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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Ireland

Studying abroad in Ireland presents an enchanting blend of academic excellence, cultural richness, and natural beauty. Ireland offers a world-class education system that spans diverse disciplines. The country’s commitment to research and innovation is reflected in its modern facilities and renowned faculty, making it an appealing destination for those seeking a rigorous and globally recognized education.

Beyond academics, Ireland’s captivating history, lively cities, and breathtaking landscapes create an immersive backdrop for personal growth and exploration. From exploring ancient castles to enjoying the vibrant music scene in cities like Dublin and Galway, students can delve into centuries of tradition while embracing contemporary energy. The Irish warmth and friendliness foster a sense of belonging, making it easy to connect with locals and fellow international students. With its blend of academic rigor, cultural immersion, and natural wonders like the Cliffs of Moher, studying in Ireland promises a transformative experience that enriches both education and personal perspective.


Ireland boasts a distinguished education system with renowned institutions such as Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork, known for their innovative programs and dedicated faculty. Ireland’s commitment to research and development is evident in its cutting-edge facilities and progressive curriculum, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a top-notch education.

Students have the opportunity to engage with both historical charm and modern dynamism. The warm Irish hospitality fosters a sense of community, making it easy to connect with locals and fellow international students. With its balance of academic rigor, cultural immersion, and natural beauty, studying in Ireland offers an unforgettable experience.


Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Ireland:

  • Immerse yourself in a robust education system with prestigious institutions renowned for their innovative programs and dedicated faculty.
  • Experience Ireland’s rich heritage through its castles, ancient ruins, and vibrant cities like Dublin and Galway, which provide a tapestry of history and modernity.
  • Engage with friendly locals known for their warm and welcoming nature, fostering a sense of belonging in your new environment.
  • Explore Ireland’s breathtaking landscapes which offer endless opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Our Ireland Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Ireland below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Ireland.


About Limerick

Limerick shines as a radiant treasure amidst the lush landscapes of the Emerald Isle, seamlessly weaving together Ireland’s captivating legacy and its promising future. Within its embrace, the echoes of antiquity resound through landmarks like the twelfth-century St. Mary’s Cathedral and the storied King John’s Castle, eloquently narrating Limerick’s medieval narrative. Simultaneously, the city’s vibrant cultural tapestry is woven through its art havens—museums, galleries, and theaters—that pay homage to Irish artistic expression, spanning both recent times and the present day.

The city’s pulse reverberates within its pubs, where spirited gatherings of students and locals unite to revel in football matches, and contemporary eateries dish out a blend of authentic Irish flavors and international culinary delights. Anchored by its esteemed University, Limerick pulses with a global rhythm, attracting a diverse tapestry of students and scholars who infuse the city with a perpetual thread of connectivity and intrigue.

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Semester Study in Ireland (University of Limerick) | $17,395
Summer Study in Ireland (University of Limerick) | $5,650


  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.


Every student enjoys the comfort of their own private bedroom, nestled within an on-campus residence shared with fellow students. These cozy bedrooms come equipped with essentials like a bed, desk, chair, and a convenient hand basin. Each residence boasts a well-appointed array of amenities, comprising two showers and two toilets, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a inviting lounge area.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


In your spare time in Ireland, there are plenty of enjoyable activities and experiences to pursue. Here are some suggestions:

  • Explore Historic Landmarks: Discover Ireland’s rich history by visiting iconic landmarks such as the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Trinity College in Dublin, and the ancient Newgrange tomb.
  • Taste Irish Cuisine: Indulge in hearty Irish dishes like Irish stew, seafood chowder, boxty, and soda bread, complemented by a pint of Guinness or Irish cider.
  • Connect with the Locals: Engage with the friendly Irish locals, known for their hospitality and storytelling, to gain a deeper understanding of the country’s culture and traditions.
  • Attend Festivals and Events: Ireland hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, celebrating music, arts, literature, and more. Join in the festivities to experience the vibrant spirit of Ireland.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.


Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.


Recent Ireland Testimonials

Alessia MInternship in Ireland

I had the pleasure of participating in an overseas program with World Endeavors. I am incredibly satisfied with everything these guys have done for me, they have been of great help, especially my correspondent Johnna, a very sweet and very helpful girl. I highly recommend an experience with them.

Jessica CruzIntern in Ireland

They're a good company to work with if you're trying to go overseas for school. They walk you through every step and answer any questions you have. I would definitely consider doing an internship again in the future.

Erin LIntern in Ireland

Living and working overseas was an experience of a life time, that World Endeavours made possible. Very professional, friendly staff, who had my best interests at heart.

Jenna BIntern in Ireland

I cannot boast enough about how great this organization is. Their organization and communication gave me confidence as a first time international traveler. I traveled to Ireland to participate in a physical therapy internship. My placement was an transitional, assisted living home for women with intellectual and physical disabilities improve their independent living skills to be able to obtain their own house in the community. With this experience, I have expanded my medical knowledge, improved my communication with the elderly population, and enhanced my ability to create interventions to improve balance and gait. I was able to immerse myself in the culture by staying with a very welcoming host family, talking with co-workers and locals about education, politics, healthcare, and learning about history of Ireland everywhere I travel to around the beautiful country!

Ireland FAQs

Is Ireland Part of the UK?

No, Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom. The Republic of Ireland is an independent nation, while the United Kingdom is comprised of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

What Currency Does Ireland Use?

Ireland uses the Euro as its official currency. The Euro is abbreviated as EUR and is represented by the symbol €. It is the same currency used by many other countries within the Eurozone, a group of European Union countries that have adopted the Euro as their common currency.

When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland?

Ireland is seasonal and offers a varied experience throughout the year. The weather is generally mild and pleasant from April to October, and the days are longer, allowing for more sightseeing. Additionally, the summer months of June, July, and August offer the best chance of experiencing sunny days, with winter months between November and January hosting a beauty of their own.

What is Ireland Famous for?

Ireland is famous for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, historic sites, traditional music and dance, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Guinness beer, Cliffs of Moher, Gaelic sports, and the nickname “Emerald Isle.”

What Language do They Speak in Ireland?

The primary language spoken in Ireland is English. English is the most widely spoken language for communication, education, business, and government. However, it’s important to note that Ireland also has a second official language, Irish (Gaeilge). While less commonly spoken than English, Irish is taught in schools and used in certain areas, particularly in Gaeltacht regions where it is more prevalent. Both English and Irish are recognized as official languages of the country.

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