Overview

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, or law. While studying, students experience Irish culture first-hand in Limerick, a classic Irish city and a world-class university town.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Students choose the University of Limerick for the broad range of classes taught in English, the friendly and welcoming student body, and the chance to learn first-hand what Irish life is like. Studying at the University is a great choice for students in any academic discipline who want a new perspective on their studies, and Ireland is an excellent starting point for exploring the rest of the British Isles and Europe. In any study abroad program, the most successful students are open-minded and excited about experiencing a new culture and lifestyle.

 

Location

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 more recent past and the present. It’s easy to find a pub where students and local residents 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 connected and always interesting.

Experiences

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Heather is from Oklahoma and studied Mass Communication (Broadcasting) and Graphic Design in college. She interned in Ireland with World Endeavors.

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“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

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Academics

Students take one Irish Studies 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. Please note that all courses are taught at the 300 (3rd year) level.

Courses:

Irish Life and Literature
Visual Culture in Ireland 1400-1950
Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society
Screening Ireland: Ireland in Film and Television
Law in Ireland
Creative Writing
Irish Myths and Legends

Upon successful completion of the program, credits and transcripts are 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.

 

Housing

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. Two meals per day are also provided with the program.

Dates And Costs

THREE WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM:   May 25 – June 15, 2016
– Application Deadline : March 1, 2016

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.

 

Program Name Cost
Summer Study In Ireland (University Of Limerick) $5,190

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • Tuition: 3 credits
  • Onsite coordinator
  • Academic transcript from the University of Limerick
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Onsite orientation
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Visa support
  • Student services and learning support
  • Airport pick-up and welcome
  • Pre-departure guidance and handbook
  • Cell phone rental
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Re-entry support and alumni services

 

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to Limerick
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses

 

How To Apply

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.

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