECTS per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. No credit for courses exclusively for visiting students. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2,3 = Bates 200 level and above.

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Archaeology: Irish and general archaeology

Music: Wide ranging music curriculum, including traditional Irish music

Cork: University College Cork

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Medium size city; center of traditional Irish culture. Archaeology, Music, Irish studies. Early Start Semester Programme optional (3 week program which starts in mid-August); many students have positive evaluations of the Programme's academic quality and cultural orientation; can be transferred to Bates as a summer school credit. Total enr: 17,000; number of Americans: 600.
Search for courses. Course selection: "Module" = US course. 30 ECTS per semester; at least half the course load above the first year level. No credit for courses exclusively for visiting students. Level 1 = Bates 100 level; Levels 2,3 = Bates 200 level and above.

Special Opportunities:

Archaeology: Irish and general archaeology

Music: Wide ranging music curriculum, including traditional Irish music

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