Residence Abroad Requirements
Students taking one or more modern languages other than English must spend not less than two months in the country of each language in order to fulfill the requirements of their course; students of Irish must spend at least the same amount of time in the Gaeltacht.
The residence required for each language must be completed before the moderatorship examination in that language. Students who fail to meet this requirement will have their Moderatorship exam results witheld.
This requirement can be waived only in exceptional circumstances and with the prior approval of the schools or departments concerned. It is recommended that in the year prior to their entering college, intending students spend a period in a country of which they are proposing to study the language; such residence may, with the approval of the department concerned, be counted for up to half of the residence requirement in that language.
Students who wish to interrupt their course in order to spend one year abroad in a country of which they are studying the language may do so, provided that they comply with the General Regulations and Information included in the current Calendar.