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The Galway Exchange Program

Are you interested in doing a semester abroad in the third year of your CCY degree? CCY is proud to offer students an opportunity to attend classes at the University of Galway, Ireland. Established in 1845, the University of Galway is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities, with a distinguished record in teaching and research. It is listed among the top 30 most beautiful campuses in Europe. Galway is popularly known as “Ireland’s Cultural Heart” and is one of Ireland’s most popular student cities, with a strong tradition in the arts and music!  

This exchange is only open to Children, Childhood & Youth Studies students; students will receive credits towards their CCY degree. Students have the choice to attend in the Fall or Winter semester, from early September to mid-December, or from early January to early May, respectively. Students who would like to participate are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

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Application Deadlines

January 23, 2024: For Fall Term 2024 and/or Winter Term 2025 Exchange

June 1, 2024: For Winter Term 2025 ONLY (limited institutions available)

Why Go Abroad

  • It’s a challenge – a true learning opportunity 
  • Experience a different culture 
  • Learn in a top quality higher education institution 
  • Gain professional skills and deepen your sense of responsibility 
  • Make new friends 
  • Explore the world 
  • Enhance life skills 
  • … and so much more! 

What Courses Can You Take?

  • CSS 2100: Educational Pedagogies 
  • CSS 207: Positive Psychology 
  • CN 3104: Transition in Childhood and Adolescence 
  • CN 3105: Twenty-First Century Young Adult Fiction 
  • CSS 300: Connecting Research, Policy and Practice in Children’s Services 
  • CSS 301: Designing Play: How to Create and Deliver a Workshop in Creativity for Children 
  • CSS 302: Children and Health 
  • CSS 304: Children’s Rights 
  • … and more!

(depending on availability)

I’m not sure anything could compare to the opportunity of studying abroad. Being fully immersed in a setting and culture unlike your own is a truly unique learning experience.

— Cadence Crawford
Student from the CCY 3997 study abroad course.

Learn More

Students who are interested in this exchange should email Jasmine Shen ( for more information!