The JMU Geology Field Course is based in the Irish village of Clonbur in County Galway, western Ireland. This is approximately 40 kilometers from the medieval walled city of Galway, a cultural center for traditional Irish music and theatre. During the course students will visit spectacular natural landscapes and geologic features in Counties Galway, Mayo and Clare. The final week we transfer to the town of Doolin in the karst limestone of the Burren, one of Europe's unique natural environments.
Participants will have time for leisure activities such as hiking, horseback riding, swimming, sailing, kayaking as well as enjoying cultural visits to Galway, Westport, Doolin, and the Aran Islands.
Students will reside in 4-person rooms in a government-run Outdoor Education Center. Group meals will be provided.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
In addition to the oIP application form, interested students should submit a faculty recommendation, current transcript and a personal statement explaining why they want to attend the JMU Ireland Field Course.
Course pre-requisites: GEOL 364, GEOL 365 or permission of instructor.