Study & Research Abroad: Wexford, Ireland
Study & research at Georgia Southern’s European Campus in beautiful, historic Wexford, Ireland!
Wexford is the name of a town in southeast Ireland founded by Vikings over 800 years ago. Historical, attractive, lively and safe, Wexford Town and the surrounding Wexford County are about two hours by road or rail from Dublin. Due in part to almost two centuries of trade and emigration links between Wexford and the city of Savannah, Georgia Southern University selected the location as its European study abroad and research campus.
The first cohort of Georgia Southern students studied on the Wexford Campus in 2022, enjoying its state-of-the-art classrooms, which are housed in a stunning building from 1812. One student remarked, “The campus complex took my breath away: just beautiful!” An ideal venue for photos commemorating your time in Ireland, an iconic castle-style gatehouse constitutes the entrance to the campus. It leads to the main building, often referred to as Old County Hall, for it was once Wexford County Council’s headquarters. Later, its principal room became a courtroom, which now serves as the “Courtroom Classroom,” a superior location for lectures, performances, and other gatherings. Beautiful stained-glass pieces and other antique elements make the entire building a special learning environment.
Of course, the Wexford Campus experience extends well beyond the classroom — to participating in educational field trips across sites in Ireland’s “Sunny Southeast,” as well as Dublin; to enjoying the café culture characteristic of Wexford’s medieval streets; to interacting with Irish people at music sessions, arts festivals, and sporting events; and to visiting Irish schools, universities, research centers, and workplaces.
Live in Historic Wexford Town
While studying, you’ll live in Wexford Town, a beautiful coastal settlement in southeastern Ireland originally founded by Vikings. Research the connections between Savannah and Ireland including the emigration of hundreds of Wexford natives to Savannah during the famine years of 1849-1856.
Explore the Coast of Ireland
You can enjoy the beautiful green landscapes of southeast Ireland, from stunning mountains to the Wexford seaport and some of Europe’s loveliest beaches. You’ll see what it is like to educate young Irish students, study health issues, examine Irish geography, how business is conducted in Europe and so much more.
European People and Culture
Additionally, you’ll experience what makes Irish culture unique. You’ll witness ancient team sports such as Gaelic football and hurling. You’ll enjoy community musical gatherings, often in famous Irish pubs. Perhaps the best experiences are interactions with Irish people, renowned as among earth’s friendliest.
See Irish History Come to Life
You’ll see history first-hand as you wear gloved hands to handle ancient European artifacts and thumb through newspapers of the 18th and 19th centuries in the Wexford County Archives and other historical collections. And you’ll explore historic monuments, buildings and towns through field trips.
Gain International Experience
You’ll open your eyes to the international experience that makes you more competitive in your career or future graduate study. Studies have shown that employers recognize the importance of cross-cultural understanding in an increasingly global economic environment.
As always, your health and wellbeing are prioritized. Did you know that Ireland ranks among the earth’s safest countries? Even Irish police officers usually don’t carry guns!
Register Today to experience an exciting summer of study abroad in beautiful Wexford, Ireland!
The Wexford, Ireland study abroad programs offer many exciting opportunities for study and research. Experience the history, scenery and people of Ireland as you study.
Current student accommodations are in the beautiful Talbot Suites at Stonebridge. Beginning January 2025, we will be providing student housing for 42 students in a beautifully modernized historic building.
“…this is like Hogwarts, it has sort of a Harry Potter feel.”
– Dr. Kyle Marrero, President of Georgia Southern University
Take a tour of the Georgia Southern Study Abroad Center and See the Town of Wexford, Ireland