University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2019: Limerick, Ireland

Program Dates January 14, 2019 - May 15, 2019
This program is closed.

Program Overview We will add courses as they are approved.

Study at Ireland’s University of the Year for 2015 as selected by the Sunday Times Good University Guide. The University of Limerick (UL) Ireland, established in 1972, is an independent, internationally-focused university with over 13,000 students and 1,400 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. The University is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 133 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The University of Limerick campus is located in the Midwest region of Ireland and is 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport, servicing direct flights to and from the United States.

Limerick, capital of the country’s mid-west region, is one of Ireland’s most culturally diverse and inclusive cities. It is a bustling and vibrant city noted for its shopping, dining, entertainment, cultural and historical significance and contributions to the arts. Home to more than 200,000 people, of whom almost 50% are under the age of 30,Limerick is a fast-moving and cosmopolitan city in which to live and study.

Study abroad students have free access to the University Arena, which includes a 50-meter swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, an indoor running track and a wide variety of fitness classes. With over 60 clubs and organizations to choose from, students can learn new sports such as archery, diving, windsurfing and much more, or share their interest in photography, drama, traditional music or politics, for example. Study abroad students also have access to the university’s support centres which operate on a free, drop-in basis and include the Math Learning Centre, Science Learning Centre, Writing Centre and Information & Communications Technology Centre.

Community Engagement: Students have the opportunity to volunteer in the local community, the best way to get to know the Irish.

The Program Fee includes on-campus housing in 6- or 8-bed apartments with internet access, airport pick-up in Limerick on the designated arrival date, all program-related activities and excursions, and international medical insurance. Students will need to budget for meals, laundry, cellphone, bed linens for the apartments, books, Garda National Immigration Fee (currently estimated at €300), and other personal expenses. Students are required to have a cellphone capable of making local calls in Ireland and of sending and receiving text messages in Ireland.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Ireland, nor does it include airport transfers in the United States. The program officially begins when students arrive in Limerick. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution's scheduling may change.

Courses will be added as they are approved by UD academic departments. We hope to offer a range of courses in the humanities, business, health sciences, science and engineering.

Students take a maximum of 15 credits on the program.
BUAD 301-072: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MK4002 Marketing
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 309-072: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PM4022 Principles of Organisational Behaviour
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 447: Data Analysis and Quality Control (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PT4022 Introduction to Quality Management
ECON 103-071: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC4102 Macroeconomics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 340-071: International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC4014 International Economics
ENGL 318-070: Studies in Film (3 credits)
ENGL 325: Renaissance Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EH4002 Critical Practice 2 - Renaissance Literature
ENGL 351-070: Studies in Irish Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EH4036 Irish Literature 1930-1990
HIST 267-070: Early Modern Ireland (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HI4081 Early Modern Ireland
HIST 267-071: Europe: Society and Governance 1890 - 1990 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HI4082 Europe: Society and Governance; 1890-1990
HIST 267-072: Ireland: Revolution and Independence 1898 - 1968 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HI4102 Ireland: Revolution and Independence, 1898-1968
HIST 267-073: Warfare and Diplomacy: Europe in the 17th Century (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HI4132 Warfare and Diplomacy: Europe in the Seventeenth Century
KAAP 220-070: Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PY4112 Physiology and Anatomy and Pedagogy of HRA
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Math/Science Breadth
PHIL 202-070: Contemporary Moral Problems (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4062 Contemporary Moral Issues
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 300-070: Research Methods for Political Science (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4102 Methods and Research in Political Science
POSC 309-073: Political Culture by Country: Limerick, Ireland (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4118 Ireland and EU Membership: Adapting Politics, Policy and Polity
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 339-071: European Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4015 The Government and Politics of the European Union
POSC 409-070: Topics in World Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4013 Government and Politics in Ireland
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 433-070: African Politics (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Multicultural
POSC 438-070: Topics in Political Theory: Modern European Political Thought (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4022 Modern European Political Thought
POSC 438-071: Topics in Political Theory: Multiculturalism and Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4108 Multiculturalism and Political Theory
POSC 458: Post-Soviet Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4032 Russian Politics
SOCI 201-070: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SO4032 Introduction to Sociology
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
SOCI 213-070: Men and Women in American Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SO4002 Gender: Sociological Perspectives
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 305-070: Social Class and Inequality (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC4078 Inequality and Social Exclusion
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
SOCI 311: Sociology of Health and Illness (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SN4202 The Sociology of Health & Illness
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
UNIV 373-027: Study Abroad - Limerick, Ireland (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
WOMS 213-070: Men and Women in American Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SO4002 Gender: Sociological Perspectives
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,125.00$16,440.00
Final Program Fee$5,150.00$5,150.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $11,275.00$21,590.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,400.00$1,400.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716

Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 26, 2018

Interest Meetings:
03/01/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Clayton Hall Conference Room 213
09/06/2018, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM, 213 Clayton Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.