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Limerick, Ireland Academics

Eligibility

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the semester/year long program. For the summer, the GPA requirement is 2.5 You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. 

Courses

Semester and Academic Year
You can choose from any of the modules (courses) offered the term you will be abroad, as long as you meet any pre-requisites.  For an overview of what is available, take a look at the Module booklets below for previous semesters. (The new booklets will not be available until shortly before the term, but UL estimates that about 90% of the courses will repeat.)

Honors students:  You can make BR4103, UL International Practicum, into an Honors course by filing the Honors Contract e-form.  The course comes back to UWEC as IDIS 230, Experiential Internship.  Discuss this option with the UWEC Honors Director prior to leaving for Ireland!

Fall 2017: Module Booklet Autumn 2017
Spring 2018: Module Booklet Spring 2018

The UL Academic Planning Guide explains the module numbers and other information on selecting courses at UL. 

Summer
You can choose one class from a specific set of courses offered in the International Summer School.  Click the document below for the tentative 2018 course offerings and UW-Eau Claire equivalencies.  Limerick Summer 2018

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

Summer course equivalencies are listed above. To find semester courses that have been evaluated, go to the Transfer Wizard site by clicking here
  • Choose Ireland, then click "Search"
  • Click on Univ of Limerick
  • Click "Search" again. All courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear. 
  • In order to determine whether the module (course) will be offered in “Autumn” or “Spring,” you will need to check the Module Booklets above.
  • If the course does not appear on the transfer wizard, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 
The USING TRANSFER WIZARD handout explains how to find classes, and how to understand what you are seeing. Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. There is NO guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future or that they will be offered during the term in which you will be abroad. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For semester students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

For summer students in catalog years through 2015-16, three credits of foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Academic Calendar

You may study at UL for either semester, the full academic year or the summer. Fall semester begins in early September and ends before Christmas. Spring semester starts in late January and ends in late May. Most summer courses are three weeks long, from late May to mid-June; the architecture module is six weeks. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to departure.