Come to Limerick for 3 weeks this summer for hands-on courses in Irish culture, history, film, law, and art taught by distinguished Irish faculty. On Summer in Ireland, you will fall in love with Irish culture and with your new home in Ireland’s fourth largest city.
Get excited about:
Great excursions – Complement your studies by traveling with your program to Dublin, to the Irish coast, and throughout the city of Limerick.
Travel opportunities throughout the region – With cheap airfare and train routes galore, you can spend your weekends traveling in Ireland, around the UK, and to various cities, beaches, and mountains throughout Europe during your summer abroad in Ireland.
On Summer in Ireland, you’ll take one course in literature, culture, film, sociology, or law at the University of Limerick, which has quickly gained a reputation among its peers for its innovative courses and high academic standards. The University is also home to some fine collections of Irish art, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Irish World Music Center.
All students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course planning. Any course equivalencies must be approved by the corresponding Valpo department head (i.e. Spanish Department will need to approve any Spanish course taken abroad in order to transfer the credit back to Valpo).
Study at an academically rigorous university
Classes focused on Irish culture
Check out nearby 12th-century castles in your spare time
Fun excursions with fellow study abroad students around Limerick
Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks
Great student facilities on campus
Strong support from the University study abroad office
When you arrive in Limerick, you’ll get an extensive orientation from the University of Limerick’s International Office. This includes a campus overview and tour, and an introduction to the city of Limerick. You’ll learn how to use the public transportation system and you’ll get to know your Irish classmates. The university also organizes fun excursions to show you the rest of Ireland.
The Student Center Complex holds a student café, two pubs, a restaurant, a bookshop, a bank, a student health clinic, a laundry, and a grocery store. It’s all an easy walk from your residence! There are also 70 clubs you can join to meet students with similar interests, and a variety of sports and recreation programs to keep you busy.
The school’s famous University Arena is open to both students and the general public. You can enjoy swimming in an Olympic-standard swimming pool and exercising in the largest indoor sports hall in the country - the membership is included in your CISabroad program fee!
Program dates for Summer 2017 are May 24 - June 14.
Summer in Ireland students will be living in a village on the University of Limerick campus. The village contains individual apartments with single bedrooms en-suite for up to six students. Apartment amenities include a fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, electric heating, television, internet access through the University of Limerick network, and bed linens. The villages offer full maintenance service, regular security patrols, and a Residential Village Manager who is available for student assistance. Living in one of these beautiful houses is a great way to form a community with Irish and international students and will certainly be a highlight of your time in Limerick!
Students spending the summer in Limerick will have a meal plan that covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. For those interested in fresh food or who want to try an international dish, Limerick has options for you! Once a week, there is a market in the city that sells fresh fruit and vegetables at a reasonable price and throughout the city center there are various stores that sell international food which includes Chinese, Russian, Asian, African, and Caribbean products.
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing.
Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
If needed, students are able to work with financial aid to help with the cost of the program. Scholarships are also available.
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. The estimate found on the budget sheet is based on average spending. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program.
Program Contact Information:
Nicole Hughes - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Book an Advising Appointment: nicolehughes.youcanbook.me
Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.