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Institute of Technology-Carlow - Semester or Year Abroad


Overview

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad has designed this program in Ireland with your individual student goals in mind. It is built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in the U.S. and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and career. Learn more about the Discovery Model.

 

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General information applicable to all Semester and Year Abroad Programs:

Use the left-hand navigation for information specific to this program.

Ireland has recently been named by The Economist Magazine as the best place in the world to live. They said “… Ireland wins because it successfully combines the most desirable elements of the new (the fourth-highest GDP per head in the world in 2005, low unemployment, political liberties) with the preservation of certain cozy elements of the old, such as stable family and community life.” 

 

At the Institute of Technology Carlow, every effort has been made to combine a stress-free location with top-level academic programs and facilities that are the leading edge in a number of key disciplines both nationally and internationally. 

 

In the current academic year, the Institute has a student body of almost 4,500 and an academic staff of 200. All of this in a town of 20,000 people with healthy industrial and business sectors. 

 

Carlow, just 80 kilometers from Dublin, is one of the largest inland towns in the country and with its strong industrial base, makes an ideal choice for the location of an Institute of Technology campus. The Institute benefits from continuous investment by the Government in the student learning environment and boasts excellent computing, multimedia, and library facilities in a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre. The Institute is also internationally renowned for research in the areas of Biotechnology, Engineering, and Marketing.

 

  

 

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Location

Located in the island's sunniest region - the sunny southeast, the county is ideally located to explore the Wicklow Mountains, the medieval city of Kilkenny, the Viking settlements which grew into Waterford city and Wexford town, and of course, Dublin, Ireland’s exciting capital city. With its rural location, Carlow provides the ideal setting for learning with all the essential services but without major urban distractions. Their large campus is situated on the banks of the beautiful river Barrow just five minutes walk from the center of town.

 

 

 

 

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Academic Highlights

Study abroad students have access to a wide range of programs. These include:

  • Industrial Design
  • Product Design Innovation
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Computing
  • Computer Games Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Analytical Science
  • Food Quality Management
  • Industrial Environmental Science
  • Industrial Biology
  • Industrial Biology with Bioinformatics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering

 

 

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Housing

Student housing is provided adjacent to the campus or in Carlow town center. The International and Accommodation offices assist the students in finding the best type of accommodation to suit their requirements.

 

In the past, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students have stayed at the Carraig Abhainn Village. This student village is located across the street from campus. Carraig Abhainn is a low rise, high quality, privately owned development comprising of 38 fully fitted self catering apartments. Thirty five of the apartments cater for 4 people with two single rooms and one twin room with ensuite bathroom. A further three apartments have a bedroom with ensuite facilities specially designed for students with disabilities. These fully furnished apartments include cable television and wireless internet access and have laundry facilities on site.
 

 

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University Services

 

Arrival

The International Office will arrange airport pickup and transfer you to the pre-arranged accommodation in Carlow.

 

Library & Computer Access

The Learning Resource Centre, which incorporates the Library, is a state-of-the-art facility allowing students the use of hi-speed broadband and wireless connectivity as well as access to a national and international database of publications. Students will also be able to access class notes and related material through their personalized accounts.

 

Support Services

The International Office at the Institute is dedicated to supporting students in all aspects of their time in Carlow. The office operates an open door policy and can assist students with a large range of issues.

 

Other student support services include:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Careers & Employment Office
  • Counseling
  • Health Service
  • Physiotherapy
  • Accommodation Office
  • Computing Services Centre

The Institute also has on-site banking, retail shops, and extensive dining facilities.

 

 

 

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Orientation

Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

Exciting excursions and activities

A chance to meet other students

Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area. Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>
 

IT-Carlow Orientation

In addition to the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program, all students will participate in a university specific orientation. Students are provided with welcome packs upon arrival containing useful information on the Institute, the town, and their program of study. A special registration/induction day is organized for international students where they are personally introduced to the various service providers within the organization.

