The World Endeavors Study in Ireland program takes place at the University of Limerick. Among rolling green hills on the banks of the river Shannon, the University of Limerick provides its students with a curriculum designed to suit a rapidly changing world. Limerick attracts students from around the world who want to gain a deeper understanding of Ireland’s culture and lifestyle. World-class researchers and instructors come to the University of Limerick to teach its many different programs ranging from business to equine science, history, or engineering. With a busy and active campus life, students find it easy to get involved with student societies, work out at the university’s state-of-the-art sports facilities, or find friends to watch a football game with at the local pub. The university has a strong presence in town, and students will find themselves welcomed into an international student body and a thriving intellectual community.
The University of Limerick is an excellent choice for students interested in a broad range of classes, a friendly and welcoming student body, and the chance to learn first-hand what Irish life is like. Studying here is a great choice for students in any academic discipline wanting a new perspective on their studies, and Ireland is an excellent starting point for exploring the rest of the British Isles and Europe.
Limerick is a true gem of the Emerald Isle where Ireland’s heritage and future meet. The twelfth-century St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle can be found here, attesting to Limerick’s rich medieval history. Meanwhile, art museums, galleries, and theaters celebrate Irish art of the recent past and present. It’s easy to find a pub where students and locals gather to watch football matches, while trendy restaurants serve Irish and international cuisine. The University is an important part of local life, and students and professors from around the world ensure Limerick is always connected and interesting.
“The countryside was absolutely beautiful, and everything was so vividly green. Pictures cannot do it justice. I came across some of the nicest people I have ever met. Throughout the course of my trip, I fell in love with the country – its history, its scenery, its music and its people. It became my home away from home.“
- Kristin, Intern in Ireland
After successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by the University of Limerick, which is accredited by the Irish Department of Education.
The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.
• Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.
• Fluency in English is required.
TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
Students take four to five courses per semester.
Contact World Endeavors for assistance.
The World Endeavors Summer Study – University of Limerick program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Irish culture. Each student takes one intensive, advanced course in Irish literature, sociology, history, law, healthcare, sports science, or business. While studying, students experience Irish culture first-hand in Limerick, a classic Irish city and a world-class university town.
Students take one course on a full-time basis for the three-week session. Each class is worth three credits. Participants may choose one course from the list of available courses for their session. Courses are available in the following fields of study:
Analyse and contextualize the culture, history and traditions of modern Ireland. Assesses writers, explores social, political and economic developments and discusses folklore, music and song.
Irish society has experienced a period of rapid social, cultural, economic and ideological change. Society in Ireland changed rapidly due to an economic boom and then a national and international financial crisis. This school illustrates how to use a sociological lens to increase understanding of the challenges and contradictions faced by contemporary Irish Society.
Landscape, ethnography, and visual culture come together on this course, in which the students will examine why Ireland is so often used as a backdrop to films. Students will learn about the history of Ireland and representations of Irishness.
Irish theatre from the beginning of the Irish Literary Theatre in 1899 to 1999. This course will provide an introduction to Irish drama in the 20th Century as well as explore the relationship of Irish nationalism and Irish theatre. Students will attend professional theatre productions in Dublin and Galway.
Ireland is famous for its myths and legends, stories of mythical creatures and ancient tales of heroes and warriors. Students will gain a knowledge of the importance of mythology and will learn to appreciate Ireland’s literary and cultural history more fully.
Students will explore elements of short fiction through analyzing their use in a range of well-known short stories and through short written exercises designed to help students master a range of different strategies in creating plots, settings, characters, themes, dialogue, and other fictional elements.
Terrorism represents one of the most challenging international crimes in contemporary times. This summer school will introduce students to the criminal justice system and theories relating to crime and terrorism. It will include and introduction to criminological and penological theories. In particular drawing on Irish experience, students will be provided with an insight into trends and theories on terrorism.
This summer school provides a unique opportunity for students across a variety of disciplines to develop a greater awareness of the self in transforming practice. It will explore strategies for developing individual and collaborative approaches within contemporary healthcare practice. Incorporating Celtic spiritual dimension to healthcare and gaining insights through reflection, it aims to foster an engaged, connected learning environment in the spirit of creativity, dialogue and diversity.
Physical Education Sports Science
This summer school examines the application of psychological strategies, concepts and theories in exercise and physical activity settings. You will learn how to address the underlying mechanisms for behavior change, introduce interventions to make a real and lasting difference. Aerobic and anaerobic exercises and will take place outdoors on our beautiful campus. What better way to learn than by being outdoors in nature while studying!
This summer school provides an introduction to international financial markets and emphasizes the investment decision process as framed by behavioral finance. The use of real-time sophisticated trading and investment software will allow the student to gain experience and a commanding view of the global financial arena.
Each student has a private bedroom within an on-campus house occupied by several other students. Bedrooms include a bed, desk, chair, and hand basin, and each house has two showers and two toilets, a full kitchen, and a lounge room. Each house also offers cable television, direct-dial telephones, weekly trash pick-up, self-service launderette, and full maintenance service. Houses are situated in villages on campus with security patrols at night.
SUMMER PROGRAM: Participants stay in on-campus housing at the University of Limerick. Each student has a single bedroom in a shared student apartment. Apartments include a shared living area, kitchen, and lounge with a television. Three meals per day are also provided with the program.
FALL SEMESTER 2020: September 19th – December 19th, 2020
– Application Deadline: May 1st, 2020
SPRING SEMESTER 2021: January 17th – May 18th, 2021
– Application Deadline: October 1st, 2020
THREE WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM: Summer 2021 Dates TBD
– Application Deadline : March 15th, 2021
Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.
|Study In Ireland (University Of Limerick)||$14,990|
|Summer Study In Ireland (University Of Limerick)||$5,490|
- Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
- Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
- Academic transcript from the University of Limerick
- Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
- Student services and learning support
- Access to university sports facilities
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Airport reception and welcome
- Student housing accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- Travel visa guidance and support
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Limerick
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Also included in Summer Program:
- Tuition: 3 credits
- 3 meals a day, 5 days a week
- Onsite orientation
- 3 excursions
- Farewell BBQ
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.