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Summer Irish Studies at University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer 3 Credits
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer 3 Credits
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term GPA Required: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Accommodations: University Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Language Proficiency: None
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Instruction: Undergraduate
Program Description:



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Study Abroad Advisor: Caitlin Paul

Program Dates

This program runs for three to four weeks from late May until mid June.

*Students should arrive to Shannon International Airport between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm on the designated arrival day.

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Program Costs

Estimated program Budgets can be found above in the "Budget Sheets" box or by clicking the links below:


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Location Description

Ireland is an island of about 6 million people located on the Western European Seaboard with almost half of the Irish people are under the age of 25. It has a temperate maritime climate with pleasant summer temperatures. Though English is most commonly the first language of the Irish people, in some parts of the country the Gaelic language of "Irish" is still spoken. Literary greats such as Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney and George Bernard Shaw all call Ireland home. In addition to great writers, the Irish coasts and countryside are often described as nothing less than "stunning." The City of Limerick is  sits on the River Shannon in County Limerick and as the third-largest city it is the capital of the Mid West Region. Within a day's excursion are the countries of Galway, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Kerry.

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Host University

The University is located on a beautiful riverside campus at the heart of the National Technology Park at Plassey, three miles outside Limerick City. UL is home to the Irish Academy of World Music and Dance. Almost, 8,500 full-time and more than 2,000 part-time students are enrolled at the University during the academic year. Limerick Building InsideThe Shannon adds an extra dimension to the green and tree-lined campus and there are lovely riverside walks. Most of the student accommodation is within view of the river and the student rowing and kayak clubs make regular use of the river. Two bridges cross the river on the campus, offering a walking circuit of the grounds. The University has excellent classroom, computer, and library facilities. Additonally, there are banks, cafes and restaurants, banks, a bookshop, small grocery, travel agent, laundrette, pharmacy, and computer store locted on campus.

The first University of Limerick students were admitted in 1972, and the University of Limerick was granted full university powers by legislation enacted by the Irish Parliament in 1989. It is the first new University established since the foundation of the State. Today, some 12,000 students study at the University, of whom over 9,852 are full-time students. The development of the University is guided and supported by the University of Limerick Foundation Board, composed of international leaders from business, the professions and the arts.

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Schools courses will be taught at '300' level and will be open to students who have completed their freshman year at the time of enrollment. Students can choose one of seven separate course options will be offered with 3 credits being awarded on successful completion:

  • Irish Life and Literature (History/Literature/Cultural Studies)
  • Law in Ireland (Law/Politics/Sociology)
  • Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society (Sociology/Cultural Studies)
  • Screening Ireland: Ireland in Film and Television (Media/Communications)
  • Visual Culture in Ireland 1400–1950 (Art/Art History/Film)
  • Creative Writing
  • Irish Myths and Legends
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Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.

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Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn 3 undergraduate credits. All summer courses are offered at the 300 (3rd year level).

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Program Qualifications

All undergraduates with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher are eligible to apply.

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Students will be housed in on-campus accommodation at the University of Limerick in shared apartments. Each apartment has 6 individual study bedrooms and bathrooms with a shared living area, kitchen, and lounge with television. Students will also have access to the indoor sports facilities (including the 50 meter swimming pool) in the University Arena and the adjacent outdoor facilities. 

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Personal computers can be used in your village room. You will get a free email account at UL. Bring or purchase an ethernet card and a plug adapter.   

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Arrival and Orientation

Airport pick up and drop off is available to students who arrive in Shannon International Airport (SNN) on the confirmed arrival date for the program.

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Social outings and trips are planned to give students a taste of life in Ireland and the chance to see some of the country's outstanding scenery. Trips to Dublin and to the spectacular County Clare coast are included as well as an End of Summer Schools Barbeque.

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On-Site Support

The International Education Division is available to assist study abroad students with their questions or concerns. The University of Limerick also offers Counseling and Disability Services. Professionals in these offices work with students individually to assess their needs and provide support and accommodation as appropriate. 

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US citizens do not need a visa to participate in this program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.