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Galway & Dublin
National University

AGE 10–18
2 or 3 weeks / June-July-August
Start dates 25/6 – 15/7, 2/7 – 15/7, 16/7 – 29/7, 16/7 – 5/8, 30/7 – 12/8

The National University of Ireland, simply known as NUI, has ancient origins dating back to 1845. It has gained and maintained recognition as a Pioneer University in the field of research and education. Just a seven-minute walk from Galway city centre, this is the riverside city campus everyone is looking for. Students stay inside the Corrib Village in rooms with ensuite facilities. A modern campus full of Irish magic said to be due to the river which flows nearby, this truly is an Irish experience. NUI has a fantastic sports hall with a 25-metre six-lane  swimming pool, basketball court that can accommodate up to 600 people, a gym, an outdoor athletics track which also includes a full hockey field. There are also 16 restaurants and coffee shops on campus and a beautiful lecture theatre which is the hub of our social activities and lively social programme.


• Suite style in single/twin rooms.

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  • MLA Online Test
  • MLA TASKtime books
  • MLA E-board
  • MLA Student Portfolio
  • MLA Chit Chat Club
  • 5 Half day Excursions
  • 1 Full day Excursion
  • 3 Entrances
  • 2 Nights Dublin MiniBreak
  • 2 Days Leap Card during
  • Dublin MiniBreak
  • Irish Experience
  • MLA Prepaid Meal Card
  • MLA Medical Doctor
  • MLA Backpack and Lanyard
  • MLA Social Programme

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.