Semester in Limerick

Program Information

Our Semester in Limerick program is housed at the University of Limerick, which offers state-of-the art facilities, great housing, and classes with Irish students so you can immerse yourself in the local culture. Explore castles, stroll along the Shannon River, and learn the fiddle during your semester abroad in Ireland! You will experience:

Calm city with a fun up-and-coming riverfront scene – Limerick, although laid-back with a small-town feel, is treasured by its visitors for the city's history, beautiful castles, and diverse population. Walk the streets of Limerick and get a real taste of Irish culture.

World-class university – Semester in Limerick is based at the University of Limerick, a progressive new university where you can take courses in diverse fields for your major or elective requirements.

Full-tilt rugby culture – If you are a hardcore rugby fan, this program is for you. You can take classes during the fall semester and take part in the on-campus rugby team and rugby-related events throughout the season.

Volunteer options - Earn the President's Volunteer Award from the University of Limerick by volunteering in the local community.

Global student experience – Fellow international students come from more than 60 other countries.

Affordable study abroad in Ireland option – Studying in Europe isn’t cheap, but choosing a smaller city like Limerick and an affordable program like our Semester in Limerick can help you find the money for this amazing experience.

Travel opportunities throughout the region – With cheap airfare and train routes galore, you can spend your weekends traveling in Ireland, around the UK, and to various cities, beaches, and mountains throughout Europe.


Semester in Limerick students will be living in a campus village located on the River Shannon and close to the campus sporting facilities. The village contains individual apartments with single bedrooms en-suite for up to six students. Other apartment amenities include a fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, electric heating, television, launderette, and internet access through the University of Limerick network. The village offers full maintenance service, regular security patrols, and a Residential Village Manager who is available for student assistance.

There are several grocery shops and a supermarket located close to the university where students can purchase food and other supplies. For those interested in fresh food or who want to try an international dish, Limerick has options for you! Once a week, there is a market in the city that sells fresh fruit and vegetables at a reasonable price. International grocery stores abound in Limerick and you'll find options that sell Russian, Asian, African, and Caribbean products. Living in one of these beautiful houses is a great way to form a community with Irish and international students and will certainly be a highlight of your time in Limerick!


Courses include business, education, humanities, engineering, informatics and electronics, Irish literature and music, and science, among others.

Courses available at the University of Limerick.

Program Dates

Spring 2014*:

Start Date: January 21

End Date: May 20

Fall 2014*:

Start Date: September 3

End Date: December 21



*Cost may fluctuate at any time due to the currency exchange.


  • Full-time tuition & fees
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • University of Limerick official transcript
  • Student Unio fees/gym membership
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

"I would not trade my semester in Ireland for anything.  It was the best experience in college so far.  The people were incredibly friendly and made you feel welcome.  I would definitely recommend Ireland for study abroad."