Program Details

Study in Ireland’s third-largest city at the University of Limerick, considered one of Ireland’s most beautiful campuses. The University offers innovative academics, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and vibrant campus life.
Location:
Limerick, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

About

The Republic of Ireland’s third-largest city, Limerick, boasts a Norman castle, elegant Georgian buildings, and an active music scene. For performing arts lovers, the University of Limerick is home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. For sporting enthusiasts, Limerick offers a wide range of sports from Gaelic games such as hurling and football to Limerick's favorite sport, rugby. It is also home to the National Coaching and Training Centre of Ireland and Ireland’s first 50m Olympic swimming pool.

The University of Limerick is located 5 kilometers outside of town, spanning two banks of the River Shannon. Considered one of Ireland’s most beautiful campuses, the university offers innovative academics, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and vibrant campus life. The house- or apartment-style campus housing complexes are a great source of student social life.

The University of Limerick is known as a technological powerhouse in Ireland and works closely with the nearby National Technology Park of Ireland. The university is also well known for science, humanities, business, and social studies. You may choose from the university’s wide variety of courses in almost every discipline, allowing you to create a broad and diverse curriculum, or further study in your major.

Housing & Meals

Live on campus with other Irish and international students in apartment-style or shared houses. You will have your own room and share kitchen and bathroom facilities with your flatmates or housemates. Meals are not included, but you can prepare your own meals in the residence villages or dine at the restaurants on campus. The three housing options (all very similar) are included in the program fee.

Excursions

Extracurricular activities abound at the University of Limerick. The International Office organizes a number of off campus activities each semester. These include a special Thanksgiving dinner in the Fall and organized trips to Dublin and western Ireland tourist attractions. Many of the 60+ clubs and societies organize day and weekend trips. Student residences organize dinners, dances and other activities. Orientation will introduce you to the myriad of opportunities available, as well as facilities and registration procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Students studying at the University of Limerick will:

  • augment their cross-cultural understanding through interaction with Irish and international students and community members;
  • gain appreciation of the academic culture of the Republic of Ireland and differences between the Irish and US educational systems through direct enrollment;
  • gain awareness and appreciation of Irish culture through on-campus accommodation with Irish students, as well as access to a wide range of student organizations and clubs;
  • become more self-reliant through immersion in a new culture and separation from familiar structures and surroundings
  • become more effective at navigating differences by spending four to ten months of full integration in a foreign academic, cultural, and political climate;
  • and experience Irish and international perspectives on academic disciplines through direct enrollment at an Irish host university.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff at the University of Limerick are accessible and supportive. Students work closely with the International Office at Limerick before and during their experience. These advising and support services are designed to help you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life.

The International Office organizes airport pick-up and an orientation for study abroad students upon arrival. You will receive information about campus facilities, clubs and the Irish educational system. 

Setting Description:
The Republic of Ireland’s third-largest city, Limerick, boasts a Norman castle, elegant Georgian buildings, and an active music scene. For performing arts lovers, the University of Limerick is home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. For sporting enthusiasts, Limerick offers a wide range of sports from Gaelic games such as hurling and football to Limerick's favorite sport, rugby. It is also home to the National Coaching and Training Centre of Ireland and Ireland’s first 50m Olympic swimming pool. The University of Limerick is located 5 kilometers outside of town, spanning two banks of the River Shannon. Considered one of Ireland’s most beautiful campuses, the university offers innovative academics, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and vibrant campus life. The house- or apartment-style campus housing complexes are a great source of student social life. The University of Limerick is known as a technological powerhouse in Ireland and works closely with the nearby National

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
2.9 GPA for semester, 2.5 GPA for summer; sophomores, juniors, seniors; no language prerequisite
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
The Learning Abroad Center’s Study Abroad Scholarship provides awards for non-University of Minnesota undergraduate students going on eligible Learning Abroad Center credit-bearing programs.

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