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UK Partner: Celtic Blue: University of Limerick (Arcadia)
Limerick, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer 1
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: UK applicants only
Fees and Policies Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Geography, History, Journalism, Law, Management, Marine Science, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Apartment(shared)
Eligibility:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
3
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Approved for VA Benefits:
Previously Approved
Program Description:

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Study at University of Limerick


arcadia limerick1Located on the banks of the River Shannon, the University of Limerick offers a wide variety of subjects and is regarded as one of the leading institutions in Ireland for business, science and engineering. Situated only three miles from the bustling center of Limerick, the campus gives you easy access to the city's vibrant mix of historical and cultural attractions, as well as to the magnificently scenic landscapes of the surrounding countryside. The city of Limerick is the commercial center of the fastest growing region in Ireland and the University of Limerick is the engine driving that transformation. The University of Limerick offers a wide range of courses and boasts an impressive array of interdisciplinary subjects. Visiting students have the opportunity to cross-register among any of the University's academic departments.

Outside of class, you'll find many opportunities to become immersed in student life. You are welcome to join any of the University's many student clubs and societies, as well as take advantage of its superior athletic facilities. Arcadia program students are housed in one of three housing villages, all within a short walking distance (5-10 minutes) of the campus and facilities. The integrated living and learning experience at Limerick provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know Irish and other international students.

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Arcadia Advantage
An Arcadia program isn't just about enrolling you in an overseas institution, however. It's about all of the services that we provide. We encourage you to contact your program manager for advice on the application process, choosing courses, or simply what you should pack. Once you arrive in Ireland, our resident director will lead an orientation program in Dublin that will introduce you to the culture, history and politics of Ireland as well as preparing you for the academic challenges of studying in a different educational system.

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester and Academic Year: April 20
Spring Semester: October 15
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Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Academic Credit

  • Students will earn transfer credit from Arcadia University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Arcadia University.  The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school. However, the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating in this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in the application materials.  
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).

Housing and Meals

Students participating in this program will be placed in shared apartments for the duration of studies. For more information, please visit the following Arcadia University webpage.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
     
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
     
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
     
  • Arcadia University Scholarships for Celtic Blue Programs: Offering 10 scholarships up to $1000 each to students participating in Celtic Blue.
  • For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.

Applications
  • Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to Education Abroad at UK and one to Arcadia. For the Arcadia partner application visit the program website.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility, in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. Passport applications. For more information about U.S. Passport applications please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
  • U.S. passport holders do not need to obtain a visa for entry into Ireland if staying less than 90 days but must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the anticipated date of return. Please consult the Irish Embassy website or your Education Abroad advisor for more information. Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain the visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.
Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in travel medical insurance via the partner provider, Arcadia.


Participants wishing to travel before of after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended dates via Education Abroad at UK. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. There is an option to purchase the extended coverage in the application.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor visit the EA Contact website.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 1 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 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.