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Ireland, Limerick
Limerick, Ireland (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
3.0 (may be flexible) Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as freshman; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Coordinator: Cheryl Lochner-Wright
Program Description:
Limerick Ireland

Whether you have Irish heritage, love all things Celtic or want to explore a vibrant music and arts culture, Limerick has something for you!

The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1972 and quickly gained a reputation among Irish universities for innovation. Additionally, UL was regarded for its excellent academic standards and relevance to the needs of the developing Irish economy, particularly in the areas of advanced technology and Ireland's membership in the European Union. The University has become a focus for a wide range of artistic activity and is home to some fine collections of Irish Art, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Irish World Music Centre. Find additional information here.

Recently, UL was ranked number 1 by international students in Ireland in 3 out of 4 categories: Best Student Experience, Best Student Support and Warmest Welcome in Ireland. You can learn more about the survey and the results here.

Limerick, a vibrant city of historic and literary interest, lies in the heart of the Shannon Region, which offers spectacular landscapes, heritage attractions, leisure activities, and cultural pursuits. Founded as a Viking fortress in the 10th century, it is Ireland's oldest chartered city. An ambitious program of restoration has been implemented in recent years, restoring King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral and successfully blending new buildings with old.


The university has residential villages specifically designed for students. Individual two-story terraced houses of 6 or 8 bedrooms are arranged in landscaped courtyards. Each house offers single bedrooms, a large kitchen/living room, two bathroom facilities, telephones, and cable TV. There is no meal plan at UL. You can buy meals at the University cafes or cafeterias or cook at home with roommates and friends. 

To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar;  click here: Academics - Limerick

Below you will find more information on program costs: 
Fall 2017  and Spring 2017


  • Meet with a peer adviser about the program.
  • Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.



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The UL campus is similar in size to UW-Eau Claire. The campus has restaurants, a bookstore, full banking services, laundry facilities, and sports and recreation facilities. There is also a modern dance company, a chamber orchestra, and a national art collection. You are encouraged to get involved with some of the 70 student clubs and organizations.

Everyone tells you that this is going to be a life changing experience, but to actually have it happen and exceed your wildest dreams made my study abroad experience absolutely everything I had hoped it would be. –Austin, Spring 2013

With breathtaking beauty and a long, dramatic history, Ireland is extremely attractive to students because of its renown in literature, film, and popular music. The UL International Office organizes field trips to Dublin and western Ireland. Counties Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, and Tipperary are all within a day's journey of Limerick.

To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 02/03/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 04/03/2017 04/04/2017 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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