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Limerick: University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
2.9
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Architecture, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Culture, Dance, Development and Planning, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Government, Health Sciences, History, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


Limerick is a riverside city with the Shannon river playing an integral part of the city's character. It's location offers a good base from which to explore the Southwest and the West of Ireland. The Atlantic coast, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful lakes and mountains of Galway and Kerry are all with in driving (or bus) distance. It combines big city amenities with an innate friendliness. Limerick's reputation as a major cultural and artistic centre, with award-winning restaurants, old-world pubs, famous traditional music along side modern music, and sports like Gaelic football and hurling makes it the perfect environment for student living. For the not so sporty, there are societies, groups and clubs to be found in almost every field of interest. The greater Limerick area, which incorporates the National Technological Park alongside the University campus and the international airport at Shannon, is booming economically.

The University of Limerick is unique. They take pride in their special emphasis on experiential learning through cooperative education. They offer high quality undergraduate education across a wide range of programs, as well as excellent research and scholarship. Limerick is especially proud of its outstanding cultural, sporting and residential facilities, which are located on a truly beautiful campus. It is an environment that enriches and enhances the learning and working environment for students. Limerick offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in business, education, engineering, humanities, informatics and electronics, and science. Use the Limerick course database to find more information about specific courses. 

 


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

You will take regular courses (equivalent to 15 Penn State credits) with local students at this institution. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You will choose courses before your departure; however, your course schedule will not be finalized until arrival. Thus, we cannot guarantee entry into courses.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the
Limerick Course Equivalency List* Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu

Pre-requisites



Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.This program is only available to regularly enrolled Penn State undergraduate students.

  • Junior standing
  • 2.9 Cumulative GPA

Housing and Meals


You will live in on-campus in village-style residencies, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.


Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall or Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.
 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013
**
Rolling Admission 01/23/2014 04/21/2014
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 09/04/2014 12/19/2014
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/22/2015 05/18/2015
NOTE: Orientation begins 1/22/2015. Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Academic Year 2015-2016 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

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

Indicates that deadline has passed