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We invite you to study abroad with API in Ireland at the University of Limerick. You can select from a diverse array of courses across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, including AACSB-accredited business classes. This program also includes a service learning opportunity for credit.

Enroll in classes with students from around the world, earn valuable academic credit, experience the warm hospitality of the Irish people, and explore one of Ireland's oldest and most iconic cities!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.9 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 14, 2023 - May 16, 2023 $18,900 Oct 20, 2022 No Extension Nov 14, 2022
Fall Aug, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $18,900 May 15, 2023 No Extension Jun 15, 2023
Academic Year Aug, 2023 - May, 2024 $37,500 May 15, 2023 No Extension Jun 15, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Limerick programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Killarney, Ring of Kerry, & Muckross House & Abbey

    Killarney is a quaint and picturesque town in Ireland’s beautiful southwest region. The town is buzzing with many activities, and there are a number of beautiful places to visit alongside the Ring of Kerry. Some of the must sees include Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and Abbey, Ross Castle, and Killarney National Park. The scenery is amazing and the atmosphere is lively!

  • Kylemore Abbey & Diamond Hill National Park

    Kylemore Abbey is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions and is located in the Connemara countryside! Originally a castle in the late 1800s, it is now owned and run by the Benedictine community. While visiting Kylemore Abbey, students will enjoy walking around the lake and beautiful walled garden, and learning about the romance and history of Ireland’s most intriguing estate. After visiting Kylemore Abbey, we will then travel to Diamond Hill National Park. We will walk on gravel paths, a boardwalk, and steps in order to climb up the slopes of Diamond Hill. The views are truly spectacular and you can see the Connemara coastline all the way to the islands off of Galway, the Twelve Ben Mountains, and down to Kylemore Abbey. It is truly a breathtaking view!

  • Cork City, Blarney Castle, Cobh & Kinsale

    Blarney castle tends to be top of most bucket lists, and for very good reasons! You’ve heard if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you’ll get the gift of the gab for 7 years, right? Well if you are hot on becoming a storyteller after all your adventures, this is certainly the thing to do, and you also get to check out a pretty awesome Castle & Gardens at the same time! What’s not to like? In addition to Blarney Castle, our stops will include: picturesque towns of Kinsale & Cobh, and a Cork City walking tour.

  • Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, and Aran Islands

    Our first stop will be at Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction, The Cliffs of Moher. Our tour of the cliffs will explore their 350 million year history and you will have the opportunity to see for yourself why the cliffs are Ireland’s favourite tourist destination. From the cliffs, we will travel the short distance to the quaint village of Doolin, world-renowned for its traditional Irish music scene. In Doolin, we will visit the Doolin Caves which is a dramatic underground experience like no other! Finally, from Doolin we will take a short ferry trip across the water to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór. We will stay overnight on the island, renting bikes and exploring this incredible green island.

  • Dublin

    Dublin, located on the east coast of the island, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a lively and charming city filled with history and youth, ancient architecture and contemporary structures. In addition to the National Museum, the National Gallery, Dublin Castle, and Kilmainham Jail, Dublin also features wonderful gardens, including the Garden of Remembrance and the National Botanic Gardens. Dublin is always buzzing with excitement and offers visitors a wide range of activities and sites to explore.

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    Built in 1425, Bunratty Castle and the surrounding Folk Park grounds shine a light on the daily lives of its 15th- and 16th-century inhabitants. In the 1640s the castle and grounds were abandoned and left to ruin for centuries. However, in the 1950s the process of restoring it to its former grandeur began. Open to the public, it is a labyrinth of staircases and rooms that one can wander and explore while imagining a life long ago. Bunratty Folk Park recreates rural and urban life in 19th-century Victorian Ireland. There is an extensive array of vernacular buildings, indicative of all of the social strata from the poorest one roomed dwelling to Bunratty House, a fine example of a Georgian residence for the gentry.

  • Cliffs of Moher and the Aillwee Caves

    The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren are at the heart of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, which is Ireland's rugged western coast, and one of its most dramatic landscapes. This is Ireland at its most panoramic, with its cliff top walks, quintessential Irish Villages, friendly country vibes…all surrounded with jaw dropping views! It’s an adventure never to be forgotten! Students will also travel through The Burren, which gets its name from the Gaelic word 'bhoireann' (meaning 'a stony or rocky place'), was formed over 320 million years ago under what was a tropical sea. This unusual landscape has an intriguing underworld area that is best understood by a visit to the famous Aillwee Caves, which are about 1.5 million years old, and boast some of the most spectacular stalactites and stalagmites in Ireland.

  • Ring of Kerry

    The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail and part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question and it is a natural centre for outdoor pursuits that include golf, water sports, cycling, walking, running, riding and the very best fishing in freshwater rivers. Above all, the Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland and takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland’s Southwest.

    There is a huge variety in the excursion including incredible scenery, historical and archaeological sites of national importance, Ceilí dancing, traditional music, Gaelic football, meeting local people, visiting a Gaelic speaking area and learning about local traditions & the way of life. Students get to experience life in Kerry and visit places most tourists never see. It’s always great fun or ‘great craic’ – an experience not to be missed!

  • Dublin

    Dublin, located on the east coast of the island, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a lively and charming city filled with history and youth, ancient architecture and contemporary structures. In addition to the National Museum, the National Gallery, Dublin Castle, and Kilmainham Jail, Dublin also features wonderful gardens, including the Garden of Remembrance and the National Botanic Gardens. Dublin is always buzzing with excitement and offers visitors a wide range of activities and sites to explore.

