Study Abroad in Limerick, Ireland: Semester or Academic Year

Video and Photos

My now best friend and I before our first jump.
St. John's Castle, Limerick City
Limerick City after some rain
The Milk Market on a busy Saturday
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland


Spend a semester or academic year in the charming city of Limerick, Ireland with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 15 credits per semester at the University of Limerick (UL). Courses are taught in English.

The University of Limerick offers a service learning program for AIFS students. Community projects focus on a specific need within the local community.

You’ll live in university townhouses on campus and receive a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of meals and groceries.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities including:
• Literary walking tours and traditional Irish music night
• Visits to museums, castles and historic sites
• Day trip to the West of Ireland
• 2-day trip to the Aran Islands
• Day trip to Dublin (fall semester)
• 3-day trip to Cork (fall semester)
• Day trip to Killarney (spring semester)
• 3-day trip to Galway (spring semester).

A 2-night tour of London is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.

  • 2-day trip to the Aran Islands
  • 3-day trip to Cork (fall semester); 3-day trip to Galway (spring semester)
  • Earn up to 15 credits and transcript issued by University of Limerick
  • Live in a university townhouse on campus and receive a meal allowance
  • Volunteer opportunities available


AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships
AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad.

$500 - $5,000

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based on 21 reviews
  • Academics 8.1
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 8.4
  • Housing 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
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Yes, I recommend this program

Do it!

Ireland is a beautiful country with fun people. Limerick, as a city, does not have a lot to offer. But, there's fun things going on at campus and traveling outside of Limerick and to other countries is fairly easy.

Kimberly Anastasi
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful experience!

At first I was very nervous to study abroad. I was coming from a small Christian school and didn't know what to expect. I fell in love with Ireland. Studying abroad really is one of the best experiences of my life. Everything I had been so afraid of ended up turning out to be just fine. I would definitely recommend studying at UL to anyone!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Best time of my life

My 6 months in Limerick were nothing short of extraordinary. Traveling in Ireland and to other European cities was a breeze -- everyone was so helpful and friendly. The AIFS staff coordinated excellent trips and provided all the support that you'd need to study abroad. 10 out of 10!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Grand Experience

My semester at UL was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did I learn a lot about the culture, but I also learned a lot about myself. I stepped out of my comfort zone and experienced so many new things I never dreamed of.

While there I also made several friends whom to this day I still skype and keep in touch with most of them.

AIFS made my time in Limerick amazing and I've already started saving up to go back.

One thing I would recommend though, is have a lot of back up classes that will transfer back. I had issues with classes not being offered when I arrived. But the staff was helpful and we worked it all out.

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Yes, I recommend this program

My experience at UL was unbelievable and I am trying to figure out a way to get back to Ireland.

I think the class schedule was great and allowed all of the students to travel on the weekends and get the most out of their time overseas. The way that the classes were structured gave us more of a voice and it was a discussion as opposed to a full lecture. The attitude of the Irish people is very laid back and refreshing compared to how rushed we are in the states. I would go again in a second so if you are considering it just go for it and prepare to have the time of your life.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Experience

I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in visiting Ireland. There was a great balance of academics and traveling. I really feel like I experienced the full Irish culture.