Spend a summer in the charming city of Limerick, Ireland with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the University of Limerick. Located three miles from the city center, the park-like campus is the permanent home to several art collections along with the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, an internationally acclaimed center for innovation in music and dance performance.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 3 semester credits
Courses offered in cultural studies, social justice, theater, plus programs in business, health care, and law
Apartment style residence
Dublin (day trip), West of Ireland – Lahinch and the Burren (day trip), Limerick City and Bunratty Castle (day trip), Aran Islands (2 days)
Walking tours, traditional Irish music concerts, museum visits and sports events
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
You will live in a co-ed apartment-style residence, a 10-minute walk from the classrooms and library with a view of the River Shannon and surrounding area.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Limerick
Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland with a population of 100,000 people.
Founded by the Vikings in 812, Limerick is one of the oldest cities in Ireland.
Limerick is home to both the longest footbridge in Ireland and the westernmost castle in Europe.
Dia Dhuit! – that’s how we say hello in Irish (I also speak English and a little bit of German). I have been the AIFS Resident Director since 2004. I can’t wait to show you the beautiful city of Limerick, I’m sure you’ll feel at home right away.
I know Limerick very well after growing up here and obtaining a BA and graduate diploma in Adult Education from Mary Immaculate College, the sister college of the University of Limerick. You will find that the culture is different but there isn’t a significant language barrier making your integration into local cultural life easier. You can think of me as a support for you both personally and academically for any issues that may arise. It’s my goal to make your transition into Irish culture as seamless as possible.
During your time abroad I will coordinate all aspects of the program including academic planning, housing and social and cultural activities. See you in Limerick!
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Irish culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. Past activities have included:
Please note that students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.
You can easily walk from your housing to all campus facilities. A public bus from the university takes 10 minutes to Limerick. Public transportation is inexpensive as are taxis from the center of town to the university.
The university has one of the largest indoor sports complexes in Ireland. It is the home base to Coaching Ireland and is used by Ireland’s national soccer and rugby teams as well as athletes training for the Olympics and the local Munster rugby team. The university Sports Arena includes a 50-meter swimming pool, an indoor jogging track, a 60-meter sprint track, four full-size courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton and indoor soccer, 45 cardiovascular machines including treadmills, cycles and cross-trainers and 35 resistance training machines and free weight stations. The arena is right on campus, a few minutes’ walk from the main academic building.
Guided sightseeing tour. Visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast and a welcome meal.
Guided sightseeing tours. Includes round-trip transportation, tea, lunch and dinner.
Entrance fees to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Includes round-trip transportation and lunch.
Program is closed
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more