Ireland Limerick Castle 73571353

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.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

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

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Copy of passport/birth certificate
  • Entry requirement: valid passport and supporting documents

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Limerick programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Blarney Castle & Cork City

    Blarney Castle and Cork City in the Rebel County are well worth a visit and will not disappoint. Legend has it that to kiss the Blarney Stone located at the famous 600 year old Blarney Castle will give you the gift of the gab (gift of eloquence) forever. The extensive castle gardens are also an amazing attraction to view. After Blarney Castle visit Cork City at the heart of the southern capital. Cork was celebrated as European Capital of Culture in 2005 and also selected as a top ten city in the world by the Lonely Planet Guide in 2010. Don’t miss the chance to visit this gem of a city and discover why Corkonians consider Cork City to be the the real capital of Ireland!

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    Built in 1425, the 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.

  • Dublin

    Dublin, located on the east coast of the island, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is a lively 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.

  • 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!

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.

COURSE INFORMATION

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

  • Irish Studies
  • Irish Theater and Drama
  • Business Studies
  • Health Care
  • Sports Science

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Staff & Coordinators

  • Mariana

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - mariana.delmonte-gladstone@apiabroad.com

  • Kenny Mary LIMERICK

    Mary Kenny

    Mary Kenny will be your Resident Director in Limerick and a resource for you while you are in Ireland!

COURSE OFFERINGS

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

CREDIT INFORMATION

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. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits.

Creative Writing - Irish Studies Track

This course offers students an exciting opportunity to develop their short story writing skills. Students will attend a daily series of lectures and workshops on topics such as ‘strategies for creating effective characters’, ‘approaches to writing dialogue’, and ‘considering structure and plot in short fiction’. Through an analysis of the work of established short story writers, students will identify and explore strategies for effective short story writing. With regular writing activities and ongoing feedback on their writing, students will work collectively and individually to complete their own piece of short fiction.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Historical Perspectives of Justice in Ireland: Folk Devils, Fornicators, and Families - Irish Studies Track

This course will take students on a fascinating journey exploring the historical development of three selected pillars/themes of justice in Ireland: punishment, sexuality, and families. Students will investigate the historical development of punishment in Ireland (‘folk-devils’), the historical regulation of sexual behavior and offending (‘fornicators’) and the historical evolution of family justice in Ireland (‘families’). Ireland’s historically low crime rates will be juxtaposed with the historically high levels of control exerted over other members of society, such as unmarried mothers, those suffering mental illness, debtors, and children.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Ireland's Myths and Legends - Irish Studies Track

Ireland is famous for its myths and legends, stories of mythical creatures (including leprechauns and banshees) and ancient tales of heroes and warriors. The earliest Irish literatures describe legendary figures on heroic quests and adventures. The Tuatha Dé Dananna (the peoples of the Goddess Danu), balor of the Evil Eye, the Táin Bó Cúailinge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), the warrior Queen Meabh, Finn Mac Cumhaill and the Fianna are among the characters and events populating the ancient landscapes of Irish myth and legend. Using a range of well-known stories, children’s literature, films and media, the class will consider the enduring importance of Irish myth and legend and the persistence of these themes in contemporary society.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Law in Ireland - Irish Studies Track

This course provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the Irish legal sytem, addressing topics such as the institutions of the Irish state, European law, Criminal law, and law-making and/or legal practice in Ireland.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Modern Irish Theater - Irish Studies Track

This course presents a survey of Irish theater from the beginning of the Irish Literary Theatre in 1899 to 1999. Playwrights examined will include Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, O’Casey, Behan, Beckett, Friel, McPherson, Carr, and McDonagh. This course will provide an introduction to Irish drama in the 2oth Century as well as explore the relationship of Irish nationalism and Irish theater. Students will attend professional theater productions in Dublin and Galway as well as visit historical literary sites.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Screening Ireland: Ireland in Film and Television - Irish Studies Track

This course will offer an introduction to Irish cinematic and televisual culture. In particular, it will focus on how the notions of Ireland and Irishness have been represented by Irish and Irish-based directors in domestic TV and cinema production. Though no specialized knowledge of film or TV is required as a prerequisite, the course should be of particular interest to students of Irish Studies, sociology, history, media, literature, and cultural studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society - Irish Studies Track

This summer school illustrates to students how a sociological lens can help us increase our understanding of the challenges and contradictions faced by contemporary Irish society. Over the last two decades Irish society has been experiencing a period of rapid social, cultural, economic and ideological change. From 1994 to 2007, Ireland experienced an economic boom, commonly known as the Celtic Tiger. During this fourteen-year period, prosperity, affluence and optimism were at unprecedented levels. As a result, Irish society became more secular, globalised, consumerist and multicultural. Now, Irish society stands at a perplexing crossroads where national and international recession, rising unemployment, political and social uncertainty and change can all be found.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Terrorism, Crime, and Justice - Irish Studies Track

Terrorism undoubtedly represents one of the most challenging international crimes in contemporary times. The exponential growth of terror cells and sophisticated international criminal networks is recognized as one of the defining features of the twenty-first century thus far. In light of these developments, this course will introduce students to the criminal justice system and theories relating to crime and terrorism. Students will learn about the practical operation of the criminal justice system, as well as being introduced to theoretical perspectives on criminal justice, including criminological and penological theories.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Business Tools for Social Projects - Business Track

This module is suitable for both business and non-business majors. This module looks at how technologies, tools and theories used in the business world can be applied to affect positive social change. The module introduces students to questions of business responsibility and ethical practice and is designed to engage students for the wider social good.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Corporate Social Responsibility - Business Track

This module is suitable for both business and non-business majors. The module examines important concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how these may be applied practically to the twenty-first century workplace. Over the course of three weeks, students will cover the evolution of CSR and develop an understanding of how ethical standards link to sustainability and best practice in business.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

International Financial Markets and Trading - Business Track

This module introduces students to international financial markets and emphasizes the investment decision process as framed by behavioral finance. Students will experience active investment trading using the bespoke Kemmy Business School Trading Floor. Using the software on the Trading Floor, students will develop an appreciation of key financial and economic data. They will also have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg Certification, a qualification that is internationally recognized. Within the broad discussion of the psychology of investment decisions, students will be introduced to the notion of ethical investment choices and will reflect on the importance of individual and corporate responsibility.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Developing Self as a Healthcare Practitioner - Healthcare Track

This course provides a unique opportunity for students across a variety of disciplines to develop a greater awareness of the self in transforming practice. It will draw upon individual experiences and explore strategies for developing individual and collaborative approaches within contemporary healthcare practice. Developing emotional intelligence offers a foundation towards transforming self and caring practice. Incorporating a Celtic spiritual dimension to healthcare and gaining insights through reflection will create important opportunities for dialogue, debate, sharing knowledge, insights, and experiences.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Active Body, Active Mind - Sports Science Track

In this module, students will learn to examine the application of psychological strategies, concepts, and theories in exercise and physical activity settings. Additionally, students will identify and seek to address the underlying mechanisms for behavior change (i.e., increased physical activity) so that interventions that can be disseminated and make a real and lasting difference. On completing this module, students will have developed an understanding of interventions and initiatives that increase and maintain physical activity involvement, and they will be able to conduct a needs assessment with respect to their own lifestyle behaviors using a variety of methods.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Highlights
  • Earn 3 credits in business or Irish studies in 3 weeks
  • FORUM on Education Abroad QUIP accreditation

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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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May, 2020 - Jun, 2020 $5,280 Apr 1, 2020 Apr 15, 2020
Summer 1 May 22, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019 $5,280 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019