The first-ever SATA Ireland will be taking place Spring 2019 at the National University of Ireland (NUI) in Galway. Professor Tristan Borer of the Government and International Relations Department will be the faculty director.

The Irish Center for Human Rights, established in January 2000, is located at the National University. This center has developed a global reputation for excellence in the field of human rights teaching, research and advocacy.

Housing and Cultural Immersion

Students will live in modern apartments within walking distance of the NUI campus. Each student will be housed in a double room and will share kitchen facilities. Several local co-curricular field trips will take place on this SATA. Also, two weekend long excursions have been planned to Kilkenny and Belfast. Belfast, in Northern Ireland, has long been of interest to human-rights focused students due to its historical conflicts.


Two courses will be offered:

  • Gov 220 Torture, Hollywood, and Transitional Justice Post 9/11
  • Gov 223 Human Rights, Media, and Modern Activism

Students will take the rest of their courses from a variety of University offerings.

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.


Students are expected to leave as a group in mid-January. While in Ireland, they will follow an academic calendar similar to that of Connecticut College.

The SATA Ireland 2019 program includes international round-trip travel and all group field trips.

Students interested in SATA Ireland should contact Professor Borer,,  or the Office of Study Away.