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Study Abroad | Limerick

Ireland | University of Limerick | Summer 2023

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  • Summer 2023


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.

What’s Included

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.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Courses offered in cultural studies, social justice, theater, plus programs in business, health care, and law

  • Housing

    Apartment style residence

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Dublin (day trip), West of Ireland – Lahinch and the Burren (day trip), Limerick City and Bunratty Castle (day trip), Aran Islands (2 days)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Walking tours, traditional Irish music concerts, museum visits and sports events

  • On-Site Resident Director

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

Program Details: Study Abroad | Limerick Responsible Business Program

Program is closed


May 24, 2023June 13, 2023




University of Limerick

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees



Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

Global Themes

  • Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Global Sustainability
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The University of Limerick is one of Europe’s most prestigious public universities and educates close to 12,000 students. It has recently been ranked second best university in the world for international students and scored top marks worldwide for social activities, clubs and societies. In addition, The Kemmy Business School has gained AACSB accreditation. AIFS students can choose courses from an extensive list of UL courses, making it one of the best places to come if you have a major that otherwise makes it difficult for you to study abroad. 

The location, along with magnificent facilities, such as the sports arena and the library (one of the most technologically advanced in the world), make this the ideal campus for learning and recreation. 

Students must choose one of the available courses, each of which meets for a total of 45 hours. A minimum enrollment of 10 students is required to confirm each course. All courses are recommended for 3 credits. 

This course is offered by the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. KBS recently gained AACSB accreditation and is one of Ireland’s leading business schools offering a wide range of business and management education. All courses are recommended for 3 credits. 

This program is offered by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery which is part of the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences (EHS). The department provides a rich, collaborative and engaging learning environment, which supports students’ personal, professional and academic developments. The department also supports learning and research for the purpose of shaping health care delivery and influencing health policy and practice. All courses are recommended for 3 credits. 

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Living Abroad

Student Apartments

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.

  • Single en-suite bedrooms
  • Fully-equipped kitchens and living rooms
  • Laundromat
  • Manager with regular security patrols at night

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Limerick


  • Continental breakfast
  • Two daily meal vouchers Monday through Friday to purchase lunch and dinner on campus
  • Three dinner receptions during the program including a welcome meal and a farewell barbecue
  • Farmers market on campus every Tuesday afternoon where you can purchase local produce


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.

AIFS in Limerick Resident Director, Summer Program

Elaine Keane headshot.

Elaine Keane

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:

  • Walking tours and museum visits such as The Hunt Museum and the Limerick Art Gallery
  • Traditional Irish music concerts
  • Sports events such as hurling, visiting the Munster rugby museum
  • Visits to ancient historical sites such as Lough Gur, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Askeaton Abbey and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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.  


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Limerick and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Ireland. Previous excursions have included:

A bridge in Dublin, Ireland.


Guided sightseeing tour. Visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, daily breakfast and a welcome meal. 

  • Ireland
  • 2 Days
  • Included in Program Fee
Burren, Ireland.

Lahinch and the Burren

Guided sightseeing tours. Includes round-trip transportation, tea, lunch and dinner.

  • Ireland
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Bunratty Castle.

Limerick City and Bunratty Castle

Entrance fees to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Includes round-trip transportation and lunch.

  • Ireland
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
An aerial view of Aran Islands.

Aran Islands

Bike tour and visit to the Plassey Shipwreck. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and breakfast.
  • Ireland
  • 2 Days
  • Included in Program Fee
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A view of Prague.

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.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    April 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    April 15, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 23, 2023
  • Program Begins
    May 24, 2023
  • Program Ends
    June 13, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    June 14, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

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.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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Ready to Study Abroad in Limerick?

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