Established in 1846, the National University of Ireland, Galway, offers degrees in arts, law, medicine, engineering, and other subjects, and has a student body of about 15,000 students from more than 40 countries. The summer program holds classes on weekday mornings and early afternoons in a state-of-the-art classroom building located in the heart of the university, adjacent to the campus dining facilities, computer labs, library, fitness center, and pub. Classes and activitiesare wheelchair accessible. In accordance with the laws of Ireland and the rules of the National University of Ireland, provisions are made to accommodate students with physical disabilities. Public services in Ireland must be accessible, but private businesses, such as pubs, often are not.
Participants in the program are housed in university student apartments, overlooking the River Corrib on the edge of the university campus. Apartments include ensuite bedrooms, desks, telephones, and common rooms with color TVs and kitchenettes. Visits to local Irish courts, social events, and sightseeing field trips are also offered as part of the program. This includes a trip to the Aran Islands and a dinner cruise up the River Corrib.
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