Students enrolled in the second-year English and History 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 get 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 Details

Programme Code: PC411

Duration: 4 Years

Level: 8


What students of the English & History Programme had to say...

The standard of lecturing on the English and History Degree would be difficult to beat. In fact, all the staff of Carlow College including those in the dining hall, the library, the administration have been most helpful to me.

Patricia Foley - Graduate

My studies in English and History have enabled me to appreciate and understand how world events have influenced literature and art. Art, literature and history help us make sense of how we live our lives.

Bridget Flannery Graduate

There is a lot of support given to students on the English and History degree and it really helps to build your confidence when you're starting a degree programme.

Jamie Lawlor English & History, Year 4

As a mature student returning to education, I found that the outstanding lecturers at Carlow College restored my confidence, inspired my imagination, fuelled my brain and paved my way to broader horizons and an exciting future.

Amanda Pitcairn - class of '14, pursuing a MA at TCD