 

 

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Scholarships Available

The Institute of Technology Carlow supports GlobaLinks Learning Abroad students with Irish heritage through the Irish Homecoming Study Program (IHSP) Initiative. GlobaLinks study abroad students attending IT-Carlow for an academic year will be eligible for a scholarship of €3000 (EU) per year. Upon acceptance, students must demonstrate Irish Heritage with a passport or birth certificate from a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. No additional application is required.

 

In addition to this scholarship opportunity, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad offers many other scholarship opportunities and resources for students. Learn more.

 

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Get Involved Abroad

Extracurricular Activities

As a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad participant, you will be directly enrolled as a student in the university abroad. This allows you to take advantage of every opportunity to be culturally integrated in the campus environment and culture by participating in university activities with resident students. The Institute encourages all international students to participate in the clubs and societies as an excellent way to integrate and socialize with people from different backgrounds. Students are also invited to attend various events and trips throughout the academic year, which are organized through the International Office.

 

Some of the more established societies include drama, video, music, human rights, environmental issues, and astronomy as well as academic groups covering areas such as computing, design, and marketing. All this as well as the many sports clubs which include Gaelic games, soccer, rugby, badminton, hiking, basketball, martial arts, fencing, athletics, and boxing. 

 

Community Involvement

Getting involved abroad can enable you to meet local students, make a meaningful connection with your campus and community, and enhance your study abroad experience. Your coordinator will connect you with local resources if you wish to volunteer for community projects through your host university. It is important for you to find the right combination of academic, cultural, and leisure activities in order to take full advantage of international learning and cultural immersion.

 

All students are encouraged to participate in volunteer activities at or near their campus, where permitted under host-country immigration regulations. Service learning is an integral piece of a well-rounded education, and we support students’ efforts to integrate into the local culture through volunteer activities. Students are provided with information on volunteer opportunities on campus or within the community during the orientation and preparation process.

 

Example of how you can get involved in the community:

Carlow Volunteer Centre

Immerse yourself in the community of Carlow by participating in local volunteer work! http://www.volunteercarlow.ie/

  

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Special Programs and Excursions

Bridging Cultures Program

The GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Bridging Cultures Program is our signature orientation program for all semester and year abroad students. The cost for this multi-day program is included in your program fees and covers several nights accommodation, most meals, local transportation, and excursions.

Typically 4-6 days in length, each orientation program includes:

Exciting excursions and activities

A chance to meet other students

Orientation sessions to help you adapt to your new country

Orientation sites vary based on the location of your program. Each site is selected based on the proximity to your host university as well as for the unique activities available within the area. Read more about the Bridging Cultures Program>
 

Discovery Activities

Planned Excursions & Events

Our in-country resident staff arranges scheduled activities with students throughout the year. Activities are optional and designed to explore the five key areas of discovery: academic, social, personal, cultural, and professional. These are not just visits to tourist attractions. For example, these are activities such as networking opportunities, local festivals, gallery openings, and other similar events that you can’t find in a travel book. These activities will truly enhance your experience.

On-Going Activities

Your exploration of the culture, the academics, the people, and yourself is what will truly enhance your experience. Through the Discovery Model, our in-country staff will provide you with advice and recommendations for other types of activities you can undertake in order achieve your individual goals.

Many study abroad students also undertake independent travel to Europe. One of Europe’s largest airlines, Ryanair, is based in Ireland and offers flights to many destinations including Barcelona, London, Paris, and Rome for as little as one cent each way (plus taxes & charges) if booked sufficiently in advance.

Other Trips and Travel Available

Beyond our included orientation and excursions, you will be able to pre-book a wide variety of day, weekend, and week-long tours at a discounted price through our travel partner, STA Travel. These trips provide the ultimate flexibility for you to travel where you want to go, when you want to go, and with whom you want to go. Most trips have open dates, so you can pre-book the trip(s) that interest you, yet choose your dates later on in your semester. This flexibility also means friends that you make from other countries/programs or even your friends and family who are visiting you abroad can also participate. Learn more>

Campus-Organized Events

The International office organizes trips and special events for study abroad students. Recent trips have included hiking in the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, a guided tour of Medieval Kilkenny City, and boat trips to the Aran Islands.

