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  • Locations: Waterford, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: English
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Architecture, Art/Fine Arts, Biology, Business, Communications, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Economics, Engineering, Exercise Science, Forestry, Health Sciences/Public Health, International Business, Management Information Systems, Management/Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Music, Physics, Psychology, Social Work Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Partner-led
Program Description:

UMass Boston  Waterford, Ireland - Waterford Institute of Technology

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Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is one of the largest of the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, and was the first among them to be awarded that designation in 1998. As the major provider of higher education in the South-East region of Ireland, over 6000 full-time and over 3,000 part-time students attend WIT at all levels, from undergraduate to doctoral students. Waterford is the fifth largest city in Ireland and has a cost of living lower than others. Located in a beautiful region with mountains, rivers, historic buildings, archeological remains, and a long coastline, it is referred to as the "The Sunny South-East" on account of its warm and dry climate. 

COURSES
WIT is divided into six separate schools, Business, Engineering, Lifelong Learning and Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Science, each responsible for a wide range of programs and research activities. The popular and extensive School of Business boasts nearly 2000 degree-seekers majoring in Accounting, Administration, International Business, Financial Services, Marketing, Business Information Management, or Retail Management. At WIT classes are generally small and the faculty offers a great deal of individual attention. Please scroll down to "Course Transfers Reference Table" to see how courses from WIT have transferred to UMB. 

To find a list of available courses, click here. Either type in the area of study, or click on the school in which you plan to study, and then click on the specific major. Lastly, click on the "Outline" or "Modules" tab for a list of available courses for each semester.

CREDITS
Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad Office.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester: January - May

ELIGIBILITY 
Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. No language requirement is necessary. 

COSTS 
See Budget sheet. 

HOUSING
Students can choose between campus managed rooms and off-campus apartments.

VISA

You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. ?

Students with a U.S. passport do not need to obtain a visa to enter or study in Ireland. For students who are not U.S. citizens, please visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website.

Download: Ireland Country Information and Visas.pdf

Course Transfers Reference Table:
Course # abroad Course Title Credits abroad Course Transfer # Course Transfer Title Credits Transferred to UMB
PROP 0004 Professional Oral Communication 5 COMSTU9000 COMSTU9000 3
ECOB 0021 The Macroeconomic Environment 5 ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
MARK 0106 Sponsorship and Event Marketing 5 MKT 403 Integrated Marketing Communication 3
MARK 0107 Global Strategic Marketing 5 MKT 430 International Marketing 3
MARK 0050 Business to Business Marketing 5 MKT 465 Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing 3
MARK 0033 Practical Public Relations 5 MKT 9000 MKT 9000 3
MARK 0147 Social Marketing 5 MKT 9000 MKT 9000 3
MGTB 0142 Project Management 5 MSIS 425L Project Management 3
MARK 0164 Introduction to Advertising 5 NOT TRANSFERRED   0

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions. 
 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms. 

FORMS:
Study Abroad Contact Consent.pdf
Disciplinary Clearance Form.pdf
Program Agreement Release Form.pdf
Request for Prior Approval of Transfer of Credits.pdf
Mandatory Travel Departure Interview.pdf
Study abroad waiver for parents-guardians.pdf