Business, Liberal Arts & Nursing
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989. UL is located along the Shannon River in Limerick City. A portion of the university's campus lies south of the river and the other portion lies north of the river, with both campuses connected by two large bridges. UL is home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. 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 Irish Studies, International Business, or Health Sciences & Nursing courses with international students.
Academic Year 1 2019
Late Aug, 2019 - Mid May, 2020
May 10, 2019
48 - 60 ECTS Credits
2.90 Minimum GPA*
- This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.
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
48 - 60
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
24 - 30
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
36 - 45
- 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.
- Certain courses listed below may only be only available during either the fall or the spring semester. Please consult the fall and spring sessions of this program to view courses available during a specific term.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Ireland Site Specialist.
- 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.
Click on "Go to Host University Course Search" for the full list of courses offered for this program. Once on this page, please click on the "Class/Course/Module Catalogue" tab in the middle of the page. Under this tab, please choose the "Autumn Classes" for fall courses or the "Spring Classes" for spring courses. If you have any questions about the courses on the University of Limerick website, please contact the ISA Site Specialist for Ireland.
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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.
You will be placed in on-campus dorms that 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 dorms, typically housing six to eight students in each apartment. Semester and academic-year students live with both international students and local students from Ireland, while summer students live with international students only. Dorms include a single-occupancy room, a shared or en-suite bathroom, a shared kitchen, and a shared 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; 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
ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of Ireland that you may not have the opportunity to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on excursions to the following destinations.
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.