Oideas Gael hosts special programs for European and North American Universities. These tailor-made programs range in duration from weekend or weeklong to programs lasting several weeks.
Our programs are developed in conjunction with the relevant college professor and formatted in line with their specific academic requirements, focusing on the Irish language, culture, society, politics, traditions, crafts and environment.
Organisers can liaise directly with Dr. Seosamh Watson (Cultural Director) or with Liam Ó Cuinneagáin (Executive Director). Oideas Gael program directors are available to travel to the university or college to meet with study abroad organisers, college authorities and students.
Accommodation is organised in self-catering houses on and off-campus or in B&B with local host families. The academic leaders may stay in a fully-fitted private cottage adjacent to Oideas Gael campus. Free Wi-Fi is available as is the use of local sports and gym facilities. Travel from various airports can be readily arranged.
Gleann Cholm Cille, County Donegal, offers the opportunity for staff and students to experience, at firsthand, the uniqueness of rural Ireland and to become familiar with the traditions and culture of the region without the stresses of an urban environment.
Other schools and colleges taking Oideas Gael programs in the past include: Lesley College, Cambridge, MA; Northeastern University, Boston, MA; Siena College, Albany, NY; Millersville University, PA; Colleges in Germany (Oldenburg) and Italy (University of Bologna); University College, Dublin; Dublin City University; and numerous others.