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    Built in 1425, Bunratty Castle and the surrounding Folk Park grounds shine a light on the daily lives of its 15th- and 16th-century inhabitants. In the 1640s the castle and grounds were abandoned and left to ruin for centuries. However, in the 1950s the process of restoring it to its former grandeur began. Open to the public, it is a labyrinth of staircases and rooms that one can wander and explore while imagining a life long ago. Bunratty Folk Park recreates rural and urban life in 19th-century Victorian Ireland. There is an extensive array of vernacular buildings, indicative of all of the social strata from the poorest one roomed dwelling to Bunratty House, a fine example of a Georgian residence for the gentry.

  • Ring of Kerry

    The Ring of Kerry is a tourist trail and part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question and it is a natural centre for outdoor pursuits that include golf, water sports, cycling, walking, running, riding and the very best fishing in freshwater rivers. Above all, the Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland and takes in some of the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland’s Southwest.

    There is a huge variety in the excursion including incredible scenery, historical and archaeological sites of national importance, Ceilí dancing, traditional music, Gaelic football, meeting local people, visiting a Gaelic speaking area and learning about local traditions & the way of life. Students get to experience life in Kerry and visit places most tourists never see. It’s always great fun or ‘great craic’ – an experience not to be missed!

  • Killarney, Ring of Kerry, & Muckross House & Abbey

    Killarney is a quaint and picturesque town in Ireland’s beautiful southwest region. The town is buzzing with many activities, and there are a number of beautiful places to visit alongside the Ring of Kerry. Some of the must sees include Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and Abbey, Ross Castle, and Killarney National Park. The scenery is amazing and the atmosphere is lively!

  • Kylemore Abbey & Diamond Hill National Park

    Kylemore Abbey is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions and is located in the Connemara countryside! Originally a castle in the late 1800s, it is now owned and run by the Benedictine community. While visiting Kylemore Abbey, students will enjoy walking around the lake and beautiful walled garden, and learning about the romance and history of Ireland’s most intriguing estate. After visiting Kylemore Abbey, we will then travel to Diamond Hill National Park. We will walk on gravel paths, a boardwalk, and steps in order to climb up the slopes of Diamond Hill. The views are truly spectacular and you can see the Connemara coastline all the way to the islands off of Galway, the Twelve Ben Mountains, and down to Kylemore Abbey. It is truly a breathtaking view!

  • Cork City, Blarney Castle, Cobh & Kinsale

    Blarney castle tends to be top of most bucket lists, and for very good reasons! You’ve heard if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you’ll get the gift of the gab for 7 years, right? Well if you are hot on becoming a storyteller after all your adventures, this is certainly the thing to do, and you also get to check out a pretty awesome Castle & Gardens at the same time! What’s not to like? In addition to Blarney Castle, our stops will include: picturesque towns of Kinsale & Cobh, and a Cork City walking tour.

  • Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, and Aran Islands

    Our first stop will be at Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction, The Cliffs of Moher. Our tour of the cliffs will explore their 350 million year history and you will have the opportunity to see for yourself why the cliffs are Ireland’s favourite tourist destination. From the cliffs, we will travel the short distance to the quaint village of Doolin, world-renowned for its traditional Irish music scene. In Doolin, we will visit the Doolin Caves which is a dramatic underground experience like no other! Finally, from Doolin we will take a short ferry trip across the water to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór. We will stay overnight on the island, renting bikes and exploring this incredible green island.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

Students who choose to study abroad in Limerick with API at the University of Limerick (UL) have access to all four faculties on the UL campus for undergraduate and graduate studies. Courses are taught mainly by Irish instructors. Course choices are selected from the following disciplines: business, education, engineering, humanities, informatics and electronics, Irish studies and science. In all colleges/faculties, entrance to specific courses is subject to the approval of UL and completion of required prerequisites.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive their transcript from the University of Limerick upon successful completion of their program.

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    Courtney Kovacs

    Courtney Kovacs will be your program advisor and help prepare you to go abroad!

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    Jessica McNamara

    Jessica will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in Ireland!
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COURSE OFFERINGS

Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based on one final exam or a combination of assessments and a final exam. Most courses at UL are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Students take 4-5 courses and receive 12-15 credit hours per semester or approximately 3 semester credit hours per class.

Some courses may have prerequisites, and some courses may require minimal additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. Registration takes place upon arrival; however, we recommend that after consulting the API website for course listings, students have 10 courses approved by their home university prior to departure, in order to allow for scheduling conflicts and the possible unavailability of certain classes. Students are asked to indicate their choices in order of preference on the application form. There is a 2-week add/drop period at the beginning of the semester in Limerick.

Please note: courses in sports science and equine studies, among other specific courses, are limited in availability to study abroad students. Please contact the API office for further details.

Course times, course descriptions and the semester a course is offered are subject to change and no course is guaranteed.

*For a quick-reference spreadsheet detailing all UL courses and codes, please contact the API Limerick Program Manager.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in Ireland operate on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. semester credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits.

SERVICE-LEARNING PRACTICUM

UL offers a service-learning/practicum modules designed specifically for study abroad students. The “Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Life Skills (CWELL)” option consists of an elective course/project worth 3 U.S. credits focusing on community health, social work, and public outreach. Contact API for more information on this opportunity.

Courses at University of Limerick (Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Courses at University of Limerick (Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at University of Limerick (Full Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Triple Crown Business Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
  • FORUM on Education Abroad QUIP certified
  • Service-learning opportunities for credit
  • Special scholarships for STEM and LGBTQ+ students

API students live in university-owned student apartments located a short distance from the University of Limerick campus. Apartments generally consist of 6 single bedrooms, a shared living area, and a shared kitchen. Each room has a private bathroom, and standard apartments are non-smoking. During the semester, API students may be housed with Irish and other international students, while summer students live alongside American and other international students. It is common for apartments to be co-ed.

Meals are not included in the semester/academic year Limerick housing.

Housing for academic year students is included in the period between the fall and spring semesters.

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