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We invite you to spend your summer with API in Ireland at the University of Limerick. You can select from an array of courses focused on Irish studies or business (AACSB-accredited). 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?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation


Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing and Meals (3 per day)

Excursions (day trips)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Copy of passport/birth certificate
  • Entry requirement: valid passport and supporting documents
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May 22, 2023 - Jun 14, 2023 $6,500 Mar 31, 2023 No Extension Apr 30, 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 the API Limerick program. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

University of Limerick offers University-led field trips to some of Ireland's major tourist destinations. Previous Limerick summer students have gotten the chance to visit Limerick County and Bunratty Castle, Dublin City, the Cliffs of Moher/West of Ireland and many more! Additional excursions may be available depending on courses chosen. Final excursions and field trips are subject to change.

  • Galway City

    Galway City is known as the “Cultural Capital of Ireland” and has also been voted the friendliest city in Europe by Condé Nast magazine! Galway is most known for its charming Irish culture, both old and new. It was originally founded as a fishing village, due to its location on the Atlantic Ocean. It is loved by all ages due to its festivals, events, live music, and entertainment around the city. Galway has a range of activities for everyone, whether it be the Galway City Museum, Claddagh Ring Museum, St. Nicholas Market, or a stroll along the Salthill Prom. You will fall in love with the constant buzz around this city!

  • 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.

    This excursion is offered by University of Limerick and may be subject to change.

  • 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.
    This excursion is offered by University of Limerick and may be subject to change.

  • The Wild Atlantic Way

    The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties, taking in some breathtaking scenery along the way. Stops may include the Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, the Spanish Point, Doolin, the Ailwee Caves, the Burren, and more!

    This excursion is offered by University of Limerick and may be subject to change.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3 semester credits

API students have several options for summer study abroad in Limerick, including business and Irish studies. The available tracks are taught at the 300 level, and combine academic rigor with opportunities to experience contemporary life in Ireland and view some spectacular scenery.


The following tracks are available and offer 3 credits over a 3 week period:

  • Irish Studies
  • Irish Theater and Drama
  • Business Studies
  • Health Care
  • Law


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

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    Kelly Kennedy

    Kelly Kennedy will be your Program Coordinator and will help prepare you for your API program!


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    Michelle Lee

    Michelle is the Resident Director in Limerick and will be there for you during your stay in Ireland!

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Students will choose between one of the following tracks: Irish Studies, Irish Theater, and Drama, Business Studies, Health Care, or Sports Science.


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.

Courses at University of Limerick (International Summer School)

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!

  • Earn 3 credits in business or Irish studies in 3 weeks
  • Triple Crown Business Accreditation: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
  • FORUM on Education Abroad QUIP certified

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. API summer students will live alongside American and other international students. It is common for apartments to be co-ed. Three meals per day are included for summer students.

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