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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/04/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/09/2020 07/25/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Provider: Faculty-Led
Field of Study: Social Work Minimum GPA: 2.5
High Impact Experiences: Internship Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Faculty Program Leader: Lori Dugan Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
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Social Work International Field Experience - Galway, Ireland


  • Degree-seeking student
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • Students must be a social work major and have complete all core social work classes of their junior year (ex.SWK 396, SWK 443, SWK 240, SWK 240L, SWK 355)​
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.5+ GPA at time of application

Academic Details

SWK 496: Seminar for Social Work Practicum (6 credit hours)

Program Dates

Application Deadline
March 4, 2020

Tentative Program Dates

June 9- July 25, 2020

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee: $4,150

Program Fee Includes:

  • Apartment -style furnished housing (including linens and towels)
  • On-site orientation
  • Field placement for 30 hours/week at a local Irish agency
  • Cultural activities & excursions
  • Unlimited wifi
  • Health insurance
  • Liability coverage
  • 24/7 emergency support from Galway staff

Additional Costs:
(not included in program fee)

  • International airfare
  • Meals
  • 6 credits of UNCW tuition
  • Local transportation
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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