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Galway & Dublin
National University
Four Weeks – Summer 2019


Two Week Student Programme: July 2019
Start and End dates depend on your course start date.

Week Starting: 2nd July 2019 – Week Ending: 15th July 2019
Week Starting: 18th July 2019 – Week Ending: 31st July 2019

Student Ages: Minimum Age 11 – Maximum Age 17

The National University of Ireland, simply known as NUI, has ancient origins dating back to 1845. It has gained and maintained recognition as a Pioneer University in the field of research and education. Just a seven-minute walk from Galway city centre, this is the riverside city campus everyone is looking for. Students stay inside the Corrib Village in rooms with ensuite facilities. A modern campus full of Irish magic said to be due to the river which flows nearby, this truly is an Irish experience.

 

Accommodation Full board en-suite accommodation in single/twin rooms

 

Facilities NUI has a fantastic sports hall with a 25-metre six-lane swimming pool, basketball court that can accommodate up to 600 people, a gym, an outdoor athletics track which also includes a full hockey field. There are also 16 restaurants and coffee shops on campus and a beautiful lecture theatre which is the hub of our social activities and lively social programme.

The language course includes 30 hours of tuition in two weeks* with an average of 15 hours per week, by English speaking teachers, with an entry test and a final certificate.
Students are assessed on their communicative ability on their first day in order to be properly assigned to their language course – courses range from Elementary to Advanced levels**.

Students follow a topic based syllabus and will take part in tasks that are designed to improve their spoken communication and language production.
Maximum 15 students per class.

*Subject to additional classes if the student is taking the Trinity Exam and has requested them.
**Subject to student numbers

Top Programme

1. MLA Irish Experience:
MLA Summer Song
Leprechaun Experience
Graduation Ceremony
2. MLA Combo Meal:
One Irish Breakfast
Four additional afternoon/evening snacks
MLA Prepaid Meal Card on excursions and MiniBreak
3. One full-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
Aran Islands (admission included) with Cliffs of Moher
4. Two half-day excursions to Galway and support of mother tongue staff:
Walking Tour
Galway Museum
5. Sport and leisure activities and support of mother tongue staff:
Welcome Party, Disco Night, Karaoke Night, Selfie Scavenger Hunt, Fashion Night, Movie Night, MLA’s Got Talent, Kahoot Night, The Amazing MLA Race, Farewell Party, Drama Club, and sport sessions

 

Top Plus Programme

1. Chit Chat Club and support of mother tongue staff
2. MLA MiniBreak to Dublin (three days/two nights) in university residence, standard half board accommodation
3. MLA Irish Experience:
MLA Summer Song
Leprechaun Experience
Graduation Ceremony
4. MLA Combo Meal:
One Irish Breakfast
Four additional afternoon/evening snacks
MLA Prepaid Meal Card on excursions and MiniBreak
5. One full-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
Aran Islands (admission included) with Cliffs of Moher
6. Two half-day excursions to Galway and support of mother tongue staff:
Walking Tour
Galway Museum
7. One half-day excursion to Galway by public transportation and support of mother tongue staff:
Galway Atlantaquaria (admission included)
8. One half-day excursion by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
Dunguaire Castle (admission included)
9. Sport and leisure activities and support of mother tongue staff:
Welcome Party, Disco Night, Karaoke Night, Selfie Scavenger Hunt, Fashion Night, Movie Night, MLA’s Got Talent, Kahoot Night, The Amazing MLA Race, Farewell Party, Drama Club, and sport sessions

 

For details about costs please see Rates page (password required).

*The programme is subject to change.