Students enrolled in the second- and third-year Humanities Programme have the option to spend the Autumn Term studying abroad at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. St. Ambrose University is located in Davenport, Iowa, an urban community that forms part of the metropolitan area known as the Quad Cities. Davenport is the third largest city in the State of Iowa with a population of 102,157; the Quad Cities have a combined population of 383,781. St. Ambrose University sits on a park-like campus that boasts ‘the best college housing’ in the State of Iowa. With over 1,200 students choosing to live on-campus, Carlow College students availing of this opportunity will have a real ‘American’ university experience.

Features of this exchange programme include:

  • spending sixteen weeks in the United States (August – December);
  • paying Carlow College tuition and housing;
  • taking modules that fulfil academic requirements (students will not fall behind in their academic studies);
  • experiencing an opportunity of a lifetime!
Those students accepted into the study abroad programme, are eligible for two scholarships: The Jon Stauff Scholarship Fund and The Bishop James Davis Travel Prize. Please click here for further details regarding your scholarship options. If you are interested in learning more about this amazing opportunity, please contact the Coordinator of the International Office, Dr Eric Derr for more information:

Course Information

Programme Code: PC410

Duration: 4 Years

Level: 8


What students of the Humanities Programme had to say...

A unique, warm and inspiring learning environment. The college is a supportive, cooperative community and my experience of studying here has encouraged me to pursue my studies to postgraduate level.

Eva Burke Humanities class of '14, pursuing an MA at TCD

Carlow College is more than academic development. Carlow College is lecturer support, lifelong friendships, education with the perks of college life and a platform to become the best version of you.

Jillian Bannon 4th year Humanities studen

Studying at Carlow College was especially satisfying insofar as my lecturers nurtured my learning with a genuine commitment, and generosity; teaching me to think critically and clearly.

Steve Cullen Humanities class of '14, pursuing MA at UCD

Carlow College is a place where not only do you achieve an outstanding education but it also allows for the creation of friendships that will last a lifetime.

Elaine Gibson 4th year Humanities student