Other events organized by the Institute office include International Days, Irish Cultural evenings, as well as the traditional staple of Student Union activities. EuroLearn study abroad students will be able to participate in a series of seminars with industry and political leaders to discuss the Irish and European experience in their particular fields of expertise.

 

 

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Enhance Your Experience Online

Global Citizen Development

Global CitizensThe new Global Citizen Development modules are online learning components designed to help you explore your study abroad destination and experience at a whole new level. These modules are not mandatory; however, we strongly encourage your participation as they will introduce you to the opportunities and challenges you may encounter when participating in a study abroad program, as well as expose you to cultural insights and knowledge about your host country to help make your program abroad even more successful and fulfilling. Through the 3 modules, you will refine your skills in cross-cultural observation, adaptation, and communication.  

Course Catalog

To determine if the classes you need are available at this university, select Courses/Subjects to view the specific course options.

 

Tips: For advice on navigating the university’s course catalog, use the Selecting Courses link. You may also view the suggested grade and credit transfer information through the Grade Conversion.

 

If you have any questions about course availability, please contact studyabroad@globalinksabroad.org
 

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Photo Slideshow

 

Watch a short slideshow of photos of the IT Carlow campus

 

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Fees

Institute of Technology-Carlow Fall 2014 Semester
All fees listed are for first term onlyYear Abroad Advice
Program Fees *$9,415.00
Mandatory Activity and Excursion Package$1,000.00
Housing without MealsApproximately $2,800 - $3,300
What's includedSee below
* Program Fee shown includes a $500 Affiliate University Discount


Fee Includes

Your Personalized Semester/Year Program Includes

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Host university activity and insurance fees
  • 24/7 support for students and parents at home and abroad
  • Pre-departure materials and travel gear
  • Comprehensive assistance
  • Personal program manager
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Facilitation of course selection / credit transfer

Activity and Excursion Package

  • Multi-day on-site Bridging Cultures Program
  • Local Discovery Activities hosted by on-site Resident Coordinator
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • HTH Worldwide health insurance protection
  • Alumni opportunities, including professional ambassador program
  • International Student Identity Card
  • Exclusive Career-Building Alumni Institute (add-on option)

 

Additional Housing Fee

Housing amenities are generally:

  • Single room
  • Technology package available
  • Linen package available

An additional refundable housing deposit may be required for your housing selection. This housing is self-catered, therefore you will have access to a kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.

*All fees are subject to change.



Dates

Should you receive an offer, your offer letter will provide you with the most up to date university start dates. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad will attempt to provide you with the most up-to-date information as we receive it. Be sure to confirm dates before finalizing any travel plans. 
Fall 2014 Full Academic Year - FallApplication Deadline: May 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 3, 2014
Start DateSeptember 4, 2014
End DateMay 28, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
Fall 2014 Semester - FallApplication Deadline: May 1, 2014
Anticipated DepartureSeptember 3, 2014
Start DateSeptember 4, 2014
End DateDecember 12, 2014
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
Fall 2015 Full Academic Year - FallApplication Deadline: May 1, 2015
Anticipated DepartureAugust 29, 2015
Start DateAugust 30, 2015
End DateMay 25, 2016
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -
Fall 2015 Semester - FallApplication Deadline: May 1, 2015
Anticipated DepartureAugust 29, 2015
Start DateAugust 30, 2015
End DateDecember 13, 2015
Mid Semester Break #1 -
Mid Semester Break #2 -

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have the required GPA and have completed at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study at the university/college level. Students with a lower GPA than the requirement may be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact our office for more information.

Required GPA: 2.50

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad Program Team


Program Manager
Corey Westbury
cwestbury@globalinksabroad.org
1-800-980-0033 X 143

Program Assistant
Graham Cruise
gcruise@globalinksabroad.org


Resident Director
Robin Buck
rbuck@globalinksabroad.org


Resident Coordinator
Maria Jervey
RCDublin@globalinksabroad.org