Business, Liberal Arts & Nursing
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick (UL) boasts a stunning campus of over 328 acres and is situated along the Shannon River. Arts and sciences are an important component to the university's mission, and there are a number of dedicated research centers on the campus. UL is home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and many collections of fine art. ISA participants studying at UL for a semester or academic-year have the opportunity to take a wide range of courses with local and international students, while ISA participants studying at UL for a summer have the opportunity to take courses with international students from around the world. The University of Limerick is fully accredited and recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, and the business college is AACSB accredited.
Fall 1 2020
Late Aug, 2020 - Late Dec, 2020
May 01, 2020
24 - 30 ECTS Credits
2.90 Minimum GPA*
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The Business, Liberal Arts, & Nursing program is offered through the University of Limerick (UL). This program offers a wide variety of courses in many fields of study, including the Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Nursing. Popular subject areas include Business, Irish Studies, Health Sciences, and Engineering. Unique offerings include UL's Service-Learning course and UL's traditional Irish music and dance courses, which are available through the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Courses are taught in English by UL faculty with local and international students.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.90.
You must have at least sophomore standing (second year) at your home university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
24 - 30
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 15
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 22.5
- You are required to take 4-5 courses per semester.
- If you choose to take 4 courses per semester, you are required to provide a letter from your home university stating that this is necessary.
- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
- Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Ireland Program Manager.
- The courses listed below are only a sampling of what University of Limerick offers. Please see the course catalog, linked below, for additional course options.
- You are required to take 24-30 ECTS credits per semester.
- Transfer credits earned will be decided entirely by your home university. It is important to be in touch with your university about course approvals and transfer credit pre-departure.
- According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home university.
- Per University of Limerick, 6 ECTS credits is equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits / 4.5 quarter units. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.
Course Level Recommendations
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the modules (courses) listed in the University of Limerick (UL) module catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on UL's module codes. The structure of the module codes at UL is made up of a sequence of letters and numbers. The module code starts with two letters, which indicate the subject area to which the module belongs. The final numerical digit of the code corresponds to the semester of study in which the module is normally taken by Irish students i.e. year one modules end in 1 (Fall semester) and 2 (Spring semester). Year two modules end in 3 (Fall semester) and 4 (Spring semester) and so on until year four. The three digit codes found at the right of a module title represents the number of corresponding Lecture, Tutorial and Laboratory hours (in this order). Modules ending in digits 5-8 are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
- The transcript from University of Limerick will reflect ECTS credits. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Irish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Limerick. Uncovering the uniqueness of UL’s campus and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. You will commute to class as most local students do: by walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
ISA students are typically housed at Plassey Village, though location may vary depending on availability. These on-campus dorms are located about a 5-15 minute walk to the center of campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm is assigned to you by the university. Dorms are apartment-style, typically housing six to eight mixed-gender students in each apartment. Semester and academic-year students live with both international students and local students from Ireland, while summer students live exclusively with international students. Dorms typically include a single-occupancy room, as well as a shared bathroom, kitchen, and living room. Bed linens are not included for semester and academic-year students but are included for summer students. Free unlimited internet access is available in each bedroom, and laundry facilities are available in dorm.
A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged if you are living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
At Bunratty Castle, you will explore one of Ireland's most authentic medieval castles, decorated in lavish tapestries and in ornate 15th and 16th century style furnishings. Take in the grandeur of the medieval banquet hall and step into Ireland's past as you take in the sights, sounds, and scenery of an authentic Irish village in the Bunratty Folk Park.
You will visit the bustling capital city of Dublin to see why Ireland is truly a land of saints and scholars. Explore the Book of Kells, an illustrated Christian bible from 800AD, walk through the famous cobbled courtyard of Trinity College, witness Ireland's revolutionary history at Kilmainham Gaol, and bask in the exuberance of Temple Bar.
Ring of Kerry
Take in breathing-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and rugged Irish coastlines as you embark on a scenic loop drive around the stunning Kerry peninsula. See for yourself why Kerry and its islands have called itself home to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Charles De Gaulle, and Luke Skywalker.
Adare * Optional
Continuously lauded as Ireland's most picturesque village, Adare hosts an array of colored shop fronts and traditional thatched cottages as well as medieval castles and chapels. Adare is also home to one of Ireland's most exclusive five star luxury resorts and golf course, Adare Manor.
Galway & the Cliffs of Moher * Optional
Galway (Gaillimh) lies in the heart of the West of Ireland, clinging to the outer edge of Europe. A walking tour will take play along Salthill;then, you will have the opportunity to have lunch at Galway’s farmers Market, partake in a walking tour of Galway's City and listen to some traditional Irish music.
The Burren, derived from the Gaelic 'Boireann,' meaning ‘Great Rock’, is a vast region comprised of limestone slabs. This region is one of the finest examples of a glacio-karst landscape in the world. Standing 214 meters above the Wild Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher are the jewel in the crown of the Burren Region. Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe-inspiring view that dreams are made of!
Belfast * Optional
Belfast is the second largest city on the island of Ireland. Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland; one of the six countries of Ireland that remain part of the United Kingdom. A “Black Taxi Tour” will take place that accumulates a tour around the Protestant and Catholic sections of the city; the tour will also stop at the Peace Wall. You will have lunch at St. George's Market and will visit the city hall. You will, then, have free time to explore.
Cultural Activities in Limerick
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Limerick. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Limerick special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included Milk Market, King John's Castle, the Hunt Museum, and a traditional music & dance evening.