Quick Info

  • Dublin, Galway
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Less Commonly Taught Languages and Cultures
  • : Summer 2019 -
  • : Coming soon!
  • : January 20, 2019
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Open to students from all campuses and departments


This two- week immersive course is designed to give students a greater understanding of Ireland and the Irish language. They will develop a new appreciation for classroom learning during their travels through the Emerald Isle.

By the end of  program students this course will heighten their existing knowledge of Ireland, both culturally and historically in the context of the itinerary package provided. During this course, students will recall and review in a personal journal their experience throughout the week and assess cultural exposure in Ireland to that in Pittsburgh.

Coursework might count towards UCIS Global Studies certificate and Western Studies Certificate, fulfill requirements in your pursuit towards an Irish Minor.

Students who are interested in studying Irish Language (beginners or advanced), can continue with an intensive language course at NUIG in Galway and get additional 6 credits for the program. 

On-Site Faculty And Staff

Marie Young graduated from St. Patrick’s College in Dublin in 1999 with an Elementary teaching degree and Irish-Gaeilge. She has an avid love for the Irish language following many years working and attending Irish College in Connemara. Both of her parents are Galway folk and her grandfather had a keen interest in the Irish language right up to his 100th year of living “ Ní as an ghaoth a tháinig sé” – it’s not from the wind it came!! She began working for the University of Pittsburgh in their Less Commonly Taught Languages department in September 2004 where she is the only instructor of the Irish Language program.



In Dublin you will be staying in shared furnished aparments. In Galway you will be staying in a hotel in shared twin rooms.

Students who decide to continue the program, studying Irish language, will be staying with host families in single or shared rooms and provided full board.

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2019

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
Coming Soon! Coming Soon!
Arrive in Dublin Depart  from Galway
Summer 2019 Summer 2019

* All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

Inclusions & Exclusions

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodations for the duration of the program in Ireland
  • In-country transportation between Dublin, Galway, and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Class related activities
  • Cultural activities such as a night of Irish music, city tours, etc.
  • Day trip from Galway to the Cliffs of Moher
  • International travel health insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee $300
  • International roundtrip airfare to Ireland
  • Meals and personal expenses while in Ireland

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Oksana Stalczynski

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Privet! I'm Oksana Stalczynski and I'm a Program Manager at the Study Abroad Office. I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, was an exchange student and Russian Language Scholar at Reed College in Portland, OR and did a summer language program in Dresden, Germany. A study abroad experience broadens your horizon, grows your circle of friends and improves your career opportunities. That’s why I think everyone should do one!

Feel free to contact me to find out more about study abroad programs at Pitt, and/or to learn/practice some Russian.  Get in touch with me at Oksana.stalczynski@pitt.edu or 412-383-3237!