In cooperation with the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, qualified Whitman students may attend the National University of Ireland, Galway, in the Republic of Ireland. Located on the west coast of Ireland in a region where traditional Irish language and culture still flourish, the University offers students a chance to study with Irish students in a congenial and picturesque university town.

“Galway City is absolutely, positively beautiful. It’s got swans and shorelines in abundance, plus a surging/frothing river (Corrib) ripping right through the center of town. There’s a single ‘shop street’ teeming with cozy quaint pubs and street musicians...And the people were friendly. I once was walking to the post office, tottering and stumbling about under a ginormous pile of packages, when a girl on a bike pulled over and offered to share my burden. And this happened twice on the same trip!” - Zenora L. ‘17

Fields of study:

Archeology, English, classics, history, geography, economics, psychology
math, philosophy, politics, sociology, biology, chemistry, and physics


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0


15-16 credits per semester
A full course load consists of 30 Galway credits

Credit Conversion:

6 courses (2.5 Whitman credits each)
1 Butler credit = 1 Whitman credit




In an apartment-style student residence with other U.S. and Irish students


Participants prepare their own meals or purchase meals out

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


late August-December; January-May


IFSA-Butler Scholarships

Program Link:

IFSA-Butler: National University of Ireland Galway